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Aninat Schwencke & Cía

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Managing Committee: Juan P Schwencke, Luis A Aninat, Arturo Costabal
Senior Partners: Juan P Schwencke, Luis A Aninat
Partners: Manuel Blanco, Arturo Costabal, Rodrigo Ugarte, Nicolás Atkinson, Pablo Undurraga
Of counsel: Luis A Aninat Martínez
Number of lawyers: 38

Arturo Costabal
Banking & Finance: Juan P Schwencke
Bankruptcy/Insolvency/Restructuring: Juan P Schwencke, Luis A Aninat, Andrés Sepúlveda
Capital Markets: Francisco Prado
Corporate/M&A: Juan P Schwencke, Luis A Aninat, Pablo Undurraga, Arturo Costabal
Investment Funds: Pablo Undurraga
Labour/Employment: Rodrigo Ugarte
Dispute Resolution: Luis A Aninat, Andrés Sepúlveda
Energy/Natural Resources: Nicolás Atkinson
Projects: Juan P Schwencke, Luis A Aninat, Nicolás Atkinson
Real Estate: Luis A Aninat, Arturo Costabal
Tax: Bárbara Neyra
Trusts & Estates: Manuel Blanco

Firm Overview:
Since its inception, Aninat Schwencke & Cia has focused on providing creative and feasible solutions to its clients in a complete range of practice areas, covering the most complex legal and business challenges. ASYC's lawyers, all recruited from the best universities in Chile and abroad, most of them holders of LL.M. degrees from the best law schools of the United States and Europe, support the firm's clients in a personal, innovative and precise way so as to assist them in all their minor and major requirements, and in their longterm strategic objectives. This experience also allows the firm to maintain strong working relationships with major law firms in the US, Europe and Latin America, as well as to provide clients with integrated cross border solutions and offer them unique resources required for every stage of their businesses..

Main Areas of Practice:

Aninat Schwencke & Cia’s partners and associates are trained and experienced in both national and international antitrust law, allowing the firm to prepare defense strategies and counsel with respect to both local legislation and from a comparative perspective. Aninat Schwencke & Cia has relevant experience in specific industry sectors such as mining, trade associations, regulated markets, telecommunications and media. Additionally, the antitrust practice is actively advising the firm's clients in the planning and structuring of their transactions and trade agreements to avoid antitrust contingencies. The firm also develops compliance programs for clients with significant market share in their respective fields.

Banking & Finance:
The firm has an extensive practice in all kinds of banking transactions, like acquisition financing, general bank lending, project financing and refinancing, representing major companies and financial institutions.

The firm’s approach to an insolvency matter is specialized and holistic; it utilises its expertise in all related fields of law that arise in such cases, such as finance, corporate law, litigation, arbitration and taxation. By focusing on the issues from all aspects, the firm is able to offer a comprehensive and efficient solution to its clients. The firm has been actively involved in some of the most important restructuring cases after the enactment of the recent amendment to the bankruptcy law.

Capital Markets:
The firm is renowned for its experience covering key areas of capital markets, like debt and equity, derivatives, securitisation, and structured finance (CDO’s, repackagings, and others), representing underwriters, financial institutions and companies in the local capital market and also in cross-border transactions.

The firm has extensive experience in M&A, for both public institutions and private equity (including venture capital) matters. This includes company acquisitions, dispositions and related financing arrangements, capitalisations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements, among others. The firm has also advised target companies in the sale of their companies and the incorporation of strategic shareholders.

Dispute Resolution:
The team represents major local and international blue-chip companies in all proceedings, whether civil, commercial, consumer protection, construction, tax, environmental, criminal, competition and contentiousadministrative matters. The practice also includes both domestic and international arbitration proceedings. 

Energy/Natural Resources:
The firm is recognised for providing counsel to its energy clients for their project developments in a fast and effective manner, in complex transactions and agreements due to its in-depth, expertise and vast experience. The team has structured and legally engineered sophisticated agreements, allowing projects to develop and obtain financing through commercial mechanisms implemented for the first time in Chile. The firm is also known for providing legal advice to main energy regulators.

Investment Funds:
The firm is one of the most experienced firms in Chile in investment funds and domestic and foreign capital, including venture capital, private equity and real estate. Members of the firm have been engaged in this field since the early stages of the investment fund industry in Chile.

Labour & Employment:
The 8 attorneys of this team works exclusively on labour matters, whether providing counsel for all labour, social security and union issues, or representing clients in employment litigation and administrative procedures. This unique specialisation of the group explains the team’s impressive record of favorable client outcomes, for important clients related to the construction, engineering, retail, mining and other industries.

The firm has a long standing tradition of excellence in developing, financing, refinancing and acquiring/divesting of large projects through capital raising. Clients include sponsors, lenders, project originators and multilateral agencies and development banks. In the energy sector the firm provides counsel for the development of pipelines, power plants and wind power and waste to energy projects.

Real Estate:
The firm has a diversified real estate expertise, counseling developers and equity investors in a full range of transactions, including M&A of large real estate holding companies, complex fund transactions, finance, public-required mitigation projects, private equity and public securities.

The firm provides practical and sophisticated tax counsel that includes litigation, tax planning and strategies, liquidations and corporate restructuring.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Arturo Costabal, Pablo Undurraga, Felipe Vargas

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Juan Pablo Schwencke, Pablo Undurraga, Felipe Vargas

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Paulo Román

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