Barros & Errázuriz is one of the most important law firms in Chile. It has developed a strong full-service, business-oriented practice, with a mix of local and international clients, advising multinational corporations, financial institutions and local companies on a broad range of matters. It is considered as a leading law firm in the fields of capital markets, corporate, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, financing, energy, real estate, environment, telecommunications and infrastructure, as well as in antitrust and dispute resolution. The firm has close links with firms in Latin America, the US and Europe. It is a member of Affinitas, a Latin American alliance, and Taxand, a global tax practice network.
Antitrust: Distinguished record in advising on major antitrust and competition law cases before Chilean antitrust agencies.
Banking and finance: Renowned experience obtaining syndicated credits with or without guarantees, bilateral credits, financing of projects and placement bonds with different domestic and international financial institutions.
Capital markets: Involvement in ADR programmes, local and international bond offerings, IPO of local companies and tender offers of publicly traded companies. B&E has strong expertise in securities law and has advised publicly traded companies, stockbrokers, and a substantial portion of the mutual and close investment funds that operate in Chile.
Corporate: Experience as counsel to a variety of clients in real estate and construction, stock brokerage and investment funds, pharmaceuticals, media enterprises (TV), private ports, hotel and tourism, agricultural and forestry, among others.
Compliance: Offers legal advice in the following areas of Compliance; crime prevention, competition law, labour law, corporate governance, financial and capital market regulation, technology and data protection, legislation on consumer protection, legislation on public law.
Energy and public utilities: Acts as counsel to electricity generating companies, water, sewage and gas companies.
Environmental: Offers legal advice to ensure full compliance with environmental regulations in the development of electrical, shipping, mining, forestry, real estate, chemical and concession projects.
Infrastructure: Has advised sponsors, public works concessionaires and lenders in connection with inter urban and urban highways, prisons, ports, airports, energy and mining facilities.
Innovation and entrepreneurship: Legal advice to its clients on their projects throughout all their stages of development. The firm has worked and maintained close contact with different incubators, accelerators and investors from Chile, highlighting the work with StartUp-Chile, the leading accelerator in Latin America.
Labour and employment: Possesses exceptional expertise in labour and employment matters, including collective bargaining, union affairs, litigation and due-diligence processes for private and state-owned firms.
Litigation and arbitration: Acts in a wide range of cases before civil courts and regulatory agencies. Specialisation in commercial litigation, insolvency and corporate restructuring cases. It also counsels clients in local and international arbitrations.
M&A: Involvement in many of the largest M&A in Chile, including private acquisitions in cross-border takeovers of listed companies, acquisitions of controlling and minority interests, divestitures and corporate restructuring programmes.
Public law: Provides permanent legal advice to private parties and government agencies in a wide range of constitutional and administrative law matters, including regulatory issues.
Mining, water rights and indigenous affairs: Vast experience in the legal advice required by mining and water companies in all their stages of development.
Real estate: Gives permanent legal advice to constructors and real estate developers. It also works with public and private funds involved in major real estate developments.
Tax: Draws on rich experience in advising on tax planning and tax litigation. B&E also provides tax advice to local and international clients on incorporations, acquisitions, reorganisation and liquidations.
Telecommunications: Advice to Satellite Broadband Operators, Internet Service Providers, Mobile (voice and data) Operators, Telecom infrastructure Operators (Fiber/Towers), TV Stations, Radio Stations, Virtual Mobile Operators, among others.
Technology and data privacy: Legal advice in the negotiation and closing of any kind of business involving the use, incorporation and/or contracting of new information technologies. B&E also provides advice in matters that include data protection, cybersecurity, privacy related to companies’ collaborators, clients and providers.
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