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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 by Rosie Cresswell
Carey, Chile’s largest firm, sits at the top of both of the country’s M&A league tables, with nine reported transactions and a deal value of US$5.13 billion.
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dorr Abogados and Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner take second and third spot in the value tables. In the volume tables, Carey is followed by Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda (six) and Philippi (five).
Two of the region’s most closely watched transactions have played out in Chile over the last three years – the Latam airline merger and the Anglo American-Codelco deal. Of those, only the latter leg of the Codelco-Mitsui deal was announced in our 2012 window, but they illustrate the level of sophistication in the country’s transactional community today. Continue reading ‘Latin Lawyer M&A league tables: Chile’
Santiago, May 2013. Within the framework of the Budapest Treaty, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) designated Chile as the first international authority for the deposit of microorganisms in the Latin America region.
The national institution in charge of this work is the Agricultural Research Institute (INIA), through its operative unit called “Colección Chilean de Recursos Genéticos Microbianos” (CChRGM).
This designation, both for our country and the Latin America region, means an important enhancement of the scientific innovation in Chile and in the region, which surely will facilitate the patenting of such matters, since it introduces the potential inventions to the patent system from the same country, and so reduces the number of deposits to be performed in all the countries where the protection is pursued.
It is important to point out that this designation inserts Chile into a selected group of 38 international deposit authorities, in charge of the storing of microorganisms for patenting purposes.
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FirstCity Financial Corporation and Värde Partners, inc. entered into a merger agreement under which certain funds managed by Värde will acquire FirstCity.
Alessandri acted as counsel to Värde and coordinated the due diligence process in relation to the Fisrst City subsidiaries in Chile, including Servinco, Chile’s leading collections company providing services to most of the banking and financial system in Chile.
A delegation from the Chinese Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) met with the Board of the Asociación Chilena de la Propiedad Intelectual (ACHIPI). Marcos Morales, vice-president, Max Montero, treasurer, and board members Cristóbal Porzio and Cristián Mir shared experiences on the kind of work performed by intellectual property attorneys in our country, as well as national laws and local practices. ACHIPI representatives emphasized that their association was the only nongovernmental entity that met said Chinese delegation. Continue reading ‘Within the framework of an official visit made to Inapi by the Chinese Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Achipi met with the delegation.’
Santiago, November 23, 2012. The Alessandri & Compañía law firm just won a new legal battle in an area where it is already widely recognized, i.e., intellectual property and entertainment law. The Home Box Office (HBO) American company just won an unusual lawsuit: the recognition of Sex and the City as a famous and well known trademark beyond any particular class.
The decision was issued by the National Institute of Industrial Property (Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial, INAPI) on June 27, 2012 and was subsequently confirmed after the October 25 appeal.
Latin Lawyer, Thursday, 22nd November 2012
Chile’s Alessandri & Compañía has helped US cable company Home Box Office (HBO) win a rare judgment recognising Sex and the City as a famous and notorious trademark beyond any class.
The decision was handed down by Chile’s Second Instance Court in June and upheld after appeal on 25 October. Continue reading ‘Alessandri helps HBO defend Sex and the City’
The process involved the due diligence of the target companies and the review of the relevant Purchase and Sale Agreement.
General Motors closed a multi jurisdictional deal for the purchase of Ally Financial Inc.´s operations in Europe, Latin America and China. The European countries involved in the due diligence process are the following: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. The Latin American countries involved in the due diligence process are the following: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
Alessandri acted as counsel to GM, with Arturo Alessandri C. as leading partner, and partner Fernando Jamarne, and associates Mariana Viera, Sofia Haupt, Andrés Dighero and Isidora Alemparte.