Cariola’s main mission is to fully satisfy the legal needs of our clients in any area of the law, through high quality advice provided in a comprehensive, efficient and appropriate manner. With this objective in mind, Cariola’s lawyers propose simple, precise legal solutions, designed for each particular client or case.
Our specialized area has spent more than 15 years working on creating a relationship with East Asia, facilitating business to and from the region. In 2004, we started with China, organizing the “Doing Business in China” seminar in Chile, to which several Chinese law firms and the president of the Chinese Bar Association, the All China Lawyers Association, were invited.
Considering the challenges presented by this region, we have actively taken part in the IPBA (Inter Pacific Bar Association), also inviting other Latin American jurisdictions to join.
In addition, we have frequently visited clients, foreign investment authorities and law firms in the region, cultivating friendly relationships and camaraderie.
Our firm has formed a relationship with the Chinese Embassy in Chile and our country’s embassy in China, serving clients from the most diverse areas of the economy who turn to their respective diplomatic representatives in search of a legal advisor or legal counsel.
Considering this, we also actively collaborated with the Chinese Bar Association to participate in the Chilean Chapter of the prestigious guide published by said organization, titled “Legal Environment Report of the Belt and Road Countries” (2018/2019).
We have supported Chinese companies in Chile from the beginning, both in the process of setting up a permanent establishment in the country, and in the day-to-day legal advice; we have also advised them in public and private tenders, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, EPC and AOM contracts. We have a list of relevant Asian clients, available upon request.
We understand that the challenge goes beyond legal advice to our Asian clients. We understand the difficulties they have with the Chilean culture, language and legal regulations, and we are at their side to help them with issues that they may not have noticed, trying to be as proactive as possible, regarding both Chilean legal regulations, and legislative projects, public policies, the functioning of institutions, the identification of relevant authorities, the regulatory framework of the business they will develop, and any other issue relevant to their operation.
In very little time, we became these companies’ trusted legal advisors in Chile, providing direct, personal, honest and generous treatment that has endured over the years, going beyond mere legal services.