Market: Chile

Setting up shop in a time of crisis

Opening a law firm during uncertain times might seem like a risky strategy, yet many lawyers took the bold decision to open a new office in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic. Latin Lawyer spoke to partners from some of the firms that launched over the last two years, learning about the importance of technology to overcome challenges, how to create a law firm culture whilst working from home as well as unexpected surprises from their opportunistic arrival into the market.

29 June 2022

Morales & Besa promotes tax partner

Chilean Elite firm Morales & Besa has appointed a senior associate as partner and head of its tax department.

28 June 2022

Peruvian airport gets cross-border loan

Three Latin American firms have helped Peruvian airport services provider Talma obtain a US$135 million financing to repay existing debt.

27 June 2022

LATAM Airlines wins Chapter 11 plan approval

Over two years after it sought Chapter 11 protection in New York, LATAM Airlines has received court approval of a restructuring plan that will facilitate the injection of about US$8 billion through a capital increase, the issuance of convertible bonds and new debt.

22 June 2022

Chile’s Ameris Capital enters Mexico and gets loan

Chilean private equity fund Ameris Capital has enlisted Cuatrecasas (Chile) to get a US$27 million syndicated loan, which came just weeks after the investor entered the Mexican market.

22 June 2022

Bofill Mir hires general manager and appoints director

Three months after the partners of Chilean firm Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana Abogados went their separate ways, one of the breakaway firms – Bofill Mir Abogados – has appointed a new corporate director and hired a general manager.

17 June 2022

Guerrero Olivos bolsters public law group

Chilean Elite firm Guerrero Olivos has strengthened its public law and regulated markets team by hiring a law professor as senior counsel.

16 June 2022

Gold Fields-Yamana merger calls on multiple LatAm firms

A slew of international and Latin American law firms has helped South African miner Gold Fields acquire Canadian counterpart Yamana Gold for US$5.7 billion in a deal that gives it assets across several jurisdictions in the region.

09 June 2022

DAC Beachcroft hires from Zurich Chile

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has boosted its Latin American insurance practice by hiring an in-house counsel from Zurich Chile as partner in Santiago.

08 June 2022

Alto Maipo gets court approval of Chapter 11 restructuring

Chilean hydroelectric project operator Alto Maipo has had its Chapter 11 plan approved by a Delaware court, after the company modified language related to third party releases in response to an objection by the US trustee.

08 June 2022

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