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At CMS Carey & Allende we understand the challenges that you face in the normal development of your business as well as in complex operations in Chile and the Latin American region; whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

Our seal is to incorporate elements that allow operations to be successful in time, enabling the corporate cultures’ integration for all companies involved, with the purpose of maximising synergy.

All of our areas of practice and sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media are engaged with each one of the operations in which we participate, which allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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"They have a group of very professional lawyers who offer a technical competence across the different areas involved in the transaction. They always meet our deadlines and are able to clearly identify any weakness or risk involved in the matters"

Chambers Latin America - 2020

"They have full availability at all times, as well as extensive experience in cross- border operations. They are proactive, purposeful, and have problem-solving skills"

The Legal 500 - 2021

"I would recommend the firm for any transaction. They offer a complete service with capable lawyers who have a broad knowledge of the area"

Chambers Latin America - 2021

"[CMS] Carey & Allende has done an excellent job of breaking into the market for leading corporate and M&A transactions in Chile. The firm has a very effective structure with a good customer focus"

Chambers Latin America

"Respected corporate practice possessing solid capabilities in high-profile multi-jurisdictional M&A issues, particularly matters with a capital markets component.Regularly seen representing key players from the financial services, energy and hospitality industries"

Chambers Latin America

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22 May 2017
CMS Lat­in Amer­ica - Cor­por­ate/M&A, En­ergy, Min­ing & Pro­jects Bro­chure
CMS has stead­ily grown its pres­ence in Lat­in Amer­ica over the past dec­ade. In Janu­ary 2017 we ad­ded to our well-es­tab­lished of­fices in Brazil and Mex­ico three new CMS mem­ber firms in Chile, Colom­bia and...


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01 December 2020
Ar­bit­ral rules – The sea­son of change con­tin­ues: ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Up­date
On 1 Decem­ber 2020, the ICC In­ter­na­tion­al Court of Ar­bit­ra­tion launched its re­vised ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (the “Rules”), which will ap­ply to ar­bit­ra­tions sub­mit­ted to the ICC Court from 1 Janu­ary...
07 October 2020
Law and reg­u­la­tion of private place­ment of com­mon stock in Chile
1. Pro­spect­us re­quire­ment Of­fer to the pub­lic.Ad­mis­sion to trad­ing of se­cur­it­ies on a reg­u­lated mar­ket. 2. Pro­spect­us ex­emp­tions Key ex­emp­tions Of­fer to the pub­licNot made via mass me­dia e.g. the press...
14 September 2020
Nueva In­ver­siones Pacífico Sur’s USD160M Ac­quis­i­tion
CMS Carey & Al­lende has helped Chilean in­vest­ment group Nueva In­ver­siones Pacífico Sur (IPS)  buy the re­main­ing shares in Chile’s largest casino op­er­at­or, giv­ing it full own­er­ship of the com­pany.IPS...
11 September 2020
CMS Carey & Al­lende seals phar­ma­ceut­ic­al buy
Chile’s CMS Carey & Al­lende has helped the hold­ing com­pany of Mex­ic­an phar­ma­ceut­ic­al group Labor­ator­i­os San­fer buy a con­trolling stake in Chilean coun­ter­part Labor­ator­i­os Pas­teur.The ex­act size of the...
16 July 2020
Do earn-out clauses help with M&A trans­ac­tions in­flu­enced by COV­ID-19?
In times of COV­ID-19, many trans­ac­tions are dif­fi­cult to ne­go­ti­ate, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to the pur­chase price. Can earn-out clauses be of any help? This is a ques­tion that needs to be answered...
22 June 2020
The Lat­in Amer­ic­an Gen­er­al Coun­sel
The first CMS Gen­er­al Coun­sel re­port in the Lat­in Amer­ica re­gion, “The Lat­in Amer­ic­an GC: Rising to the chal­lenge”, ex­plores the de­vel­op­ment of the Gen­er­al Coun­sel role and how the world in which...
09 June 2020
In­solv­ency law and rules in Chile
1. What type of re­struc­tur­ing schemes ex­ist in Chile? Oth­er than vol­un­tary agree­ments between cred­it­ors and debt­ors to rene­go­ti­ate debts and re­struc­ture busi­nesses, in Chile it is pos­sible to open re­struc­tur­ing...
12 May 2020
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Chile
BREAK­ING: Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­sid­er­a­tions for dir­ect­ors 1. What are the key is­sues for dir­ect­ors dur­ing the COV­ID-19 crisis? Pur­su­ant to the Chilean Law on Cor­por­a­tions No. 18,046 (the “Law...
26 March 2020
Sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing law in Chile
COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic ar­rived in Chile in the last days of Feb­ru­ary. As of this date, re­ports in­formed that ap­prox­im­ately 30,000 people are in­fec­ted and 320 people have died due to this vir­us. Since March...
31 July 2019
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity...
22 November 2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing...
22 May 2017
CMS Lat­in Amer­ica - Cor­por­ate/M&A, En­ergy, Min­ing & Pro­jects Bro­chure
CMS has stead­ily grown its pres­ence in Lat­in Amer­ica over the past dec­ade. In Janu­ary 2017 we ad­ded to our well-es­tab­lished of­fices in Brazil and Mex­ico three new CMS mem­ber firms in Chile, Colom­bia and...