Barros & Errázuriz Abogados is one of the most important law firms in Chile. It has developed a strong full service, business-oriented practice, with a mix of local and international clients, advising multinational corporations, financial institutions, and local companies on a broad range of matters. It is considered as a leading law firm in the fields of Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax Planning, Financing, Energy, Real Estate Development, Environment, Telecommunications and Infrastructure, as well as in the field of Antitrust and Dispute Resolution. It is organised to provide legal services to its clients on their international operations, for which it has close links with firms in Latin America, the US and Europe. It is also a member of Affinitas, a Latin American alliance, and Taxand, a global network integrated by firms with a strong tax practice.
Main areas of practice
Antitrust: The firm has a distinguished record in advising on major antitrust and competition law cases before Chilean antitrust agencies.
Banking and finance: Has a renowned experience in the conduct of operations related to the financial area, such as obtaining syndicated credits with or without guarantees, bilateral credits, financing of projects and placement bonds with different domestic and international financial institutions.
Capital markets: Has been involved in ADR programmes, local and international bond offerings, IPO of local companies and tender offers of publicly traded companies. It has strong expertise in securities law and has advised publicly traded companies, stock brokers, and a substantial portion of the mutual and close investment funds which operate in Chile.
Corporate: Has acted as counsel to a variety of clients in real estate and construction, stock brokerage and investment funds, pharmaceuticals, media enterprises (TV), private ports, hotel and tourism, agricultural and forestry, among others.
Energy and public utilities: Acts as counsel to electricity generating companies, water, sewage and gas companies.
Environmental: Offers legal advice to ensure full compliance with environmental regulations in the development of electrical, shipping, mining, forestry, real estate, chemical and concession projects.
Infrastructure: Has advised sponsors, public works concessionaires and lenders in connection with inter urban and urban highways, prisons, ports, airports, energy and mining facilities.
Insurance: Offers continuing legal advice to international clients with participation in local insurance companies, as well as local providers of both general and life insurance.
Labour and employment: Possesses exceptional expertise in labour and employment matters, including collective bargaining, union affairs, litigation, and due-diligence processes for private and state-owned firms.
Litigation and arbitration: Acts in a wide range of cases before civil courts and regulatory agencies. It specialises in commercial litigation, insolvency, and corporate restructuring cases. It also counsels clients in local and international arbitrations.
M&A: Has been involved in many of the largest M&A in Chile, including private acquisitions in cross-border takeovers of listed companies, acquisitions of controlling and minority interests, divestitures and corporate restructuring programmes.
Mining, water rights and indigenous affairs: A vast experience in the legal advice required by mining and water companies in all their stages of development.
Real estate: Gives permanent legal advice to constructors and real estate developers. It also works with public and private funds involved in major real estate developments.
Tax: Draws on rich experience in advising on tax planning and tax litigation. It also provides tax advice to local and international clients on incorporations, acquisitions, reorganisation and liquidations.
Telecommunications: Has advised mobile services, IP telephony, 3G, long-distance, internet services, rural telephony, satellite and broadcast television services.
Technology and data privacy: Gives legal advice in the negotiation and closing of any kind of business involving the use, incorporation and / or contracting of new information technologies.
Languages: English, French, German and Spanish.Avenida Isidora Goyenechea No. 2939, 10th Floor
Chile Tel: +56 2 2378 8900
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