Provided by Claro & Cía
Claro & Cia takes pride in representing clients in all civil and commercial fields and constantly strives to maintain the most stringent standards of professional achievement.
The firm advises on all aspects of M&A, from due diligence, structuring and negotiation to the drafting and completion of the most complex acquisition agreements, including share and asset deals, cross-border mergers, takeovers and exchange offers of dual listed companies. M&A work represents a substantial part of the Claro’s practice.
Claro & Cia. is a market leader in M&A work involving publicly listed clients or target companies and is often sought after by clients because of its expertise in tender offers, securities laws and corporate governance issues inherent to such transactions. As such, the firm has participated in most of the landmark transactions in the Chilean market over the past 20 years.
The firm also advises on all corporate matters, including the negotiation of domestic and international agreements for the purchase and sale of goods, distribution strategies, imports and exports, and supply and EPC contracts, among others.
Market-leading corporate practice offering renowned expertise in this field. Routinely represents notable names from the food and beverage, energy and technology industries in high-profile corporate transactions, including takeovers, cross-border mergers and exchange offers. Well placed to advise clients on the sale of equity interests, tender offers for publicly listed companies and corporate governance issues. Expertise further extends to the negotiation of commercial agreements and distribution strategies.
Up-and-coming partner Juan León is recognised as an active lawyer by interviewees, with one describing him as "a creative and technically skilled lawyer."
"Excellent young partner" and up-and-coming practitionerAriel Mihovilovic is regarded by a client as "a problem solver, very technically skilled and an excellent negotiator," as well as "responsive and hard-working."
Remarkable practitioner Matías de Marchena is "a very good lawyer," according to a market commentator. An interviewee also praises him, reporting: "His clear approach to deals makes it easy to reach agreements," and adding: "He focuses on the important aspects of deals." He frequently advises companies on local and cross-border M&A transactions.
Acclaimed partner Rodrigo Ochagavía is lauded by a client, who says: "I am very impressed with his performance and excellent legal advice. He always understands what the client wants." Another interviewee says: "Rodrigo has one of the best commercial minds of any lawyer I have ever worked with," and further attests: "He is very practical and understands the commercial as well as the legal needs of his clients."
Felipe Larraín is a distinguished practitioner who maintains reputation in the corporate and M&A practice area. A client says that "his advice is excellent." A market commentator enthuses about his skills, commenting: "He is a very good lawyer, technically very accurate and very involved," and adding: "I have the best opinion about him."
Star individual José María Eyzaguirre leads the way in corporate matters in Chile and stands out for his handling of highly complex domestic and cross-border mandates. A client says: "I really appreciate him, particularly his strategic insight." He is applauded by a market commentator, who describes him as "a very hands-on practitioner" and goes on to add: "He is an extraordinary lawyer whose clients and deals are important." Another respondent reports that "he handles large and complex transactions."