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Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil

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Barros Silva Varela & Vigil represents a new generation of lawyers committed to providing services at the highest level. In 10 years, they have established themselves as a multi-service law firm, participating in the most relevant transactions in the country.
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Firm profile for Latin America 2022

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Barros Silva Varela & Vigil
www.bsvv.cl
+56 2 2307 0900

Contacts:
Environment:
Felipe Riesco
Public & Regulatory Law: Felipe Riesco, Claudia Ferreiro
Real Estate: José Joaquín Silva
Corporate & Mergers & Acquisitions: Jorge Vigil
Project Financing: Fernando Barros
Energy & Natural Resources: Francisco Varela
Mining: Francisco Varela
Labour & Employment: Roberto Lewin
Litigation & Arbitration: Fernando Barros
Tax: Francisco Varela

Managing Partners: Fernando Barros, Francisco Varela
Number of partners: 7 (Fernando Barros, Claudia Ferreiro, Roberto Lewin, Felipe Riesco, José Joaquín Silva, Francisco Varela, Jorge Vigil)
Number of associates: 28 (the firm promotes gender equality)
Languages: English/Spanish

Firm Overview:
Barros Silva Varela & Vigil represents a new generation of lawyers committed to providing services at the highest level. In 10 years, they have established themselves as a multi-service law firm, participating in the most relevant transactions and matters in the country. Ensuring that their internal structure is oriented towards quality of service, they have stablished that the issues are addressed by lawyers specialized in the matter in question and that their incentive scheme is oriented in this sense.

Main Areas of Practice:

Environmental Law:
BSVV advises clients in all aspects related to the care of the environment, including all aspects related to the Environmental Impact Assessment System, the relationship and negotiation with communities, litigation, administrative disputes, due diligence processes, territorial regulations and environmental responsibility and obtaining permits.

Real Estate Law:
The firm has an experienced team of lawyers dedicated exclusively to advising clients in all stages of real estate development projects.

Corporate & Business:
The firm has a team specially dedicated to provide general corporate advice to its clients, both national and foreign, who set up and operate in the country, offering legal assistance in all aspects related to the operation of the company, its contractual relationships, reorganisations, acquisitions, transformations and, in general, in all the challenges that arise in the day to day operation of a company.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
BSVV provides specialised advice on mergers and acquisitions, in all phases of the process that these types of agreements involve, from the preliminary treaties or negotiations and the complete legal audit or due diligence process, to the preparation of all documents pertaining to the transaction.

Regulatory Law & Administrative Procedures:
BSVV has a team specially dedicated to regulatory matters and administrative procedures, before the Office of the Contraloría General de la República, the Constitutional Court, ordinary courts of justice, the Public Procurement Tribunal and various Superintendencies, in tariff regulation, sanctioning procedures, legislative advice, among other areas of public law.

Project Financing:
The firm has represented clients in bilateral and syndicated loans; public and private offers and placements of capital and debt, local and international; securitisations and project financing.

Labour & Employment Law:
BSVV provides specialised advice to national and foreign companies on all types of legal issues related to human resources and labour relations, addressing collective bargaining processes, labour disputes and litigation and relationships with the authorities.

Mining & Natural Resources:
BSVV has a large experience in advising mining companies, both Chilean and foreign, in all stages of the project and its implementation, to the exploration phase, the start of its activities and full operation, until the end of its useful life with the site closure.

Energy:
The firm advises national and foreign market actors in the generation, transmission and distribution of energy. The members of this team have participated in the development, construction, operation and financing of hydroelectric, solar photovoltaic, wind and thermoelectric power plants, among others.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm has a team of lawyers specialised in the resolution of civil and commercial conflicts before the Ordinary Courts of Justice, Courts of Appeals and Supreme Court.

Tax Law:
BSVV offers its clients a wide range of tax advice. This extends to the design and tax planning of the most diverse activities, in order to undertake, develop and exploit them in the most efficient way possible. The firm has extensive experience in proceedings before the tax authority, representing its clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Tax and Customs Courts, and before the superior courts of justice.

International Work:
The firm has advised several international companies in their implementation process in Chile.

BSVV has extensive experience in this area, and their client portfolio includes Spanish, North American, Chinese, Brazilian and Philippine companies, among others.

Clients:
Among the firm's relevant clients are large real estate companies, national and foreign energy projects developers, and companies from different sectors such as construction companies, chemical plants, cemeteries and investment funds.

Latin America

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021

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Band 4

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Chile

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Jorge Vigil
Up and Coming

Environment


Claudia Ferreiro
Band 3

Labour & Employment


Roberto Lewin
Up and Coming

Real Estate


Marcela Horzella
Associates to watch
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Av. Apoquindo 3500, 16th floor

Las Condes

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

7550105

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