The focus of Chambers Latin America’s Tax Chile ranking remains both the contentious and non-contentious side of the area. Lawyers are regularly sought after by domestic and international clients to advise on international taxation matters, double taxation treaties, tax planning and the tax structuring of M&A transactions. Firms are also highly active in tax controversies, with wide-ranging practices in both litigation and audits.
The Chilean Tax market is dominated by a mixture of market-leading full-service firms, such as Carey, Barros & Errázuriz and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, highly reputable boutiques like Baraona Fischer & Cía and Fuensalida y Del Valle, as well as the so-called ‘Big 4’ auditing firms, namely EY Chile, KPMG Chile, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores and Deloitte Legal.
Clients greatly appreciate excellent negotiation skills, the ability to identify potential risks for the client, to produce solid tax structures to transactions and to act as counsel in complex litigation cases before the courts and the relevant tax authorities. These traits, among many others, are all widely demonstrated by Alex Fischer, Jessica Power, Oscar Ferrari and Ricardo Escobar, who are key practitioners in the Chilean tax sphere.