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Rivadeneira Colombara y Zegers

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Managing Partner: Ciro Colombara, Rodrigo Zegers
Founding Partner: Ciro Colombara, Rodrigo Zegers
Partners: Ignacio Rivadeneira, Ramón Domínguez
Number of other lawyers: 30

Firm Overview:
Rivadeneira Colombara Zegers (RCZ) is a law firm recognised for its experience in interdisciplinary complex litigation and for providing global strategic advice to natural and legal persons. The team is able to design and obtain tailored solutions, considering the importance of acting quickly.

Main Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law:
RCZ has a Bankruptcy team with highly trained professionals to represent its clients in all types of bankruptcy proceedings, such as involuntary and voluntary liquidations, judicial and extrajudicial reorganisations, cross-border insolvencies, revocation proceedings and bankruptcy crimes, among others. Additionally, it advises creditors before and during various bankruptcy proceedings, including for cross-border asset recovery.

RCZ Compliance team is recognised for being composed with lawyers with vast experience in prevention, investigation and litigation of cases that involve companies, as well as for designing and implementing crime prevention models and effective regulatory compliance systems.

Corporate Law:
The Corporate Law team is characterised by providing comprehensive and strategic support to its clients. The firm wisely advises clients in the formation and development of their businesses under the firm's seal of trust, celerity, precision, and the prevention of future disputes. RCZ advises large and mid-sized businesses as well as innovative entrepreneurs and family businesses on their way towards their professionalisation and planning for future generations.

Energy & Natural Resources:
RCZ's has a team that possesses a great understanding of the energy, mining, cememnt, and water markets. This team's advice includes from the stage of development and execution of complete projects, to the preparation and defense in conflicts and litigation, both in civil and commercial matters.

Labour Law:
The RCZ Labor Group is recognised for its exellence and experience in complex labor advice and litigation. The RCZ work group advises important Chilean and foreign companies, as well as important state-owned companies, being recognised as a team specialised in complex litigation, both by their clients and their peers. Its members belong to the best universities in the country, teach at various universities and have specialisation courses in the area and in litigation.

Litigation & Arbitration:
RCZ specialises in civil, commercial and economic litigation, with a direct involvement of the partners in each of the matters they handle. Likewise, the team's work is characterised by studying and understanding the markets in which the dispute falls, with special knowledge of certain industries, such as health, energy, mining and construction.

Public Law:
The RCZ Public Law team is recognised for the national and international impact of the cases it resolves, their public interest and for the multidisciplinary solutions that it provides, where each element in the dispute is analysed from different viewpoints to offer a complete, effective and unique solution. They have a vast and successful experience in contentious-administrative and litigation matters.

Real Estate & Construction:
RCZ Real Estate and Construction Law team provides advice from the genesis and until the conclusion of the Real Estate and Construction projects. The work is focused with a multidisciplinary perspective, allowing clients to prevent future contingencies in project developments, transactions and contract negotiations, as well as to resolve disputes on time and in a satisfactory way considering a commercial perspective.

Regulation & Competition:
The RCZ Regulation and Competition area includes legal advice in relation to the rules for the defense of Competition and other antitrust regulations, as well as regarding the economic regulation of certain markets (telecommunications, banking, insurance, health, sanitary services, gas, air, transmission and electrical distribution). This area has a preventive approach through the design and implementation of Competition compliance programs and review of acts, contracts and commercial policies according the regulation. It also includes advice and defense in investigations, consultations, processes and notifications before the National Economic Prosecutor and before the Courts of Justice.

White Collar Crime:
The RCZ Criminal Law group stands out for its deep knowledge of Chilean and comparative legal-criminal dogmatics, together with a vast experience in litigation, before the Public Ministry and in Courts, and in all types of matters, but especially in economic, patrimonial, environmental, public workers and, generally, in complex cases of high impact and with multisectoral dimensions, which require an active intervention in all areas and stages of the criminal conflict: investigation, litigation and eventual negotiation.

Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.