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Allende Bascuñán & Cía Offices
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Allende Bascuñán & Cía > The Legal 500 Rankings
Chile > Public law Tier 3Regularly acting for both foreign and local companies in high-stakes administrative matters, Allende Bascuñán & Cía fields specialists in regulatory matters, litigation, public contracts and procurement. The broad sector expertise of the six-member practice covers utilities, mining, agriculture and food production, as well as power generation, distribution and transmission matters. Heading up the group, public law expert Felipe Bascuñán Montaner has substantial experience in regulatory matters involving energy, natural resources and electricity law; the associate to note, Joaquín Corvalán, routinely advises on constitutional and procedural law. Former partner Mauricio Vinuela departed the firm in July 2021.
Felipe Bascuñán Montaner
Viña Concha y Toro
Bulbo de Los Andes
Agrícola El Toqui
Asociación de Productores de Cerdos de Chile
Anglo American Chile
Agrícola El Carmen de Pucalán
Fundación Las Rosas
Lumina Copper Chile
Asociación de Exportadores de Carne
- Advised Associated Universities on the bidding process to establish and incorporate an Institute of Clean Technologies.
- Acted for Fundación Las Rosas de Ayuda Fraterna in a constitutional action to declare inapplicable a legal precept that obliges the Municipality of Maipú to declare a plot as public land.
- Acted for Inmobilaria Fundamenta in an urban conflict that reached the Supreme Court in October 2020.
Chile > Tax Tier 3‘A very good team for national and international taxation‘, Allende Bascuñán & Cía‘s 10-strong tax group consistently advises HNW individuals’ and family offices on asset protection, tax structuring, inheritance law, long-term wealth management planning, and domestic and offshore investment schemes. Leading the firm’s tax and wealth management practices, Francisco Javier Allende is a local and international taxation specialist; tax advisory expert Mario Donoso was made partner in 2021; and the firm further consolidated the practice with the August 2022 promotions of international tax director Mauricio Carloza (national and international taxation, tax planning and wealth management) and associate Michael Camus D (tax law and dispute resolution) to the partnership. Key associate José Manuel Barros advises on the taxation of companies and individuals.
Francisco Javier Allende; Mario Donoso; Mauricio Carloza
‘A very good team for national and international taxation, anticipating issues from a conservative but visionary and modern point of view.‘
‘The tax team is excellent. I have been working with them for decades, and have always had good experiences. They know about business and that helps a lot in making decisions. In addition, I would highlight the internationalisation of the firm, which allows it to carry out highly complex operations in different parts of the world.‘
‘Availability, knowledge of new regulations and creative in finding solutions.‘
‘Professionally a first-class office. The technical knowledge, together with the willingness to understand thoroughly the problems that clients have, make it a very special office, which gives us confidence in its recommendations.‘
‘A diverse team that is very competitive and very complete – personalised attention and always with a partner in charge.‘
‘A very serious and discreet office for the organisation of family office assets.‘
‘Francisco Javier Allende is great for his willingness and ability to seek creative solutions, and know and anticipate regulatory changes; and director Mauricio Carloza has extensive knowledge of national and international tax issues from a legal and business point of view.‘
‘Francisco Javier Allende and Mauricio Carloza are always available to clients, and show concern for each and every matter.‘
Compañía Minera Carmen Bajo
Fundación Las Rosas
- Assisted Talbot Hotels with international tax and corporate restructuring matters, so as to develop its investments in the US.
- Assisted Federal Express’s Chilean office with analysing the tax effects of setting up an agency or permanent establishment in Argentina.
- Assisted Associated Universities with the tax side to the development of the Chilean Institute of Clean Technologies.
José Alberto Allende; Andrés Garrido
‘Extensive experience in litigation, but the most remarkable thing is that despite this, the fees are reasonable. It is a very good option for first-class legal services at a reasonable price.‘
‘I would say that the main quality is the confidence the lawyers project.‘
‘I have a very good impression of the team, which currently represents our company in a highly complex litigation, and its advice has always been very complete – great connectivity too, which allows it to be attentive to our requirements.‘
‘Always available and with great capacity to adapt to different challenges.‘
‘Reliable, honest, transparent and highly professional. Capable of handling all types of cases, regardless of their complexity. I want especially to mention José Alberto Allende, who has helped me with several highly complex cases, where we have always obtained good results.‘
‘Excellent litigator José Alberto Allende has great legal knowledge and is a great strategist, which always gives us peace of mind to make decisions. He transmits serenity and confidence, which allows us to evaluate our scenarios correctly. The rest of the team is young, dynamic and always available.‘
‘José Alberto Allende is an exceptional lawyer, whose advice is always complemented with a business vision, which makes it very comfortable to work with him. The rest of the team is also very valuable, working in an orderly and coordinated manner, and making efficient use of time – highly recommended.‘
‘Highly competent and versatile, which allows it to provide high-quality advice, regardless of the complexities of the issues. I would highlight José Alberto Allende and senior associate Sergio Avilés, who are great professionals and people.‘
Constructora Ignacio Hurtado
Fedex Express Chile
Copa (Compañía Panameña de Aviación)
Agrícola Lomas de Maitenes
- Representing Copa Airlines in all its consumer law disputes in Chile.
- Acted for Air Canada on liability claims brought by beekeepers after the death of bee colonies that were transported to a Canadian airport.
- Acted for global mining company Anglo American when one of its local branches was sued by a former contractor for alleged breach of a construction contract.
Felipe Bascuñán Montaner
‘A firm that is highly specialised in energy and natural resources issues. Its attention is very personalised and it responds quickly with a high-quality service.‘
‘I have used the services of Felipe Bascuñan Montaner to negotiate electricity supply contracts. He knows this subject very well.‘
Lundin Mining Corporation
Viña Concha y Toro
Bulbo de Los Andes
Agrícola Santa Ana
SCM Minera Lumina Copper Chile
Upac Trading Comercial
Agrícola Hacienda Huentelauquén
- Advised Associated Universities on the bidding process by CORFO to establish and build an Institute of Clean Technologies.
‘The lawyers are characterised by their practical and quick solutions. They are always available to support us when we have urgent demands.’
‘Andrés Garrido is an excellent lawyer who is very committed to clients, providing a top-quality, personalised service with excellent results. He is always available for everything and at all times, and the charges are reasonable for the service provided.‘
‘The plus is that Andrés Garrido is very concerned about the client. He makes you feel like you’re the only one. His response to questions is always quick and accurate, and the results obtained from trials are always positive!’
‘Within Allende Bascuñán’s labour practice, Andrés Garrido has great experience and determination.‘
Anglo American Sur
Anglo American Chile
Federal Express Chile
Ingeniería y Construcción Casablanca
Trane de Chile
Fundación Las Rosas de Ayuda Fraterna
- Defended Philips Chilena against seven lawsuits concerning contractor STM Chile, through which the liability of Philips (as the main company under the subcontracting regime) was claimed.
- Defended Federal Express Chile against seven lawsuits involving contractor PRESERVI, through which 10 former workers are pursuing the liability of FEDEX as the main company under a subcontracting regime.
- Advised ALMA, an international partnership between the Chilean State and research organisations from North America, Europe and East Asia, on its labour action plan during Covid-19, ensuring the continuity of operations.
Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 5The recent track record of Allende Bascuñán & Cía‘s 11-strong practice includes assisting with corporate reorganisations, incorporations, company liquidations, shareholder agreements, corporate governance and compliance matters. The team also advises on offshore special vehicles, joint ventures, commercial contracts (including construction agreements) and bidding processes, as well as aviation work and the corporate aspects of real estate and agricultural projects. The group is co-led by founding partner and cross-border aviation specialist, Felipe Allende, and corporate law expert José Luis Ibáñez, who clients describe as ‘a natural leader‘. At associate level, José Manuel Barros advises on M&A deals in addition to his primary focus on tax matters.
Felipe Allende; José Luis Ibáñez
‘A team that is always informed and avant-garde – very specialised in its subjects and with a very high level of responsiveness.‘
‘Very personalised attention from a team that is informed about both the subject matter and clients’ problems.‘
‘Highly specialised, responsive and very up-to-date.‘
‘Extensive experience in corporate, tax, litigation, labour, natural resources and other matters. The most remarkable thing is that despite this quality, the fees are reasonable. It is a very good option for a first-class legal service at a reasonable price.‘
‘A very good team that delivers successful solutions.‘
‘We work a lot with Felipe Allende and José Luis Ibáñez, who are very efficient and dynamic; and they have great business vision, which makes our job much easier.‘
‘José Luis Ibáñez is a natural leader, who is studious, accurate, tenacious and very proactive.‘
‘José Luis Ibáñez is available and professional, and always very willing to collaborate and provide agile and timely responses.‘
Ingeniería y Construcciones Mas Errázuriz
Amazonas Líneas Aéreas
Cía Minera Tránsito/ Cía Minera Carmen Bajo
- Assisted Talbot International Hotels with an international corporate restructuring, in order to commence making investments in the US.
- Assisted Indura with several public and private bidding and gas supply contracts with hospitals and industrial clients.
- Advised Constructora Ignacio Hurtado on the sale of several forests and agricultural land.
Allende Bascuñán & Cía > Firm Profile
Allende Bascuñán & Co. is a prestigious and traditional law firm, with more than 25 years of experience in different legal matters. It has undertaken a process of continuous growth and development with ample knowledge and capacity to answer inquires and represent clients in various matters in diverse economic sectors of the Chilean economy and abroad.
The firm assures personalised attention and counselling to its clients where the partners are involved in every legal case and give clients the most efficient and transparent service. Also, the firm stands out for having a select group of lawyers who are distinguished and committed to giving an outstanding service based on strong ethical principles and values, permanently seeking to provide timely legal advice of excellence.
Allende Bascuñán & Co. has offices in Santiago, Chile and is part of a broad and reliable network of law firms in Latin America and the most important trade and financial centres around the world. The firm is a member of IFA, International Fiscal Association, and of the International Bar Association.
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