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Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría

Santiago de Chile

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría - Santiago de Chile
  • Avenue El Golf 40, 20th floor
  • Las Condes
  • Santiago de Chile
  • Santiago
  • Chile
  • 7550107
  • Management Board: Juan Francisco Gutiérrez, Martín Acero, Martin Carrizosa, Federico Grebe, Luis de Carlos, Jose María Segovia
  • Number of Partners: 32
  • Number of Lawyers: 241
  • TotalAdministrative Staff:   381

THE FIRM: Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría is the first major Ibero-American law firm. The firm, which is born from a merger between the Chilean law firm Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner and the Colombian law firm Prietocarrizosa, is also the first integration in Latin America between major leading law firms in their respective jurisdictions. The prestigious Iberian law firm Uría Menéndez also took part in the merger.
With offices in Santiago (Chile), Bogota and Barranquilla (Colombia), Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría has lawyers in 13 practice areas. Additionally, Uría Menéndez brings its network of offices in Spain, Portugal, Sao Paulo, New York, Beijing, London and Brussels to the partnership.
Looking forward, the firm seeks to respond efficiently to new demands for professional services resulting from the growing economic relationship between the countries of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru), as well as a growing interest in Latin America by European, Asian, and North American companies. Recognizing this, the firm’s plans include expanding its presence in other markets, particularly Peru and Mexico.

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
Advices banks on syndicated financing, asset financing and project financing and the development of the innovative financial structures and products, represents underwriters and issuers in the placement of bond and securities in Chile and abroad.
Competition: All aspects of antitrust, including investigations by authorities, litigation concerning cartels and abuse of dominance, consultations on M&A operations, settlements, audits on level of compliance and legal reports.
Corporate & M&A: All aspects of corporate law, including business integrations, tax matters, structuring and implementing public tender offers and the acquisition and sale of listed companies, restructurings, national and crossborder mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs and business reorganization proceedings.
Dispute Resolution: Prevention and resolution of disputes involving complex legal and technical issues for national and international clients spanning a wide range of industries in domestic and international institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.
Energy, Mining & Natural Resources: The practice area of energy, mining, environment and natural resources is composed of highly specialized lawyers who provide comprehensive advice on legal matters for the development of projects in different areas such as mining, industrial, energy, corporate, infrastructure and real estate, among others.
Infrastructure & Projects: Advising companies involved in toll roads and ports and purchasers and sellers; participated as counsel in financing; and on the privatization of public utilities and ports.
Intellectual Property & Life Sciences: All aspects of intellectual property, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models, copyrights, sports and entertainment matters, litigation, unfair competition, pharmaceutical licensing and health registrations. Labour: Litigation, collective bargaining, employee benefits, due diligence and audits, corporate restructuring, immigration, pensions, internal policies, wages and benefits, taxation, health and safety.
Private Clients & Family: Long-term all-inclusive legal advice, in accordance with the highest international standards, for business families on the development of estate planning structures, allowing for the reallocation of assets among family members and the various generations. Public Law: Long-standing public law department advising a wide range of clients from the private and public sectors, such as governmental entities.
Real Estate: Complex real estate matters such as shopping mall planning and construction, superstore construction, real estate trusts, real estate leasing, long term lease agreements, due diligence, real estate guarantees, regulatory issues and local permits.
Tax & International Trade: Structuring domestic and international operations and transactions which involve matters related to foreign trade, customs and foreign exchange, tax planning and customs consulting and tax litigation.
Telecommunications: Advising multinational media and technology companies in all their regional legal matters, from software licenses and TV formats to customs matters.


  • Avenue El Golf 40, 20th floor,
  • Las Condes,
  • Santiago de Chile,
  • Santiago
  • Chile
  • 7550107
  • Tel +56 22 364 3700
  • Fax +56 22 364 3796
  • Email : philippi@philippi.cl
  • Website : www.philippi.cl