DLA Piper (Chile) has maintained its impressive strong banking and finance and corporate core, despite recent changes to the partnership. The firm benefits from DLA Piper’s international footprint – with offices across six Latin American nations.
Less than three years after NLD Abogados joined forces with DLA Piper, two partners left to relaunch their former outfit in 2021. DLA Piper (Chile)’s remaining partners continue to provide clients with a good transactional offering alongside expertise in antitrust, labour and tax.
The firm’s white-collar crime practice group helps it stand out from competitors, as does its expertise in venture capital work. International funds and local and foreign start-ups count on the team for transactions in this field.
A partner promotion at the end of 2021 in its energy and natural resources department reflects the increased client demand for this area of expertise. Its M&A and infrastructure teams also remained active in 2021 as the Chilean economy recovered from stagnation caused by the covid-19 pandemic.
According to a recent study, “Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies”, published by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association, which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer, DLA Piper (Chile) represents 6% of the region’s largest business. LATAM Airlines is one big name on this group’s roster.
Year on year, praise from clients reflects the level of satisfaction with DLA Piper (Chile). One client says the firm’s advice is “always timely and easy to translate into business decisions.”
Alliances and networks
DLA Piper (Chile) is part of global firm DLA Piper’s growing network in Latin America. There are also offices in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, as well as a cooperation agreement with Brazilian firm Campos Mello Advogados.