Etapa final del Programa LawWithOutWalls

20 March, 2000

Durante abril, en la Universidad de Miami, se llevó a cabo la etapa final del Programa LawWithOutWalls. En esta cuarta versión, que reunió a un centenar de estudiantes provenientes de las más prestigiosas escuelas de Derecho del mundo, la misión fue desarrollar un proyecto de emprendimiento que entregara una solución innovadora y tecnológica frente a un problema legal. Participaron de Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers, los abogados Marco Salgado, profesor de la Universidad Católica, quién se desempeñó como mentor académico del grupo y José Tomás Ureta, estudiante del Magister en Derecho de la misma Universidad. Ver Publicación

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Entrevista a Matías Zegers del programa de radio “Información Privilegiada”

20 March, 2000

El programa de Radio Duna, “Información Privilegiada” entrevista al socio Matías Zegers respecto al caso Cascadas. El siguiente link contiene la entrevista realizada hoy al socio Matías Zegers para analizar este tema. Ver Entrevista

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Matías Zegers: “Hay indicadores que deberían hacer a cualquier accionista levantar una bandera amarilla”

20 March, 2000

Entrevista del Diario El Pulso al socio Matías Zegers donde es consultado por el Caso Cascadas y sus implicancias. Ver Publicación

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La rebelión de los accionistas: ya no se conforman con votar en las juntas y quieren mayores retornos.

20 March, 2000

Artículo del diario El Mercurio, donde el socio Matías Zegers es consultado acerca del cambio en la participación de los accionistas activistas. Ver Publicación

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Kick Off del programa LawWithoutWalls

20 March, 2000

Durante enero se dio inicio a una nueva versión de LawWithoutWalls, programa que busca mejorar la práctica y la educación en Derecho a nivel Mundial. Este 2014, tuvo su Kick Off en el Executive Campus de la Universidad de Saint Gallen en Suiza y participaron los abogados de Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers, Marco Salgado y José Tomás Ureta. Ver Publicación

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“Latin Lawyer coloca a Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers en el top ten de las firmas en el área de M&A en número de transacciones”

20 March, 2000

Latin Lawyer M&A League Tables: Chile Friday, 28 February 2014 (3 weeks ago) by Rosie Cresswell Carey featured in the largest number of Chilean deals reported on by Latin Lawyer in 2013 and also sits at the top of the value M&A league tables – taking both leading spots for the second year running. Claro & Cía is in second place in each table. Carey appeared in 13 reported deals, while Claro came a close second with 10. Those two firms led by some margin in terms of volume; Morales & Besa and Prieto y Cía took joint third place with five deals each, while Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner appeared on four. On the value front, Carey’s reported deals added up to US$5.38 billion, Claro’s deal value amounts to US$4.35 billion and Morales & Besa is not far behind with US$4.23 billion. Latin Lawyer’s M&A league tables are based on reporting in Latin Lawyer’s daily online briefing of transactions announced between 1 January and 31 December 2013. We publish these league tables to provide an interesting insight into the law firms leading the way in Latin America’s transactional community, while providing a useful tool for firms to compare their activity with their competitors. We do not pretend that these tables paint the whole picture and we urge readers to keep this in mind when consulting the tables. We also encourage readers to take a look at our detailed explanation of our approach and methodology available here, in particular given the requirements we have for submitting deals for reporting which means we do not report on every deal taking place in a country. Reported M&A activity remained steady between 2012 and 2013; last year there were 34 deals covered where Chilean law firms participated, compared with 31 the previous year. Carey’s Pablo Iacobelli says 2013 was a good year for activity in the financial and manufacturing sectors and important natural resources transactions have also taken place. “We noted a high volume of mid-level acquisitions in varied manufacturing sectors such as salmon farming, wood products, health products and other areas,” he says. There have been some obstacles – namely social and environmental pressure in the energy sector and uncertainty over commodity prices – while November’s presidential elections saw activity taper off towards the end of the year. Nevertheless, Iacobelli is positive about deal flow for 2014, which he expects to continue at the same level under Michelle Bachelet’s administration. “We do not foresee big changes or a flight from the market-oriented and investor-friendly political environment that has been the rule for the last 20 years. We also expect that the improving economies of the United States and Europe will bring substantial investments into the country during the second half of the year,” he adds. LATIN LAWYER M&A LEAGUE TABLES: VOLUME Law firm Total no. of reported deals Carey 13 Claro & Cía. 10 Morales & Besa 5 Prieto y Cía 5 Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner 4 Guerrero Olivos 3 Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda 3 Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers 2 Baker & McKenzie (Chile) 2 Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados 2 Noguera, Larraín & Dulanto 2 Portaluppi, Guzmán & Bezanilla 2 LATIN LAWYER M&A […]

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Rayovac obtiene victoria en demandas en su contra deducidas por The Gillette Company y Procter & Gamble

20 March, 2000

Rayovac won against The Gillette Company and Procter & Gamble legal claims that argued misleading advertising and infringement of the industrial property law. July 2010 Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda. defended Rayovac and Spectrum Brands against legal claims of misleading advertising and infringement of the industrial property law filed by The Gillette Company and Procter & Gamble. Both actions were in connection with Rayovac´s advertisement campaign, based on its claim “Lasts as long as Duracell”, referred to its battery properties. The plaintiffs also filed criminal suits for infringement of the industrial property law. That case was closed by the Public Prosecutor request of final dismissal, later on accepted and settled by the Court last July 26. By the dismissal, courts validated the thesis that comparative advertising is fully applicable even using third party´s trademarks if that use has the appropriate technical support and is made in respectful and non denigrating manner. Plaintiffs also brought civil actions before the Consejo de Auto Regulación y Ética Publicitaria (Conar) claiming infringement of the Chilean Advertisement Ethics Code, petition that was again rejected at first instance and on its review and appeal. Rayovac is one of the leaders in batteries, electrical products for personal care, among others, with brands like Rayovac, Varta and Remington. Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda. team was lead by its partner Matias Zegers, counsel Carlos Stevenson and its associates Juan Turner and Isidora Fernández.

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