Firm Profile > Garnham Abogados > Santiago, Chile

Garnham Abogados

Tax Tier 4

Garnham Abogados' 'service is delivered within expected timeframes and fulfils client expectations'. The practice includes corporate tax, private wealth tax, income tax and M&A-related tax issues. It also assists with tax structures for high net worth individuals, international tax planning, transfer pricing, VAT, tax litigation and estate planning. Arturo Garnham and Patrick Humphreys are the names to note.

Garnham Abogados is a law firm founded in 2013, offering services in tax, dispute resolution, labour and corporate matters to companies and individuals to both Chilean and foreing investors.

At Garnham Abogados we advise our clients with the best legal strategies. We anticipate their needs and visualize potential contingencies, considering the effects of their operations at both national and international level.

We provide a global vision, combining a solid legal practice with a broad knowledge of the business environment. Our domestic and foreign clients include consortiums, large and small companies from various industries and productive sectors, individuals, individual investors and investment funds.

Areas of practice

Tax – We provide comprehensive tax advice, delivering critical information for the decision-making process and identifying the opportunities granted by tax systems. 

We prepare legal reports and provide advice on matters relative to wealth organization, business structuring, mergers and acquisitions, international taxation and tax refunds, amongst others. We also represent our clients before tax authorities and courts.

Litigation & Arbitration – We represent our clients in the management of conflicts and disputes. During the preliminary stages, we provide preventive legal advice in crisis management in order to strategically avoid the costs of litigation.

We assist and represent our clients in all kind of legal proceedings, including civil, commercial, tax, administrative, succession, partition, competition, insolvency and bankruptcy matters, amongst others. We act before all types of courts, be they state courts, arbitration, national or international.

Labour – We advise local and foreign companies regarding hiring and termination processes of employees, collective bargaining, company restructuring, mediation before the Labor Authority, structuring the remuneration and incentive system, due diligence processes and immigration matters.

We also represent our clients in litigation related to labor matters.

Corporate – We provide corporate and commercial advice to our clients, both in the process of setting up a business as well as on a daily basis, including powers of attorney, contracts, compliance, corporate governance structures, boards of directors and shareholders meetings, among others.

We also offer advice on mergers and acquisitions processes (including due diligence) and in matters related to capital markets, such as IPOs and securities issuance and registration. Moreover, we provide advice on regulatory aspects of these markets, especially regarding the Financial Market Commission (ex-SVS).

Foreign Investment – We advise foreign investors and companies in their establishment in Chile as well as during their operation in the country. We design and execute action plans for the conduction of their business and compliance with the highest standards of each industry in which they participate.

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax Dispute Resolution Arturo Garnham +56 2 3223 6320
Tax Consulting Patrick Humphreys +56 2 3223 6325
Dispute Resolution Simón Zañartu +56 2 3223 6315
Labour Gonzalo Lira +56 2 3223 6328
Labour Juan Ignacio Monge +56 2 3223 6329
Photo Name Position Profile
 Catalina Concha  photo Catalina Concha
 Arturo Garnham  photo Arturo Garnham
Mr Patrick Humphreys photo Mr Patrick Humphreys
 Andrés López  photo Andrés López
International Fiscal Association (IFA)