DLA Piper BAZ|NLD is a business law firm that renders sophisticated and highly customized legal services in almost every area of the law, helping companies meet their strategic goals while delivering quality and value.
In 2017, BAZ (Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers) joined the law firm DLA Piper under the name BAZ|DLA Piper, becoming part of DLA Piper’s global network while maintaining our local identity in Chile. A year after this integration, BAZ|DLA Piper merged with Noguera, Larrain & Dulanto (NLD), taking on the name DLA Piper BAZ|NLD. The combined firm allows DLA Piper, in Latin America, to more effectively address the growing demands from local and international clients for comprehensive advice across a range of practices.
Our firm is based in Santiago, a key city for investors doing business throughout Latin America. Thanks to DLA Piper’s global platform, moreover, we can extend our reach to more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. In Latin America, DLA Piper has a presence in Colombia, Perú, Puerto Rico, México, Argentina and Brazil.
Main areas of practice
Our team of highly experienced lawyers handles the most sophisticated corporate transactions. The work of our strong M&A team spans a range of industries, and we also bring notable experience in venture capital and corporate governance as well as knowledge of Chile’s investment environment.
- Corporate law
- Financing and credit
- Investment funds
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Corporate governance
- Foreign investment
- Capital Markets
- Private equity
- Venture Capital
• ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
In an ever-changing market for energy /oil and gas, we leverage our local knowledge of the Chilean marketplace with the vast experience of DLA Piper’s global Energy Sector.
- Conventional energy
- Renewable energy
- Natural Gas and LNG
• REGULATED MARKETS AND ANTITRUST
Our practice encompasses all areas of antitrust law and regulatory matters, including litigation before the Antitrust Court (TDLC), defense in investigations, advice on negotiating agreements with the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) and notification of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. We also advise clients in their voluntary consultations with the TDLC.
- Competition / antitrust
- Public concessions
- Regulated markets
- Administrative public law
- Public contracting
- Data protection and information privacy
• RESOLUTION OF CONTROVERSIES
We represent and defend the interests of our clients in litigious matters before courts, Chilean and international arbitrations, as well as before special courts.
- Civil and commercial trials
- Arbitration / alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
- Consumer and unfair competition laws
- Trademark and patent trials
• LABOR AND IMMIGRATION
We partner with our clients, wherever they do business, to find solutions and manage risks around employment. Our work addresses the spectrum of labor issues, from taxation and collective negotiations to expatriation and executive compensation.
- Comprehensive corporate advice on labor and Social Security matters
- Assistance in business reorganizations
- Collective negotiations
- Expatriation and immigration of workers
- Executive compensation plans
- Labor taxation
- Due diligence and audits
We provide tax advisory and reorganization services both at a corporate and individual level, designing and implementing strategies to address the development of investment projects and the daily activities of companies and individuals. In addition, we advise on the resolution of controversies that may arise with the Chilean supervising body and before the Tributary Courts.
- Tax consultancy
- Tax reorganization
- Double taxation agreements
- Cross-border agreements and transfer pricing
- Tax litigation
• INFRASTRUCTURE, REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION
We advise our clients in the development of real estate and infrastructure projects from their initial phase to their final sale. Our work on real estate projects includes tax planning and implementation, title studies, urban development, construction, and commercialization.
- Infrastructure projects
- Real estate advice
- Real estate projects
- Construction contracts (eg, standard, EPC, BOT)
- Urban development