Corporate and Business Law

Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil has a team specially dedicated to provide general corporate advice to its clients, both national and foreign, who set up and operate in the country, offering legal assistance in all aspects related to the operation of the company, its contractual relationships, reorganizations, acquisitions, transformations and, in general, in all the challenges that arise in the day to day operation of a company.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil provides specialized advice on mergers and acquisitions, in all phases of the process that these types of agreements involve, from the preliminary treaties or negotiations and the complete legal audit or due diligence process, to the preparation of all documents pertaining to the transaction, such as memoranda of understanding, promises to sell, merger agreements, purchase contracts, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, etc.

Project Financing

Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil has represented clients in bilateral and syndicated loans; public and private offers and placements of capital and debt, local and international; securitizations and project financing.

Mining and Natural Resources

Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil has extensive experience in advising mining companies, both Chilean and foreign, in all stages of the project and its implementation, to the exploration phase, the start of its activities and full operation, until the end of its useful life with the site closure.

This working group represents its clients in the corporate, regulatory and judicial field, advising them in financing, mergers, acquisitions, energy supply contracts, in their relations with the authorities and in disputes and litigation specific to this area.

Energy

Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil advises national and foreign market actors in the generation, transmission and distribution of energy. The members of this team have participated in the development, construction, operation and financing of hydroelectric, solar photovoltaic, wind and thermoelectric power plants, among others.

This working group represents its clients in the corporate, regulatory and judicial field, advising them in financing, mergers, acquisitions, energy supply contracts, in their relations with the authorities and in disputes and litigation specific to this area.

Regulatory Law and Administrative Procedures

Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil has a team specially dedicated to regulatory matters and administrative procedures, before the Office of the Contraloría General de la República, the Constitutional Court, ordinary courts of justice, the Public Procurement Tribunal and various Superintendencies, in tariff regulation, sanctioning procedures, legislative advice, among other areas of public law.

Environmental Law

Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil advises clients in all aspects related to the care of the environment, including all aspects related to the Environmental Impact Assessment System (SEIA, Spanish acronym for Sistema de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental), the relationship and negotiation with communities, litigation, administrative disputes, due diligence processes, territorial regulations and environmental responsibility and obtaining permits.

Tax Law

Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil offers its clients a wide range of tax advice. This extends to the design and tax planning of the most diverse activities, in order to undertake, develop and exploit them in the most efficient way possible.

Our Firm has extensive experience in proceedings before the tax authority, representing its clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Tax and Customs Courts, and before the superior courts of justice.

Litigation and Arbitration

Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil has a team of lawyers specialized in the resolution of civil and commercial conflicts before the Ordinary Courts of Justice, Courts of Appeals and Supreme Court.