The Legal 500 Latin America 2014 - Chile
The international ranking “Legal 500” has highlighted Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers in four practice areas;
Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas, as a second tier firm;
Energy and Natural Resources: Electricity, as a tier 4 firm;
Corporate and M&A as a tier 5 firm;
Labour and Employment, as a tier 4 firm.
CHILE : LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
Within Labour and employment, tier 4
The ‘exceptional’ Luis Parada heads the team at Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda and displays an ‘outstanding success rate in labour litigation’. He is representing Personal Computer Factory in a claim for unfair labour practices brought by the union, and handled collective bargaining processes for Capgemini Business Services, Productos Torre and Comercial Serpam. He also assisted LG Electronics with compensation schemes for key account managers, and Pearson Education on the layoff process of 95% of its workforce.
CHILE: CORPORATE AND M&A
Within Corporate and M&A, tier 5
Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda has deep experience in advising clients on venture capital and corporate governance issues, and occasionally advises on M&A transactions. Practice head Matías Zegers advised Grupo Angelini on the implementation of voluntary corporate governance practices in the context of new regulations passed by the SVS; and Soluciones en Minería y Energía on investment in the company by Amerigo Investment Fund by means of a capital increase and a new shareholder agreement. Senior associate Marco Salgado is also recommended.
CHILE : ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Within Electricity/oil and gas, Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda is a second tier firm,
Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers Ltda’s strong transactional practice combines with expertise in private equity, project financing, capital markets and regulatory matters to create a go-to practice for energy work. The team is permanent counsel to GNL Quintero, for which is has handled deals such as BG Group’s sale of a 40% stake in the company to Enagás, and the redrafting of its $1.1bn project financing agreement for the expansion of its regasification terminal. Representative clients on the electricity side include International Power and Sun Power, while other clients in the hydrocarbons sector include Total and TransCanada. Felipe Bahamondez is the leading name.
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