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DLA Piper (Chile) is a full-service law firm that renders sophisticated and highly customised legal services in almost every area of the law, helping companies to meet their strategic goals while delivering quality and value.

Our firm is formed by a team of attorneys with outstanding professional and academic backgrounds, strong commitment to ethics, and specialisation in different areas of law.

Our firm is based in Santiago, a key city for investors doing business throughout Latin America. Thanks to DLA Piper’s global platform, 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 also has a presence in Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico, México, Argentina and Brazil.

Main practice areas

Corporate

Our team of highly experienced lawyers handles the most sophisticated corporate transactions.

Services

  • 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.

Services

  • Conventional and renewable energy
  • Natural gas and LNG
  • Mining
  • Environment

Regulated markets and antitrust

Our practice encompasses all areas of antitrust law and regulatory matters, including litigation before the Antitrust Court (TDLC), defence in investigations, advice on negotiating agreements with the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office and notification of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. 

Services

  • Competition/antitrust
  • Telecommunications
  • Public concessions
  • PPPs
  • 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.

Services

  • Civil and commercial trials
  • Arbitration/alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Consumer and unfair competition laws
  • Trademark and patent trials

Labour and immigration

We partner with our clients, wherever they do business, to find solutions and manage risks around employment. 

Services

  • Comprehensive corporate advice on labour and social security matters
  • Assistance in business reorganisations
  • Collective negotiations
  • Expatriation and immigration of workers
  • Executive compensation plans
  • Litigation
  • Labour taxation
  • Due diligence and audits

Tax

We provide tax advisory and reorganisation 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.

Services

  • Tax consultancy
  • Tax reorganisation
  • 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 including tax planning and implementation, title studies, urban development, construction and commercialisation.

Services

  • Infrastructure projects
  • Real estate advice and projects
  • Construction contracts (eg, standard, EPC, BOT)
  • Urban development.

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