Ricardo De La Maza

Ricardo De La Maza is a lawyer who graduated from the University of Chile and is a master in Private Law from the same University. Ricardo is a specialist in Real Estate Law and atypical contracting. He was a professor at the Civil Law Department of the University of Chile for 15 years and has extensive experience in litigation related to property law.

Firm Overview:

De La Maza and Co. was founded in 1998 from the union of three offices of lawyers, with the aim of enhancing the ability to meet and provide comprehensive coverage to the needs of our customers.

Almost twenty years developing a culture of constant concern for the business of our clients; we are passionate about our work, we offer creative and excellent legal services. We go for business, generating innovative strategies that circumvent, minimize and control the risks involved with an all-encompassing vision, from the economic and legal point of view.

Our team possesses a finished level of knowledge in the different branches of Law, which together with its experience, professionalism and flexibility, allows us to add value to business and achieve the challenges we pursue.

In a highly competitive world where demands are growing, we assume the commitment to provide support and advice in a personalized manner and we work to build lasting relationships with our customers.

Harris Gomez

Harris Gomez is the Managing Partner of Harris Gomez Group. Harris has over 20 years of legal and business experience between Australia and Latin America. In 2001, he founded the Harris Gomez Group and was the first Australian Law firm to have an office in Latin America.

Harris has been the President of the Australia Chile Chamber of Commerce as well as the Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was also a Director of the Australian Latin American Business Council for a number of years.

In Australia, Harris was the Principal Partner of Lyon Law Firm specialising in Property, Finance, Commercial Litigation and International Law with Latin America & Spain. In 2014 he opened a Harris Gómez Group office in Sydney, which will continue to strengthen business relations between Australia and Latin America.

Harris specialises in setting up Australian and Latin American businesses and providing support to both regions. His expertise is focused on common law and Latin American cross-border issues in areas including mining and energy, corporate matters, employment, taxation, intellectual property and business ventures. His understanding of both the Australian and Latin American legal and business cultures makes him a priceless link between the two regions.

Harris Gomez Group:

Harris Gómez Group is an Common Law-Latin American legal and business advisory firm located in Santiago, Chile, Bogota, Colombia and Sydney, Australia.

José Miguel Huerta

José Miguel Huerta specializes in litigation, antitrust, commercial arbitration and bankruptcy. He has represented clients in Chile and in other jurisdictions, including the United States and Europe, in government proceedings and investigations related, among others, to mergers and cartels.

He teaches civil law at Universidad de Chile. He is the author of several publications, among others, in the areas of antitrust, civil law and civil procedure.

He won the Society’s 2008 Pro Bono Award, New York, for his service to the Legal Aid Society in New York.

He is member of the Chilean Bar and of the American Bar Association.

He is admitted to practice law in Chile and in the United States, in New York State.

He joined Claro & Cía. in 1996. In 2007 and 2008 he was with Shearman & Sterling in New York. He is partner since 2012.

Practice:

Since its founding in 1880, Claro & Cia. has been one of the most prestigious law firms in Chile. Our seal is an innovative approach, reliable and highly qualified service.

With a sophisticated group of lawyers, Claro & Cia. is well-prepared to take part in all areas requiring legal advice, offering clients complete support to achieve their goals. Claro & Cia.´s practice in Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Restructuring and M&A, Capital Markets (both in Chile and abroad), as well as its reputed experience in Litigation and Arbitration, are particularly worth noting. In all these areas, in addition to those offered in other fields as part of its integral service, Claro & Cia.’s professionalism, creativity and strength show through.

Claro & Cia. represents clients with interests in highly diverse areas of the law, such as Administrative and Constitutional, Transportation, Antitrust, Arbitration, Litigation, Banking, Project Finance, Mining, Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental, Insurance, Employment, Criminal and Administrative Penalties, Intellectual Property and New Technologies, International Trade, Economic Regulation, Taxation, Telecommunications, Sports and Entertainment, and Real Estate Development, among others.

Claro & Cia. is an undisputed leader in the Chilean legal market and has set itself apart for its high legal and ethical standards with which it renders services in the most complex business transactions and in judicial and arbitration disputes. Our client’s loyalty proves this, as do the international recognitions that the firm and our lawyers have obtained, such as Law Firm of the Year Chile granted in 2015, 2012 and 2010 (Chambers & Partners); Corporate Finance Deal of The Year, 2013 (Latin Lawyer); M&A Deal of The Year 2012 (Latin Lawyer); M&A Deal of The Year 2012 (IFLR); National Firm Of The Year 2012 (IFLR).

Experience, reliability, excellence and leadership are the principles that guide Claro & Cia., in a strict framework of ethics and social responsibility with the people.

Salvador Valdés

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Corporate / Mergers and Acquisition / Capital Markets Group. Mr. Valdés concentrates his practice in corporate matters, with an emphasis in cross-border, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, debt financing, capital market and derivative transactions. He is an advisor for JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Bank, LarraínVial and BanChile Citi on acquisitions, capital markets and derivative transactions. He represents also infrastructure funds, such as Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Brookfield Infrastructure and Borealis Infrastructure in the acquisition, restructuring and financing of infrastructure projects related to water utilities, toll roads, energy projects and health care.

Carey:

Since its foundation, Carey has been committed to professional excellence. It is a core conviction of the firm that the practice of law is an honorable and enriching activity, which carries with it the responsibility of following the highest ethical standards.

Eduardo Parra

Eduardo Parra has significant postgraduate studies: Master in Business Law (Catholic University), Diploma in Business Administration (U. Adolfo Ibáñez), Diploma in Economic Administrative Law, Regulation and Services public (U. Católica), Diploma in Medical Liability (Catholic University). He is currently at the date the Superior Course Concessions, public – private partnerships and Infrastructure Management, Equipment and Services sponsored by the College of Civil Engineering, Canal and Port of Spain.

Mr. Lahsen has extensive experience in matters of public and private infrastructure. It fell as an expert advise the Ministry of Public Works – Roads Department between 2000 and 2006. The 2006 founded Lahsen & Cia. Lawyers, focused study to provide highly specialized legal services in the areas of Construction, Engineering and Real Estate Projects. His main areas of expertise in professional practice are related to Administrative Law associated with regulation in matters of Infrastructure, Public Goods and Public Services.

He has corresponded successfully advising several companies in the integrated development project construction and engineering, among which roadworks, bridges, aqueducts, dams, highways, hydroelectric plants, wind farms, airports and buildings of medium and large, with extensive experience in all kinds of forms of public and private procurement contracts including EPC, EPCM and BOT.

In the field of Public Infrastructure, has great experience in litigation and disputes, both administrative and judicial. He has advised major Real Estate, Construction and Public Utilities companies in the processing and obtaining authorizations for the use of road belt, parallels and atraviesos, access to public roads and road impact mitigation. In addition, Mr. Lahsen has significant experience of over 12 years on concessions and other types of Public Private Partnership.