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Rodrigo Álvarez

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Tax Law
Real Estate and Construction Law
Corporate Law




Mr. Álvarez is a founding partner of DLA Piper Chile. He focuses his practice on tax and real estate matters.

Rodrigo Álvarez tax practice includes advising Chilean and foreign clients on both inbound and outbound matters. He has experience in the structuring of businesses and companies in Chile, as well as issues of tax noncompliance and conflicts with the tax authority. In real estate, Mr. Álvarez has participated in advising more than 100 commercial, housing and industrial real estate projects in Chile, from each project's initial structuring to its sale or final lease. He has advised and advises several of Chile's leading real estate and construction companies.
Mr. Álvarez also has experience working on both local and international mergers and acquisitions deals.


Spanish and English


Chilean Bar Association


Law, School of Law, Universidad de Chile (1993). Admitted to Chilean Bar in 1994
Tax Management Program, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (2006)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) Tax, School of Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (2007)


Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

DLA Piper (Chile) assists with the development of a range of projects, including PV power plants, desalination facilities and real estate. The team advised SLM NX Uno de Peine on the development of the NX project, a joint venture for the development of a potassium and lithium project; its assistance included advice on environmental permits and mining options. Felipe Bahamondez, José Pablo Dulanto and Rodrigo Alvarez are all experienced practitioners.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

DLA Piper (Chile)'s real estate practice ranges from tax planning, title searches and urban planning to the construction and commercialisation of projects, as well as acquisition and sales. Recent mandates saw the team  assist the Larrain Villablanca family with the acquisition of agricultural real estate in southern Chile. Rodrigo Alvarez heads the real estate and construction group; María Teresa Fernåndez was promoted to counsel.

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Within: Tax

DLA Piper (Chile) advises on tax law issues across a wide range of sectors and has been assisting its clients with tax matters that arose further to the Chilean Government's recent tax reform. Other matters include advising Uber Chile on the tax issues surrounding the development of its operations in Chile. Rodrigo Álvarez is the key contact; Miguel Zamora left to join Chile's IRS.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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