An established local player that benefits from the footprint of a global law firm across 46 countries, Baker McKenzie (Chile) boasts several strong practice areas. Its transactional offering is consistently strong, while its litigation, mining, energy and real estate departments make it a full-service outfit.
Baker McKenzie continues to push its lawyers to deepen their practices with an industry focus instead of sticking to 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 telecoms industry groups.
The Chilean office attracts some big international names, including Mexican bakery group Bimbo, Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem, Spanish energy group Enagás, US food processor Cargill, and global banks like HSBC and BBVA.
For Baker McKenzie, in Chile and globally, investing in technology has been a priority for some years. Clients can use its eDiscovery Technology Services tool, which provides them with solutions to information governance and litigation technology issues.
In addition to its outpost in Chile, Baker McKenzie’s Latin American footprint includes offices in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. It operates in cooperation with Brazilian firm Trench Rossi Watanabe.