Senior Partner: Jorge Carey
Managing Partner: Jaime Carey
Number of partners worldwide: 25
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 155
Carey is Chile’s largest full-service law firm.The firm various corporate, litigation and regulatory groups include highly-specialized attorneys and practice areas covering all areas of law.The firm clients include some of the world’s largest multinationals, international organizations, and some of the most important local companies and institutions. In 2012, Carey was selected as Latin American Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Latin America. The firm is a member of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council,World Services Group, Terralex and The Interlex Group.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Antitrust, Competition & Economic Regulation:
Carey has a proven track record in securing clearance for complex M&A and joint ventures. The firm’s antitrust practice encompasses all areas of antitrust law, including advisory on regulatory compliance and assessment of operations from a free competition point of view.
Banking & Finance:
The firm has a long tradition of representing leading Chilean and foreign banks in transactions of every kind, including secured and unsecured syndicated loan facilities; equity and debt securities offerings; placements of debt securities; letters of credit and other credit enhancement devices; note purchase agreements; project financings; structured products; debt restructurings; and derivative transactions.
Carey has worked on the implementation of some of the major energy, and gas & oil projects in the country (including coal, natural gas, hydropower LNG and renewables), advising the public and private sectors.The firm provides a complete service ranging from regulatory matters to M&A,joint ventures,negotiation of energy commercialization deals, project development and financing.
Construction & Engineering:
The firm is market leader in this highly specialized area with a practice group devoted exclusively to advising major international and local clients doing construction and engineering projects in Chile, both as owners or contractors. Services range from early project inception to bidding stages, contract preparation and negotiation,handling of claims and dispute resolution. Carey has ample experience in all kinds of contracting systems including EPC, EPCM and BOT.
The firm provides advice in all matters related to the Environmental Impact Assessment System, environmental litigation, regulatory audit design and supervision,permitting strategies and regularizations; project financing under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol; and counsel in conservation, ecotourism and environmental services.
G overnment Contracts:
Carey represents multinational contractors and manufacturers in the defence, security, gaming, construction and other regulated and unregulated industries, in all their government contracting requirements in Chile.
Carey is market leader in Intellectual Property matters in Chile,with responsibility over more than 5,000 patents and 27,000 trademarks.The firm has longstanding expertise in prosecution and litigation of patents and trademarks, regulatory matters, copyright, licensing, anti-counterfeiting, among others.
Carey provides immigration services, such as work contracts, work permits and visas, temporary residence visas, and apostille of documents.
Carey has been actively involved in collective bargaining processes in different industries, and has vast experience in hiring processes, compensation packages (including stock related plans), terminations and massive lay-offs, labor auditing and legal compliance, subcontracting, labor due diligences, internal investigations, and social security and taxation of employees.
Litigation & Arbitration:
Carey has earned a national reputation for excellence in complex high-stakes, high-profile business disputes, including civil, commercial, criminal, labour, antitrust, tax and bankruptcy cases involving major multinational clients. The firm’s practice also includes national and international arbitration cases under the auspices of the ICSID and the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as under the UNCITRAL Rules.
Corporate, M&A & Private Equity:
The firmhas a market leading practice in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, associations, strategic alliances and public tender offers. It has been involved in many of the major M&A deals in Chile in the last two decades and has been widely recognised for its efficiency, time effectiveness and creativity in achieving clients’ goals.
The firm advises clients in all kind of mining projects (copper, molybdenum, silver and gold,between others) and extraction projects developed in the country, either as counsel to the project owners, sponsors or financiers.
The firm has experience in acquisitions and disposals; joint ventures; portfolio sales and securitisation; real estate investment funds; tax efficiency structuring; real estate financing; sale and leasebacks; development; construction; leases and real estate management; and dispute resolution.
The firm’s Tax Group has positioned itself as the largest tax practice among law firms and the leading competitor of the tax departments of large auditing firms. Constantly involved in structuring of major and complex national and international transactions, tax litigation, tax planning and tax due diligence processes.
Telecommunications & Media:
Carey advises leading incumbents and technology providers and has a wide knowledge of the regulatory, financial and transactional aspects of this industry.Heavily involved in and exposed to competition and litigation issues of the telecom market.
Carey provides a complete service to international clients looking to do business in Chile with years of experience in international business issues and cross-border transactions.
The firm’s clients are mainly multinationals. A list is available upon request.
- Isidora Goyenechea 2800,
- Piso 43,
- Las Condes,
- Tel +56 22 928 2200
- Fax +56 2 928 2228
- Email : email@example.com
- Website : www.carey.cl