Practice Areas

 

IMMIGRATION

  • Setting up a business in Chile.
  • Business relocation.
  • Tourist extension visas.
  • Temporally residence permits.
  • Definite residence permits.
  • Family reunion.
  • Working and residence permits as self-employed.
  • Working and residence permits for employees.
  • Residence permits with non-profitable interests.
  • Residence for foreign students.
  • Renewal of permits and residencies.
  • Transfer foreign workers employed by USA or European companies doing business in Chile.
  • Acquisition of Chilean nationality and passport.
  • Judicial procedures in immigration matters.

 

REAL ESTATE

  • Sale and purchase of properties, and time-sharing residential property, as well as commercial property.
  • Drafting of rental agreements of commercial property, business and residential property.
  • Real estate law in general, including planning applications and administrative appeals.
  • Development projects and contracts, both for tourism and residential purposes.
  • Mortgages.
  • Project financing.
  • Public coastal domain.
  • Building contracts.
  • Time-share contracts.

 

COMPANY & COMMERCIAL LAW

  • Company se tup and structures.
  • Incorporation of foreign companies, subsidiaries or branches of foreign companies in Chile.
  • Company sales and purchase.
  • Franchising.
  • Joint ventures and shareholders agreements.
  • Agency and distribution agreements.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Commercial contracts both national and international.

 

TAXATION

  • Real estate transactions in Chile.
  • Setting up of foreign business in Chile.
  • Foreigners living and/or working or doing business in Chile.
  • Overseas transactions for EU-USA based countries.
  • Advice on indirect taxation issues (V.A.T.) (I.V.A).
  • Appeals before the Tax Authorities and Courts.

 

LITIGATION

  • Disputes with Chilean national and local authorities.
  • Chilean and international civil and commercial litigations.
  • Claims in general.
  • Bankruptcy.
  • Debt recognition and collection in Chile.
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments in Chile.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Brands, advising on their development, management and protection.
  • Trade mark and patent registration.
  • Claims in general.
  • Know how licensing.
  • Copyright and design-right licensing.
  • Litigation for infringement of intellectual property rights.

 

MARITIME LAW

  • Ship and boat sale and purchase.
  • Ship use and operation contracts.
  • Litigations, claims and seizures.
  • Pleasure boating.
  • Ship registration.

 

INHERITANCE LAW

  • Chilean wills.
  • Recognition and execution of foreign wills in Chile.
  • Probate, testate and intestate inheritances.
  • Inheritance tax planning.
  • Chilean probate and administration of estates.

 

FAMILY LAW

  • Divorce and separation.