- Managing Partner: Roberto Guerrero V
- Number of partners: 15
- Number of other lawyers: 34
THE FIRM: Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz was founded in Santiago in 1981 by a group of attorneys who shared the vision of creating a law firm based on excellence, efficiency and loyalty, in order to provide their clients optimal support in carrying out their business and transactions and to become one of the leading actors in the Chilean legal market. The firm provides services in accordance with the highest international standards and specialises in local and international transactions in a broad range of legal services to Chilean and international clients.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: Given the professional experience of the founding partners, Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz began as a law firm oriented to the practice of financial, banking and securities law. The firm quickly extended its practice to many different areas of law and today enjoys high prestige in matters of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources and energy, tax law, labour law, real estate law and treatment of technological matters, which have become relevant aspects of the firm’s practice.
Banking & Finance: Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz regularly represents local and international financial institutions and advises its clients on transactions involving all kinds of financings. Providing appropriate solutions to the complex necessities of project finance is one of the areas in which the firm excels. Among others, the firm has participated in the financing of important infrastructure projects such as highways, airports, power, industrial, regasification and mining projects.
Securitisation: Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz regularly participates in securitisation transactions and is a leading law firm representing issuers. The firm has participated in the most important securitisations in Chile.
Capital Markets: The firm regularly represents Chilean corporate issuers of debt and equity securities, as well as underwriters and placement agents involved in their distribution. The firm’s long time experience includes, among others, offerings of debt securities both in Chile, Europe and in the United States.
Investment Funds: The firm’s practice includes acting as representatives of foreign funds, organising local funds, and advising on the distribution in Chile and Latin America. The firm’s practice also includes the registration of foreign funds with the Chilean authorities to allow Chilean pension funds to invest in them.
Mergers & Acquisitions: The firm has broad experience in the acquisition, sale and merger of companies, including international transactions. These operations usually involve the analysis of complex legal issues in different fields of law such as corporate, tax, labour, intellectual property and environmental law.
Foreign Investment: Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz is a respected name in the field of foreign investment. The firm advises both international investors and the Chilean vehicles receiving foreign investment.
Corporate Law: Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz offers a complete range of corporate legal services. The firm advises its clients in all phases of structuring and operation of their business, including corporate organisation, management, corporate governance, labour, financial transactions, and regulatory compliance, as well as general corporate matters.
Tax: The firm provides tax advice to its clients on the activities of capital markets, financial instruments, the structure and operation of foreign investment funds, international banking, foreign investment, acquisitions, project financing and general corporate matters.
Energy & Natural Resources: The vast experience of the firm in the area of energy and natural resources has led it to a prominent position in the Chilean market in projects related to electricity, hydrocarbons, mining, water, and waste treatment, including environmental and regulatory advice. The firm has broad experience advising clients in the energy sector.
Real Estate: The firm represents investors, lenders and developers in connection with real estate and hotel projects. The practice of the firm includes the development of housing and office projects, mortgage loans, sale and leaseback financings and offerings of notes secured or backed by real estate.
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution: The litigation staff of the firm engage in a wide variety of civil, commercial and administrative cases, as well as constitutional actions for the protection of civil and economic rights. The firm has represented Chilean and foreign clients in several litigation cases of particular complexity, including international arbitration.
Antitrust: The firm offers advice on structuring investments from an antitrust standpoint. Its services encompass both the design of strategies to prevent infractions in this area as well as litigation on free trade and antitrust issues.
Labour Law: Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz has developed a very successful labour law practice, which allows the firm to advise its corporate clients in a broad variety of related services, such as collective bargaining, labour litigation, stock option plans and labour strategy.
Telecommunications: The firm has developed an extensive practice in the telecommunications area. The firm’s experience covers concessions, negotiation, litigation, and representation of its clients before the Chilean telecommunications regulatory agency.
Intellectual Property: Through its affiliated firm Garay Guerrero, the firm offers comprehensive legal advice in intellectual property matters, including trademarks, patents, domain names and copyrights at the highest levels.
LANGUAGES: English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Spanish.