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Jara Del Favero

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Managing Partner: Felipe Ovalle
Partners: Andrea Abascal, Alvaro Caviedes, Sven Herlin, Manuel Jiménez, Felipe Ovalle, Rafael Valdivieso
Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 22

Antitrust, Unfair Competition & Consumer Protection:
Manuel Jiménez
Capital Markets: Alvaro Caviedes
Concessions: Felipe Ovalle
Consumer Protection: Andrea Abascal, Manuel Jiménez
Corporate & M&A: Sven Herlin, Felipe Ovalle
Energy & Environmental: Marcelo Mardones
Financing & Concessions: Felipe Ovalle
Investment Funds: Alvaro Caviedes
Labour & Social Securities Regulation:
Felipe Ovalle
Litigation & Arbitration: Manuel Jiménez
Natural Resources, Mining & Water:
Marcelo Mardones
Life Science: Andrea Abascal, Manuel Jiménez
Real Estate: Sven Herlin
Rafael Valdivieso

Firm Overview:
Jara Del Favero Abogados is a modern, multidisciplinary firm, composed of professionals specialised in the different areas of practice with more than 80 years of experience in legal advice to national and foreign clients. It is recognised for its in-depth knowledge of its clients' needs, a global vision of the challenges they face, and the delivery of effective and timely solutions.

Main Areas of Practice:

Administrative & Regulatory:
The firm advises clients in the different areas of public law, which encompasses constitutional, administrative, municipal and regulatory law. The firm has experience dealing with all types of government agencies handling administrative procedures and court claims.

Antitrust & Unfair Competition:
The firm provides daily assistance to clients on antitrust law, advising them about the conduct of their businesses, review of merger, cartel investigations, concentrations and abuse of dominant position issues and unfair competition. The firm also represents clients before the Antitrust Prosecutor and Antitrust Court.

Banking & Finance:
The firm regularly advises clients in connection with banking and finance transactions acting as permanent counsel to numerous banks been involved in several complex loan transactions. The firm assists clients in preparing and executing loan agreements, project finance agreements, banking and all other related finance agreements.

Capital Markets:
The firm acts as counsel to major players on the local and foreign financial markets, such as banks, stockbrokers, investment fund managers, among others, in all aspects of regulations, administrative procedures with the capital market regulators. The firm also has great expertise in the issuance of debt and equity securities and is counsel to the underwriters involved in the distribution of those securities.

Compliance & Money Laundering Prevention:
The firm advises clients in compliance matters and regulatory issues applicable to entities in the financial market as well as non-regulated entities. Its services involve drafting, reviewing and implementing compliance policy procedures, for example, on the criminal liability of legal entities, prevention of asset laundering, terrorism financing and bribery. It has extensive practical experience in implementing onboarding and know-your-customer policies, risk manuals, codes of conduct, crime prevention manuals, confidentiality procedures and trainee.

The firm advises clients through the whole tender process, whether public or private, especially sanitary, electrical utilities, hospitals, highways, toll roads and airports concessions. The firm represents concessionaires in the concession award, acquisition and operation process and as needed before the pertinent governing authorities.

Consumer Protection:
The firm advises clients on matters relative to consumer relationships, representing them in interests in individual and/or collective disputes, whether administrative or judicial, in mediation and in other matters involving consumer protection.

Corporate & M&A:
The firm has extensive experience in integral corporate matters and has an in-depth knowledge of the commercial law practice in Chile and significant hands-on experience. The firm has gained fame internationally in transactions of this nature, including local mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions.

The firm provides legal assistance in environmental regulations and in the use and management of natural resources, counselling clients in the environmental impact assessment of investment projects and in the enforcement of environmental regulations and nonrenewable natural resources.

Investment Funds:
The firm has deep knowledge in relation to public and private investment funds, providing advice to investment funds managers, institutional investors and other participants of the industry. In this regard, the firm regularly advises several public and private investment funds that have diverse investment objective and features. In this sense, the team has experience in open and closed-end funds that invest in real estate, energy, debt, securitised investments, infrastructure, venture capital, private equity, among others. The firm also counsels foreign investment funds with their needs in Chile, including their approval by the Risk Rating Commission for local and institutional investors to invest in them, and with its registering process in the Commission for the Financial Market in order to make public offer of its shares in Chile.

Labour & Social Security Regulations:
The firm has vast experience in representing national and international companies in the diverse stages and aspects of labour relations, both individual and collective. The firm provides guidance in establishing work shifts and compensation, collective bargaining with unions and other labour associations, and it provides representation before labour authorities. Legal services also include assistance in restructuring and labour due diligence. The firm also drafts employment contracts for foreign staff, obtains visas to work in Chile and prepare and monitor applications submitted to the Central Bank of Chile for the payment of salary in a foreign currency and for the remittance of pension fund contributions to abroad.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm represents clients on any type of negotiation and lawsuits, developing strategies to lead them to satisfactory agreements, whether civil, commercial, criminal, contentious and administrative lawsuits. Members of the firm perform jurisdictional duties as arbitrators.

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Water:
The firm assists clients on all stages of mining projects, including the development, financing and commercial operation of a project, and protection of mining concessions. The firm assists clients in all aspects of the energy and water law, such as the establishment of water rights, the obtainment of permits and authorizations according to the Water Code.

Life Science:
The firm assists main multinational pharmaceutical laboratories, cosmetic and medical device manufacturers in various matters related to the industry.

Real Estate:
The firm assists clients in developing real estate projects, starting from zoning regulations, planning up, financing, funding, acquisition, construction, regularisation and start-up.

The firm advises clients on designing and implementing structures appropriate to their business and to development strategies and solutions to maximise their resources through a purpose oriented legal structure. The firm makes inquiries to the Internal Revenue Service of Chile and advises and represents clients in audits by the IRS or in tax lawsuits, whether before the IRS or the Ordinary Courts of Law.

English, Spanish.