As part of Garrigues’ expansion in Latin America, in March 2016, the firm closed the deal to integrate the Chilean firm Avendaño Merino, one of the most innovative and prestigious law firms in Chile, into its network of offices. This was one more step in the firm’s plans to expand in Latin America and an important milestone in terms of its goal to become the reference firm in this region.
Garrigues Chile offers expert multidisciplinary advice, providing support to both local clients and international investors on entering and pursuing their business activities in the Chilean market. In recent months, Garrigues’ immediate positioning as one of the leading firms in Chile has been clear, having provided advice on some of the highest level projects and matters, acted as legal counsel to top-tier international and domestic clients who are industry leaders in Latin America.
Garrigues’ team in Chile now comprises 40 professionals, all highly respected in the local legal services market and with extensive expertise in the area of international investment.
The firm has more than 150 professionals in the whole of Latin America, distributed among its five offices: Santiago de Chile, Bogota, Lima, Mexico City and São Paulo. Garrigues has the largest network of own offices in the region among the major European law firms. It also has its own offices in Spain (in 18 cities), Belgium, China (Beijing and Shanghai), Portugal, Poland, Morocco, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Practice areas and industries
Garrigues’ office in Chile offers a broad range of business law advisory services, with a team of professionals specialising in: corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, banking and finance, capital markets, tax, projects, energy, mining law, real estate, litigation and arbitration.