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Claro & Cía

Corporate/M&A

6 ranked lawyersBand 1ChileLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

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. Tecno Fast is a new client win for the firm.

Strengths

An interviewee praises "their great performance in M&A and their excellent team," while a client comments: "They have in-depth knowledge of the legal aspects of deals and propose creative solutions that create good results for business leaders."

A client says: "I have never needed to make any amendment to any of the documents they have drafted."

Work highlights

Advised Aker Horizons on its acquisition of a 75% stake in Mainstream Renewable Power for USD1 billion.

Notable practitioners

"Excellent young partner" and up-and-coming practitioner Ariel Mihovilovic is regarded by a client as "a problem solver, very technically skilled and an excellent negotiator," as well as "responsive and hard-working."

Felipe Larraín is a distinguished practitioner who maintains reputation in the corporate and M&A practice area. A client saysbthat "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."

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."

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."

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Overview

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.

Corporate/M&A

Claro & Cía

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Location

Apoquindo 3721, 14th Floor

Las Condes

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

755-0177

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Corporate/M&A


Ariel Mihovilovic
Up and Coming
Felipe Larraín
Band 1
José María Eyzaguirre B.
Star Individuals
Juan León
Up and Coming
Matías de Marchena
Band 3
Rodrigo Ochagavía
Band 1