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FIRM NAME: CMS Carey Allende Abogados
Tel: +56 2 2485 2000

Managing Partners: 1 (Mr. Ramón Valdivieso)
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 48
Languages: English, Spanish

CMS Carey & Allende was founded in 1993 and became part of CMS in January 2017. The team of over 45 lawyers is focused on assisting both national and international clients. The firm has proven expertise in Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Tax, Real Estate, and Labour law as well as in the Energy, Hotel and Leisure, Mining, Technology, Media & Communications sectors. They are consistently developing new ways of providing services to their clients, so as to assist in key legal issues, in commercial operations and projects and in conflict resolutions - always going beyond the legal perspective.

To do this, they select and train lawyers who are highly motivated in taking on new challenges, experienced in the business world, and skilled in creating and maintaining long-term relationships of trust with their clients. Working together with their CMS colleagues globally, they can offer the latest legal knowledge combined with understanding of individual business needs.


CMS Carey & Allende knows the Banking & Finance dynamics both on a local as well as an international scale, covering the full spectrum of banking, finance, regulatory, and capital markets law.

The firm ensures their services are ahead of market trends, anticipating the challenging environment of business. A tailored commercial approach is key. Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, an investment fund or public entity, their priority is resolving your challenges and putting your world first.

CMS Carey & Allende services are comprised of advice in the design of compliance programs, mainly so as to avoid non-compliance and to minimize legal repercussions, should they occur.

They are familiar with the main legal areas to be addressed by compliance programmes: anti-corruption legislation, employment laws, international trade and export laws, data protection, corporate law, industrial and intellectual property rights, capital markets, medical and pharmaceutical products, product liability, taxation, environmental law, public procurement and competition law.

CMS Carey & Allende understands the challenges that you face in the normal development of your business as well as in complex operations in Chile and the Latin American region; whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, they can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

If you have a problem requiring legal action, CMS Carey & Allende’s team can assist you in analysing risk, managing disputes and seeking constructive solutions in your best interests. CMS´s sector-focused lawyers are not just litigators or arbitration specialists but business-minded problem solvers.

If you want your dispute to stay out of court or arbitration, they can guide you tactically in achieving this. When it comes to proposing and presenting the very best strategies, either to reach a preliminary agreement or for litigation itself, they immerse themselves in all of the facts of the conflict at hand, the financial circumstances enveloping the case, as well as the effects and scopes that the same may imply for you in light of a resolution by way of sentence.

CMS Carey Allende provides you integral advisory services in labour and social security issues, particularly in the areas of preparation and review of employment agreements, collective negotiations, immigration, visas, social security, and the structuring of compensation packages as well as incentives, and when conflicts are beyond avoidance, they are amply capable to represent you in areas such as mediation, negotiation, and litigious action.

Their team carries out constant follow-up of norm developments, and of the criteria applied by the administrative authorities as well as by the Courts of Law, so as to be able to deliver timely and adequate solutions.

CMS Carey & Allende is permanently engaged in the ever-challenging field of Energy in Chile, given that its development has been paramount in our country’s growth.

Their activity is comprised of providing permanent services to the most important conventional energy producers as pertaining to environmental and territorial feasibility of their projects, establishment of easements and rights-of-way, the obtaining and purchasing of water-use rights, electrical system interconnections, permits, and energy supply contracts.

CMS Carey & Allende understands the crucial nature of environmental viability for all manner of projects. They provide you with legal services in order to bring projects into fruition, finding the balance of compatibility with the criteria set forth by authorities as well as by the community at large.

CMS Chile aims at foreseeing the effects and impacts of a given project, and advise you in the preparation, review, correction, and improvement of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). Give constant follow-up for all applicable environmental engagements.

In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. CMS Carey & Allende understands your business needs, they focus on key sectors relevant to you such as life sciences, automotive, machinery, manufacturing, and consumer products. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise for the protection of your IP. If you are involved in a dispute, the team will guide you through the litigation process.

Whether you are involved in public works programmes or private sector financing, you will get the legal advise you need from CMS Carey & Allende in the participation of tenders, bestowals and awards, execution, and development of concession projects for energy, transportation, hospitals, penitentiary, and port areas.

They have a team of lawyers with experience and knowledge in matters related to concessions, as well as tax, real estate, and development law, environmental law, and other legal specialties required for the tasks at hand.

Their lawyers have helped shape transactions across these sectors, ensuring quick deal completions on terms that optimise your returns. And if you are facing a potential dispute, they have the experts to support you through dispute resolution procedures or litigation action.

CMS Carey & Allende combines their knowledge of mining law with experience in Tax, M&A, employment, environment, public procurement, infrastructure and projects. The foregoing has allowed them to acquire both knowledge and experience in the mining business, in all of its stages, such as establishment and constitution of mining concessions; obtaining of water-use rights, acquisition of mining concessions, mining property lease agreements and royalty, establishment of easements and right-of-ways, area control and protection and mining trial law.

CMS Chile also advises various companies from energy, real estate, agriculture, and forestry sectors that require legal advice on mining law matters for the execution of their projects and the adequate protection of their subsoil.

CMS Carey & Allende stays on top of long-term public policy and the priorities assigned by regulators in activities related with Infrastructure, TMC, generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical power, to sanitary services, and to other industries subject to regulation.

Their lawyer’s expertise allows for the possibility of providing alternatives for complex regulatory matters, using ample criteria so as to provide effective solutions, frequently representing them in contentious administrative processes, disciplinary and claims before various authoritative bodies and Public Sector organisations.

CMS Carey & Allende takes on projects from the initial strategic stages of planning, providing consulting services in the complete legal analysis for given real estate; as well as for its acquisition, construction, and approval of all related permits.

The team are well-aware of the workings of the authorities, given our over twenty years of experience of working with them, as well as the fact that some of their lawyers have worked in the public sector in the past.

CMS Chile experience includes the interposition of administrative and judicial actions, ensuring the adequate application of norms, and the granting of permits on the part of the authorities involved.

CMS Carey Allende stands alongside you in the dialogue, design, and execution of efficient tax structures during the development of your business, as well as in company restructuring, purchasing, and sale of assets or companies.

Their experience in tax law permanently intersects with their work in other areas of practice, particularly with Mergers & Acquisitions. They are able to detect possible contingencies and tax consequences, and provide solutions as well as efficient structures for organisation as well as for investment, tailor-made for each case. They specialise in the application of international agreements so as to avoid Double Taxation. They endeavour to design strategies that allow for the conservation or efficient transferal of resources that have been pooled throughout a person’s professional career.

CMS Chile are day-to-day advisers for various areas within the industry, including the Latin American IT industry leader. They have experience in hardware and software contract negotiations, both foreign and national, as well as in the negotiation and legal structuring of complex IT service solutions integration.

The team advise you on matters related to M&A, as well as on financing alternatives by way of public offer of shares and bonds in the capital markets.


+56 22 485 2000
[email protected]
Av. Costanera Sur 2730, piso 9
Parque Titanium
Las Condes


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