Latin America

Chile

TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)


TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) - Chile

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第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 1 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Widely respected practice advising a broad range of clients on regulatory and transactional issues, with core expertise in telecommunications. Litigation in TMT matters before the country's antitrust tribunal (TDLC) is a further area of strength.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have great knowledge of the telecoms sector and its regulations. We are impressed with their ability to understand and build a case to defend our interests."

Work highlights Supported Claro Chile in a range of regulatory matters, such as in relation to the new Chilean antenna law.

Notable practitioners  

Clients praise leading practitioner José Ignacio Ovalle for his "outstanding knowledge of antitrust laws, especially in telecoms." They say also that "his advice is crucial when it comes to complex regulation."  

José Tomás Errázuriz is endorsed by sources that highlight his "unparalleled expertise in telecoms and corporate laws."

Significant clients Claro Chile, DIRECTV, La Red, Torres Unidas, Switch Communications.

Band 1 | Carey

第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
 - 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Pace-setting combination of corporate and financial expertise with in-depth knowledge of TMT. Team provides regulatory, financial and commercial advice to a notable clientele in TMT sector.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are extraordinary, they have experts in every practice area and they fully understand what we need in an initial consultation. Outstanding responsiveness is one of their main characteristics." 

Work highlights Advised Nextel Chile in connection with a consultation process started by the Chilean antitrust tribunal regarding the pricing and bundling of mobile phone services.

Notable practitioners  

According to sources, Alfonso Silva stands out for "focusing on the details, as well as the general framework of our negotiations." His creativity in solving problems is also noted.

Director of regulatory affairs Eduardo Martin is endorsed by sources for his commitment to his clients. He was recently part of the team advising BT on several matters relating to telecommunications concessions in Chile.

Significant clients Nextel Chile, BT, ARRIS, Star One, Motorola Solutions.

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
 - 1 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Increasing market standing in the Chilean television regulatory space. Assists a raft of clients in the TMT industry. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They identify key issues for us and define strategies to ensure the viability of our business in the long term."  

Work highlights Assisted Falabella in the establishment of its virtual mobile operator subsidiary.

Notable practitioners 

Respected practitioner Octavio Bofill recently led the team counselling Globalsat Latam in the bidding process for satellite communications. Sources describe him as "highly experienced with both legal and business strategic vision."

Recent partner Guillermo de la Jara is noted by sources for expertise in this space and for being able to balance the legality of a point with the business reality facing the client. 

Significant clients Móvil Falabella, Chilevisión, Canal 13, Ibero Americana Radio Chile, Globalsat Latam.

Band 2 | FerradaNehme

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
 - 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Specialisation in regulatory aspects of TMT with recognised strength across competition matters. Team benefits from the firm's standing in litigation. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are one of the best firms in Chile for competition and regulation issues. They also have proven strength in litigation."  

Work highlights Aided VTR with regards to the implementation of a new mobile network, including negotiations with the telecommunications authority and advice on antitrust matters.

Notable practitioners  

Sources acknowledge the quality of Nicole Nehme's practice and her specialism in monopolistic matters. She successfully led the team defending VTR in a lawsuit brought forward by Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN) regarding the broadcast of TVN's free-to-air signal.

Significant clients VTR, Transbank, Redbanc.

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
 - 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique renowned for its litigation and competition expertise, expanding in TMT. Representing TMT clients before the courts and administrative authorities.

Work highlights Represented Redvoiss in administrative proceedings before the national telecommunications regulatory authority (SUBTEL) and the Court of Appeal.

Notable practitioners  

Head of department José Miguel Gana is respected by commentators for his experience in competition and litigation matters.

Significant clients OPS Ingeniería Limitada, Redvoiss.

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
 - 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Sizeable team emerging as a contender in TMT. Advises a growing IT and telecoms client roster. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is very committed to us and we feel that they are a real partner. They really understand the importance of timing for our business."

Work highlights Assisted American Tower in the acquisition of a mobile phone telecommunications tower company, including advice regarding the new Chilean antenna law. 

Notable practitioners  

Clients highlight department head Ramón Valdivieso for being able to "understand client needs." They add: "He has remarkable experience and industry knowledge which allows him to propose very adequate strategies." 

Associate Alejandro Celedón is praised by sources as "very competent for his age - he has already gained much experience and maturity."

Significant clients SONDA, American Tower, Quintec, Accenture, Ellucian.

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner

What the team is known for Advising clients on core IT aspects such as software licensing and development agreements.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are a great team with a deep understanding of the law and a clear approach to exceed client expectations."

Work highlights Assisted Software AG in drafting licence agreements, software maintenance contracts and development agreements for technology platforms.

Notable practitioners  

Macarena López is praised by sources for her "deep knowledge and background in IT contracts and remarkable expertise in related Chilean issues."

Significant clients Microsoft, ACTI, RDSistemas Latam, Polaris Lab Chile, DERCO.

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
 - 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Specialised IT group with strength in software and technology matters, advising a varied clientele. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are the team to beat in the technology field, they understand what we need and they provide at competitive fees." 

Work highlights Advised Google on public policy and government relationships, including a major amendment to the data protection law. 

Notable practitioners  

Head of department Claudio Magliona is praised by clients for being very proactive and "always accessible, with the capacity to turn something almost impossible into a reality."

Sources praise Karla Cid for always being prepared to provide support.

Significant clients Google, Orange, everis, FOX, Xerox.

第四等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
 - 3 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Advises a wide range of international TMT clients on a variety of matters, including IP and antitrust law.

Work highlights Assisted Texas Instruments with regards to the possible application of antitrust laws to its dealings with a distributor in Chile.

Notable practitioners
León Larrain is the key client contact.

Significant clients Alcatel de Chile, Boston Scientific.

第四等 |

Basic facts about the department
 - 1 partner
 - 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Sizeable team advising a notable client portfolio in TMT-related joint ventures and regulatory aspects.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are exceptionally hard-working and service-oriented and see the big picture in every transaction." 

Work highlights Assisted Turner Broadcasting regarding the new legal framework for digital television in Chile.

Notable practitioners
Francisco Illanes is the key client contact.

Significant clients Turner Broadcasting, Citrix Systems, Global Crossing, EFT Group, IBM.

第四等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
 - 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises local and international clients on the corporate and regulatory aspects of TMT, including representation before government authorities.   

Work highlights Frequently advises Bloomberg on TMT issues such as VoIP and biometric systems.

Notable practitioners
Juan Enrique Allard is the key client contact.

Significant clients TuVes, Yahoo!, Bloomberg, Western Union, PointPay.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Sole practitioner Carla Bordoli is praised for her ability in this practice area.

Cristián Saieh of Puga Ortiz is highly respected by his peers for his industry experience and his expertise in television matters.

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