Garrigues’ transactional offering in Chile continues to impress local and international clients. Combined with its firm’s footprint across all four Pacific Alliance countries, as well as its original Spanish roots, the Santiago office rightly deserves a place among the nation’s top outfits. Besides its transactional divisions, strong tax, disputes and real estate departments make this a well-rounded firm.
In 2021, Garrigues’ banking and finance and capital markets teams in Chile saw a steady flow of transactions, with the renewables sector providing the majority of the work.
Garrigues was the second most popular Chilean firm among the largest banking institutions in Latin America according to the research “Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Banks”, conducted by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer. Santander, Banco del Estado and Scotiabank are examples of banks that regularly turn to the firm. Meanwhile, according to a similar research project by LACCA, “Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest 100 companies”, Garrigues (Chile) represents nine of the region’s biggest companies – ranking in the top five Chilean firms.
The firm’s international position continues to attract talent. Secondments are offered to lawyers to work in other Garrigues offices, and the vast majority accept this opportunity. Integration continues to be a priority for Garrigues globally and all lawyers must spend several weeks in Madrid as part of their training when they first join the firm.
In addition to Santiago, Garrigues has offices in Bogotá, Lima and Mexico City, as well as a foreign law consultancy in São Paulo.