Professional Notice

PAGBAM Schwencke Chile


PAGBAM Schwencke Chile (PAGBAM Schwencke) is the result of an integration between Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM) and Schwencke & Cia in November 2020, the first of this kind in Argentina and Chile. PAGBAM is one of the largest and most dynamic full-service law firms offering coordinated legal advice, with offices in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and New York. Schwencke & Cia is a full-service Chilean law firm, with proven tradition and experience in representing local and international clients with interests in Chile. PAGBAM Schwencke is different from other local firms and not only in terms of efficiency and responsiveness. The firm has a market reputation for standing right next to their clients in challenging situations, for having strong values and an active commitment to the community. The firm ranks among the top-tier law firms in Chile. Owing to its multidisciplinary teams, in-depth knowledge of key industries, language capabilities and hard-work culture, PAGBAM Schwencke offers the best service to clients with respect to their most significant business transactions, most critical disputes and most challenging legal issues.

Important features of the team include:

  • The team advises Tier1 clients on various of their more delicate issues.
  • Significant exposure to international customers demanding best practice standards in every aspect.
  • Vast experience in legal technical matters and – something not that common in the Chilean practice – significant experience in business matters.
  • Insight knowledge of the legal and business community in Chile. 
  • Gender balance and practice areas to serve corporate customers with the highest standards.
  • In-house counsel experience.


Administrative Law: PAGBAM Schwencke has ample experience in administrative and public law matters and economic regulation affecting companies operating in regulated and non-regulated markets. 

Antitrust & consumer protection: PAGBAM Schwencke represents clients in complex antitrust litigation and administrative investigations, including merger clearances. 

Banking and finance: PAGBAM Schwencke advises leading banks and financial institutions on a wide variety of financings, involving multiple types of facilities, currencies, collateral and jurisdictions as well as on banking, foreign exchange and securities regulations, project finance, real estate finance, derivatives and corporate and trade finance.

Compliance: PAGBAM Schwencke advises clients on compliance, responsibility, corporate ethics of directors and officers, corporate criminal liability and money laundering.

Corporate: PAGBAM Schwencke advises clients in setting up different types of entities, corporate governance, including shareholders’ meetings, advice to boards and relationships with shareholders as well as day-to-day corporate law matters.

Energy: PAGBAM Schwencke has solid expertise in all segments of the energy business. It also advises clients in relation to mining law and national and international renewable energy regulatory frameworks.

Labour & Employment: PAGBAM Schwencke has a leading labour law department, advising clients on labour and social security-related litigation, the implementation of incentives and benefit plans, and handling negotiations with unions and employees. 

Litigation & arbitration: PAGBAM Schwencke is responsible for complex litigation and all types of legal disputes and court proceedings. PAGBAM Schwencke also assists its clients in the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. 

Mergers & acquisitions: PAGBAM Schwencke is highly regarded for its experience in sophisticated, complex and innovative M&A transactions in a wide variety of industries where clients need the highest quality skills and expertise.

Private equity and venture capital: PAGBAM Schwencke advises on the full range of PE and VC investment-related activities and complex investment structures.

Tax: The group has extensive practice in advising on complex tax issues and the resolution of tax controversies.

Technology & Data Protection: PAGBAM Schwencke provides a full range of legal on issues related to the update on the regulation of personal data, data transfers, privacy issues, and litigation for internet content and services.

Other notable key practices areas include business law and real estate, capital markets, conservation of natural resources, customs, insolvency and debt restructuring, insurance, IP, project finance and IP.
Isidora Goyenechea 3000 24th floor, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile, 7550050
Tel: +56 2 3263 1607

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