Legal rankings highlight DLA Piper Chile in different categories

19 October, 2020

Latin Lawyer National On October 19, the results of the Latin Lawyer National ranking were published, in which we were highlighted in the following categories: Corporate and M&A: Diego Noguera, Paulo Larraín, Matías Zegers Banking and finance: José Pablo Dulanto, Mauricio Halpern, Matías Zegers, Diego Noguera Energy: Felipe Bahamondez, José Pablo Dulanto Litigation: Marco Salgado, Macarena Iturra, Ricardo López Labour: Luis Parada Tax: Rodrigo Álvarez Antitrust and competition: Felipe Bahamondez Anti-corruption investigations and compliance: Matías Zegers, Paulo Larraín Corporate governance: Matías Zegers, Diego Noguera LACCA Aproved LACCA Approved published its results and the highlights were Paulo Larrain as Thought Leader in Corporate & M&A, Matías Zegers in Capital Markets and José Pablo Dulanto in Banking and Finance. The Legal 500 On Wednesday, October 7, The Legal 500 published the results of its guide to Latin America edition 2021, which highlights 16 areas of practice and 25 lawyers from DLA Piper Chile. Among them, Paulo Larrain and Matías Zegers were highlighted as Leading Individuals in Corporate and M&A, Luis Parada as Leading Individual in Labour and Employment and Matías Zegers as Leading Individual in Venture Capital. In addition, three lawyers were recognized as Rising Stars: Manola Quiroz and Jorge Timmermann in Corporate and M&A and Diego Peña in Projects and Infrastructure. Leading Lawyers On October 6, Diario Financiero announced the results of the Chilean legal guide Leading Lawyers prepared by Idealis Legal Recruitment, in which Matías Zegers is highlighted as “the one who knows most” about Corporate Governance. IFLR1000 During this year we have been highlighted by IFLR1000 in the categories of M&A, Banking and Finance, Project Development, Project Development: Mining and Capital Markets – Debt. Felipe Bahamondez, Paulo Larraín, Matías Zegers, Diego Noguera and José Pablo Dulanto were recognized as Highly Regarded in different practice areas and sectors. We especially congratulate those who were recognized, all the team that makes these recognitions possible and our clients who trust us!

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DLA Piper Chile incorporates a new counsel to the antitrust area

15 October, 2020

The lawyer worked since 2013 in the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office. With the aim of continuing to strengthen the firm’s antitrust practice area, DLA Piper Chile has incorporated Sofía O´Ryan as counsel. Sofía graduated from Universidad de Chile, and she also obtained a Master of Laws in Competition Law (LL.M) at King’s College London and did an internship at the Directorate General of Competition of the European Commission in Belgium. Since 2013 she worked at the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (Fiscalía Nacional Económica – FNE), gaining extensive experience in Competition Law, especially in merger control, unilateral abuses and horizontal agreements. Before joining DLA Piper Chile she worked at FNE´s Mergers Division, then she was Coordinator of that division and recently she was Coordinator of the Antitrust Division. Partner Felipe Bahamondez, head of the antitrust practice area at DLA Piper Chile, points out that “the development of this area has been a tremendous contribution to our clients. We have been able to provide them with concrete and innovative solutions to the various needs they have in their respective businesses”. Regarding how companies will adapt to the challenges of the Covid-19 world, Sofía mentions that “concentrations, collaboration agreements and, eventually, shares acquisitions in competitors will probably be strengthened, enhancing the relevance of their competitive analysis. This, in turn, will challenge the authorities, not only in terms of the speed of their decisions, but also in the ability to determine its legality, especially considering the imminent digitalization of certain industries”. Sofía, who will work directly with partner Felipe Bahamondez, will advise companies on matters related to concentration, unilateral conduct, horizontal and vertical agreements, both in investigations before the FNE and in proceedings before the Antitrust Court. She will also work in the design and implementation of commercial policies consistent with the strategic objectives of each client and the regulations in force, as well as in the development of compliance programs and internal investigations for the timely prevention and detection of potentially risky behaviors, accompanying clients in the definition of the most appropriate solutions. With this, DLA Piper Chile has 9 partners, 8 counsels and 31 associates. DLA Piper is a global firm that has nearly 5,000 professionals in more than 40 countries around the world. DLA Piper has a substantial presence, not only in the world but also in Latin America, with a varied offer of legal services that adapts to the specific needs of our global clients.

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Leading Lawyers elige a los abogados más influyentes y prometedores (Diario Financiero)

6 October, 2020

Our partner Matías Zegers was highlighted as “the most knowledgeable” in Corporate Governance. Diario Financiero

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Cornershop crea una alianza con Cencosud en Chile (Lex Latin)

4 September, 2020

DLA Piper Chile advised Cornershop on the agreement. Matías Zegers and Jorge Timmermann participated. Lex Latin

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Los abogados tras el acuerdo de Cornershop y Cencosud (Diario Financiero)

16 August, 2020

The deal closed Wednesday night. But negotiations began in July, when Walmart told Cornershop it would end the contract to focus on developing an e-commerce channel. Cornershop’s founders, Oskar Hjertonsson and Juan Pablo Cuevas, were advised by Matías Zegers, a partner at DLA Piper. Diario Financiero

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