Senior Partner: Jorge Carey
Managing Partner: Jaime Carey
Number of partners worldwide: 26
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 177
THE FIRM: Carey is Chile’s largest full-service law firm. The firm various corporate, litigation and regulatory groups include highly specialised attorneys and practice areas covering all areas of law. The firm clients include some of the world’s largest multinationals, international organisations, 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 member of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, World Services Group, Terralex, The Interlex Group and Talklaw.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Antitrust & Regulated Markets: Carey’s Antitrust and Regulated Markets Group covers all areas of antitrust law and regulatory matters, including litigation before the Antitrust Court (TDLC), Civil Courts, the Supreme Court, as well as advisory in investigations by the National Economic Prosecutor (FNE) and negotiation of agreements with this agency. Also, Carey has a proven track record in securing the clearance of complex mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures before the TDLC.
Banking & Financial Law: The firm has a long tradition advising Chilean and foreign lenders, investors and borrowers in banking and financial transactions of every kind. Examples of these transactions include secured and unsecured syndicated or bilateral loan facilities; debt restructurings (both from private entities and from the Chilean government); public and private offerings and placements; equity and debt securities; securitisations; project financing; structured products; and derivative transactions.
Corporate Law, Mergers, Acquisitions & Private Equity: Carey is a leader in the area of structuring mergers and acquisitions, according to important publications in this area. The firm provides commercial and corporate advice to both medium and family companies, as well as to open corporations and foreign and local investment funds in all kind of transactions, from local mergers and acquisitions to complex restructurings and global or regional transactions, including private equity deals and takeovers through public offerings. The firm also advises local and foreign clients on issues of corporate governance, compliance, joint ventures and strategic alliances between controlling and minority shareholders, among others.
Energy: Carey has worked in the development, implementation, financing and refinancing, and construction of some of the major energy, and oil and gas projects in the country (including coal, natural gas, hydropower, LNG projects and non-conventional renewable energy). Additionally, the firm has advised several clients, either generators or industrial consumers in the negotiation of Chile’s major PPAs and supply agreements, and also renders service in regulatory matters, corporate, M&A and joint ventures.
Environmental Law: Carey advises clients in all areas of environmental law, including regulatory compliance, due diligence, audits, evaluation processes and consulting on environmental liabilities, litigation, environmental financial product transactions and all aspects of the Environmental Impact Assessment System. It also has extensive experience in consulting for compliance with international standards in project finance, relationship and negotiation with communities and Convention 169.
Insurance: Carey’s insurance practice has a long tradition of representing leading Chilean and international insurers, reinsurers, financial institutions, brokers and insured businesses, on regulatory, corporate, contractual, transactional and dispute resolution matters. The firm has assisted some insurance companies, insurance brokers and reinsurance companies since their entry into the Chilean insurance market, and has continued to provide advice to them and other clients on their relation with the Chilean insurance regulator. It provides advice to companies in different industry sectors on dispute resolution matters and settlements with insurance companies.
Intellectual Property & IT: Carey is the market leader in intellectual property matters in Chile, and is responsible for over 6,000 patents and 30,000 trademarks. The firm draws on experience to assist clients with issues related to the prosecution and litigation of patents and trademarks, regulatory matters, copyright, licensing, and anti-counterfeiting. It understands that the most important concern of the clients is often the protection of their intangible assets, a task that it fulfills proactively by always looking for the best possible results.
Litigation & Arbitration: Carey’s Litigation and Arbitration group has earned a national reputation for excellence in complex high-stakes, high profile business disputes. The 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.
Mining: Carey regularly advises junior, medium and senior mining companies of any sort of metallic minerals (copper, molybdenum, silver, gold, and others) or non-metallic minerals (nitrates, among others) developed in Chile, several of which have started as greenfield investments.
Tax Law: The firm’s Tax Group has positioned itself as one of the main and most recognised tax practices in Chile. It is formed by an interdisciplinary group of lawyers and certified accountants with experience both in Chile and abroad. It is constantly involved in the structuring of the major and most complex, national and international transactions, tax litigation, tax planning and tax due diligence processes.
Telecoms & Media: The firm’s experience in regulatory matters includes procedures to obtain concessions, licenses and permits for any type of telecommunications service and their modifications. This includes fixed, mobile and satellite telephony, data transmission, WiMax, VoIP, trunking, radio communications, long distance, LMDS, open and cable television, broadcasting, Internet, etc.
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- Las Condes,
- Santiago de Chile,
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