Who We Are
Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos is one of Chile’s major business law firms. We are a full-service firm that delivers high-quality legal advice to our clients and provides a comprehensive range of legal services to meet today’s business needs. Those services include: banking, finance and capital markets; commercial and corporate law; mergers and acquisitions; regulatory law; family businesses; energy; hotels, resorts and casinos; engineering and construction; real estate and urban development; insolvency; foreign investment; labor, employment and immigration; competition and antitrust; litigation, mediation and arbitration; environmental; mining and natural resources; fisheries and aquaculture; insurance; technology, privacy and media; transportation and infrastructure; taxation; and intellectual property (IP).
Our IP services are provided through our sister firm Sargent & Krahn, which is the top firm in this field in Chile. Its services encompass: trademarks; patents, utility models and industrial designs; pharmaceutical law; copyrights; information technology; domain names; contracts; unfair competition and consumer protection; litigation; geographical indications; designations of origin and plant breeder’s rights.
We are proud of being one of the top firms in Chile due to our local and international experience. Frequently, our firm joins international legal teams working on acquisitions, due diligence, projects, tax planning, corporate compliance, antitrust and litigation. We also advise foreign investors, international banks and financial institutions carrying out financial transactions and/or structuring project financing in Chile. Our lawyers are accustomed to working in close coordination with in-house legal counsel of international corporations and international law firms.
Our lawyers are trained to be proactive in the best interests of clients. We are on top of legal and business developments and provide information on changes in the legal framework and policies, informing the effects that these changes might have for our clients and their projects.
Our partners and associate lawyers are not only outstanding practitioners, but have also gained recognition in the academic field by lecturing as professors in Chile’s most respected law schools and universities. They are fluent in at least one language other than Spanish (English, Mandarin Chinese, French, German and Portuguese), and many members of our firm hold post-graduate degrees from universities in the United States, Europe or Asia and have spent time abroad training with international law firms. This has enhanced their foreign language skills and broadened their exposure to the international legal environment.
Our lawyers are frequently consulted in Chile in matters relating to their expertise, and participate in conferences and seminars, both locally and abroad. They are also consulted by the local and international press with regard to current legal issues.