Managing Partners: Martín Santa María and Roberto Guerrero V.
Number of partners: 22
Number of lawyers: 44
Number of senior counsel: 1
Guerrero Olivos is an independent leading full-service law firm in Chile with extensive experience, both in local and international markets. With almost 40 years of practice, it is well recognized for its team of experts and as a law firm built on excellence, efficiency, loyalty and integrity. The firm has been selected as Elite Firm by Latin Lawyer since 2015 and has memberships to Globalaw, TAGLaw and The Legal Alliance of the Americas.
Main Areas of Practice:
Well-known for rendering comprehensive legal advice regarding antitrust, regulatory, administrative and public law issues, including strategies to prevent law infringements, implementation of compliance programs, and representing clients during complex enforcement proceedings before the different authorities and courts and in merger control process.
Banking & Finance:
The firm represents relevant local and international banks and financial entities in the market, in banking and finance regulation, financial products, project finance, corporate finance, acquisition finance, collateral structures, loans, syndicated loans, derivatives, debt offering and also to open a branch in Chile. Leaders in representing securitized companies and in such capacity, structured the first securitization of future payment flows from commercial cards that took place in Chile.
Well-established group that provides a client service of the highest international level and innovative and creative solutions for specific financial products. They represent domestic and international broker dealers, banks, fund managers, security issuers, agents and operators, underwriters, fund managers, financial institutions and investment banks in connection with capital markets matters, derivatives, ISDA agreements and structuring new derivatives products.
This group tackles complex compliance challenges in different fields that pose risks of misconduct which may lead to address reputational damage, civil liability, administrative proceedings and even criminal investigations, advising clients in regard to compliance measures and risk assessment policies in different industries.
This group provides a complete range of corporate legal services, from the structuring of their business, including its corporate incorporation, organization, management, investor relations, financial transactions, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, as well as general corporate matters. They are known in the market for representing international and domestic clients in the most relevant M&A transactions in Chile. In addition, they were pioneers including a private equity and venture capital practice, which is currently one of the strongest in Chile.
Local and international clients entrust their disputes to this group and seek advice on high complexity litigation and arbitration, cross-border disputes, as well as support in commercial conflicts. This group is known for determining which alternative dispute resolution mechanism is appropriate, the type of procedure, the selection of an arbitrator and the preparation for and conduct of the arbitration itself.
Environmental Law, Energy & Natural Resources:
Group comprised by experts who have deep knowledge in energy, environmental, water law, electric law and project finance. Advises major energy related companies in their day to day issues and in sophisticated transactions and projects, in energy bidding processes and in structuring, developing, acquiring, selling, and financing energy projects, including transactional and regulatory issues, and project financing.
Insolvency & Restructuring:
Guerrero Olivos has a specialized group devoted to insolvency procedures (liquidation and reorganization process) that allows them to assist their clients (creditor or debtors) in a timely and efficient manner. The market recognizes them as experts in this field, based in their decisive participation in all stages and for obtaining favorable decisions for their clients.
This group represents domestic and international clients in connection with their IP matters, including daily services in relation to trademark and patent registration and comprehensive assistance in Chile and abroad regarding copyright, technology transfer, IP litigation, domain names, personal data, cyber security, drafting and negotiation of exemptions, license contracts, and product distribution, and in the search, drafting and prosecution of patents and in the protection of artistic and literary work and software.
Labour & Migration:
This group renders services to local and foreign companies, including labour contracts, due diligence processes, social security, compliance, collective bargaining, labour related litigation, migratory and expatriate matters, working permits, and temporary visas.
Clients find in this group complete legal service, from the incorporation of investment vehicles to constitution of mining properties and its protection, easements and other accessory actions for the mining activity, mining litigation and negotiation before the relevant authorities.
Strong experience providing solution to project development’s complex necessities. They have been part of large infrastructure projects including highways, airports, power plants, industrial plants, NLG regasification terminals and water desalination plants, representing their clients from scratch, since the beginning of the project until post operation stages. Experts in due diligence process, incorporation of SPVs, drafting and negotiating credit agreements, EPC, BOT, energy supply and O&M, in structuring complex collateral packages and in the elaboration of the proper legal framework for each project.
Public Law & Regulated Markets:
This group is comprised by public law experts that have broad experience in high complexity regulatory. They assist clients from the private and public sectors, from diverse industries, regulated and non-regulated entities, in straight forward regulatory processes and transactional matters. Services encompass strategies to prevent law infringements, the implementation of compliance programs, and representing clients during complex enforcement proceedings before the different authorities and courts of law.
This group is well known for its high expertise in zoning, urban planning and permitting issues. In addition, they have represented foreign and local funds in the development, sales, acquisition and financing of real estate projects, especially AAA Class Offices projects in Santiago.
Guerrero Olivos offers local and international tax advice on corporate, M&A and banking and finance deals. It acts as tax advisors in the creation of new financial instruments and products, along with the main stock brokers and banks and advise numerous clients before the Chilean IRS, obtaining special rulings and successful decisions.
This group assists technology companies in development and regulations; media companies in commercial and regulatory matters, and telecom relevant players in different matters. Guerrero Olivos have been involved in each of these categories, and their work includes not only commercial and technical tasks and expertise, but also high level litigation and recognised regulatory capacity.
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.