/ Chambers and Partners 2020 highlights Alessandri lawyers

November 28, 2019

Six lawyers and three practice areas of Alessandri were highlighted in the 2020 edition of Chambers and Partners Latin America.

Chambers and Partners, a prestigious English publication of the legal market, released the 2020 edition with the results of annual research on Latin American firms and lawyers.

Our firm and lawyers are found in the following categories:

Capital Markets – Band 4

What the team is known for Experienced capital markets team advising a range of global investment banks and asset management firms. Well-equipped to offer counsel on the full gamut of debt and equity transactions, such as international bond placements, including Yankee bonds, and IPOs. J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Warburg Pincus are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths Clients demonstrate their approval of the firm’s service, with one source noting: “I feel protected with them,” while another market commentator underlines their “good regulatory expertise.”

Work highlights Represented the underwriters in the issuance by Enel Chile of a Yankee bond on the New York Stock Exchange.

Ranked Lawyers

Felipe Cousiño as band 3, “a serious and competent lawyer, while other commentators attest to his activity advising on capital markets matters”.

Nicole Cartier as associate-to-watch, “very good lawyer, very conscious of investment fund mandates. She focuses her practice advising on fund formation matters”.


Intellectual Property – Band 2

What the team is known for Highly respected IP practice advising domestic and international clients on a broad range of IP matters, including contentious proceedings before INAPI. Strong team of lawyers demonstrates noteworthy expertise in copyright, trade mark and patent matters, regularly providing assistance with infringement cases. Retains a diverse client base hailing from the manufacturing, healthcare and food and drink industries, in addition to retail, technology and entertainment companies.

Strengths“They are very impressive: quick, attentive, always listening and giving very prudent advice which considers both commercial implications alongside judicial approaches, as well as the company’s reputation,” a client reports, adding: “I feel at ease working with them.”

Work highlights Retained by Kitz Corporation to assist with a trade mark cancellation action.

Ranked Lawyers

Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri as band 2, “is singled out by an interviewee, who says: I can give a very good reference for him in trade mark matters, I’m very happy with his work. He is an excellent and well-prepared lawyer. Velasco Alessandri is further highlighted by an observer for his skill in copyright and technology law”.

Santiago Ortúzar Decombe as band 4, “demonstrates expertise in patent law, advising on searches, applications and oppositions, including contentious mandates. He services a range of pharmaceutical and foodstuffs clients”.

Rodrigo Velasco S. as senior statespeople, “enjoys a long-standing practice in IP law in Chile, offering clients expertise in trade marks, licences and unfair competition law. His trade mark expertise encompasses registrations, infringement cases and litigation”.


Life Sciences – Band 3

What the team is known for Noteworthy life sciences practice advising clients from the engineering, mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical and biochemical spheres. Frequently instructed by clients and universities on patent prosecution, patentability analysis and R&D mandates. New client wins for the firm include Ciencia Pura.

Strengths One client attests: “They have an approach which doesn’t just look at the local aspects of a patent, but also arming themselves and the client with a strategy to see things from a global perspective.”

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Monsanto Technology in a complex patent prosecution matter.

Ranked Lawyers

Francesca Rodríguez as associate-to-watch, “She is great, she interprets well the needs of the client, especially regarding complex nanotechnology issues.”