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Managing Partner: Arturo Alessandri C (President of the Chilean Bar Association 2017-2019)
IP Managing Partner: Rodrigo Velasco A
Other Partners: Rodrigo Velasco S., Fernando Jamarne, Felipe Cousiño, Cristián Pérez, Loreto Bresky, Raúl Montero, Juan Pablo Halpern, Arturo Pino, Rodrigo Urzúa, Santiago Ortúzar
Number of partners: 12
Number of other lawyers: 41

Firm Overview:
With 125 years of experience, Alessandri is well suited to assist corporations, institutions and individuals with all their legal requirements. The firm has nearly 50 attorneys — all legal specialists and graduates from Chile’s leading law schools, with postgraduate degrees from universities such as Harvard, New York, The London School of Economics and Political Science. Alessandri works with revolutionary technology and with a multidisciplinary team with a practical and business oriented approach.

Main Areas of Practice:

M&A:
The mergers and acquisitions practice provide a full service in contract negotiation (share or asset purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, transitional services agreements, etc.) and legal, labour tax and environmental due diligence. The firm's experience in this area includes advising multinationals and private equity firms both in acquisitions as well as sales.

Capital Markets:
The firm's capital markets practice advises international financial services firms, including registered and alternative asset managers, investment banks, brokerage houses, insurance companies and credit rating agencies. Its advice covers the regulatory aspects of raising capital from Chilean investors (including institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies), whether by means of private placements or registrations for public offer, as well as the structuring of investments in Chilean assets, whether in registered securities or in alternative assets relating to renewable energy. It acts as counsel to sponsors and general partners of some of the main placements of foreign private equity funds in Chile made by means of locally registered feeder funds. It also provides advisory services to global law firms regarding the regulations applicable to stock markets, investment funds and shareholder disclosing obligations.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, as well as other forms of dispute solution arise as a robust part of the firm’s practice. The department, led by partner Raúl Montero, represents companies in construction contracts, corporate disputes, insurance claims, product liability and antitrust litigation, in several industries such as pharmaceutical, automotive, aviation, financial, insurance, construction and communications in domestic and international arbitrations and mediations, under CAM, ICC, and the AAA rules. Partners Arturo Alessandri and Felipe Cousiño are both part of the roster of arbitrators of the Mediation and Arbitration Centre of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.

Projects, Engineering & Construction:
The firm provides full service advice with multidisciplinary practice groups that cover all stages of a project: planning, financing, construction and dispute resolution. This department specialises in construction and government contracts law, representing owners, contractors and subcontractors. The team is one of the largest construction law specialist team in the country. Its partners are highly regarded for its strategic project advice during construction, their legal excellence and responsiveness. The firm's lawyer’s expertise — both legal and 'in- the-field' — provides a unique perspective to guide and assist clients in all stages of a project: from pre-bid planning and notice to proceed through substantial completion.

Intellectual Property:
The firm’s leading team in the Chilean market is capable of delivering great experience in advertising, food labelling, data protection and privacy, registration of trademarks and patents in industries such as pharmaceutical, food, perfumery and cosmetics, luxury industry, wines and entertainment, among others. The firm's culture of integral and transversal work allows it to provide clients with versatility in the approach and accompanying them in each step of innovation.

Languages:
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish.

Clients:
Alessandri’s legal services cover industries such as financial services firms, construction materials, mining equipment, salmon farms, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, elevators, travel apparel retailers, hospitality business and food and beverage. Asset managers, investment banks, brokerage houses, insurance companies and credit rating agencies as well. The firms client profile includes Rentokil- Initial PLC, Goldman Sachs, Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, Chubb, Legg Mason, Louisiana- Pacific (LP), Alsea S.A., General Motors, Värde Partners, Dorel, Samsonite LLC, Old Mutual PLC, Eu- ler Hermes and Michael Kors, Vestas (Denmark), SLK (China), Territoria (Chile), Puertos y Logisti- ca (Chile), Constructora Bravo Izquierdo (Chile), Constructora DLP (Chile), Claro Vicuña Valen- zuela (Chile), Echeverría Izquierdo (Chile).

Contacts
Foreign Investment, M&A & Labour:
Arturo Alessandri
Banking & Finance & Tax: Fernando Jamarne
Capital Markets, Insurance & Antitrust: Felipe Cousiño
Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Protection: Rodrigo Velasco
Civil & Commercial, Litigation & Arbitration: Raúl Montero
Projects, Construction & Real Estate: Juan Pablo Halpern

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 10 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Pre-merger notification: thresholds raised by Chilean competition authority

Felipe Cousiño

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Corruption among private individuals and businesses is now a crime in Chile

Luis Fuentes, Felipe Cousiño

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Alessandri advises USA based Indigo Partners’ low-cost airline launching in Chile

Felipe Cousiño

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