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Baraona Fischer & Cía

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Managing Partner: Juan Pablo Baraona
Senior Partner: Juan Manuel Baraona
Number of partners: 11
Number of other lawyers: 36

Firm Contacts:

International Taxation:
Alex Fischer
Tax Litigation: Juan Manuel Baraona
Private Wealth Planning: Carolina Collantes, Isabel Espinoza
Tax Compliance: Boris León
Transactional Tax: Alex Fischer, Juan Cristóbal Ortega
Banking & Finance: Raúl Marshall
Corporate & Business: Juan Pablo Baraona, Alfonso Ugarte
Capital Markets: Cristóbal Herrera, Alfonso Ugarte
Natural Resources: Federico Rodríguez

Firm Overview:
Baraona Fischer & Cia 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 has 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:
Banking & Finance:
20%
Corporate & Business/M&A: 20%
Natural Resources - Energy: 10%
Tax Advisory: 25%
Tax Litigation: 10%

General Corporate Practice:
Baraona Fischer & Cia 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 tax advisory practice has been consistently top ranked in Chile. Baraona Fischer & Cia 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 taxcompliance 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 litigations practice comprises the defence of corporate transactions, tax reliefs and transfer pricing disputes, among others.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Baraona Fischer & Cia 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 sort of economic sectors and industries.

Venture Capital:
Baraona Fischer & Cia 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 & Cia 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 papers. As well, 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 counseling 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.

Litigation:
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 & Cia are members of the arbitrator staffs of the Chambers of Commerce of Santiago. Labour Law The firm's advisory provides legal support in labour strategic decisions, as well as routine consultations related to business and commercial activities. Among others, the practice includes advice on hiring processes, termination of work contracts, payment of remunerations and benefits, subcontracting, corporate policies, labour due diligence, preparation and implementation of internal regulations, administrative claims before Labour Inspections, in addition to processing and negotiation of labour lawsuits of all kinds before Labour Courts and other.

Languages:
Spanish, English, German.

Clients:
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.