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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Baraona Fischer & Cía

The finance practice at Baraona Fischer & Cía has a particular focus on the financing aspects of public infrastructure and energy projects as well as M&A transactions. It has developed particular niche expertise in health-sector concession projects and recently acted for Itaú Corpbanca (as lead arranger) and a syndicate of seven financial institutions, on the $375m financing granted to Consorcio de Salud Santiago Oriente for the construction of the Hospital del Salvador and Instituto Nacional de Geriatría. Raúl Marshall heads the financing, capital markets and venture capital team. Key support comes from Juan Pablo Baraona , whose finance practices reaches into capital markets, derivatives and risk capital work. Former name partner Max Spiess left the firm to join Elton & Cía in March 2019.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Baraona Fischer & Cía

'Always available', Baraona Fischer & Cía 'has deep knowledge of the market and the law'. The steadily growing practice assists clients with their ongoing business activities as well as transactional matters; it also covers commercial contracts, related labour law matters and compliance issues. Recent work saw the team advise an investment fund AD Capital Tralka on its $78m acquisition of 10 photovoltaic solar plants. Juan Pablo Baraona leads the team; other notable advisers are Raúl Marshall, Cristóbal Herrera and Federico Rodríguez. In a significant boost to the practice, Alfonso Ugarte joined from Moneda Asset Management. Former name partner Max Spiess left for Elton & Cía.

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Tax - ranked: tier 1

Baraona Fischer & Cía

Baraona Fischer & Cía's wide-ranging practice covers ongoing advisory issues; the tax aspects surrounding corporate matters, M&A and financings; and transfer pricing. Other areas of strength include estate planning and tax litigation. The team acted for Cooperativa Agrícola Lechera against the Chilean IRS' assessment that gains obtained from regular operations are taxable income. It also assisted EuroAmerica with the tax structuring of the sale of the clients' life insurance businesses and long-term savings operations in Chile to Zurich Insurance Group. Alex Fischer, Isabel Espinoza, senior partner Juan Manuel Baraona, Carolina Collantes and Juan Cristóbal Ortega are all highly rated; the tax-compliance team is led by Boris León.

Leading individuals

Alex Fischer - Baraona Fischer & Cía

Juan Manuel Baraona - Baraona Fischer & Cía

Next Generation Partners

Isabel Espinoza - Baraona Fischer & Cía

Juan Cristóbal Ortega - Baraona Fischer & Cía

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas
Electricity - ranked: tier 4

Baraona Fischer & Cía

Baraona Fischer & Cía advises energy producers and distributors, engineering companies and lenders on M&A, project finance and structured finance deals. The team advised private investment fund AD Capital Tralka Energías Renovables on the acquisition of 10 PV solar plants in central Chile. Federico Rodríguez  heads the team.

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