• 1 July, 2019

    Eurofarma improves its position in the Chilean pharmaceutical market (Lex Latin)

    DLA Piper Chile advised Inversiones SB in the entire transaction of the sale of Productos Farmacéuticos Medipharm. Lex Latin

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  • 1 July, 2019

    Grupo Patio enters the hotel business through an alliance with the Selina chain (El Mercurio)

    Our office together with Lathan and Watkins (NY) advised Selina Operations Chile SpA in the joint venture agreement for the opening and operation of hotels under the Selina brand in Chile. Matías Zegers (partner) and Teresa Fernández (counsel) participated in this operation. El Mercurio

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  • 27 June, 2019

    DLA Piper hosts a seminar on corporate corruption and compliance

    With the substantial support of legal and corporate professionals from major domestic and international companies, DLA Piper Chile hosted a seminar called “¿How to prepare for new scenarios?” which focused on compliance, and corruption in the private sector. The main themes that panelists addressed in the meeting were the new local and global compliance standards, as well as the main foreign compliance regulations. Panelists also shared their analysis of the offenses that were recently instituted in Chile for corruption in the private sector and fraudulent management. Angela J. Crawford and Louis Ramos, lawyers at DLA Piper Miami and Washington DC respectively, who have extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, investigation of financial crimes in the private and public sector, and free competition, discussed some recent changes that have occurred in corporate law at a global level. To that effect, Louis Ramos explained that one of the challenges that large companies face today is the development of trusting relationships within the company. He stressed that it can be challenging to “walk” in the same direction. “To achieve great results,” Ramos added, “it is essential that we proceed with common goals, and ask ourselves: ¿Where are we now and where do we want to go?” Mauricio Halpern, counsel to DLA Piper Chile and the former public prosecutor of large Chilean corporations, also spoke on the panel to highlight how “important it is to understand that there are new channels and instruments of complaints, which must be leveraged for the greater development of corporate legal frameworks.” In addition, Rafael Cox, CMPC´s public prosecutor and panel participant, discussed the challenges in compliance culture that companies are facing today, and the importance of further developing complaint channels within Chilean corporations. The seminar took place on Tuesday, June 25th at 8:30am in Club 50.

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  • 20 June, 2019

    Empresas SB closed the sale of their Medipharm laboratory to the Brazilian group Eurofarma (Diario Financiero)

    DLA Piper Chile advised Inversiones SB (Grupo SB) in this transaction and the participating lawyers were: José Pablo Dulanto, Manola Quiroz, Jorge Timmermann and María del Pilar Paredes. Diario Financiero

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  • 18 June, 2019

    Leo Prieto’s Artificial Intelligence Startup Raised US$ 2 Million (Diario Financiero)

    A little more than a year after starting the formal operation, startup Odd Industries, advised by DLA Piper Chile, has just closed its first round of Seed Round investment for US$ 2 million, tickets that were left in four Chilean investors. Diario Financiero

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  • 20 May, 2019

    Marco Salgado and Pilar Ay participate in a new version of LawWithOutWalls

    Every year the University of Miami organizes a competition of innovation and entrepreneurship. On April 14th and 15th, was the final phase or ConPosium of the LawWithOutWalls, an initiative that brings together more than 100 students from more than 30 worldwide leading universities. On this occasion, two students from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Macarena Infante (graduate) and Juan Franco (fifth year), participated. They had to solve a problem together with their team made up of Law and Economics students to then present their project under the Business Pitch modality. The students were accompanied by the UC professor of Law and partner of our office, Marco Salgado, who participated as Faculty Leader, together with the former student of the PUC and associate of DLA Piper Chile Pilar Ay, as Alumni Ambassador. In addition, DLA Piper Chile sponsored the participants. Macarena Infante worked on the challenge focused on improving, in the least technological way possible, the contractual process that takes place daily in the internal prosecutor’s offices or legal departments of the companies. Juan Franco, meanwhile, worked on the problematic Rebelión de las máquinas: How can the increasing use of drones be regulated efficiently and how can technology be used to enforce regulation? In this framework, the UC law student team developed a mobile application that provides the user of a drone all the regulations in real time, with instant warnings in case of contravention, which describe briefly and concisely (user-friendly) what is being done wrong. The PUC Law School participates in this global initiative since 2012, being the only national Faculty that participates in the LawWithoutWalls challenge.  Source: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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  • 14 May, 2019

    LACCA announces Chilean firms advising the 100 most relevant companies in the region

    As one of the “most popular Chilean firms” we were mentioned by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) in their study “Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies 2018…” We are proud to be one of the Latin American law firms that advised the 100 largest income companies in the region. Thank our clients for preferring us!

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  • 8 May, 2019

    DLA Piper Chile participates in the Law Labor Fair at Universidad Católica

    On Monday, April 29, the eighth version of the Catholic University’s Law Labor Fair was held, attracting more than 2,000 visitors. DLA Piper Chile was present with a stand and had the opportunity to interview lawyers and law students from various universities interested in our office. A total of 46 public and private institutions participated, including law firms, consulting firms and public institutions related to the legal world, which, in addition to the agreed meetings, provided information on job offers and internships. We thank all those who visited us!

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