Carey is Chile’s largest full-service law firm. Our various corporate, litigation and regulatory groups include highly specialised attorneys and practice areas covering all areas of law. Our clients include some of the world’s largest multinationals, international organisations, and some of the most important local companies and institutions. We are perceived as one of the best-managed law firms in the country and among the very top in Latin America. The firm is a member of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, World Services Group, Terralex, The Interlex Group, TalkLaw and Employment Law Alliance.
In 2016, Carey represented:
Antitrust: Cencosud defence in a lawsuit submitted by the National Economic Prosecutor (FNE) against Cencosud and other two supermarkets, for an alleged collusion. The investigation that preceded this case is the largest investigation that the FNE has ever conducted.
Banking and finance: Latin America Power in a long-term loan for USD306 million to finance San Juan windfarm of 185MW, granted by AB Svensk Export Kredit, Banco Security, DNB Group, KfW IPEX-Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui and Eksport Kredit Fonden.
Energy: Andes Mainstream in the “Supply Tender Process 2015/01” bidding process, and successful awarding of 3.366 GWh/year to supply energy to the distribution companies of a total of 12,430 GWh/year. The matter value was USD1,650 million.
IP: Wenco in the patent registration of the industrial design and copyright of “Caja G10” product in eight countries.
Labour and immigration: Liverpool in the labour and employment due diligence for the negotiation of an association agreement with Ripley´s controllers. This transaction involved the revision of eight companies with 16,060 employees.
Litigation and arbitration: After 16 years of litigation, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) declared Chile as winner on the Clarín case arbitration.
M&A: Alberta Investment Management Corporation, in the sale of its 50 per cent stake in Autopista Central to Abertis Infraestructuras, for US$1 billion.
Mining: Teck Quebrada Blanca in the expansion of its hypogene project of US$6.2 billion and in the mining legal easements trials against the State of Chile to get the necessary right to use the surface land.
Tax: Over 100 taxpayers (mainly wealthy families) in the extraordinary Tax Amnesty Program, which provided Chilean taxpayers the opportunity to declare and pay a sole 8 per cent tax on assets and income located abroad not properly declared and taxed in Chile.
Telecommunications, media and IT: Wom in the negotiation of a number of contracts executed with Huawei for the provision of the equipment, software and services necessary for the modernisation, upgrade and expansion of Wom’s mobile email@example.com