Legal Alert Covid-19: Obligation to wear masks and their infringement as a source of the crime of harming public health

20 April, 2020

April 20, 2020 / By Ignacio Schwerter On April 17, 2020, Resolution No. 282 of the Ministry of Health was published in the Official Gazette. By means of this resolution, the authority established the mandatory use of masks in different places and under different circumstances: 1. To all people using public or private transportation subject to payment. The same obligation applies to those who use lifts or funiculars, regardless of their public or private nature and the number of people using them. Finally, the same measure applies to all operators of the various means of transport covered by this Resolution, as well as to those people working in them. 2. To all people in the places indicated below, when 10 o more occupy the same space: a) Closed spaces in schools and higher education b) Closed spaces in airports and terraports c) Closed spaces in theatres, cinemas, discotheques, casinos and similar venues d) Closed spaces in supermarkets, shopping centres, hotels, pharmacies and other similar establishments open to the public. e) Closed spaces in public and private health establishments. f) Closed spaces in places where products, medicines or food are manufactured, processed, deposited or handled. g) Closed spaces in workplaces. h) Galleries, grandstands and other rooms for the public in sports halls, gyms or stadiums. This is not applicable to sportsmen and women during the practice of sport. i) Pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and similar places, in their public or closed spaces, for those attending or working in them. J) Residences for the elderly. These measures began to apply at 5:00 a.m. of April 17, 2020 and will remain in effect indefinitely, until the epidemiological conditions allow for their suspension. Finally, it is important to bear in mind that the violation of the measures described above will be punished according to the provisions of Book X of the Health Code, and, when applicable, according with the Criminal Code as an attack on public health. The crime in question punishes anyone who endangers public health by violating the rules of hygiene or health, duly published by the authority, in times of disaster, epidemic or contagion, with imprisonment or a fine from six to twenty monthly tax units (unidades tributarias mensuales). Contacts For more information, please contact: Ignacio Schwerter Counsel ischwerter@dlapiper.cl * This report provides general information on certain legal or commercial matters in Chile, and not intended to analyze in detail the matters contained in it, not is it intended to provide a particular legal advice on them. It is suggested to the reader to look for legal assistance before making a decision regarding the matters contained in this report. This report may not be reproduced by any means or in any part, without the prior consent of DLA Piper BAZ | NLD SpA 2020.

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Permisos sin goce de sueldo y baja de salarios: las medidas en que piensan las empresas para afrontar la crisis (Diario Financiero)

19 March, 2020

Luis Parada in Diario Financiero comments on some of the measures taken by the companies to face the Coronavirus health crisis. Diario Financiero

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Legal Alert: CMF authorizes corporations under its control to use electronic signature for board of directors meetings minutes

26 February, 2020

February 25, 2020 / By Matías Zegers and M. del Pilar Paredes On February 13, 2020, the Commission for the Financial Market (“CMF”) issued General Rule No. 434 (“NCG 434”) that authorizes corporations that are under its control, the use of electronic signature for the subscription of minutes of board of directors meetings. The NCG 434 permanently authorizes the use of electronic signature for the subscription of board of directors meeting minutes of corporations under its control, which, to date, according with the provisions of the final paragraph of Article 48 of Law No 18,046 on Corporations, was not allowed, and was optional for the CMF to do so. The CMF establishes in NCG 434 that the use of the electronic signature must be carried out through mechanisms that comply with the conditions set forth in Law No 19,799 on Electronic Documents, Electronic Signature and Certification Services of said Signature. Therefore, in accordance with the provisions of Article 2 letter f) of said Law, any electronic sound, symbol or process that allows the recipient of any electronic document to at least formally identify its author, will be sufficient. NCG 434 is clear, and in order to avoid doubts about the verification of the identity of the director who electronically signed the minutes, it expressly states that, in those cases in which no advanced electronic signature is used, the sounds, symbols or electronic processes that are employed for this purposes, must be previously agreed by the board. Additionally, states that the general manager, or who offices as secretary in the respective session, must record in the minutes the fact that said electronic signature corresponds to the director who appears subscribing it. Contacts We hope you find this information helpful: Matías Zegers Partner mzegers@dlapiper.cl * This report provides general information on certain legal or commercial matters in Chile, and not intended to analyze in detail the matters contained in it, not is it intended to provide a particular legal advice on them. It is suggested to the reader to look for legal assistance before making a decision regarding the matters contained in this report. This report may not be reproduced by any means or in any part, without the prior consent of DLA Piper BAZ | NLD SpA 2020.

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American Tower compra más de 3.200 antenas a Entel (Lex Latin)

9 January, 2020

The U.S. wireless infrastructure company American Tower Corporation (ATC) purchased more than 3,000 telecommunication towers from Grupo Entel in Peru and Chile for US$772 million. In total, ATC acquired 3,242 towers, 1,262 located in Peru and 1,980 in Chile. DLA Piper Chile and DLA Piper Peru advised American Tower in the operation. Lex Latin

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DLA Piper Chile is once again highlighted by IFLR1000 ranking

27 September, 2019

Felipe Bahamondez, José Pablo Dulanto, Paulo Larraín, Diego Noguera y Matías Zegers were the partners highlighted in IFLR1000 ranking 2020. The outstanding areas were: Banking and Finance, M&A, Project Development y Capital Markets – Debt. Leading Lawyer 2020 Industry Sector Practice Area Felipe Bahamondez – Highly Regarded Energy Capital Markets Natural Resources Banking Financial Services Regulatory Restructuring and Insolvency M&A Paulo Larrain – Highly Regarded Project Finance M&A Matías Zegers – Highly Regarded Capital Markets Private Equity M&A Diego Noguera – Highly Regarded Banking M&A José Pablo Dulanto  – Highly Regarded Energy M&A Natural Resources  

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Ranking Leaders League 2020 highlights DLA Piper Chile in six practice areas

26 September, 2019

Private Equity – Startups & Innovation, Labor / Employment, Banking and Finance, Merger control, Corporate Tax, Corporate – Merger & Acquisitions were the highlighted areas in the Leaders League 2020 ranking. Here is the detail: Private Equity – Startups & Innovation Excellent Team: Matías Zegers Labor / Employment Recommended Team: Luis Parada Banking and Finance Recommended Team: Matías Zegers Merger control Recommended Team: Felipe Bahamondez Corporate Tax Recommended Team: Rodrigo Alvarez Corporate – Merger & Acquisitions Highly Recommended Team: Matías Zegers, Diego Noguera, Paulo Larrain, José Pablo Dulanto

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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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