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Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Pace-setting name in the M&A space with a leading position in local and regional acquisitions. Regularly advises on cross-border takeovers of listed companies, acquisitions of controlling and minority interests and corporate restructuring programmes. Team is also well placed to assist with the establishment of joint ventures, acquisition financing and the structuring of private equity transactions. Macquarie Capital, MG Leasing and Crawford Carvallo are among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths

"Their work was in-depth; they considered all the possible outcomes and understood our needs," comments a client.

An interviewee reports: "They are consistent and reliable, and always provide high-quality responses and adapt quickly to our requirements," adding: "Their commercial awareness is among the best in the market."

Work highlights

Assisted Laureate Education with the restructuring of its business in Chile and with the subsequent sale of its interest in several educational institutions. The transaction was worth USD218 million.

Notable practitioners

Well-known practitioner Bernardo Simian "is very capable and excellent at working on complex matters," a client lauds, going on to remark on his expertise on the corporate regulatory aspects of public companies. A market commentator endorses his commercial approach when advising on deals. Interviewees applaud his position in the market and consider him "avery good lawyer."

Partner Cristián Barros is singled out by a client for his knowledge and expertise,with the interviewee adding: "He is very proactive when providing the support we need." He remains active in M&A transactions and corporate restructuring matters.

Founding partner Fernando Barros continues to enjoy recognition from market commentators for his role advising companies on corporate issues. Clients endorse his skills in M&A and corporate matters.

Associate-to-watch Lucas Marinovic is highlighted by an interviewee, who remarks on his "leadership skills," going on to add: "He is knowledgeable about the law and about business, which is very helpful for clients."

Highly reputed partner Pablo Guerrero leads the practice and enjoys an established position in the corporate practice area. A market commentator enthuses: "He is a very good lawyer," and goes on to add: "He is a well-rounded practitioner, is knowledgeable and has commercial awareness." Another interviewee highlights his technical skills and his presence in the market.

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Overview

Barros & Errázuriz has been consistently recognized as a leading firm in terms of both local and cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions, which has kept us consistently preferred among clients for advising them in their companies’ processes of acquisition, sale or merging.

As part of the advice we offer our clients, we contemplate the different negotiation phases, the legal review of a company or due diligence, and the preparation of all the necessary documentation to close the transaction, including shareholder agreements. Likewise, we have extensive experience in joint ventures.

The acquired prestige has allowed our firm to participate in some of the most relevant merger and acquisition operations carried out in Chile, including, among others, private acquisition processes in national and transnational takeovers, minority share purchases, divestments and corporate restructuring.

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2939 Isidora Goyenechea, 10th Floor

Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

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Bernardo Simian
Band 2
Cristián Barros
Band 4
Fernando Barros
Band 4
Lucas Marinovic
Associates to watch
Pablo Guerrero
Band 1