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Albagli Zaliasnik

Santiago de Chile Office

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Managing Partner: Rodrigo Albagli

Number of partners: 6

Number of lawyers: 46

Firm Overview: 

For 30 years, Albagli Zaliasnik (AZ) has been dedicated to providing clients with creative and innovative solutions. It is a leading non-traditional law firm providing a full spectrum of legal and business services, based in Santiago de Chile. At AZ, the goal is to add value to everything it does. Keeping this in mind, the firm proactively works with its clients using a holistic approach in order to produce forwardthinking and ingenious results in an ever changing technology-focused world.

AZ is one of the only law firms in Chile that has a skilled team which expertly mixes business with litigation. The firm regularly advises on complex crossborder transactions, has profound knowledge and experience within regulated markets, and is an expert in preventative and criminal compliance. As a result of increased globalisation, Chile and Latin America have implemented extensive regulatory requirements which increase the risk for national and international corporations to operate within these markets.

Main Areas of Practice:  


2 partners; 8 fee earners

AZ has expansive experience in corporate counseling for domestic and foreign companies. AZ’s corporate team has experience in the practice of corporate mergers and acquisitions, counseling clients in structuring, planning, and execution of regional and global acquisitions; with a particular focus on retail, food and beverage, energy, and real estate deals. AZ has represented sellers, buyers, venture capitalists, investment funds, private equity players and financial backers in various transactions such as mergers, divesting, reorganisation, acquisitions and other types of corporate deals.

Key Clients: Ormat, Banco do Brasil, Areas, Cushman & Wakefield, FOX Latin-American Channels Bellsouth, Leadgate, Vigatec, Ralei, Telefónica, Premasec, Unifood

Contacts: Rodrigo Albagli, Álvaro Rosenblut

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


1 partner; 5 fee earners

In response to an increase in the quantity and complexity of the legal regulation of economic activities, both at a general level and more strongly in those called ‘regulated industries’, AZ offers a preventive and systematic legal risk management program focused on the implementation of internal compliance controls and executive and officer training. AZ works on developing compliance strategies for clients in various industries, in the public and private sectors.

Key Clients: Metro S.A., Heavenward S.A. (Mistubishi Chile), LG Electronics Inc., Thompson Reuters Chile

Contacts: Rodrigo Albagli, Jaime Winter, Eduardo Anguita

Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Intellectual & Industrial Property: 

4 partners; 6 fee earners

AZ is one of the main players in intellectual property matters in Chile hailed for its stand-out performances in pharmaceutical patent litigation, as well as oppositions and cancellation actions of all kinds. Its IP counsel is complete with regulatory advice, making it a favorite among international players in the life sciences industry. AZ’s IP department has extensive expertise in anti-counterfeiting, IP litigation, data protection and privacy, copyright, domain names, and a variety of patent and trademark matters (both prosecution and contentious).

Key Clients: Louis Vuitton, Walmart Inc., Hasbro, Netflix, Nissan, Fila

Contact: Eugenio Gormáz

Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment: 

1 partner; 5 fee earners AZ’s prominent labour and employment department is known throughout Chile and Latin America in the areas of litigation and collective bargaining specifically including dispute settlement, lawsuits and labour claims for national and international clients.

Key Clients: Gasco, Aguas Andinas, Nokia, Flesan, Gasmar, Pizzareño (Etex Group)

Contact: Daniela Hirsch

Email: [email protected]


3 partners; 14 fee earners

AZ’s litigation group is one of its most renowned practice areas, thanks to the complexity of the cases handled by the firm. The different types of conflicts and disputes its clients face, both domestically and internationally, have enabled AZ’s team to adapt to and successfully perform in various intricate legal scenarios. AZ is considered one of the most prestigious firms in Chile in litigation matters, its lawyers are valued not only for their ample ability in designing strategies and adopting decisions prior to trial, but also for their skills and capacity to prepare and carry out the disputes presented before them until they obtain the best possible outcome for the clients.

Key Clients: Abbott Laboratories, The State of Israel, Pizarreño (Etex Group), Farmacias Ahumada, Roberto Guzmán Lyon (Cascadas Case)

Contacts: Gabriel Zaliasnik, Ariela Agosin

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Life Sciences: 

3 partners; 8 fee earners

AZ handles several cases related to life sciences conflicts, regulatory issues of the pharmaceutical industry and patent infringement. AZ actively participates in the designing and drafting of regulations in the pharmaceutical, biological and biotechnological fields alongside key industry players and represents its clients’ interests in front of the health authorities, patent authorities, and the Chilean competition authorities.

Key Clients: Abbott Laboratories, Pharma Investi, Laboratorios Garden House, Laboratorios Saval

Contacts: Gabriel Zaliasnik, Eugenio Gormáz, Ariela Agosin

Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]


3 partners; 6 fee earners

AZ has vast experience in the area of public law, providing advice in administrative law, constitutional litigation, governmental contracts, administrative claims, regulatory processes, and governmental advisory. In an environment where government participation is constantly growing through more active regulatory agencies and more sophisticated regulations, AZ offers its clients comprehensive counselling and accompanies each client in everything, from risk prevention to conflict resolution with the Administration. As established experts in this area, AZ constantly counsels prominent clients in front of the Chilean Authorities, the State Controller and the Chilean Constitutional Court.

Key Clients: Roberto Guzmán Lyon (Cascadas Case), Abbott Laboratories, Asociación de Medios de Publicidad Exterior A.G., Inversiones Aguas Metropolitanas S.A.

Contact: Gabriel Zaliasnik, Antonio Rubilar

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


3 partner; 6 fee earners AZ’s regulatory practice is known for its expertise in handling competition matters related to industrial, intellectual property and for its expertise in antitrust matters related to the pharmaceutical and telecommunications sectors. AZ regularly assists their clients both in the litigation arena, as well as regularly advising on merger control matters. AZ’s pharmaceutical, health and telecommunications (both heavily regulated markets and highly complex industries) experience makes them uniquely qualified to handle sophisticated regulatory related cases.

Key Clients: LG Electronics, Airbus Helicopters, Abbott Laboratories, and Gasmar S.A. Contacts: Matias Edwards, Antonio Rubilar

Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]


1 partner; 4 fee earners

The firm handles tax planning and defense in eventual conflicts, in a unique way that is focused on each stage of our clients’ lives. It provides strategic tax planning, investment tax modelling, tax advice on financing, tax structuring on acquisition, divestment and sale of companies, intra-group and family offices re-structuring, as well as tax litigation.

Key Clients: Cuponatic Latam, Ralei, Empresas Dimerc, Secuoya Grupo de Comunicaciones, Mega Pharma

Contact: David Ancelovici

Email: [email protected]


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