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Dalgalarrando y Cía Abogados

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Managing Partner: Felipe Dalgalarrando H.
Senior Partner: Alberto Dalgalarrando B.
Number of Partners: 4
Number of Lawyers: 15

Firm Overview:
Dalgalarrando & Cía stands out for the quality of its professional services in the legal and business world and the commitment towards its clients. It advises local and global clients in a wide array of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, banking and finance, cross-border transactions, mining, arbitration and litigation, antitrust, tax, real estate investments, labour law, electricity law and telecommunications. The firm strives to help its clients achieve their business objectives in a complex legal environment. Obtaining solid and creative legal results, and accurate assessment of risks, and the implementation of strategies based on their deep professional experience constitutes their working dynamics. The members are a group of first level reputed lawyers. Many have studied and practiced law in the United States and Europe enabling them to develop strong working relationships with leading international law firms.

Main Areas Of Practice:

In today’s global marketplace, competition is more intense than ever, thereby significantly increasing cross border transactions and resulting in the proliferation of competition and antitrust laws worldwide. As a consequence, one of the firm’s goals is to ensure that our client’s transactions meet antitrust and regulatory requirements and that their business practice abides by these growing set of rules.

Arbitration & Litigation:
The team has extensive experience handling a wide variety of complex litigation matters, arbitrations and mediations, before local and international courts, tribunals and authorities. Its reputation is based on the thorough and complete work of a team of seasoned lawyers who closely abides by professional ethics and standards. Its experience encompasses all kind of disputes including commercial, civil, family, labor, tax, financial, corporate, administrative, antitrust, environmental, and intellectual property law, among others.

The country’s economic development has dramatically increased air traffic, thereby increasing their number and complexity of transactions and cases. The firm’s qualified team is experienced in casualty, arbitration, secured transactions, purchase and sale, financing, government regulation, permits and authorizations, registration of aircrafts, and tax issues related to Aviation.

Banking & Finance:
The team has experience advising a wide variety of clients in this area, including domestic and international financial institutions and other businesses involved in cross-border financings, project financings, letter of credit facilities, regulated industry financings, recapitalisation financings, import-export transactions, leveraged acquisitions, among others. The team represents borrowers, lenders, participants, agents in bilateral and syndicated loan facilities, both secured and unsecured. In addition, our team provides advice to clients in a wide range of banking regulation, private banking and exchange regulation matters.

Capital Markets:
The teams allow them to advise issuers, underwriters, agents, and investors in a wide array of transactions, including initial public offerings, placement of equity and debt securities, placement of depositary receipts, and private placements, among others. Their expertise in these transactions is enhanced by a close team work with other practice areas of the firm, enabling them to provide the best strategic advice for clients seeking for efficient and comprehensive legal services. In addition, the team is well acquainted with the latest practices in international capital markets transactions.

Public scrutiny as well as authority examination has significantly intensified in Chile. The team works and collaborates closely with our clients in the development of their regulatory compliance policies. This relatively new compliance culture that, beyond the legal protection it entails, has implied a positive impact on corporate image, perception of shareholders and others reputational factors. The firm's experience allows it to advise its clients in the development of a comprehensive compliance policy, evaluate its reach to customers and suppliers, training the different areas of the company. Also, the designing of periodic evaluations is vital in this area.

The Pharmaceutical Industry in Chile is being subject to increasing State Regulations and as well as increasing public scrutiny. At the same time, pressure on prices, greater competition and disruptive scientific advances have also influenced this industry. The firm guides clients through their different businesses with strategic views that seek to anticipate different scenarios and deliver the best possible advice, focusing on prevention.

Labour Law:
The firm proactively helps clients avoid costly labour disputes through carefully drafted employment agreements, collective bargaining agreements, employee handbooks, as well as through the preparation of periodic client briefings. The firm provide top-quality advice on other labour and social security matters and has a well-grounded reputation for representing employers in all phases of litigation involving employment-related disputes, including litigation and arbitration.

Media & Entertainment:
The firm’s wide expertise in media and entertainment legal issues related to film production and distribution through a variety of means, including theatrical, video and DVD, pay television, free television, radio, and internet enable us to meet the constantly changing needs of our clients. Its thorough knowledge of Internet regulations allows it to provide our clients with first-quality legal services in these multi-disciplined business.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The team has wide practice experience in a broad range of M&A transactions, including asset and stock purchases, acquisitions related to bankruptcy, cross-border M&A transactions, tender offers, joint ventures, private equity and leveraged buyout transactions, as well as public company acquisitions. The firm's commitment in these matters encompasses negotiations, legal review of the relevant companies and preparation of the contracts required to achieve the client’s goals. It also helps its clients to find strategic local or foreign partners, capitalists and investors.

The firm’s mining lawyers are constantly developing strategic advice regarding the business needs of precious and base minerals producers, representing various business entities: owners, manufacturers, lessees, lenders, consulting firms, construction companies, water companies, and private investors. It advises its clients in the construction and implementation of energy projects in Chile, along all their development stages, including thermoelectric, solar, wind, hydro and geothermal power plants. Their services include domestic and international mineral property development; mining acquisitions and permits; disputes and litigation; and lease and operational agreements, among other matters, covering a vast array of topics both in the metallic and non-metallic mining sectors.

Natural Resources:
The team is very familiar with the business realities that affect their clients. They are experienced with the operational details and points of negotiation in the contracts and physical operations that are common and also unique to a particular resource. They alert clients to potential traps for the unwary in the case law of their jurisdiction, navigate government regulations to accomplish their clients’ goals, and assemble transactions from the myriad property and operational issues that exist for each particular resource.

Real Estate:
The firm provides precise and specialised real estate advice to owners, builders, developers, investors, financiers, as well as real estate managers. The firm assists clients in real estate finance, tax structuring, bankruptcy, development, foreign investment, land use and zoning, retail, leasing and litigation.

The increasing complexity of tax regulations requires the constant update of strategies and models that allow clients face such regulations. The firm draws on rich experience in advising their clients regarding tax planning, both for individuals and corporations, local and international. The firm deals effectively with other tax matters such as tax litigation, private banking tax advice, as well as real estate and employment related taxes.

Languages: Spanish, English, French