DLA Piper Chile adds new partner

With the aim of strengthening the tax area of DLA Piper Chile, Amory Heine joins DLA Piper Chile as a new partner effective November 2nd.

Ms. Heine has more than 17 years of experience in tax matters. She has been a partner at Rojas y Cía. since 2012, the firm from which she joined DLA Piper. Previously, she worked as a lawyer in the tax groups of BaraonaMarré Abogados and Carey y Cía., as well as a specialist lawyer at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She holds a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, a Master’s degree in Tax Law from the Universidad de Chile and has several postgraduate degrees, such as the Diploma in Tax Litigation and Tax Auditing from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Ms. Heine was appointed member of the Board of Experts of the Chilean Bar Association, in the area of Tax Law, for her outstanding professional career and contribution to this discipline.

In her professional life, she has concentrated her practice in tax law, advising clients, both Chilean and foreign, in corporate and personal tax planning, on inbound and outbound matters. She has participated in the structuring of businesses and companies in Chile and abroad. She also has experience in representing clients in audits and litigation with the Internal Revenue Service (Servicio de Impuestos Internos), before the Tax and Customs Courts, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.

“The incorporation of Amory Heine as a partner is excellent news for DLA Piper Chile. She will enhance our tax practice, which in addition to our global capabilities, we believe adds even more value to our clients, in a market where she has an extraordinary reputation for her commitment to the companies she has advised. Amory is a person who has made a recognized professional career in prestigious firms, and has developed a great expertise in areas that are highly required by our clients who are facing relevant regulatory changes on a regular basis, both locally and in cross-border operations. Therefore, we are convinced that her expertise will be immediately appreciated by our clients. Is relevant to highlight the multicultural experience that Amory has had as a result of his education in various countries, which allows her to recognize cultural differences that are very relevant when doing business globally,” says Matías Zegers, co-managing partner of the office.

Regarding her incorporation Amory says: “I am happy and honored to be part of DLA Piper, and I am sure that together with its great team of lawyers we can provide the best tax advice to our domestic and international clients”.

With this, DLA Piper Chile adds 9 partners and almost 50 lawyers practicing in different areas of law.

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