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Vial y Compañía and Morales & Besa in port operator finance

17 January 2018

Chilean firm Vial y Compañía Abogados has helped port operator Inversiones Neltume obtain a loan worth US$82 million.

Guerrero Olivos builds new IP practice after split

Guerrero Olivos builds new IP practice after split

16 January 2018

Guerrero Olivos has hired an associate from Alessandri to lead its new IP group after a split with association firm Garay Guerrero left it without the practice.

Five Chilean firms promote

Five Chilean firms promote

15 January 2018

Chilean new year promotions are favouring corporate and tax lawyers as M&A work picks up and the OECD’s BEPS project looms large.

US private equity buys Chilean tech provider after loan deal

15 January 2018

Morales & Besa has helped US private equity fund Accel-KKR’s Chilean subsidiary acquire full ownership of Chilean technology services provider I-Mid for US$120 million.

Telefonica not dominant, rules Chile’s Supreme Court

Telefonica not dominant, rules Chile’s Supreme Court

12 January 2018

Chile’s Supreme Court upheld the competition tribunal’s 2016 ruling that a Telefonica subsidiary’s termination of thousands of mobile lines did not constitute an abuse of dominance.

Chile’s Viña San Pedro attracts Chinese distillery

Chile’s Viña San Pedro attracts Chinese distillery

11 January 2018

Grandall in Nanjing and Carey in Santiago have helped China’s Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery acquire a 12.5% interest in Chilean wine-producer Viña San Pedro Tarapacá (VSPT) for US$65 million.

Santander’s Chilean car financing arm makes inaugural issue

10 January 2018

Garrigues (Chile) has helped the car financing arm of Spanish banking group Santander Consumer register an inaugural 30 trillion pesos (US$48 million) bond programme and make a 5 trillion pesos (US$8 million) issuance under it.

Former Spanish PM leaves DLA Piper as senior advisor

Former Spanish PM leaves DLA Piper as senior advisor

09 January 2018

Former Spanish Prime Minister José Maria Aznar has left his role as senior advisor at DLA Piper LLP.

China snaps up transmission line assets in Chile

China snaps up transmission line assets in Chile

09 January 2018

Linklaters in Hong Kong and New York, Guerrero Olivos in Santiago and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima have helped China Southern Power Grid acquire Canadian private equity investor Brookfield’s 27.8% interest in Chilean transmission company Transelec for US$1.3 billion.

Larrain y Asociados behind Sacyr loan

09 January 2018

Larrain y Asociados Abogados has helped a syndicate of banks grant a US$75 million loan to Spanish construction group Sacyr’s subsidiary in Chile.