Professional Notice

Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos


“Cariola represents Latin America’s biggest companies in Chile", LACCA.

“Cariola is one of the top firms in Chile”, a client says in Chambers Latin America.

“An excellent firm with very dedicated and knowledgeable lawyers", a client says for Latin Lawyer.

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos is one of Chile’s leading business law firms and a full-service firm with more than 95 lawyers and a staff with 250 people. It delivers high-quality legal advice to its clients providing a comprehensive range of legal services to meet today’s business needs. The firm has an extensive network of international contacts in more than 250 cities in 80 countries across the globe, allowing their lawyers to develop an interesting international legal practice, in which teamwork is essential, with the inclusion of experts in each area.

It is a meritocratic firm where the lawyers are trained to be proactive in the best interests of clients. The firm is on top of legal and business developments and provides information on changes in the legal framework and policies, informing the effects that these changes might have for its clients and their projects.

The intellectual property services are provided through its sister firm Sargent & Krahn, which is the top firm in this field in Chile. Its services encompass: trademarks; patents, life sciences; utility models and industrial designs; pharmaceutical law; copyrights; technology, privacy, cybersecurity and media; domain names; contracts; unfair competition and consumer protection; litigation; geographical indications; designations of origin and plant breeder’s rights.

The firm’s technology, privacy and media practice has grown fiercely over the years and its specialist team, provides advice in negotiation of IT services, licences and compliance. In connection to this matter, Cariola has teamed up with Cognitiva, an IBM partner, at the forefront of developing legal services solutions using artificial intelligence in Spanish, primarily using Watson technology.

Main areas of practice

Banking, finance and capital markets; corporate/M&A; constitutional law; regulatory law; technology, privacy and media; closely held and family businesses; energy; hotels, resorts and casinos; real estate and urban development; insolvency; foreign investment; labour and social security; competition/antitrust; litigation and arbitration; environmental; mining; fisheries and aquaculture; Asia-Pacific desk; white collar and compliance; insurance; transportation and infrastructure; and taxation.

Key contacts

Francisco J Illanes
Senior partner
[email protected]
Tel: +562 2360 4040

Juan Pablo Matus
Managing partner
[email protected]
Tel: +562 2368 3588

Av. Andrés Bello 2711, 19 Floor, Las Condes
Tel: +562 23604000
[email protected]

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