Market: Chile

Has the pandemic really changed how lawyers think about technology?

Featured in Technology 2021

The legal industry has been slower to embrace digital transformation than most, but in the last 18 months has undergone a profound change. Has the covid-19 pandemic helped dispel lawyers’ cultural aversion to technology once and for all?

15 July 2021

The pain point: how to overcome technology shortfalls

Featured in Technology 2021

Data suggests most in-house counsel in Latin America have complaints about the inter-operability, budget, risk or efficiency of the technology tools they use. Why do these problems arise and how can company lawyers overcome them?

15 July 2021

CMS Carey & Allende and Cuatrecasas in Andean renewables deal

Chilean law firm CMS Carey & Allende has helped local renewables developer Verano Capital sign an agreement with Yinson Renewables, which hired three Cuatrecasas offices, to develop several solar projects in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

15 July 2021

Five firms help Chilean wind farm operator to green bond offering

US law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP and Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil in Santiago have helped renewables company Inversiones Latin America Power (LAP) issue green bonds worth US$404 million.

08 July 2021

Morales & Besa appoints capital markets partner

Morales & Besa has promoted one lawyer to partner, strengthening its capital markets department.

06 July 2021

Heineken subsidiary increases stake in Chilean brewer

Milbank in New York and Claro & Cía in Santiago have helped Chilean investment group Inversiones y Rentas (IRSA) – owned by Chilean conglomerate Quiñenco and the local subsidiary of Heineken – launch a tender offer to pay up to US$151 million to increase its stake in beverage business Compañía Cervecerías Unidas (CCU).

06 July 2021

Chilean bank investor gets interim protection amid restructuring

A Chilean financial holding company controlled by billionaire Alvaro Saieh has secured court protection in Delaware to fend off any potential collection attempts by foreign creditors, as it works to restructure more than US$1.8 billion in debt.

06 July 2021

Insurtech start-up Betterfly gets new funding in Chile

US firm Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP has helped Chilean purpose-driven benefit platform Betterfly raise US$60 million in a funding round.

30 June 2021

Chilean biotech company lands equity investment

Chilean biotechnology company Phage Technologies has relied on Carey in Santiago to raise US$30 million in an equity financing round.

30 June 2021

Post-coronavirus wealth taxes could be a case of when, not if

The financial strain of the covid-19 pandemic has forced governments in Latin America to dig deep to cover costs. As a growing debt pile looms ever larger, some countries in the region are floating a tax on the wealthy to help foot the bill, one of several ways private wealth counsel in the region is evolving. Emily Darby reports on a practice area experiencing big changes.

29 June 2021

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