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Getting the Deal Through - Outsourcing 2014
Carey, January 2014

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Getting the Deal Through - Project Finance 2012 - Chile
Carey, November 2011

Chilean law allows the creation of security interests over almost all kinds of assets and rights held by project companies, except for certain assets listed in the Civil Procedure Code that may not be attached under Chilean law (eg, working tools and assets employed in services that may not be stopped with serious harm to public transportation or health, household assets, salaries and child support up to a certain amount)...

Getting the Deal Through - Tax on Inbound Investment 2012 - Chile
Carey, December 2011

1.- Tax treatment of different acquisitions: What are the differences in tax treatment between an acquisition of stock in a company and the acquisition of business assets and liabilities?   The main difference from the acquirer’s perspective is that there is only a step-up in the tax basis on an asset purchase, while a stock acquisition as a general rule does not allow for a step-up on the basis of the target’s assets...

Getting the Deal Through - Tax on Inbound Investment Chile
Carey, February 2011

Tax treatment of different acquisitions What are the differences in tax treatment between an acquisition of stock in a company and the acquisition of business assets and liabilities?   The main difference from the acquirer’s perspective is that there is only a step-up in the tax basis on an asset purchase, while a stock acquisition as a general rule does not allow for a step-up on the basis of the target’s assets...

Getting the Deal Through - Telecoms and Media - 2011
Carey, May 2011

Communications policy 1. Policy - Summarise the regulatory framework for the telecoms and media sector. What is the policymaking procedure? In connection with the regulatory framework for the telecoms and media sector in Chile, there are two general laws to take into account, the General Telecommunications Law (the GTL) and the National Television Council Law (the NTCL)...

Getting the Deal Through 2013 - Mergers & Acquisitions - Chile Chapter
Carey, June 2013

Purchases of shares or assets of the target companyPurchases of shares are relatively free of restrictions unless the target company is a public corporation (namely, a company that has its shares registered with the Chilean securities and insurance regulator, the SVS), one of the parties to the transaction participates in a regulated industry or the entity resulting from a business  combination raises competition issues...

Government amendments for the Pharmaceutical Bill II
Carey, March 2016

On January 4th, 2016, the President of the Republic introduced a series of amendments to the bill of law that, “modifies the Health Code in order to regulate generic bioequivalent pharmaceutical products and prevent the vertical integration of pharmaceutical laboratories and pharmacies”, – Bill No. 9914-11- (“Pharmaceutical Bill II”)...

Jorge Carey:“Analyzing the Repeal or Modification of DL600 is an Issue that Can be Discussed”
Carey, December 2013

 Jorge Carey:“Analyzing the repeal or modification of DL600 is an issue that can bediscussed” Jorge Carey, who has been involved in several businesses with foreigninvestors, has doubts about a reform, believing that it is not a good idea thatthis type of changes are implemented by a left or center-left governmentsbecause it risks to bring unnecessary (political) noise...

Latin Lawyer Reference -Environment 2010
Carey, July 2010

Subject 2010 – Country LatinLawyer Reference LATIN LAWYER THE BUSINESS LAW RESOURCE FOR LATIN AMERICA Reference Environment 2010 – Introduction Rafael Vergara and Paulina Sandoval Carey & Cía   As most Latin American countries have begun or begin to celebrate their 200 years of independence, it is time not only to look back but also to look ahead...

Latin Lawyer The Business Law Resource for Latin America
Carey, July 2010

As most Latin American countries have begun or begin to celebrate their 200 years of independence, it is time not to look back but also to look ahead. This statement could not have been more suitable to what environmental law practice is experiencing in Latin America nowadays: a rapid growth and sophistication. Those days when no specialised authorities or statutes existed for the protection of the environment have been left far behind...

Law 20,575: Establishes the use limitation principle in the treatment of personal data
Carey, March 2012

Among other matters, this law establishes the use limitation principle in the treatment of personal data. This law will supplement our legislation on this matter, in particular Law 19,628 on Data Protection. This law specifically focuses on the collection and treatment of personal data of an economic, financial, banking or commercial nature by data banks, distributors of personal records or personal data banks...

Law 20,897 modifies Article 34 bis of the Electric Power Services General Law
Carey, February 2016

Executive Summary On February 5th, 2016, Law N° 20,897 was published in the Official Gazette incorporating 3 new paragraphs into article 34 bis of the Electric Power Services General Law (“LGSE”). By virtue of this modification, article 34 bis of the LGSE, widens its protection to any developer of non conventional renewable energy projects (“NCRE”). This article was originally intended exclusively for electric concessionaires...

Law Establishes New Power Transmission Systems and Creates an Independent Coordinating Body for the National Power System (Law No. 20. 936)
Carey, August 2016

On July the 27th 2016, Law No. 20.936 that establishes New Power Transmission Systems and creates an Independent Coordinating Body for the National Power System (the “Transmission Law” or “New Law”) was published. Its stated objectives are to ensure that transmission does not become an obstacle to power generation, increase competition in the electrical market and boost the development of non-conventional renewable energies...

Law N°21,000 Establishes the National Financial Market Commission of Chile
Carey, March 2017

On February 23, 2017, Law N°21,000 (the “Law”) was published in the Official Gazette of Chile, creating the Commission for the Financial Market (the “Commission”), a professional body and technical entity that will replace the current Superintendency of Securities and Insurance (“ SVS “). The Law will enter into force in August 2018, or at an earlier date if the Commission becomes operational sooner...

Law No 20,950 – Authorizes the Issuance and Operation of Pre-Funded Payment Methods by Non-Banking Entities
Carey, November 2016

Law No 20,590 (the “Law”), that authorizes the issuance and operation of pre-funded payment methods or any other similar system (the “Prepaid Cards”), by non-banking entities, when these systems involve that the issuer or the operator regularly engages in monetary obligations with the general public or to specific sectors or groups thereof, was published and came in force on October 29, 2016...

Law No. 20,715: On Protection to Debtors of Money Loans
Carey, January 2014

Law No. 20,715: On protection to debtors of money loans On December 13, Law No. 20,715 was published in the Official Gazette, after an intense debate in the financial industry and over 2 years of discussion in Parliament. The new law modifies Law No. 18,010 on regulations on money loan transactions, Law No. 19,496 on protection of consumer rights and the Chilean Tax Code. In what refers to money loan transactions, Law No...

Law No. 20,760 Which Introduces the Concept of Single Employer in Connection with Certain Interrelated Business
Carey, July 2014

On July 9th, 2014, it was published in the Official Gazette the Law No. 20,760 which introduces the concept of single employer in connection with certain interrelated business, amending articles 3 and 507 of the Labor Code...

Law No. 20,940 That Modernizes Labor Relations
Carey, September 2016

On September 8th, 2016, Law No. 20,940 was published. The law is aimed at the “Modernization of Labor Relations” (hereinafter the “Labor Reform” or the “Law”). The aim of the Labor Reform is to develop labor relations that are more modern, fair and balanced between the parties, and promote dialogue and agreement...

Law No. 20,956: “Law to Boost Productivity”
Carey, November 2016

On October 26th, 2016, Law No. 20,950, otherwise known as the “Law to Boost Productivity” (the “Law”), was published in the Official Gazette, introducing various modifications to different laws and regulations in order to enhance the country’s productivity through the expansion of the financial system and the promotion of the exportation of services. Main measures for the expansion of the financial system: Several legal provisions of Law Decree No...

Law Nº. 20.500 about Associations and Community Participation in Public Management
Carey, August 2011

Law No. 20,500 about Associations and Community Participation in Public Management was published on the Official Gazette on February 16th, 2011, and it is a great progress in order to materialize the right of free association and the participatory principle, both established in the Chilean Political Constitution...

Law No. 21,121 Amends Rules Relating to Corruption and Other Crimes, Incorporates New Criminal Conducts, and Expands Criminal Liability of Legal Entities
Carey, January 2019

Law No. 21,121 (the “Law”), which came into force on November 20, 2018, amends the Criminal Code, Law No. 20,393 on Criminal Liability of Legal Entities, and Law No. 19,913 on Money Laundering, in connection with various criminal conducts relating to corruption and conflicts of interest. The following is a summary of the main aspects of the Law: 1.Domestic Passive and Active Bribery...

Law that Introduces Modifications to the Regulatory Framework that Rules Water on Inspection and Sanctions Matters
Carey, February 2018

Earlier this year, and five years after being presented before the National Congress, Law 21,064 that “Introduces modifications to the regulatory framework that rules water on inspection and sanctions matters”, was enacted and published in the Official Gazette (Bulletin 8149-09) (the Law). The main modifications introduced by the Law to the current regulatory framework are the following: 1...

List of Water Use Rights Affected by the Payment of a Fine For Lack of Use
Carey, February 2015

On January 15th, Resolution DGA N° 3,438 was published. It contains a list of water rights subject to the payment of a fine for lack of use. The fine must be paid during the month of March, 2015. The term to contest such resolution is 30 days, as counted from the date of publishing. To review the list of water rights affected by the payment of fines for non-use click here...

Mergers and Acquisitions in Chile: Approaching the Controlling Shareholder
Carey, February 2014

Investors analysing the possibility to acquire a Chilean corporation should carefully consider the specific structure of corporate control governing most of the legal entities in Chile, since it strongly determines the way mergers and acquisitions are carried out in this country...

Mining in Latin America
Carey, January 2014

Governments are placing pressure on mining companies to take a greater role in supporting the broader community through social and logistical infrastructure, community developments, local hiring, and procurement and training practices...

 

 

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