‘Cariola represents Latin America’s biggest companies in Chile’, LACCA 2015.
‘Cariola is one of the top firms in Chile,' a client says in Chambers Latin America 2017.
‘An excellent firm with very dedicated and knowledgeable lawyers’, a client says for Latin Lawyer 2016.
Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos is one of Chile’s leading business law firms and a full-service firm with more than 95 lawyers and a staff with 250 people. It delivers high-quality legal advice to its clients providing a comprehensive range of legal services to meet today’s business needs. The firm has an extensive network of international contacts in more than 250 cities in 80 countries across the globe, allowing their lawyers to develop an interesting international legal practice, in which is essential the teamwork with the inclusion of experts in each area.
It is a meritocratic firm where the lawyers are trained to be proactive in the best interests of clients. The firm is on top of legal and business developments and provides information on changes in the legal framework and policies, informing the effects that these changes might have for its clients and their projects.
The intellectual property services are provided through its sister firm Sargent & Krahn, which is the top firm in this field in Chile. Its services encompass: trademarks; patents, utility models and industrial designs; pharmaceutical law; copyrights; information technology; domain names; contracts; unfair competition and consumer protection; litigation; geographical indications; designations of origin and plant breeder’s rights.
Main areas of practice
Corporate/M&A: Cariola is recognised as a leader in M&A transactions including structuring and resolving corporate issues, acquisitions strategies and purchase offers of large and medium-sized companies, public and private tender offers, analysis of contingencies, obtaining regulatory approvals, negotiation and drafting of contracts, shareholder agreements, private equity and structuring transaction financing and guarantees in multiple jurisdictions.
Finance and capital markets: Cariola advises banks and financial institutions, as well as borrowers, on financial laws and regulations in Chile, and assists in the preparation and execution of terms sheets, syndicated loan, securitisation, project financing in infrastructure and energy, mining, gas, IPO, bonds, underwriting, private placements, structured financing transactions and trade finance.
Antitrust and competition: Cariola advises clients both in litigation and out of court, with the goal of ensuring that their businesses comply with the regulations governing market competition. It also deals with many relevant cases before the competent administrative authorities and courts.
Litigation and arbitration: Cariola has successfully represented national and international companies and is active in mediation, arbitration and complex litigation matters: civil; commercial; sophisticated M&A transactions; shareholders disputes; stock exchange; corporate governance responsibility; administrative; intellectual property; mining; energy; environmental and insurance, among others.
Mining and natural resources: Cariola has vast experience representing international clients in mining providing comprehensive advice in exploration, development, financing and operations of mining projects.
Energy (power, oil, gas and water): Cariola represents local and international clients in the energy area (hydro, solar, wind, biomass, thermal and geothermal) in the whole process from development, financing, permits processes of greenfield projects for both conventional and non- conventional energy to regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions and dispute resolution.Av. Andrés Bello 2711, 19 Floor, Las Condes
Tel: +562 23604000