DLA Piper announced economic penal area in Chile and add counsel to direct it (Lex Latin)

12 September, 2019

The new counsel, Ignacio Schwerter will work in conjunction with the dispute resolutions and compliance groups. Lex Latin

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DLA Piper Chile is highlighted in 12 practice areas by ranking “The Legal 500”

11 September, 2019

Today, the ranking The Legal 500, announced that DLA Piper Chile was ranked in 12 practice areas. Banking & Finance and Competition & Antitrust were the two new areas incorporated. Our partner, Paulo Larrain was highlighted as “Leading Lawyer” and 19 lawyers were mentioned in the different practice areas. Outstanding categories: – Banking & Finance (Tier 4) – Competition & Antitrust (Tier 4) – Corporate and M&A (including compliance) (Tier 2) – Dispute Resolution (Tier 5) – Labour and Employment (Tier 3) – Projects and Infrastructure (Tier 3) – Public Law (Tier 3) – Real Estate (Tier 4) – Tax (Tier 4) – Energy and Natural Resources – Electricity (Tier 3) – Energy and Natural Resources – Oil and Gas (Tier 2) – Energy and Natural Resources – Mining (Tier 3) Outstanding lawyers: “Leading Lawyers” Corporate and M&A (including compliance) Paulo Larrain Lawyers mentioned: Banking & Finance Matías Zegers Paulo Larrain Mauritius Halpern Competition & Antitrust Felipe Bahamondez White Palumbo Carolina Bawlitza Corporate and M&A (including compliance) Paulo Larraín (Leading Lawyer) Diego Peña José Pablo Dulanto Matías Zegers Salgado Frame Mauritius Halpern Jorge Timmermann Manola Quiroz Dispute Resolution Ricardo Lopez Macarena Iturra Labour and Employment Luis Parada John Paul Messiah Alfonso Bustamante Projects and Infrastructure Felipe Bahamondez José Pablo Dulanto Rodrigo Alvarez Public Law Felipe Bahamondez Paulina Farías Ricardo Lopez Real Estate Rodrigo Alvarez María Teresa Fernández Tax Rodrigo Alvarez Energy and Natural Resources – Electricity/Oil and Gas Felipe Bahamondez José Pablo Dulanto Diego Peña Paulina Farías Energy and Natural Resources – Mining José Pablo Dulanto Claudio Sepulveda Congratulations to all our team and a special thank to our clients for trusting in our work!

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Announcing our new office

9 September, 2019

DLA Piper Chile is proud to announce that we are moving. Effective September 16, 2019, our new address will be El Golf 150, 10th floor, Las Condes, Santiago. Our new offices are designed to meet all the needs of a 21st-century law firm, with an open plan to facilitate collaboration and innovation.  Our main telephone number will remain the same: +562 27982600. We are delighted to better serve our clients in this state-of-the-art building, and we look forward to working with you in our new space.

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DLA Piper Chile announces launch of White Collar practice

3 September, 2019

DLA Piper Chile announced the launch of its White Collar practice, to be led by attorney Ignacio Schwerter, who joined the firm on September 2 as counsel. The new practice will meet clients’ needs under new legal changes that have substantially extended criminal liability relating to bribery, corruption, unfair administration, incompatible negotiation, environmental crimes, and breaches of capital market rules. The White Collar practice will complement the work of DLA Piper Chile’s existing Litigation and Compliance practice areas and will coordinate its efforts with the firm’s US and global White Collar practices. Ignacio Schwerter brings more than 15 years of experience advising both natural and legal persons in highly complex criminal litigation. He has worked in the criminal law firm Cortés y Rodríguez since 2007 and has been a partner of that firm since 2012. He graduated from the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2004. Schwerter served as an assistant of the Criminal Law Department at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile from 2006 to 2010. He also worked as an assistant in several optional criminal law courses at the university, including Criminal Organizations and Illicit Association between 2004 and 2006, Computer Crimes in 2005 and Economic Crimes in 2005. Additionally, he was an assistant of the Commercial Law Department at the Catholic University from 2003 to 2005. Before joining Cortés y Rodríguez, he worked as an associate lawyer in the litigation area of the law firm Morales, Noguera, Valdivieso & Besa from 2005 to 2007. DLA Piper’s presence in Chile allows the firm to more effectively address the growing demand from clients in Latin America for comprehensive advice across a range of practices. The launch of the White Collar practice by DLA Piper Chile is consistent with DLA Piper’s global efforts to provide timely and sophisticated economic criminal advice to its clients and constitutes an important step in the expansion of the firm.

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DLA Piper Chile launches mentoring program for women lawyers (Diario Financiero)

20 August, 2019

The attorneys in our office who will head the mentoring from Chile will be Carolina Bawlitza, counsel of the Free Competition area and Teresa Fernández, counsel of the Real Estate area. Diario Financiero Online

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DLA Piper Chile among the best offices in Chile according to Chambers & Partners ranking

16 August, 2019

Our office was again highlighted by the Chambers & Partners Latin America 2020 ranking in the following categories: Corporate/M&A, Labour & Employment, Capital Markets and Dispute Resolution: Litigation. We congratulate our entire team for this tremendous recognition!

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Selina arrives in Chile with the help of Grupo Patio (Lex Latin)

2 August, 2019

Selina Operations Chile SpA was represented by Lathan and Watkins (NY) and DLA Piper Chile in an operation that “implements an innovative hotel business model, with relevant actors and with a perspective of great growth in the Latin American and Chilean markets”, comments M. Teresa Fernández, counsel of DLA Piper Chile. The lawyers of our office participating in this transaction were Matías Zegers and M. Teresa Fernández. Lex Latin

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Cornershop Lawyer: “Great estates must dare to take more risks” (Diario Financiero)

29 July, 2019

Our partner Matías Zegers, an expert in venture capital, highlights in an interview made by Diario Financiero the degree of maturity of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, but warns about regulatory obstacles that could leave the country behind. Diario Financiero

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Automation could be the subject of future collective bargaining (Pulso)

17 July, 2019

Luis Parada comments in Pulso that automation could be the great subject of future collective negotiations. This with respect to the mobilization of the SIL union of Walmart. Pulso

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Free competition in Apps times (Pulso)

15 July, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza comments in La Tercera, Pulso about the new times of free competition. Pulso

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