Based in Santiago, DLA Piper Chile is part of a global firm whose objective is to provide legal services of excellence in practically all the specialities and areas of law that are necessary to deliver integral assistance to companies. Composed by lawyers with important professional and academic careers who have a high level of technical specialisation in the different specialties of law, acquired in their professional practice in Chile and abroad, as well as postgraduate studies in the most prestigious Chilean as well as foreign universities.
In 2017, BAZ (Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers) joined the law firm DLA Piper under the name BAZ|DLA Piper, becoming part of DLA Piper’s global network while maintaining our local identity in Chile. This agreement positions us to assist Chilean companies in their legal needs, not only locally but wherever they wish to do business.
A year after this integration, BAZ|DLA Piper merged with the prestigious Noguera, Larrain & Dulanto (NLD) law firm, with both operating as one under the name DLA Piper Chile.
The extensive experience of DLA Piper in key areas of commercial law, as well as its integrated platform worldwide in more than 40 countries, allows us to offer personalised advice to the specific needs of our clients, quickly and accurately, conserving the knowledge of the business models and the culture of our clients.
DLA Piper Chile’s mission is to continue improving our services, growing our team and offering clients efficient, effective legal services at the local, regional and global levels.
Main practice areas
Our team of highly experienced lawyers handles the most sophisticated corporate transactions. The work of our strong M&A team spans a range of industries, and we also bring notable experience in venture capital and corporate governance as well as knowledge of Chile’s investment environment.
- Corporate law
- Financing and credit
- Investment funds
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Corporate governance
- Foreign investment
- Capital markets
- Private equity
- Venture capital.
Energy and natural resources
In an ever-changing market for energy/oil and gas, we leverage our local knowledge of the Chilean marketplace with the vast experience of DLA Piper’s global energy sector. We are acutely familiar with projects and infrastructure opportunities in Chile, as well as the challenges of working with clients that have interests and operations here. In the increasingly active renewables market, DLA Piper Chile lawyers have taken part in some of the most significant deals in Chile.
- Conventional and renewable energy
- Natural gas and LNG
Regulated markets and antitrust
Our practice encompasses all areas of antitrust law and regulatory matters, including litigation before the Antitrust Court (TDLC), defence in investigations, advice on negotiating agreements with the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office and notification of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
- Public concessions
- Regulated markets
- Administrative public law
- Public contracting
- Data protection and information privacy.
Resolution of controversies
We represent and defend the interests of our clients in litigious matters before courts, Chilean and international arbitrations, as well as before special courts.
- Civil and commercial trials
- Arbitration/alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
- Consumer and unfair competition laws
- Trademark and patent trials.
Labour and immigration
We collaborate with our clients, wherever they do business, to find solutions and manage risks around employment.
- Comprehensive corporate advice on labour and social security matters
- Assistance in business reorganisations
- Collective negotiations
- Expatriation and immigration of workers
- Executive compensation plans
- Labour taxation
- Due diligence and audits.
We provide tax advisory and reorganisation services both at a corporate and individual level, designing and implementing strategies to address the development of investment projects and the daily activities of companies and individuals.
- Tax consultancy
- Tax reorganisation
- Double taxation agreements
- Cross-border agreements and transfer pricing
- Tax litigation.
Infrastructure, real estate and construction
We advise our clients in the development of real estate and infrastructure projects including tax planning and implementation, title studies, urban development, construction and commercialisation.
- Infrastructure projects
- Real estate advice and projects
- Construction contracts (eg, standard, EPC, BOT)
- Urban development.
We support clients in crisis management, provide guidance in the event of an investigation (whether by national or international authorities) and offer advice on becoming fully compliant with specific regulations, no matter where in the world you operate.
- Representation of individuals and legal entities in criminal investigations and court proceedings.
- Advice on corporate compliance for the criminal liability of legal entities.
- Advice and execution of internal investigations in matters related to corporate compliance.
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