About this office:
Palma Abogados has an excellent heritage and tradition whose origins date back to 1819 when the distinguished jurist José Gabriel Palma Villanueva began his profession. He participated actively in matters of public interest in his work as a judge, president of the Supreme Court and as a deputy in Congress. Later, successive uninterrupted generations have maintained and followed the profession.
Palma Abogados is one of the two law firms born out of the former Vial y Palma Law firm of Santiago Chile.
With this heritage and facing the multiple changes that have occurred in recent decades, the team of Palma Abogados, led by its partners, is evolving and adapting to the new realities. At the beginning of the 21st Century, our lawyers are known not only in important business and international transactions but also in professional landmarks and challenges of transcendence to the country.
We are proud to have a competent professional team who studied at the law faculties of the most prestigious Chilean universities, and most of them with post-graduate studies in important universities in the United States of America, Europe and Chile, including professional work in well-known law firms in the United States. This vast experience and knowledge are also employed in teaching and academic work in the principal Chilean universities where a significant number of our lawyers contribute to the formation of new generations.
Palma Abogados today provides its services through a prestigious professional team; integral and ethical; creative and forward looking; positioned in the market as a leading, multidisciplinary and agile group, offering timely responses and full availability, that works in a modern organization, with the most advanced technology available for carrying out its activities and an excellent working environment.
Statement of Practice Summary:
Arbitration, Administrative Law, Concessions, Commercial and Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Foreign Investment, Capital Markets, Real Estate Law, Labor Law, Tax Law, Financial and Banking Legislation, Project Finance, Securitization, Insurance and Reinsurance, Free Competition, Consumer Protection Legislation, Litigation, Transport Law, Telecommunications, Natural Resources, Water Law, Electricity Law, Mining Law, Environmental Legislation, Aviation Law.
Relevant Foreign Clients:
Air BP; Antartik Aviation Management Ltd.; Aviation Capital Group; Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria Chile BBVA; Banco de Crédito e Inversiones BCI; Banco Itaú Chile; Banco Santander Chile; British Petroleum PLC.; Canon Inc.; Central Parking Incorporation; Citibank; Compañía Cervecerías Unidas S.A. CCU; Dumbar International; Grupo Libra Brasil; H2O Plus; Itochu Corporation; Kellogs Foundation; Likuid Chile; Nittetsu Mining Co. Ltd.; Peroxidos Do Brasil; Principal Financial Group; ReMax; Residco; Solvay Group (Belgium); Somepost S.A.; Standard Wool (UK) Ltd. References: Debevoise & Plimpton, New York (Ivan Matthei); Sidley, Austin, Brown and Wood, New York (Andrew Quale); Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (Warren Cooke); Clifford Chance - Brussels (Keith Hendry); Holland & Hart; Salt Lake City (David Rudd); Fulbright & Jaworski (William Wood).
Languages: Spanish, English, French and Hebrew.