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Chile

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Aninat Schwencke & Cia

Aninat Schwencke & Cia's five-strong practice covers acquisition and project finance, general bank lending and refinancings; it is also experienced in domestic and international capital markets offerings. Clients include Esval, Empresa Nacional del Petróleo and Chilean holding company CAP. Recent matters include acting as local advisers to Citigroup Global Markets and JP Morgan Securities on ENAP's $600m notes issue; and advising Verfrut's Peruvian subsidiary on a $20m loan from Rabobank. Founding partner Juan Pablo Schwencke and Pablo Undurraga -whose finance practice takes in PE/VC, investment funds and capital markets matters- are both experienced advisers. Capital markets practice director Francisco Prado  is also noted.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Aninat Schwencke & Cia

Aninat Schwencke & Cia's 'team always does its best to solve legal and commercial problems, and it will always listen to  counterparties' differing views'. It has extensive M&A experience and fields lawyers with particular sector expertise in advertising and media law, agriculture, and energy infrastructure; the firm also has a large private equity and venture capital practice. Recent mandates include assisting Red Eléctrica Chile with its approximately $117m acquisition of Centinela Transmisión from Minera Centinela. The 'very pragmatic' Luis Alberto Aninat and Juan Pablo Schwencke head a team of which practice director Francisco Prado is also a key member. However, Pablo Undurraga exited in June 2019 to co-found Atkinson Costabal Undurraga & Achurra Abogados. Clients include Austral Capital, Balfour Beatty, Citröen Chile and Verfrut.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Aninat Schwencke & Cia

Particularly active in project and construction-related litigation of late, Aninat Schwencke & Cia¬†acts for a diverse clientele including Codelco, Fitch Ratings Chile,¬†Empresa Nacional de Energ√≠a Enex and WPP Group. Recent matters saw the team defend Codelco against a claim by MS, a distributor of specialised mining clothing, which sought to enforce the performance of a supply contract. Department head Paulo Rom√°n¬†is 'always available to provide swift responses and solutions', senior associate Gustavo Delgado¬†leads the public litigation team and Andr√©s Sep√ļlveda¬†is a¬†bankruptcy and insolvency associate of note.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Aninat Schwencke & Cia

Aninat Schwencke & Cia 'has highly-qualified professionals who really know Chilean law and can discuss any issue properly, therefore saving clients' time and money'. The practice is experienced in collective bargaining, complex labour-related disputes, compensation plans and the labour aspects of M&A. The team advised Hill+Knowlton Strategies on closing its operations in Chile, a process involving employee dismissals. Rodrigo Ugarte leads the employment practice in conjunction with newly-appointed practice director, senior associate Constanza Ríos.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas
Electricity - ranked: tier 3

Aninat Schwencke & Cia

Aninat Schwencke & Cia¬†regularly advises corporations and governmental bodies that are active in the water, mining, energy and gas sectors. Recent matters saw the the team advise Canadian Solar on the sale of special purpose vehicles that have developed solar PV plants in Chile. Team head Nicol√°s Atkinson¬†and associate Crist√≥bal Valenzuela¬†are active practitioners. Clients include Red El√©ctrica de Espa√Īa,¬†Acciona Energ√≠a and Latin America Power.

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