Chilean firm Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos has joined forces with Latin American IT solutions company Cognitiva to create a project to streamline legal processes using artificial intelligence.
Chile’s competition authority has prohibited a merger for the first time since its merger control procedure came into effect in June 2017.
In a fast-changing world, the Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2018 have shown themselves willing to take innovative steps to defend their leading positions.
Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos has helped French hotel group AccorHotels partner with Chilean investment manager Algeciras to acquire Chile’s Atton Hoteles for US$365 million.
Argentine firm Allende & Brea and Chilean counterpart Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos have joined Brussels-based international labour law network L&E Global.
Power company Enel Chile has hired Winston & Strawn LLP in New York and Carey in Santiago to carry out a corporate reorganisation worth US$3.8 billion that sees it increase its stake in Enel Generación Chile and merge with renewables company Enel Green Power Latin America.
The next country we turn to in our country-by-country tour of the region’s legal markets, as analysed in the latest edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, is Chile.
German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has hired Norton Rose Fulbright in Frankfurt and London as lead counsel to issue bonds worth €275 million (US$342 million).
Chilean new year promotions are favouring corporate and tax lawyers as M&A work picks up and the OECD’s BEPS project looms large.
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.