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PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

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Managing Partner: Francisco Selamé
Senior Partners: Francisco Selamé, Sandra Benedetto, Loreto Pelegrí, Miguel Rencoret, Gonzalo Schmidt, Rodrigo Winter, Marcelo Laport, Mauricio Valenzuela, Hugo Tapia
Number of partners: 9
Number of other lawyers: 109

CONTACTS
Corporate Tax Structuring........................................Francisco Selamé
Business Structuring.................................................... Rodrigo Winter M&A................................................................................ Loreto Pelegrí
International Taxation.............................................. Sandra Benedetto
Transfer Pricing....................................................Roberto Carlos Rivas
Wealth Management..................................................... Marcelo Laport Employment..................................................................... Francisca Alvarez
Tax Compliance.......................................................... Miguel Rencoret
Tax Litigation & Dispute Resolution...........................Gonzalo Schmidt

Firm Overview:
PwC has been present in Chile since 1914. For over 100 years PwC has rendered professional services to the most prestigious local and global companies doing business in Chile and abroad. PwC Chile’s main objective is to help its clients to be successful and assist them in making correct and efficient business decisions. The firm provides them with timely consultancy services regarding relevant tax and legal issues for their businesses, adding value via proposing innovative solutions in an efficient manner.

As a leading tax and legal advisor, PwC Chile undertakes a comprehensive approach towards clients, supporting them in services such as: legal and tax advisory services; domestic and international corporate tax planning; M&A; transfer pricing; tax compliance; legal and corporate counselling; labour and individual consultancy services; expatriate global solutions; tax risk minimisation; tax proceeding, defence and dispute resolutions; indirect taxes, international taxation, and wealth management. The tax and legal services department comprises an excellent staff of almost 483 lawyers, auditors, and economists.

An increase within last year in the number of tax professionals is mainly explained by the incorporation of the transaction services department to the tax and legal services department to provide fully integral solutions to clients and a comprehensive understanding of their business. This multidisciplinary platform allows lawyers to provide integral solutions.

PwC Chile has the experience to address matters arising from diverse industry sectors and economic arenas. Combining industry insights with its lawyers’ skills, the firm has become Chile's main tax and legal service provider, playing an important role in client’s success.

PwC Chile has actively accompanied all its clients in the whole process of implementing the recent Chilean Tax Reform, which has imposed several challenges to Chilean taxpayers, as it has required them to keep new ledgers and comply with new tax obligations since this year. In addition, the firm has provided insight to its clients through courses, in-house training, symposiums, seminars and workshops.

Main Areas of Practice:
Business Structuring & Corporate Tax Planning:

A dedicated network of corporate, commercial and tax lawyers has extraordinary experience in advising international and domestic clients. Often working as a combined team, PwC Chile ensures that projects and transactions are designed and completed arriving at sophisticated solutions covering all clients’ needs. Experience includes tax structuring; develop financing/ refinancing structures; pre-/post-sale company structuring; cash extraction work (banking, funds); draft and implement a diverse range of contracts assessing its tax consequences. PwC Chile helps clients with tax matters on a day to day basis and supports clients in dealing with tax authorities.

International Taxation:
PwC advises on all aspects of international taxation and helps multinationals achieve their business goals in a tax-efficient manner, locally and globally addressing all their cross-border needs. PwC Chile assists clients by advising on: international tax structuring; cross-border financing and treasury solutions; income tax treaties; profit repatriation; loss strategies; inbound and outbound structuring; international supply chain and shared services; regional tax issues.

M&A:
PwC Chile has been involved in the most complex and relevant M&A transactions. It has significant experience working with private companies, listed groups and private equity firms on a wide range of domestic and cross-border M&A projects. PwC A commercial focus along with its strong international network allows the firm to add real value to transactions. Its services include, among others: assessing and managing acquisition/merger risks; net cash flows optimisation; preparing businesses for disposal; carrying out pre-acquisition or pre-sale due diligence; ensuring tax efficient deal structuring and post deal optimal tax solutions; joint-ventures.

Transfer Pricing:
The transfer pricing team assist clients in the development of tax-efficient structures that help compliance with legal requirements, prepare for rapid audit response, resolve transfer pricing disputes and decrease clients exposure. Services include, consultancy, tax controversy and dispute resolution, documentation compliance and planning, value chain transformation, and global structure alignment.

Wealth Management:
PwC Chile advises high net worth individuals, successful entrepreneurs, and top senior executives helping them to protect, manage and grow their assets in a tax efficient manner. PwC Chile’s services include asset and real estate management; private wealth structuring services; private equity and management advisory; transaction structuring; funds strategies; integrated succession and retirement planning.

Tax Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
PwC Chile’s approach to litigation is characterised by a focus on alternative dispute resolution, notably mediation, helping clients to deal with tax authorities in a smoother manner. PwC Chile’s disputes network has provided advice to a wide range of clients worldwide. This includes large public companies, private companies, partnerships, and private individuals, who had successfully arrived to favourable outcomes. The defence and dispute resolution practice has notably expanded and consolidated, now acknowledged as a benchmark within Chilean market.

International Work:
PwC Chile provides international tax consulting and legal advisory to important domestic and foreign companies, involved in key transactions performed within different economic markets. The importance of the referred transactions derives not only from the figures involved, but also from the challenge they implied. The innovative, sophisticated and avant-garde tax solutions proposed by the firm, dealing with matters that are usually controversial, over which neither the tax legislation nor the tax authority have established clear criteria, has given PwC Chile a leading position within the local environment.

Languages:
English, Spanish.