An established local player that benefits from the footprint of a global law firm across 47 countries, Baker McKenzie’s Chilean office has a lot going for it. Its transactional offering is consistently strong, while its dispute resolution, mining, energy and real estate departments make the firm a well-rounded full-service outfit that has a good partner to associate ratio.
Baker McKenzie continues to push its lawyers to deepen their practices with an industry focus, instead of sticking to rigid traditional areas of law. The Chilean office has a long-standing reputation for mining and infrastructure work, although it has been carving out specialised energy, financial institutions and TMT industry groups for some years now.
The Chilean office attracts some big international names, multinational conglomerate General Electric, global banks HSBC and BBVA, and Singaporean port operator PSA International. Chilean insurance company Grupo Security is an important local client.
Investing in technology remains a priority for Baker McKenzie, both in Chile and globally. Clients can make use of its eDiscovery Technology Services tool, which provides clients with solutions to information governance and litigation technology issues.
As well as its base in Chile, Baker McKenzie LLP’s Latin American footprint includes offices in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. It operates in cooperation with Trench Rossi Watanabe in Brazil.