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Baker McKenzie

The tax team at Baker McKenzie has a broad range of experience in tax matters. The firm comprises one partner, three associates and one member of counsel.

Alberto Maturana oversees the tax practice at the firm. Another key member of the team is Sergio Illanes who has advised multinationals and Chilean companies in matters relating to tax litigation and foreign investment. 

During the research period the firm advised Grupo Security on its acquisition of leading insurer Cruz Del Sur and Alliance Boots in the takeover of Farmacias Ahumada.

Carey

Carey's tax group has a large team and offers a range of tax services, including tax consulting, tax planning, due diligence, audits and administrative procedures before the IRS and tax trials.

Jaime Carey and Jessica Power co-head the tax practice. The team comprises two partners, 17 associates, three accountants, two clerks and two members of counsel. 

During the research period the firm advised Qatar Airways on the tax aspects of the acquisition of a 10% share of LATAM Airlines. It also assisted Sencorp with its corporate tax restructuring.

The firm advises a wide range of local and international companies in almost every sector. Its client list includes companies from the extractive industries, financial services, infrastructure and technology.

New members of the team include Antonio Dourthe, Carlos Peña and Manuel Subiabre, who joined the firm in 2016.

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Guillermo Infante oversees the tax practice at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría. The team comprises two partners and 15 other professionals, including Mónica Francisca Aguilar Valderrama who joined the firm in July 2016.

The firm has offices across South America making it a solid choice for cross border tax matters.

During the research period Infante, Patricio Silva-Riesco and Arturo Selman assisted an international broadcasting company on a case relating to royalty payments for a television production.

PwC

International professional services firm PwC is experienced in international transactions and assists national and international clients with various cross-border matters. The firm offers services in international tax, transfer pricing, tax compliance and consultancy.

The tax team comprises 14 partners and 296 fee earners, including practice lead Francisco Selamé. Its practitioners have vast industry experience

During the research period the firm advised a client on the tax aspects of an acquisition of a 75% equity interest in a fast-food company.

Salcedo & Cía

The professionals at Salcedo & Cía offer services in tax analysis, advisory, transfer pricing and defence work. The firm has a multidisciplinary team that comprises lawyers, tax auditors, engineers and economists. Marcos Bravo, Claudio Salcedo and Marcelo Muñoz oversee the practice.

Tax Advisors

Tax Advisors offers services in tax planning, legal reports, judicial and administrative defences as well as general corporate tax advice. 

Christian Blanche and Benjamin Bernstein co-head the practice. Blanche is a specialist in corporate and family tax planning. He is also a founding partner of the firm and the director of corporate planning. Bernstein's practice focuses on tax planning with a focus on patrimonial safeguards, work schedules, transfer of assets in inheritance taxes and donations.

Ulloa & Cia

Ulloa & Compañía was founded in June 2016 and is led by Nicolás Ulloa. The firm provides services in domestic and international reorganisations, tax consultancy, tax controversy matters, accounting and reporting services. Its practitioners have specific knowledge of the tax and legal systems of the US, UK, Peru and Colombia.

During the research period the firm assisted a client in the structuring of international investments which involved the tax structuring of assets subjected to a tax amnesty. It also assisted a client with a reorganisation and an international merger.

The firm’s main clients are Chilean high-net-worth families and corporations.