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Allende Bascuñán & Cía

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Allende Bascuñán & Cía

Allende Bascuñán & Cía

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Firm Overview:
Allende Bascuñán y Cía has more than 25 years of experience. The firm comprises a highly-qualified and diverse group of professionals, all of them outstanding and committed to carrying out a work of excellence and, above all, governed by fundamental ethical principles.

The firm are members of international alliances of law firms in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, which allows it to provide global counsel to its clients in their local and international needs.

Since its establishment, the firm has been committed to helping society, providing pro bono legal advice to several social institutions. Its teams are all involved in each of the matters with their highest care and thoroughness.

Main Areas of Practice:  

In a context of globalisation and digitalisation of economies, dynamism of markets and continuous tax reforms, the creation of safe and efficient corporate and tax structures is essential for every investor. Through its experienced professionals, the Tax Law practice focuses on tax planning, designing investment structures both in Chile and abroad, as well as on permanent legal and tax advice to local and foreign investors, according to their specific needs and requirements.

Wealth Management:
The WM team of the firm is a leader in high-net-worth individuals’ tax and legal assistance, providing professional advice to Chilean family offices in matters of asset protection and allocation, tax and corporate structuring, project finance, wills and estate law, long-term wealth management planning, and both domestic and offshore investment schemes. The firm’s tax and legal expertise is at the service of these clients.

Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm provides comprehensive advice on and has specialists in electric law and power projects, especially regarding bidding processes, negotiation, and closing of contracts, as well as in Non-Conventional Renewable Energies (NCREs) and transmission projects. The firm provides advice on water rights matters, being surface water or groundwater, for all activities and administrative procedures before the Water General Authority (DGA), as well as mining projects, forestry, flower bulbs, livestock, or agroindustrial projects. The firm has wide experience in the strategy and defence in sectorial sanctioning proceedings, and in litigation before the Superior Courts of Justice and Arbitration Courts.

The firm's Corporate practice advises clients on business reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments, joint ventures, Corporate Law in general, review of all contractual agreements, shareholders’ agreements, securities’ markets, and corporate governance. Its work is also supported by the firm’s Tax practice team, thereby providing clients with an analysis of the tax consequences and efficiencies of the transactions.

Aviation Law:
The firm Corporate group advises various industry sectors, but also has specialised in the aviation industry, specially in regulatory, commercial and litigation matters related to the industry. Its experience includes advising multiple foreign airlines on AOCs obtention in Chile, drafting of all air transportation agreements, and civil liability litigations related to air transportation of both cargo and passengers, with strong experience in certifying domestic and foreign airlines before the Chilean authorities.

Public & Regulatory Law:
The firm's lawyers have extensive experience and knowledge in administrative, constitutional, urban planning, sanitary, municipal law, and public procurement matters, as well as in the obtention of sectorial permits and representation in administrative proceedings, whether sanctioning proceedings or not, proceedings before the Constitutional Court, the Municipal Works Directions (DOM), the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic, and litigation before the Superior Courts of Justice and Special Courts.

Labour & Employment:
The firm advises leading mining, construction, science-related, retail, and agribusiness companies, in their labour matters, from recruitment to the defense of their interests in individual or collective labor lawsuits, either before administrative bodies or the Labour courts, always seeking to obtain the most convenient result for them. The firm is known for providing a solid, updated service, close to the clients’ requirements, stable over time and with high ethical and moral standards.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm advises its clients in the resolution of their conflicts, before all courts, bodies, and authorities, always seeking to obtain the most convenient result for them. It is known for providing a solid, updated service, with high ethical and confidentiality standards.

Air Canada, Anglo American Sur S.A., Associated Universities, Inc. (American partner in ALMA project), Aguas Andinas (Grupo Agbar), Cargolux, , Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO), Federal Express (FedEx), Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, Philips Chilena S.A., SCM Minera Lumina Copper Chile, SQM, Viña Ventisquero, Agrosuper, Ingeniería y Construcciones Mas Errazuriz SA, Atlas Air, Qatar Airways, Korean Airways, KLM / Air France, Indura S.A. (Grupo Air Products), Exportadora Geofrut Limitada, Mantoverde S.A, Lundin Mining, Minera Candelaria, Asociación de Productores de Carne A.G, Asociación de Productores de Cerdo A.G., Signify S.A., Asics Chile SpA, Minera Sali Hochschild, Proyekta Desarrollos SpA, Grupo MOK, Airnguru, Sunsweet Growers y Talbot Hotels.


Tax: Francisco Javier Allende, Mauricio Carloza, Mario Donoso
Wealth Management: Francisco Javier Allende, José Luis Ibáñez, Mauricio Carloza
Energy & Natural Resources: Felipe Bascuñán
Corporate (M&A): Felipe Allende, José Luis Ibáñez
Aviation: Felipe Allende, José Luis Ibáñez
Public Law: Felipe Bascuñán
Real Estate: Felipe Bascuñán, Agustín Alessandri, Rosario Besa
Labour & Employment: Andrés Garrido
Litigation & Arbitration: Michael Camus

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Allende Bascuñán & Cía rankings

Latin America Guide 2024
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Band 4
Francisco Javier Allende
Francisco Javier Allende
Band 4