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Corporate, Commercial and Company Law

Our Firm offers high quality services in the areas of General Corporate Law, which include: Custody and management of corporate books and registries; Corporate participations; Mergers & Acquisitions and corporate restructuring; Audit and due diligence reviews; Joint-ventures; Public and private bids; Commercial representation contracts; Concessions; Distribution and Franchising; Dissolution and liquidation of companies and Real Estate Law.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our Firm has had since its foundation an intense professional activity in all fields of Intellectual Property, and is widely recognized today as one of the preeminent Firms dedicated to this area in Chile. The Firm has extensive experience in the obtention of Intellectual Property Rights; Registration of trademarks, patents, internet domain names, plant breeder's rights; Copyright; Defense, protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights before the National Authority INAPI (Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial) - Chilean Patent and Trademark Office- and before Chilean ordinary or special courts; the drafting of Intellectual and Industrial Property related contracts. Likewise, it provides assistance with the design of legal strategies for the protection of new information technologies, and for the transfer of the same through programs developed for each client.

Our professionals also has wide experience in related areas such as Electronic Commerce, Anti-Counterfeiting; Data Privacy; Publicity Law; Sports Law, distribution and franchising.

LABOR, INMIGRATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY LAW

Our team has a solid prestige in the area of General Labor, Immigration and Social Security Law; Regulatory compliance, collective bargaining and labor relations involving Unions; Individual and collective contracts; Unfair dismissal litigation, employment accidents, occupational illnesses, among others; Redundancies, health and safety regulations, employee benefits, social security and pension law; Global mobility, immigration laws, executive transfers and visa processing; Labor revisions, corporate merger processes and harmonization of corporate benefits; Training workshops in labor matters.

ECONOMIC LAW, ANTITRUST, FREE COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW

Our Firm has recognized experience in the different areas of economic Law, including Antitrust, Free Competition and Consumer Protection Law. Our counseling is mainly provided through the drafting of contracts and other related documents, negotiation with third parties and representation of our clients before competent authorities. Our lawyers frequently appear before the CONAR (Self Regulation and Publicity Council) as well as before Civil courts and the Free Competition Tribunal.

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW FOREING TRADE AND INTERNACIONAL CONTRACTS

Our lawyers have wide experience in all areas of International Law, in particular in all aspects of Public and Private International law; Customs law (Classification, Valuation and Rules of Origin); Free Trade Agreements; Trade Defense and WTO law (antidumping, countervailing duties and safeguards); Non tariff Barriers; International Contracts and structuring of supply chain management.

LITIGATION

We have great experience in all kinds of litigation, including Civil; Commercial; Administrative; Labor; Insolvency; Mediation and Arbitration, both Domestic and International; Criminal Law; Anti-Counterfeiting.

TAX

Our law firm offers high quality tax consulting services to domestic and foreign corporations as well as to high-wealth individuals/ families. Due to our comprehensive vision of legal services, we include tax matters in all relevant advices provided by us, making sure that tax effects and contingencies are considered in all of our clients’ activities.

The tax services provided by the Firm include domestic and international tax planning, corporate restructuring, tax aspects of corporate practice due diligence, tax advice to family businesses, legal reports on tax matters and the defense of our clients in tax claims before the Chilean Internal Revenue Services and Courts of Justice.