Fischer y Cía > Santiago, Chile > Firm Profile

Fischer y Cía
21st floor
Avenida Andrés Bello 2687
Las Condes, Santiago
Chile

Chile > Tax Tier 1

Spinning out of Baraona Fischer & Cía in January 2021, Fischer y Cía retained the bulk of the former tax team, including experienced partners Alex Fischer (as tax head) and Carolina Collantes (high-profile tax matters for local and international clients), along with next generation partners Isabel Espinoza and Juan Cristóbal Ortega – but not former senior partner Juan Manuel Baraona and former senior legal counsel Francisca Villamán. The ‘fantastic‘ 15-strong practice advises on a broad spectrum of tax advisory areas, including general corporate matters, M&A, financing, transfer pricing, and estate planning and structuring, as well as tax compliance matters. The firm also has a robust tax litigation team that handles complex and high-profile matters, and a notably strong tax and private wealth practice. Key senior associate support is provided by Juan Cristóbal Valenzuela, who focuses on indirect taxes and tax planning, andd  associate Gert Greve is also noted. Former associate Natalia Sandoval moved to EY Chile in July 2021, after only six months at the firm

Practice head(s):

Alex Fischer

Testimonials

This firm is fantastic – a trusted adviser.

Clear understanding of clients’ needs, with a proactive approach to finding solutions and great technical skills.

Great collaboration in order to find solutions.

Willingness of the partners to stay on top of the issues.

Alex Fischer is very available to his clients; he does not leave the team working alone but is there on a day-to-day basis. He gets involved and we receive first-hand advice from him.

Alex Fischer is a highly qualified tax partner with a bold approach to complex matters.

Work highlights

  • Assists Natura & Co with ongoing tax advice.
  • Assists Atento Chile on an ongoing basis.

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Further to the January 2021 split of Baraona Fischer & Cía, newly-formed Fischer y Cía retains an eight-strong practice that includes key figures, managing partner Cristóbal Herrera (as corporate practice head), and senior associate Carla Piedra. The practice has also recruited Gerardo Cruzat (banking and finance, M&A and general corporate advice) from Prieto Abogados to lead the firm’s transactional practice, which advises on a broad scope of matters, such as the acquisition of companies and assets, mergers, divisions, reorganisations, and related operations.

Practice head(s):

Cristóbal Herrera; Gerardo Cruzat

Key clients

Multitiendas Corona

Progreso

Antufen

British American Tobacco

General Motors

Falabella

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to retailer Falabella regarding corporate legal matters.
  • Ongoing advice to British American Tobacco on its business activities.
  • Assisted Multitiendas Corona with corporate matters.

Chile > Banking and finance

Formed further to the January 2021 split of Baraona Fischer & Cía, Fischer y Cía quickly hired former Prieto Abogados‘ partner Gerardo Cruzat, whose practice includes banking, finance and capital markets, as its transactions head.

Fischer y Cía. is a modern and efficient firm, that maintains its recognized national and international leadership in the Tax and Business practice.

We create long-term relationships with our clients, based on nearness, understanding, trust that delivers a tailored advice, for every particular need and requirement.

We enrich our guidance with the Tax Compliance area, as an integral part of the team. The increasing complexity and sophistication required to comply with tax laws and regulations today is key and requires the greatest synchronicity of all practices, which is achieved through the leadership and joint work of the partners of Fischer y Cía.

Likewise, the Business area allows to grant a vision and comprehensive legal advice and accompany our clients in all aspects related to corporate legal requirements, with a commercial focus and suitable to the business strategies presented. Correspondingly, the Merges & Acquisitions, and Banking & Finance area advises on the broad scope of transactions for the acquisition of companies and assets, mergers, divisions, reorganizations and, in general, in all related operations as well as in the processes of financing of the same, whether these are banks, through capital markets or private.

As well, we have a tax litigation team that handles complex and high-profile matters, with conflict resolution focus, and that in recent years has achieved important milestones and agreements that confirm its business emphasis.

 

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
General Corporate Practice Cristóbal Herreracherrera@fycom.cl
Financing and Capital Markets Gerardo Cruzatgcruzat@fycom.cl
Tax Advisory, Tax Litigation, Private Wealth Carolina Collantesccollantes@fycom.cl
Tax Advisory, Tax Litigation, Private Wealth Isabel Espinozaiespinoza@fycom.cl
Tax Advisory, Tax Litigation, Private Wealth Alex Fischerafischer@fycoma.cl
Tax Advisory, Tax Litigation, Private Wealth Juan Cristóbal Ortegajcortega@fycom.cl
Tax Compliance and Tax Accounting Hernán Fuenteshfuentes@fycom.cl
Tax Compliance and Tax Accounting Boris Leónbleon@fycom.cl
Mergers & Acquisitions Cristóbal Herreracherrera@fycom.cl
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Carolina Collantes photo Carolina CollantesCarolina Collantes is partner at Fischer y Cía. Her practice focuses on…
Gerardo Cruzat photo Gerardo CruzatPartner. Gerardo Cruzat leads the Transactions practice area at Fischer y Cía. Mr.…
Isabel Espinoza photo Isabel EspinozaPartner. Isabel Espinoza advises local and foreign clients on a wide range of…
Alex Fischer photo Alex FischerPartner. Mr. Fischer advises domestic and foreign clients in personal and corporate…
Gert Greve photo Gert GreveGert Greve is a Senior associate at Fischer y Cía. and actively participates…
Cristóbal Herrera photo Cristóbal HerreraCristóbal Herrera is Fischer y Cía.´s Managing partner and the Corporate practice…
Cristóbal Herrera photo Cristóbal HerreraCristóbal Herrera is Fischer y Cía.´s Managing partner and the Corporate practice…
Juan Cristóbal Ortega photo Juan Cristóbal OrtegaPartner. Juan Cristóbal Ortega advises local and international clients on a wide…
Juan Cristóbal Ortega photo Juan Cristóbal OrtegaPartner. Juan Cristóbal Ortega advises local and international clients on a wide…
Juan Cristóbal Valenzuela photo Juan Cristóbal ValenzuelaSenior associate. Mr. Valenzuela advises local and international clients with an emphasis…
Juan Cristóbal Valenzuela photo Juan Cristóbal ValenzuelaSenior associate. Mr. Valenzuela advises local and international clients with an emphasis…
Total staff : 56
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