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Mauricio Halpern

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Corporate law, especially loan agreements, project financing and structured
Capital Markets and Securities Regulation
Joint Ventures and Complex Shareholders Negotiation




Mauricio Halpern is counsel at DLA Piper Chile. He focuses his practice on corporate law, particularly with regard to finance and capital markets.

He advises numerous companies, national and foreign, on lending transactions, corporate and project financing (ie energy and infrastructure) and structured products.

Mr. Halpern has led private placement processes, initial public offering and bonds and securities issuances.


Spanish and English


Chilean Bar Association.


Graduate in Law, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2001)
LL.M., University of Pennsylvania (2009)


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

In 2018, BAZ|DLA Piper and NLD (Noguera Larraín & Dulanto) merged under the name DLA Piper BAZ|NLD; the firm has since changed its name to DLA Piper (Chile). In addition to traditional banking and finance matters, the nine-strong practice group stands out for its experience in advising funds and angel investors on venture capital in Chile; it also regularly deals with national business promotion agency CORFO (particularly in regard to funding applications and credit lines), and has a robust banking regulatory practice. Recent mandates include advising Komax (as borrower) on a $49.5m syndicated loan from Banco Santander, Banco Consorcio and Banco BTG for the financing of outstanding debt and a company acquisition; and Devlabs in day-to-day matters related to the operation of its CORFO-backed fund, Fondo de Inversión Privado Outlier Seed Fund I (and associated capital calls). The group has also been active acting on behalf of banks, assiting Banco San Juan International, for example, with its registration as a foreign financial institution. Experienced practice co-heads Matías Zegers and Paulo Larrain are the key contacts; they're best known for banking, finance and venture capital, and acquisition and project financing and capital markets, respectively. Also noted is Mauricio Halpern , whose finance and capital markets practice is tempered by his extensive former experience in-house.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

In 2018,¬†BAZ|DLA Piper and NLD (Noguera Larra√≠n & Dulanto) merged under the name DLA Piper BAZ|NLD; the firm is now known as DLA Piper (Chile). The practice, which 'really understands its clients', has a strong team for M&A deals, including due diligence matters; it is also noted for its particular experience in venture capital, corporate governance and compliance matters. Headline work saw practice co-head Mat√≠as Zegers lead the team advising Cornershop on the $225m sale of its operating companies in Chile to Walmart, including the antitrust aspects. His fellow practice head, Paulo Larrain, advised Zurich Group on the $137m acquisition of EuroAmerica Administradora de Fondos and the portfolio of individual and life insurance of Euroamerica Seguros de Vida. Other key advisers include Jos√© Pablo Dulanto¬†and Marco Salgado (who 'really goes the extra mile for his clients'), and counsels¬†Manola Quiroz¬†and Mauricio Halpern. Senior associates Diego Pe√Īa¬†and Jorge Timmermann¬† are also key team members. Jos√© Ureta left to move in-house. Clients include L‚ÄôOreŐĀal, Zurich Group,¬†Codelco, Infosys and Victoria Capital Partners.

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    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.‚Ä©
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