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Baraona Fischer & Cía

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Managing Partner: Juan Pablo Baraona
Senior Partner: Juan Manuel Baraona
Number of partners worldwide: 11
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 34 
Languages: English, Spanish, German

Firm Overview:
BARAONA FISCHER & CÍA is a leader among top-tier legal firms. Its recognised tax, corporate and finance teams are known for providing effective solutions in a fast-changing business and regulatory environment. The firm gathers a diverse professional team in various practice areas, with a commitment to excellence, innovation and team work. It is led by partners and senior associates with a vast and prestigious professional background in Chile and abroad, combining highly innovative, comprehensive and business-oriented solutions, with a close, reliable and continuous legal support to its clients.

Main Areas of Practice

General Corporate Practice:
BARAONA FISCHER & CÍA provides a reliable and solid support to its clients in all areas of general corporate practice, whether on specific matters and cases or their permanent needs within their regular business activities. The firm’s general practice covers commercial contracting, labour matters, compliance and in general all such aspects pertaining to the corporate legal needs, with a permanent and consistent focus on the clients’ strategies and legal risk management.
Tax Advisory, Tax Litigation & Tax Compliance:
The firm’s tax advisory practice has been consistently top ranked in Chile. BARAONA FISCHER & CÍA covers broad The firm’s tax advisory practice has been consistently top ranked in Chile. BARAONA FISCHER & CÍA covers broad areas, including corporate and transactional tax advisory, transfer pricing compliance, as well as individuals estate structuring. In addition, its tax practice benefits from a highly qualified tax-compliance team of auditors. It also offers highly respected tax litigation practice with an accomplished experience representing both domestic and international clients in front of the tax authority, specialised tax tribunals, courts of appeals, the Chilean Supreme Court and the Chilean General Comptroller. Furthermore, the firm’s litigation practice comprises the defence of corporate transactions, tax reliefs and transfer pricing disputes, among others.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
BARAONA FISCHER & CÍA has advised and counseled local and international clients in numerous transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, business associations, joint ventures, tenders, sales and purchases of assets, bidding processes, tender offers, in all sorts of economic sectors and industries.

Venture Capital:
BARAONA FISCHER & CÍA encourages innovation and the creation of added value. The firm has actively participated in the structuring and development of venture capital and private entrepreneurship projects of all sizes and in all areas of industry, providing innovative and creative solutions in each case.

Financing & Capital Markets:
The firm has earned significant experience participating in several projects, including financing facilities in a broad array of types, purpose and complexity. BARAONA FISCHER & CÍA has also actively participated in the developing banking regulation, derivatives, governmental and corporate financing, capital markets projects and in the trading of securities – bonds and commercial paper. Also, the firm has worked in pioneering projects such as securitisations, negotiable instrument offerings and synthetic structures; together with advising on bills of law and legislature for different administrations.

Energy, Mining & Natural Resources:
The firm advises on a permanent basis and on specific projects, different clients in the power generation, mining and salmon industries. Legal and business counselling is provided from the very beginning stages of each project until full commissioning and construction, including negotiation with developers, corporate matters, financing, EPC contracts and later production stages.

The specialised litigation team has been involved in a wide range of expert administrative, commercial and labour cases, earning a vast degree of experience and soundness. Additionally, partners of BARAONA FISCHER & CÍA are members of the arbitrator staffs of the Chambers of Commerce of Santiago.

The firm delivers both legal and economic advice for trials, regulation, assessments, compliance programs, pre-merger notifications and other issues to assure best practices in each industry.

Practice Areas:
Tax Advisory
Tax Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate & Business
Banking & Finance
Natural Resources
Venture Capital

Industry sectors include: commercial banking; financial institutions; investment banking; capital markets; retail stores; telecommunications; maritime transportation; mining and mining supplies; aquiculture, fishery and salmon; forestry; oil and gas; energy, natural resources, real estate; construction and infrastructure; automotive distribution; food franchising; and professional services and consulting.