Chile Teams 2018 – GC Powerlist
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ABB Chile

| ABB Chile

Industrials and real estate

ABB Chile, the Chilean branch of ABB Group, is a specialist technology and engineering company specialising in robotics and motion, electrification products, industrial automation, and power grids across 130 countries...

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Adecco Group

| Adecco Group

Industrials and real estate

Over the past two years Adecco Group’s compact seven-person legal team in Chile has been fundamental to the success of the wider company, due to its ongoing involvement in virtually...

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Adexus

| Adexus

Information technology

With operations spanning Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and Colombia, Adexus is a leading IT provider in Latin America, whose market has grown significantly in recent years thanks to the expanding...

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ADP Chile

| ADP Chile

Commercial and professional services

ADP, the leading provider of technological solutions for human capital management in the world, accelerated its growth in Latin America after acquiring PayRoll in Chile, Argentina and Peru in 2013....

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AES Gener

| AES Gener

Energy and utilities

A legal team of professionals possessing deep technical sector expertise and the capability to oversee projects from start to finish is an absolute necessity for an ambitious and constantly growing...

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AFP PlanVital

| AFP PlanVital

Financials

With the recent approval by Chile’s pension watchdog (Superintendencia de Pensiones) of changes to its risk-based supervision framework for private pension fund managers (AFPs) and unemployment insurance administrators (AFCs), the...

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Aguas Andinas

| Aguas Andinas

Energy and utilities

Aguas Andinas is Chile’s largest sanitary company serving two million households and providing 100% coverage in all areas of Chile. The company is going through a large period of growth...

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Andes Mining & Energy

| Andes Mining & Energy

Materials and mining

Since beginning operations in 2008 by establishing a 600MW combined cycle gas power plant in Peru, Andes Mining & Energy has expanded dramatically across the region, currently operating over 4000MW...

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Anglo American

| Anglo American

Materials and mining

Referred to by sources as a professional who ‘challenges the status quo’, José Pedro Urrutia oversees a legal team which is said to be more than capable of attending to...

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Antofagasta

| Antofagasta

Materials and mining

With annual revenues in excess of US$4.7bn, Antofagasta is one of the largest companies in Chile, specialising in the mining of copper, gold and molybdenum, a key alloying element in...

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Aramark

| Aramark

Consumer products

Ranking as the 27th largest employer among the Fortune 500 companies, the American multinational food service, facilities, and uniform services provider Aramark boasts a significant presence in Chile which has...

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ARAUCO

| ARAUCO

Materials and mining

Given the extensive scope of ARAUCO’s operations, which centre on forestry, wood pulp, timber, panels and energy across various locations in Latin America, it is not surprising that the company...

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Australis Seafoods

| Australis Seafoods

Food, beverages and tobacco

A group of lawyers who all have experience of practicing in large law firms, Australis Seafoods’ legal department is able to replicate the focus on excellence and high-quality service those...

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Banco Central de Chile (BCC)

| Banco Central de Chile (BCC)

Financials

The legal department at BCC takes a pivotal advising role on international and domestic projects concerning the operations of the central bank within the international financial market, and the implementation...

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Banco Consorcio

| Banco Consorcio

Financials

Positioned at the core of Chile’s Banco Consorcio, the highly rated legal unit led by legal vice president Jorge Parker has recently undergone fundamental changes to cope with the evolving...

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Banco de Chile

| Banco de Chile

Financials

With an asset base only surpassed by Banco Santander Chile, Banco de Chile is the second largest banking institution in the country, offering a complete range of financial services, to...

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Banco del Estado de Chile (BancoEstado)

| Banco del Estado de Chile (BancoEstado)

Financials

Chilean state-run bank BancoEstado serves clients of all types, ranging from large corporates to middle markets and government entities as well as retail customers. To provide adequate legal advice to...

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Bayer Chile

| Bayer Chile

Healthcare

Operating in the highly regulated and constantly evolving Chilean market of pharmaceutical and consumer care products makes conducting business and formulating new strategies somewhat challenging from a legal perspective. In...

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BBVA Chile

| BBVA Chile

Financials

Positioned at the intersection of litigation and regulatory matters at BBVA Chile, the legal team managed by senior attorney Benjamin Vial utilises ligation as a tool to prevent future contingencies,...

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BCI

| BCI

For a number of years international expansion has been a major area of focus for Chile’s BCI, a significant financial institution formed by the Yarur family in 1937, and currently...

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BHP Billiton

| BHP Billiton

Materials and mining

BHP Billiton – the largest mining company globally – commands a significant presence in Chile thanks to three major operations in the country, including the largest mine in the world:...

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Cencosud

| Cencosud

Consumer products

Sebastian Rivera’s legal team at the largest Chilean retailer Cencosud has been praised by nominators in this year’s research process for its ‘ability to handle complex legal deals, while maintaining...

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CGE

| CGE

Energy and utilities

Seeking to achieve best-inclass corporate governance and improve efficiency inside its business, Compania General de Electricidad (CGE), which is 96.5% owned by the Spanish Gas Natural Fenosa, has recently undertaken...

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CMPC

| CMPC

Materials and mining

CMPC, one of the largest pulp and paper companies globally, has in excess of 40 industrial and forest facilities across eight countries in Latin America. It has a crossborder legal...

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Coca-Cola Andina

| Coca-Cola Andina

Food, beverages and tobacco

Coca-Cola Andina is the franchise operation of Coca-Cola in Chile, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Demonstrating its size, in Chile the company has recorded a total sales volume for unit boxes...

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Colbún

| Colbún

Energy and utilities

A plethora of high-calibre lawyers are tasked with shielding the wide-reaching activities of the Chilean electricity generator Colbun, which include 23 power plants in the country with another plant in...

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Colliers International

| Colliers International

Industrials and real estate

The multinational Canada-headquartered consultancy Colliers International has over 30 years of experience in the Chilean market which has enabled it to position itself as a key advisor in four distinct...

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Compañía Cervecerías Unidas (CCU)

| Compañía Cervecerías Unidas (CCU)

Food, beverages and tobacco

Managing the legal matters of a beverages company with operations across seven countries – Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru – is no small task, and one that...

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Compañía Minera Sierra Gorda

| Compañía Minera Sierra Gorda

Materials and mining

Commissioned in 2014, Sierra Gorda is an open pit copper and molybdenum mine located in Chile’s main copper basin, the Atacama Desert. The mine is operated by Compania Minera Sierra...

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Compass Group Chile

| Compass Group Chile

Commercial and professional services

Compass Group Chile’s compact but highly capable legal team of three lawyers is led by chief legal officer Matias Concha Vial, a versatile expert who is particularly adept at handling...

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Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco)

| Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco)

Materials and mining

According to sources, Nicolai Bakovic and his legal team at the state owned Chilean copper mining company Codelco ‘successfully develop effective solutions and prevent legal risks in the Chilean mining...

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Crystal Lagoons

| Crystal Lagoons

Hotels

Crystal Lagoons is a US multinational crystalline lagoon construction firm operating on five continents, engineering and installing lagoons of all sizes with minimal chemicals demonstrating an environmentally sustainable process. The...

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DirecTV Chile

| DirecTV Chile

Sports and media

DirecTV holds a leading position in the Chilean home entertainment market as the first telecommunications company to offer direct-to home satellite service in Latin America. The company serves more than...

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Echeverría Izquierdo Montajes Industriales

| Echeverría Izquierdo Montajes Industriales

Industrials and real estate

Echeverria Izquierdo Montajes Industriales is one of the leading mining and industrial installation companies in Chile. It organises large engineering projects across the sector with its own engineering team as...

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Electrolux

| Electrolux

Consumer products

An active participant in relevant discussion forums and public and private working committees, the legal team at Electrolux Chile is frequently at the epicentre of discussions on issues surrounding waste...

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Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP)

| Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP)

Energy and utilities

State-owned ENAP is one of the leaders in the Chilean oil and gas sector, and engages in the exploration, production, refining, and marketing of hydrocarbons and their derivatives. ENAP’s sizeable...

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Empresas Copec

| Empresas Copec

Energy and utilities

Operating primarily in natural resources and energy, Empresas Copec is a leading Chilean company with a presence in over 80 other countries. Its operations are diverse with activities covering a...

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Empresas Jürgen Paulmann

| Empresas Jürgen Paulmann

Industrials and real estate

Established to oversee the assets of the late Jürgen Paulmann, a well-known Chilean businessman, Empresas Jürgen Paulmann employs a nimble team of legal professionals. Led by general counsel Ricardo Olivares,...

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Empresas La Polar

| Empresas La Polar

Consumer products

Empresas La Polar’s legal team is rightly regarded among the finest in Chile’s retail sector, and is led by Alvaro Lavín, a highly experienced chief counsel who was featured in...

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ENAER

| ENAER

Industrials and real estate

Chile’s ENAER aircraft manufacturer has developed and introduced improvements to such well known military aircrafts as Maestranza Central de Aviación, HF XX-02, CASA C-101 and Dassault Mirage 5 among others....

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Enel Chile

| Enel Chile

Energy and utilities

Operating in 30 countries across five continents and distributing electricity and gas through a network covering around 1.9m km – Enel Chile is Chile’s largest electricity group in terms of...

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Enel Distribución

| Enel Distribución

Energy and utilities

As the country’s’ principle electricity distributor, Enel Distribución Chile has almost 2 million customers serving an area that accounts for a large portion of the country’s population, representing around 40%...

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Enel Generación Chile

| Enel Generación Chile

Energy and utilities

Known for its high capability regarding technological innovations, Enel Generación Chile’s legal team has recently introduced a new tool for legal case management called SUITE. ‘It’s a new software that...

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Engie Energía Chile

| Engie Energía Chile

Energy and utilities

Engie Energía Chile, part of GDF Suez Group, is the largest electric company in Chile’s Great North Interconnected System (SING) – its northern region, specialised in the production and transport...

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Entel

| Entel

Telecommunication services

Entel is Chile’s largest telecoms company providing internet, phone and mobile coverage across the country. According to data on the IPSA stock market, Entel’s revenue in the last year was...

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Falabella

| Falabella

Consumer products

A constituent of the IPSA index of the largest Chilean businesses, Falabella ranks as the largest retail company in the country and one of the largest in Latin America. Headed...

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Fresenius Kabi

| Fresenius Kabi

Healthcare

With almost 15 years of presence in Chile, Fresenius Kabi has a prominent place in the regional market for its production of dialysis products and services. Given the high regulatory...

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Fresenius Medical Care

| Fresenius Medical Care

The Chilean operations of Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), the world’s leading provider of products and services for people with chronic kidney failure, are supported by a lean two-person legal team....

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

| GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Healthcare

GSK is an international pharmaceutical research and manufacturing giant with a large manufacturing and research presence in Chile. In Chile, GSK has around 300 employees who work in the areas...

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Glencore Chile

| Glencore Chile

Materials and mining

Saying that Glencore Chile’s legal department has had successful few years is an understatement, considering the sheer scope and amount of transactional work completed by its lawyers. Successful negotiations of...

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GNL Quintero

| GNL Quintero

Energy and utilities

Known for its high capability regarding technological innovations, Enel Generación Chile’s legal team has recently introduced a new tool for legal case management called SUITE. ‘It’s a new software that...

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Grupo Security

| Grupo Security

Grupo Security is a diversified financial conglomerate that provides a range of banking, insurance, asset management, real estate and other services to corporate and retail clients. It is structured on...

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Grupo Security

| Grupo Security

Financials

Grupo Security is a diversified financial conglomerate that provides a range of banking, insurance, asset management, real estate and other services to corporate and retail clients. It is structured on...

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Iansa

| Iansa

Food, beverages and tobacco

Iansa is the leading producer of food and animal feed products in Chile. It specialises in sugar, concentrated juices, pet food, tomato paste, sweeteners and other industrial sugars, and it...

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Itaú CorpBanca

| Itaú CorpBanca

Financials

A highly successful financial institution owned by Itaú Unibanco – Latin America’s largest bank by assets – and Chile-based financial holding group CorpGroup, as of 2017 Itaú CorpBanca was ranked...

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Jacobs

| Jacobs

Industrials and real estate

Chile is a major regional focal point for global engineering services group Jacobs, with two of the company’s six Central and South America office locations found within the country. Due...

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JP Morgan

| JP Morgan

Financials

JP Morgan’s Chilean legal department has a number of challenges on any given day, given the sheer size of the operation that the three-person, Santiago based, function has to support...

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K + S Chile

| K + S Chile

Materials and mining

K+S Chile is part of the German multinational company K + S, one of the largest producers of salt and fertilizers in the world. It produces and trades eight million...

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L’Oréal Chile

| L’Oréal Chile

Consumer products

L’Oréal is a household name in cosmetics and beauty products around the world, and its regulatory and legal affairs department has undertaken a fresh revamp of its image and priorities.This...

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Larraín Vial

| Larraín Vial

Financials

Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Santiago, Larraín Vial currently ranks as one of the biggest financial intermediation and advisory firms in Latin America. The company has launched offices in...

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LATAM Airlines Group Chile

| LATAM Airlines Group Chile

Transport and infrastructure

The product of one of the most significant airline mergers of recent years, LATAM Airlines Group was formed in 2012 when TAM Airlines of Brazil agreed to the takeover by...

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Latin America Power (LAP)

| Latin America Power (LAP)

Energy and utilities

Latin America Power (LAP) is a renewable energy company in Chile with links to the rest of Latin America, known for its industry-leading commitment to environmentalism and integrity. LAP’s initial...

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Liberty Seguros Generales

| Liberty Seguros Generales

Financials

Liberty Mutual Insurance, the US-based global insurer, entered the Chilean market in 2004 when it acquired AGF Allianz Chile. Today it has a strong presence in the country, operating as...

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Lumina Copper Chile

| Lumina Copper Chile

Materials and mining

Jointly owned by two Japanese companies – Pacific Copper and Mitsui & Co, Lumina Copper Chile owns and operates the Atacama based Caserones copper-molybdenum project. Launched in 2006, the project...

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Masisa

| Masisa

Materials and mining

As a wood products business headquartered in Chile with manufacturing activities throughout the Americas, Masisa is currently the second largest company in its sector. The company has a strong Chilean...

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Mastercard

| Mastercard

Financials

Mastercard is a global financial credit card payment system, and online transactions powerhouse dealing with billions of transactions and functions at the heart of the global financial system. It is...

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MetLife Chile

| MetLife Chile

Financials

Under the leadership of such outstanding lawyers as legal director and general counsel Roberto Ladrón de Guevara and legal manager Francisca Celedón, MetLife’s legal department in Chile has come a...

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Microsoft

| Microsoft

Information technology

The US-based multinational technology giant Microsoft has a significant presence across Latin America including Chile. Led by legal director and corporate affairs manager Alex Pesso Stoulman, the legal team at...

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Molibdenos y Metales (Molymet)

| Molibdenos y Metales (Molymet)

Materials and mining

Originally formed in 1975, Molymet is a worldwide leader in the molybdenum and rhenium industries. With a presence in China, Europe and the US the company supplies over 30 percent...

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Mutual de Seguridad

| Mutual de Seguridad

Healthcare

Since the recent arrival of Felipe Bunster Echenique to the position of corporate manager of legal affairs of the Chilean insurance company Mutual de Seguridad, the organisation’s 24-person legal department...

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Nestlé Chile

| Nestlé Chile

Food, beverages and tobacco

The world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé has a long and established presence in Chile having begun its operations there in 1934. Today Nestlé Chile’s in-house legal team contributes...

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Novartis

| Novartis

Healthcare

Novartis is a large international pharmaceutical research and manufacturing company made up of Novartis Oncology, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and the affiliated firms or Alcon and Sandoz. Novartis’s drug development programme consists...

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Novo Nordisk

| Novo Nordisk

Healthcare

Novo Nordisk’s business in Chile went through a major structural overhaul between 2015 and 2017, and its legal function played a pivotal role in the successful conclusion of this process....

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Pacific Hydro

| Pacific Hydro

Energy and utilities

Since joining the global clean energy solutions provider Pacific Hydro as a legal manager in Chile in 2015, Oscar Lira Valdes has had a transformative effect on the company’s internal...

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Parque Arauco

| Parque Arauco

Consumer products

Creativity, coupled with the unrelenting drive to solve even the most complex of legal issues, are two defining features that characterise Parque Arauco’s industry-leading legal team. These qualities come in...

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PepsiCo Chile

| PepsiCo Chile

Food, beverages and tobacco

PepsiCo has been present in Chile for over 30 years, over which period it has introduced its broad assortment of well-known food and beverage products (such as Lay’s, Quaker, Pepsi,...

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Procter & Gamble (P&G)

| Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Consumer products

P&G established its foothold in Chile in 1983 when it entered the market thanks to the acquisition of the Geka Laboratory, a transaction that served as a platform to successfully...

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Quiñenco

| Quiñenco

Financials

To ensure the flawless operation of Quiñenco, a conglomerate with $71bn asset management portfolio and annual revenues amounting to $20bn, the legal team supervised by chief counsel Davor Domitrovic has...

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Rabobank

| Rabobank

Financials

Operating in Chile since 1994, Dutch multinational banking and financial services company Rabobank’s subsidiary in the country provides a variety of products and services to both retail and wholesale customers....

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Ripley

| Ripley

As one of the largest companies in Chile, Ripley requires a sizeable legal department to protect its multinational portfolio of services across Chile, Peru, Argentina and Colombia. As the company...

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Ripley

| Ripley

Industrials and real estate

As one of the largest companies in Chile, Ripley requires a sizeable legal department to protect its multinational portfolio of services across Chile, Peru, Argentina and Colombia. As the company...

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Roche Chile

| Roche Chile

Healthcare

The Swiss multinational healthcare company Roche has been in Chile since the 1930s and through its important scientific contributions in pharmacotherapy and diagnosis products it is a market leader in...

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Sacyr Chile

| Sacyr Chile

Industrials and real estate

The main driving force behind the reorganisation of construction and concessions firm Sacyr’s Chile legal team has been the need to adapt the company’s evolving business requirements, both in terms...

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SAESA

| SAESA

Energy and utilities

SAESA Group’s immense national operation, which serves approximately 760,000 utilities customers between the regions of Bío Bío and Aysen, in the south of Chile, generates high quantities of work for...

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SalfaCorp

| SalfaCorp

Industrials and real estate

SalfaCorp is one of the largest and most important companies in the Chilean construction and real estate sector, and operates through two business units, namely engineering and construction. The company...

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Santander

| Santander

Financials

Founded in 1977 and based in Santiago, Santander Chile is a local subsidiary of the Spanish banking giant Santander and currently ranks as the largest bank in the country. The...

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SAP

| SAP

Information technology

Multinational software corporation SAP’s highly rated legal team based in Chile consists of a number of experienced counsel, who collectively cover legal and contractual support to all of the company’s...

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Scotiabank Chile

| Scotiabank Chile

Financials

‘Trained to remain dynamic and flexible when facing complex legal challenges,’ Scotiabank Chile’s legal department is named by nominators as a vital contributor to the bank’s recent growth and development...

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Siemens Chile

| Siemens Chile

Industrials and real estate

The legal department at the multinational conglomerate Siemens in Chile supports the company operations on a whole range of issues encountered by its various lines of business. The team’s portfolio...

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Socovesa

| Socovesa

Industrials and real estate

Only a decade after closing the purchase of Almagro in one of the largest ever deals in the Chilean real estate sector, Socovesa is on the brink of completing another...

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Sodexo Chile

| Sodexo Chile

Commercial and professional services

The French worldwide leader in quality of life services, Sodexo began its Chilean operations in 1985 and today offers more than 60 services in 500 sites throughout the country, serving...

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Soprole

| Soprole

Food, beverages and tobacco

Founded in 1949 by a group of milk producers from the valleys of Chile’s Central Zone, Soprole is now a leading producer of dairy products in the country. The company’s...

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SQM (Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile)

| SQM (Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile)

Materials and mining

As the largest lithium producer in the world, SQM (Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile) supplies plant nutrients, iodine, lithium and industrial chemicals. As demand for lithium is expected to...

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Tata Consultancy Services Limited

| Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Information technology

A subsidiary of the renowned Indian multinational IT services and consulting business, Tata Consultancy Services Chile has been in business since 2002, operating out of its head offices in Santiago...

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Teck

| Teck

Materials and mining

The global mining company Teck is present in Chile through the Quebrada Blanca copper mines in the Tarapacá Region and Carmen de Andacollo in the Coquimbo Region. Both operations have...

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Telefónica

| Telefónica

Telecommunication services

A team full of talented lawyers with a number of different attributes provides advice to Telefónica’s highly significant operations in Chile. Headquartered in Santiago, Telefónica Chile provides broadband, pay television,...

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Televisión Nacional de Chile

| Televisión Nacional de Chile

Sports and media

Despite being owned by the state, Televisión Nacional de Chile is independently funded and operated, in many ways like the commercial broadcasters in the country. Its legal team, supervised by...

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Transelec

| Transelec

Energy and utilities

Owned by the Canadian consortium Transelec Holding Rentas, the Santiago based Transelec Chile has been in business since 2007, providing high voltage electric transmission to customers across the country. The...

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UnitedHealth

| UnitedHealth

Healthcare

UnitedHealth, the American managed healthcare company, made an entrance into the Chilean market in late 2017 when it acquired Empresas Banmédica, a large regional provider of healthcare insurance and clinical...

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Vías Chile

| Vías Chile

Transport and infrastructure

Vías Chile – formerly known as Abertis Autopistas Chile – is a subsidiary of the Spanish multinational construction conglomerate Abertis, and employs a legal team of seven in-house legal professionals...

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VTR

| VTR

Telecommunication services

For any corporate legal team operating within the telecommunications sector, coping with the distinctive commercial, legal and compliance issues is often the biggest challenge in the job. For VTR Chile’s...

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Walmart Chile

| Walmart Chile

Consumer products

The inclusion of Walmart Chile’s legal department in this year’s GC Powerlist comes off the back of its participation in two significant corporate transactions completed in the last two years....

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WOM

| WOM

Telecommunication services

Despite its relatively small size – particularly when compared to other large Latin American telecommunications businesses – the legal team at WOM has consistently demonstrated ‘versatility, depth and extraordinary comprehension...

Over the course of a challenging year for Chile’s economy – which consists of a large mining sector in addition to many other industrial and service-based activities – internal in-house legal teams have demonstrated remarkable, resilience and efficiency in their work. In turn, businesses in the country, who often have to operate under extremely tight budget constraints, are becoming more accustomed to utilising highly competent legal departments as one of the best ways to operate in this challenging and competitive economic environment. As Chile has also seen high quantities of new legislation, including a new labour law and recently approved competition law amendments, the importance of these teams and their expertise in dealing with issues pertaining to law and corporate strategy is of even greater importance.

This year’s GC Powerlist: Chile Teams brings to your attention a variety of ways in which in-house legal teams have contributed to their businesses, whether by responding to changes in legislation, effectively closing marquee deals, introducing novel technological innovations or directly applying their expertise to positively impact company revenues. As part of this year’s research process we spoke to and canvassed opinions from a wide variety of in-house and private practice sources. The resulting list features a plethora of top-notch teams whose ability to innovate and integrate with their businesses is only matched by their extensive understanding of laws and regulations. It is both our pleasure and honour to present these outstanding professionals, as we hope that their achievements will serve as an inspiration for years to come.

Boris Dechev
Senior research analyst, GC Powerlist series

Carey

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It is an honour for Carey to have been invited once again to participate in this new edition of the GC Powerlist in Chile.

For decades, The Legal 500 has been diligently evaluating the Chilean legal market and, as a consequence, has acquired a deep knowledge of its most outstanding practitioners.

This is the second year in which it has carried out extensive research on the leading and most innovative in-house counsel of our country, with particular reference to those who display efficient collaboration and, of course, undisputed technical excellence.

It is, therefore, no small feat to have been recognised on this year’s GC Powerlist and we heartily congratulate these highly effective teams. Carey also shares with The Legal 500 our admiration for the
outstanding results they have achieved.

We have worked closely with many of the selected teams and can consequently confirm that, in our view, their inclusion in the GC Powerlist is entirely justified.

As we all know, in today’s knowledge-based society, accumulating star talent is no longer enough.

Indeed, to maximise the value and output of their talent, their diverse knowledge needs to be effectively integrated, something which, as we
know, is not an easy task.

The leadership required to bring together professionals with different types of expertise is an art which requires hard work, on a daily basis, by all the members of the team. If the right collaboration is found, the potential to develop more innovative outcomes increases exponentially.

Collaboration, of course, not only involves the sharing of knowledge and expertise, but also requires the ability to trust the other members of the
team so as to achieve a greater shared benefit.

Camaraderie and loyalty are fundamental to effective teamwork, as the expertise and skills of each member of a team, adds value to the legal work done.

Effective collaboration also requires a deep respect for a colleague’s competence and also a profound belief in his/her integrity.

Promoting teamwork involves developing motivational strategies that stimulate the participation of all members of the team in a manner that each one recognises that his or her contribution is essential to achieving the team’s objectives.

Of course, good and effective leadership is key to engaging and bringing out the best in each member.

Motivating and encouraging each member to pursue the overall goals is definitely hard work, but with the correct amount of recognition and a sense of commitment, great results can be achieved.

We are sure that the leading teams recognised in the GC Powerlist adhere to all of the values and beliefs described above, as otherwise they would not have achieved the degree of excellence required to be
honoured with such a recognition.

At Carey, we also follow these values and strive to perfect the spirit of professionalism, collaboration, teamwork and camaraderie that is needed when 250 lawyers work together. Although we are very proud of the culture we have created, we are sure we can learn a lot about how to improve it from the distinguished teams included in the GC Powerlist.

We reiterate our appreciation to The Legal 500 and our congratulations to the selected teams and we wish you all a great 2018.

GC Powerlist: Nigeria 2024

The Legal 500, in partnership with The New Practice (TNP), were incredibly proud to launch the first-ever GC Powerlist: Nigeria 2024 on the 23rd of February 2024. The highly anticipated event saw Nigeria’s most distinguished legal professionals gathered at the stunning Lagos Motor Boat Club, Ikoyi to celebrate their inclusion.

Setting the tone for the evening was a congratulatory message from Funke Olufon, lead researcher for GC Powerlist: Nigeria 2024. Baba Alokolaro, managing partner at TNP – the sponsor for the event and a longstanding Legal 500 partner – gave a lovely address highlighting the importance of celebrating the legal function. A rousing speech by the general counsel of the Nigerian Exchange Group, Irene Robinson-Ayanwale, rounded up the evening, which was followed by a networking reception.

The launch event of the inaugural GC Powerlist: Nigeria 2024 was a resounding success. Many thanks to all the speakers for contributing to the success of the event and sharing their insights. A special thank you to TNP for sponsoring the Powerlist.