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Firm Details

Partners: Hernán Fontaine, Francisco Fontaine, Juan Eduardo Troncoso, Diego Marín, Alejandro Vicari, Montserrat Valverde, Georgo Peftouloglou
Number of partners: 7
Number of other lawyers: 24

CONTACTS
Real Estate:
Montserrat Valverde
Corporate & Commercial: Francisco Fontaine
Construction & Infrastructure: Alejandro Vicari
Tax: Hernán Fontaine
Financial & Stock Market: Juan Eduardo Troncoso
Labour: Diego Marín
Litigation: Georgo Peftouloglou

Firm Overview:
For more than 30 years, Fontaine Abogados. has provided comprehensive legal advice, focused on their clients’ business; mainly real estate, construction companies, insurance companies, investment funds, retail, Isapres, and industries, among others. The firm specializes in real estate, tax, labour, financing issues, as well as litigation and arbitration related to its clients.

Fontaine Abogados is a member of the international network 'Lawyers Associated Worldwide' (LAW), with more than 98 associated firms in more than 128 countries.

Main Areas of Practice:

Real Estate:
A well-recognized competence in these matters permitted the firm to support individuals and enterprises in prime real estate projects within the country. The firm advises real estate development projects from their initial planning stage, its construction, financing and sale to the public. This includes the structuring of the project, corporate and tax aspects, processing of permits and approvals, regulation and environmental impact issues.

Corporate & Commercial:
The firm covers the legal requirements proper to corporate law, from day to day aspects to high complexity exceptional matters. The forging of joint ventures and advisory services to foreign clients in their investment processes are also an important part of the specialized practice of Fontaine Abogados.

Construction & Infrastructure:
Advisory on big engineering and construction projects from initial until final stage is another relevant area of expertise. Management of different contractual options related to the projects and the capacity to dedicate at-work solicitors are attributes highlighted by customers that have been advised in various infrastructure projects developed under the public work’s concessions. It has also participated on roadworks, dams, public parking and major works equipment projects. In those projects the firm brings legal service from the tender process, up to the development phase of exploitation.

Tax:
The firm provides excellent corporate and individual tax advisory services, for the purpose of contributing to the business management efficiency of the clients, specifically in the design and implementation of structures that are best suited to the clients’ businesses, and developing strategies and solutions that maximize resources, within the legal tax framework. The firm also represents companies and individuals in tax litigation.

Financial & Stock Market:
The lawyers from the firm have advise important project’s financing operations, especially in real estate and liability restructuring. It has also developed a valuable knowledge on legal aspects of the Stock Market that allows to provide advice to key players from the industry.

Labour:
The firm has lawyers in this area of increasing complexity, who its clients value for their proactivity and professional capabilities. Covering areas such as individual’s working contracts, social law benefits, collective negotiations and union related matters, the firm advises clients in different business in the market, and has successfully resolved disputes involving large numbers of workers.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Fontaine Abogados provides specialized advice on controversies of all kinds, representing its clients in courts and arbitration procedures. Commercial litigation, real estate and construction disputes, companies defense in labour proceedings and complex civil cases are among the most frequent matters the area handles.

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Diego Marín
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Juan Eduardo Troncoso Cruz
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Montserrat Valverde
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Apoquindo 2827, piso 11

Las Condes

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

755-0100

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