Since its inception, Aninat Schwencke & Cia (ASYC) has focused on providing creative and feasible solutions to its clients in a complete range of practice areas, covering the most complex legal and business challenges. ASYC's lawyers, recruited from the best universities in Chile and abroad, most of them holders of LLM degrees from the best law schools of the US and Europe, support the firm’s clients in a personal, innovative and precise way so as to assist them in all their requirements, and in their long-term strategic objectives. This experience also allows the firm to maintain strong working relationships with major law firms in the US, Europe and Latin America, as well as to provide our clients with integrated cross-border solutions and offer them unique resources required for every stage of their businesses.
Main areas of practice
Antitrust/competition: The law and jurisprudence of this practice area are in continue development; the firm’s partners and associates are trained and experienced in both national and international antitrust law, allowing the firm to prepare defence strategies and counsel with respect to both local legislation and from a comparative perspective.
Banking and finance: The firm has an extensive practice in all kinds of banking transactions, like acquisition financing, general bank lending, project financing and refinancing, representing major companies and financial institutions.
Capital markets: The firm is renowned for its experience covering key areas of capital markets, like debt and equity, derivatives, securitisation, and structured finance, representing underwriters, financial institutions and companies in the local capital market and also in cross-border transactions.
Corporate/M&A: The firm has extensive experience in M&A, for both public institutions and private equity (including venture capital) matters. This includes company acquisitions, dispositions and related financing arrangements, capitalisations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements, among others.
Dispute resolution: Due to its continued success, the litigation and dispute resolution team has a tremendous recognition. The team represents major local and international blue-chip companies in all proceedings, whether civil, commercial, consumer protection, construction, tax, environmental, criminal, competition and contentious-administrative matters. Our practice also includes both domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Energy/natural resources: The firm is recognised for providing counsel to its energy clients in complex transactions and agreements due to its in-depth, expertise and vast experience. The team have structured and legally engineered sophisticated agreements, allowing projects to develop and obtain financing through commercial mechanisms implemented for the first time in Chile.
Investment funds: ASYC is one of the most experienced firms in Chile in investment funds and domestic and foreign capital, including venture capital, private equity and real estate. Members of the firm have been engaged in this field since the investment fund industry first began in Chile.
Labour and employment: The attorneys of this team work exclusively on labour matters, whether providing counsel for all labour, social security and union issues, or representing clients in employment litigation and administrative procedures.
Tax: The firm provides practical and sophisticated tax counsel that includes litigation, tax planning and strategies, liquidations and corporate restructuring.www.asyc.com