What the team is known for
Santiago-based DLA Piper Chile is a highly revered full-service law firm with a standout venture capital practice. The team is highly skilled in assisting major Chilean and international companies and venture capital funds with capital raising, Series A financing rounds and seed capital matters. DLA Piper Chile is equally adept at advising on angel investment rounds, IPOs and regulatory matters for technology startups, entrepreneurs and Chilean unicorns. New client wins for the law firm this year include A3 Electric Mobility, Portola Growth Partners and Comunidad Feliz.
Clients are full of praise for DLA Piper Chile's venture capital team, with one singling them out for specific praise, commenting: "They are excellent. I must highlight their wide-ranging knowledge of venture capital, on both the Chilean and international levels, and their ability to generate business long term."
DLA Piper Chile assisted Uber and Cornershop as joint counsel in the USD456 million acquisition by Uber of a majority ownership of Cornershop, making it one of Chile's first unicorns.
Revered practitioner Matías Zegers
comes highly regarded by peers and clients as a market-leading Chilean venture capital lawyer. One client enthuses: "He is an excellent lawyer and without a doubt one of the lawyers with the most knowledge of venture capital in Chile, if not the whole Latin American region. Matías Zegers is a great person who has our total confidence."
Another client singles him out for his "very clear and secure advice."
He focuses his practice on advising startups on Series A financing rounds.
Associate-to-watch Pilar Ay
focuses her venture capital practice on assisting with seed capital and angel investment rounds for Chilean and international companies. One impressed client states: "Pilar Ay offered very good support; she played a very important role. She is very diligent, quick to respond and went in depth into the matters."