The international ranking “Legal 500” has highlighted Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers in four practice areas;

Corporate and M&A as a tier 3 firm;
Labour and Employment, as a tier 3 firm
Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas, as a second tier firm;
Energy and Natural Resources: Electricity, as a tier 4 firm;

CHILE
CORPORATE AND M&A
CORPORATE AND M&A – RANKED: TIER 3
Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda

Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda grew its ‘pragmatic and responsive’ corporate practice through the promotion of Marco Salgado to the partnership. The team’s experience comprises M&A, private equity, venture capital, foreign investment and investment fund-related matters. It also has a robust capital markets and finance team. Recent highlights include assisting Clark Ingeniería y Desarrollo’s shareholders with the sale of their shares in the company to PPI (USA). Corporate partner in charge Matías Zegers’ client base includes both Chilean and foreign clients to which he ‘provides high levels of technical expertise’.

LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT – RANKED: TIER 3
Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda

Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda has solid experience advising on employer-side collective bargainings; internal discrimination investigations, harassment and mobbing; drafting internal policies; redundancies, hiring procedures and dismissals; the implementation of employees’ compensation schemes; and corporate immigration. The team also handles complex employment disputes such as industrial-accident claims, unfair labour practices, allegations of constitutional rights’ breaches, and wrongful dismissal of senior executives. Luis Parada is recommended.

CHILE: ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
ELECTRICITY/OIL AND GAS
ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES: ELECTRICITY – RANKED: TIER 4
Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda

ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES: OIL AND GAS – RANKED: TIER 2
Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda

Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda stands out for its experience in regulatory, environmental and infrastructure matters. Recent key instructions include acting for French company EDF Energies Nouvelles on both the due diligence and transactional aspects of the acquisition of Project Laberinto, a 140MW solar project to be developed in northern Chile; the advice included regulatory, corporate and labour law issues. Felipe Bahamondez has extensive experience in energy, natural gas, LNG and regulatory matters, and counsel Blanca Palumbo is an electricity specialist.