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Provided by Claudio Magliona

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Extensive practice in corporate and financing, technology law, telecommunications, intellectual and industrial property and entertainment law, corporate structures, mergers and acquisitions, financing, licensing and software development agreements, franchising, data protection, prevention of computer crimes, film distribution, production and financing. Also government relations and policy matters.

Relevant Transactions: acquisition of Bazuca.com by VTR (2007), acquisition of Deremate.com Chile by MercadoLibre (2009), multimillion buy out in famous consumer product company (2010), international financing of Compara Online by Grupo Kaszek (2012), acquisition of CortaContas (Brasil) and entrance of BuscaPe Group to Compara Online (2013), acquisition of renal care centers by Diaverum UK (2012-2013), acquisition of SaferTaxi by Tappsi SAS (Colombia) (2014) and the acquisition of Portalinmobiliario by Mercado Libre (2014), credit agreement from Société Générale to Sucden Chile S.A. (2016), Adessa Falabella Data Center sale to GTD Grupo Teleductos (2018), advised Kaszek Ventures in financing rounds for Fintual (2020), Phage Technologies and Xepelin (2021), among others.

Career

From 1998-2002 and 2006 Mr. Magliona worked as an associate with Carey y Cia’s Banking and Financial Group, where he led transactions such as D&S (CH$ 119.707.000.000) and Debt Restructure and the Foreign Credit Agreement from San Paolo Imi to Banco del Desarrollo for US$100.000.000. Focused on corporate law, particularly banking and foreign investment regulations and technology law. Organized and drafted merger and joint venture agreements. Participated in proceedings related to foreign investment applications, notes issuances and Chilean offshore stock exchange. Applications with the Superintendence of Banks and Financial Entities, the Central Bank of Chile and the Superintendence of Securities. Structured and drafted syndicated loan agreements and derivatives transactions. Advised clients and drafted reports on issues regarding technology and law, including e-commerce, cybercrime, data protection and copyright.

From 2003 to 2005 Mr. Magliona worked as a foreign attorney in Greenberg Glusker’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group (part of Neff Law Group Merger), Los Angeles, CA. Focused on corporate and technology matters for many of the world’s major computer software and technology companies. Negotiated and structured international commercial transactions, licensing and transfer of technology agreements. During that time, he was also a legal advisor to the Latin America Committee of the Business Software Alliance (BSA), Washington, D.C. and BSA country manager in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Venezuela. Handled government relations, public policy and copyright enforcement.

Professional Memberships

Mr. Magliona is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA), President of the Legal Group of the Chilean Association of Technology Companies (ACTI), Vice President of the Commission of Digital Economy and Productivity of the National Chamber of Commerce (CNC), Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity Alliance, Director of ISOC Chile, among others.

Publications

Claudio Magliona has spoken at numerous conferences around Latin America and has been quoted in several publications. He is author of several publications on technology law, data protection, intellectual property and film financing, including the book Computer Crime and Fraud, Comparative Law and Law No. 19,223, for Editorial Jurídica de Chile and the article “Doing Business in Latin America: Opportunities and Pitfalls”, Los Angeles Business Journal.

Since 2019 he is author of Chambers and Partners for the Cybersecurity and Data Protection & Privacy guides, as well as Lexology Getting the Deal Through, specifically of the Chile chapters 2022 for Licensing and Digital Business and 2023 Data Protection and Privacy.

Languages Spoken

Mr. Magliona Speaks English and Spanish and is proficient in Hebrew.

Chambers Review

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TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) - Chile
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Top-tier practitioner and co-head of department Claudio Magliona preserves an outstanding prestige in the Chilean TMT market for his prominent practice in technology and media matters. He advises high-profile clients on topics such as regulatory issues, licences and contracts, and data protection. A client highlights: "Claudio Magliona provides great client service and coordinates a strong team that advises us in connection with our matters in Chile." Another market commentator states: "Claudio Magliona stands out for his extensive experience in technology law."


Intellectual Property - Chile
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Seasoned IP practitioner Claudio Magliona of Magliona Abogados is based in Santiago and is praised by clients who underscore: "Healways provides a prompt response to our requests, with a practical approach to different issues and a deep knowledge of intellectual property matters." Another client declares: "Claudio Magliona proves to be skilled and strategic, and has the ability to explain the Chilean laws in a simple way."

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