/ Chambers and Partners 2019 listed Alessandri in 4 practice areas and 5 lawyers3 September, 2018
Five lawyers and four practice areas were listed in 2019 Chambers and Partners edition.
As every year, the prestigious English publication Chambers and Partners released the 2019 edition of its annual research on firms and lawyers in Latin America.
The following are the comments that the guide brings about our lawyers and our firm:
What the team is known for Recognised team handling the structuring and registration of feeder and mutual funds in Chile. Offers notable experience advising on regulatory issues before the Chilean securities regulator and stock exchange. Represents global investment banks, asset managers and credit rating agencies as well as hedge funds, exchange-traded funds and institutional investors. Veritas is a new client win.
Strengths Sources consider that the team provides “comprehensive advice, understands the law and how to comply with the Chilean regulatory requirements,” and go on to say that “they have a global perspective and an understanding of the asset management business.”
Work highlights Advised Indigo Partners on the structuring of a USD70 million IPO for a joint venture to set up a low-cost airline in South America.
Felipe Cousiño is deemed by sources to be “excellent at communicating the law, as well as providing insight into practical approaches and solutions.” Market commentators also highlight “his good professional network,” and mention that “he is very commercially aware and a very nice person to work with.”
Associate-to-watch Nicole Cartier is underlined by market sources as “responsive and able to respond quick and accurately.” Peers also recognise her for her activity advising on fund formation in the Chilean market.
What the team is known for Experienced practice with broad capabilities spanning a range of corporate matters, including day-to-day advice as well as acquisitions, joint ventures and incorporations. Frequently instructed by investment funds to advise on equity investments. Team is particularly active advising on deals in the aviation and agribusiness sectors.
Strengths One client describes the firm as “very experienced,” while another interviewee highlights: “They are very high-quality and they understand the market well.”
Work highlight Advised Indigo Partners on the launch of low-cost airline JetSMART in South America. This included assisting with a joint venture IPO to set up the entity. This matter is valued at USD430 million.
Arturo Alessandri is the key client contact.
What the team is known for Well-regarded IP practice with a significant offering in IP-related litigation and regulatory work. Bench is well placed to advise on patent and trade mark prosecution, with additional capabilities in copyright issues in the music and publishing industries. Frequently advises on technology-related matters including software and domain name mandates. Clients hail from fields such as consumer goods, food and beverages and media. ICONIX is a new client win.
Strengths Clients praise the firm for its “fantastic service. They understand the client’s needs and are thorough with their advice. They think outside the box; they are my go-to firm in Chile.”
Work highlights Represented Tessenderlo Kerley in an opposition procedure against Anasac Chile in relation to its logo design infringing on the client’s IP rights.
Senior statesman Rodrigo Velasco respected by market onlookers and possesses long-standing experience working within the IP sector, with specialised expertise in trade marks, domain names, licences, franchises and unfair competition.
Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri is particularly well known for his litigation expertise in this field. Sources single him out and say that he is “very focused on client service, he is very intelligent, and develops strategies that are really useful. He is very hands-on in his approach.” He is well versed in copyright matters as well as internet and data protection issues.
Partner Loreto Bresky is a noteworthy practitioner who focuses her practice on matters relating to trade marks, advertising law, unfair competition and licence agreements. Peers enthuse: “She is very involved in this field, she has done really well; she is a brilliant lawyer.”
Partner Santiago Ortúzar Decombe is acclaimed by market sources for his “good level of knowledge and excellent availability. He always finds solutions and thinks outside of the box. He has a great deal of expertise in the IP field.”
What the team is known for Respected outfit offering expertise in patent prosecution and enforcement. Legal team is complemented by engineers and chemical and biotechnological experts. Frequently sought out by pharmaceutical companies and universities to assist with the R&D of invention patents, sanitary registrations and industrial designs. New client wins include Cells for Cells and the Universidad de Chile.
Work highlights Represented Bayer Pharma in defending a patent protecting contraceptive products against cancellation action applications from other local and foreign laboratories.
Notable practitioners Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri is the key client contact.