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Schultz Carrasco Benítez

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Partners: Carlos Schultz, Edesio Carrasco, Rodrigo Schmidt
Number of lawyers: 10

Corporate & M&A: Carlos Schultz, Rodrigo Schmidt
Environmental & Natural Resources: Edesio Carrasco
Environmental Litigation & Damages: Edesio Carrasco
Antitrust/Competition: Rodrigo Schmidt

Firm Overview:
Schultz Carrasco is a boutique law firm in Santiago, Chile, that specialises in providing counsel to both local and foreign companies in corporate/ M&A matters, environmental and natural resources law, as well as general practice matters, backed by a litigation department in those areas. Furthermore, the firm is consolidating its antitrust practice, which has successfully developed in the last years.
The firm was founded to provide legal advice, giving a quick response to companies and people seeking a personalised and efficient service with high specialisation standards. Schultz Carrasco also serves its clients by offering outsourced general counsel, while providing the close contact and efficiency that characterises a full-time in-house counsel service.

Main Areas of Practice:


Schultz Carrasco provides counsel on all corporate law matters, including joint ventures, private equity, due diligence processes, national and international associations, investment funds, national or foreign entities, as well as taking part in contractual negotiations.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm has vast experience in mergers and acquisitions of different sized companies, including open and close corporations, and in designing, structuring, and implementing complex and innovative transactions, including shares and assets deals, cross–border transactions, takeovers and stock purchases.

Environmental & Natural Resources Law:
Schultz Carrasco provides strategic advice on all matters related to environmental and administrative regulation, including environmental audits and assessment of activities or projects within the Environmental Impact Assessment System (EIAS). Also, the firm advises on mining, energy, agro-industrial, and real estate projects, representing its clients before the environmental authorities in inspections and sanctioning proceedings, including their administrative and judicial defence.

Environmental Litigation:
The firm defends its clients in a number of special proceedings, which are necessary for the development of a project or activity, before any court or administrative agency, including environmental damages and civil actions before Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court, as well as the recently established Environmental Court.

Schultz Carrasco’s antitrust counsel focuses on prevention, both designing compliance programs or horizontal merger analysis of market concentrations, as well as filing claims or protecting their clients’ interests before the Chilean Competition Tribunal. Furthermore, the firm advises and represents its clients in all matters regarding proceedings conducted by the National Economic Prosecutor, possessing valuable experience in these areas.

Spanish, English.

The firm's clients include local and international companies with operations both in Chile and abroad.