Market: Chile

Pro bono: A critical state

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Necessity is often considered the greatest driver of innovation. As a result of covid-19, the traditional service model for legal advice across all practice areas has had to evolve, pro bono included. Lawyers who work in this field are having to adapt to continue to provide access to justice for vulnerable people in today’s digitalised and distressed world.

22 February 2021

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center's Pro Bono Survey 2020

Featured in Pro bono 2020

The latest results from our annual research indicate that despite a year of unique and severe challenges, law firms are as committed as ever to doing pro bono. We report on what firms are doing to push their efforts to the next level.

22 February 2021

Chile launches first tariff stabilisation bond

Holland & Knight LLP in New York has helped state-owned Chile Electricity raise US$489 million in Latin America’s first-ever tariff stabilisation financing, after the government established a law in late 2019 capping electricity prices after national social unrest.

18 February 2021

Promotions at LatAm firms spiked at year-end

Latin Lawyer has recorded a 38% increase in end-of-year promotions to partner level at Latin American law firms, while the proportion of women lawyers elevated to the top rank dropped compared to the previous year’s figures.

15 February 2021

Three Chilean firms in motorway financing

Morales & Besa has helped a Chilean concessionaire issue project bonds for US$340 million to pay for debt related to the construction of a motorway.

15 February 2021

US company gets financing for data centre in Chile

Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui has hired Chile’s Carey to provide a loan to the local subsidiary of US data centre provider EdgeConneX to fund the development of a data centre in Santiago.

11 February 2021

Partners leave DLA Piper Chile to relaunch NLD Abogados

DLA Piper (Chile) partners Paulo Larraín and José Pablo Dulanto have left along with a group of lawyers to re-establish their former firm – NLD Abogados – less than three years after joining the international firm’s platform.

04 February 2021

Norwegian investor buys Chilean renewables in billion-dollar deal

Slaughter & May in London and Claro & Cía in Santiago have helped Norwegian renewables investor Aker Horizons snap up Chilean wind and solar assets by acquiring a controlling stake in Ireland’s Mainstream Renewables for 1 billion euros (US$1.1 billion).

03 February 2021

Several firms in Canada-Chile waste management deal

Canadian waste management company EBI Operations has hired Lavery Lawyers in Montreal and Honorato Delaveau in Santiago to acquire a majority stake in Chilean counterpart Cosemar Group.

03 February 2021

Chilean telecoms group WOM gets financing ahead of 5G trial

Guerrero Olivos in Santiago has helped Chilean telecoms group WOM obtain a US$450 million financing, the proceeds of which it will use to bid for local telecoms contracts as Chile goes ahead with Latin America’s first 5G test zone.

02 February 2021

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