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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent full-service firm boasting significant expertise in advising on corporate transactions. Strong bench is retained by major multinationals acting as buyers and sellers to advise on highly sophisticated cross-border M&A transactions. Team is also well placed to handle corporate governance issues, joint venture agreements and divestments. Transtelco and Maderas Arauco are notable additions to the firm's client roster.

Strengths

A client lauds the lawyers' commercial awareness, noting: "They have a profound understanding of the various considerations for all business elements."

A market observer highlights that they have "a portfolio of important clients," while another interviewee enthuses: "Their service is excellent," and adds: "They provide prompt responses."

Work highlights

Acted for Sandvik on the cross-border acquisition of DSI Underground. The deal was valued at approximately USD1.1 billion.

Notable practitioners

Cristián Herrera is noted by an interviewee for "his commercial awareness, attention to detail and availability." A client adds: "His experience and the quality of his work allow us to successfully deal with highly complex matters."

Well-reputed practitioner Francisco Javier Illanes is "an excellent and very experienced corporate lawyer," a market commentator says, while a client is impressed by his work and enthuses about his commercial awareness.

"Hand-on lawyer" Gerardo Varela is an active practitioner who "has great commercial awareness and is very intelligent," an interviewee reports. A client comments: "He has delivered superb work on a tight deadline," and further praises his advice on M&A matters.

Senior statesperson Sebastián Obach is recognised for his significant track record in the corporate practice area.

Partner Sergio Díez is recognised as "a good lawyer" by an observer. An interviewee appreciates his service and underlines "his solid commercial awareness."

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Overview

This is the most intense and creative practice carried out by our law firm, as well as one of the areas with the strongest leadership, requiring the teamwork of our lawyers specialized in corporate, tax, financial, competition and labor law, among others.

Our work in this area includes: joint ventures; private equity and venture capital; acquisition of publicly traded companies, and local and international private companies; complex corporate mergers and spin-offs; structuring and restructuring of legal investment vehicles; participation in due diligence processes and data room preparation; tender processes for companies or assets; preparation of acquisition strategies and offers to purchase companies and/or assets; contingency analysis; elaboration of preliminary purchase agreements; negotiation and drafting of purchase agreements and shareholder agreements; obtaining prior approvals from the relevant regulatory entities; structuring of financing and securities; drafting of other related documents.

Our law firm has advised important foreign companies in the acquisition of large companies registered in Chile, including advice on public offers or simultaneous tender offers in Chile and the United States.



Members

Díez, Sergio

Grez, Gonzalo

Letelier, José Luis

Matus, Juan Pablo

Obach, Sebastián

Pérez-Cotapos, Carlos

Saffie, Andrea

Varela, Gerardo

Vidal, Tomás

Corporate/M&A

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

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Location

Avda. Andrés Bello 2711

19th floor

Vitacura

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Chile

Corporate/M&A


Cristián Herrera
Band 5
Francisco Javier Illanes
Band 2
Gerardo Varela
Band 4
Sebastián Obach
Senior Statespeople
Sergio Díez
Band 5