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Recabarren & Asociados

Chile > Tax Tier 1

Highly recommended to clients’, Recabarren & Asociados’ large, 30-strong tax practice is highly rated for its provision of tax-efficient solutions to family offices and high-net-worth (HNW) individuals. It also advises on estate planning, in addition to acting in tax matters before the local IRS, Tax Courts, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court. The team is jointly led by name partner Soledad Recabarren, an expert in estate planning for HNW individuals, tax policy, personal taxation, and corporate and transactional tax matters; ‘stand out’ figure, Álvaro Pérez, who focues on tax structuring, and corporate and transactional tax advisory (along with family offices and estate planning for HNW individuals); and tax disputes head Luis Felipe Ocampo. Also key to the practice's strength in depth: Mauricio López advises both domestic and foreign companies on tax issues; managing partner Ignacio Iriarte, a tax litigator; Manuel Montero, who focuses predominantly on HNW individuals and the corporate groups they control; corporate tax specialist José María Diez; Pablo Chechilnitzky, an expert in international taxation, tax structuring, corporate and transactional tax advice, and HNW individuals; and former EY Chile lawyer Damian Boada. Associates Josefina Vivar, Juan Ignacio RivasPaula Chacón and María Jesús Barrientos are also active team members; former partner Gloria Flores left the firm in December 2022.

Practice head(s):

Soledad Recabarren; Alvaro Pérez; Luis Felipe Ocampo


Total focus on the client and the best solution.

Strives to find what will really resolve the issue the first time.

A boutique approach that adds a lot of value to clients – highly recommended to clients.

Fully trustworthy, extremely honest and professional in all aspects.

Personalised and assertive treatment from Álvaro Pérez – proactive communication on Chile’s constant legislative changes.

Álvaro Pérez, stands out for the success rate of his advice and the speed of his responses.

Key clients

Banco Santander

Lecherías Loncomilla

Work highlights

  • Provides ongoing tax assistance to Banco Santander Chile.
  • Advised a retail chain-related controlling holding on a complex reorganisation process.
  • Provided a local food producer with a defence-related second opinion on a review by the Chilean IRS (following a corporate restructuring carried out by a third party).

Recabarren & Asociados is a tax consulting law firm, offering services to companies and high-net-worth individuals, both at a Chilean and an international level.

The firm was started in 2014 by a group of highly specialized lawyers with vast market trajectory and recognition, and its core business is the provision of tax consulting in relation to dynamic processes immersed in a fast-evolving Chilean tax regulation environment.

Members of the firm are involved in all aspects of the Chilean tax practice, from academia to public policy analysis and influence, and put the same complex focus at the service of its clients, working with an expanding network of national and international contacts in ensuring all their needs are met in a tailored and consistent manner.

Areas of practice

Tax consulting: the tax consulting practice of the firm is wide-ranging, comprising both the day-to-day resolution of doubts and questions presented by clients in relation to tax matters affecting their businesses, as well as in-depth analysis of situations to structure future operations in ways that properly optimize their tax impact. The firm also provides specialized legal opinions to clients and other legal advisors in relation to complex tax matters.

Tax litigation: the tax litigation practice of the firm represents both the interests of the firm’s clients in front of the Chilean Tax and Customs Courts and Superior Courts of Justice, as well as those of new clients facing complex disputes with the administration over highly technical points of the legislation and administrative rulings applicable to situations. The practice is engaged in all judicial instances, from tax complaints in front of the Tax and Customs Courts, to appeals processes in front of Appellate Courts throughout the country, and Cassation processes in front of the Supreme Court.

Administrative tax dispute resolution: the administrative tax dispute resolution practice of the firm is focused on supporting clients in their day-to-day dealings with the Chilean Tax Authority, be it in relation to maintaining up-to-date records, replying to individual enquiries or requirements of information or to more complicated audit processes, in which the firm takes up the representation of the client’s interests, defending them against different interpretations of legislation and administrative rulings posted by the authorities. The practice is also involved in internal audit processes, validating internal processes and tax determinations, as well as helping clients prepare and file tax returns.

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax consulting Alvaro Perez
Tax litigation Ignacio Iriarte
Administrative tax dispute resolution Luis Felipe Ocampo
Partners : 7
Other fee-earners : 9
Total staff : 19
  • Tax