FISH ATTORNNEYS

Figueroa, Illanes, Huidobro and Salamanca is a law firm founded in 1960 by Mr. Patricio Figueroa, Claudio Illanes, Sergio Huidobro y Gonzalo Salamanca. Our counseling provides the most diverse areas of the law. Our professional services encompass civil, real estate, commercial, administrative, tax, labor, criminal, environmental protection and mining affairs. Our firm advises several companies in the area of legal defense. Also we have an extensive experience in dealing with arbitration proceeding, several of our members are arbitrators for the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce. Almost every members of our firm, following a deep-rooted tradition, are professors or conduct academic activities at different Chilean universities, having several legal publications.

ATTORNNEYS FIHS

Patricio Figueroa Velasco
Patricio Figueroa VelascoLawyer
Mr. Figueroa has specialized in real estate and construction and his clients consist of major companies in these areas. He is a member of the Legislative Committee of the Chilean Chamber of Construction. In the past, he was Vice-President of the Bar Association and of the Arbitration Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce. At this time he is an arbitrator, consultant and legal analyst in his areas of expertise and he has advised the Senate in the study and construction of the Property Co-Ownership Law.
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Sergio Huidobro Corbett
Sergio Huidobro CorbettLawyer
Mr. Huidobro is a graduate of the Catholic University of Chile who earned post-graduate certificates in Economic Specialization and Finance for Attorneys from University of Chile at School of Economics. Over the years, he has intensely defended clients before the Courts of Justice, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, in particular in criminal and commercial matters. He is a former President of the Inter-American Federation of Attorneys (FIA) and is currently a director on the board and legal counselor of several companies.
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Gonzalo Salamanca Rojas
Gonzalo Salamanca RojasLawyer
Mr. Salamanca earned his law degree from the Catholic University of Chile and he has also studied the subject of Economics. For many years he worked as Senior Counsel for the Santiago Branch of Banco do Estado de Sao Paulo, Banespa, and he has advised major Brazilian multinationals. He has been on the board of directors of Uruguayan and Chilean companies.
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Juan Eduardo Figueroa Valdés
Juan Eduardo Figueroa ValdésLawyer
Mr. Figueroa received his law degree from the University of Chile, followed by a LLM in International Law, Investment, Trade and International Arbitration from the University of Heidelberg/University of Chile. Also he has a Fellow Chartered, Institute of Arbitrors. He has a Master in Economics and Administration for Attorneys from Gabriela Mistral University and a diploma in Public Works Concessions from the Universidad del Desarrollo.
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José Manuel Figueroa Valdés
José Manuel Figueroa ValdésLawyer
Mr. Figueroa received his law degree from the Catholic University of Chile and he has specialized in real estate. He is counsel to co-ownership associations, office buildings, residential condominiums, subdivisions and shopping centers located in the Metropolitan Area and in Regions. His experience includes legal counsel to major touristic-residential developments in Chile.
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Sergio Huidobro Martínez
Sergio Huidobro MartínezLawyer
He is admitted to the Bar in 1996 after receiving his degree from Diego Portales University in 1995. He majored in grad in Economics and Finance for Attorneys from the School of Administrative and Economic Sciences of the University of Chile (2001), a diploma in Penal Procedure Reform from the Universidad del Desarrollo Law School (2004).
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Pablo Huidobro Martínez
Pablo Huidobro MartínezLawyer
Mr. Huidobro earned his law degree at Diego Portales University, followed by a Master specializing in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences from the University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain (2001-2002). He has a diploma in Criminal Procedure Reform from the Alberto Hurtado University Law School (2003) and a diploma in Economic Criminal Law from that same University (2005).
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ASSISTANT LAWYERS

Isidora Huber
Isidora HuberLawyer
Título de Abogado otorgado por la Corte Suprema, 2015; Licenciada en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2014. Realizó su práctica profesional en la Corporación de Asistencia Judicial en CAVI Santiago (Centro de Atencióna Víctimas de Delitos Violentos). Anteriormente se desempeñó como procuradora en FIHS en el área penal y civil. Hoy se dedica fundamentalmente al área del derecho civil y arbitrajes.
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AREAS OF PRACTICE

ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION

We have distinguished attorneys who are constantly asked to serve as arbitrators and mediators given their lengthy track record and teaching activities.

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REAL ESTATE LAW

Our professional experience in property law is ample. Our clients are comprised of both construction companies and property developers and we advise investors as well, be they individuals or corporations, property brokers and other property service providers.

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CRIMINAL LAW

Our experience in criminal lawsuits and matters is lengthy, particularly in regard to economic crimes (swindle, fraud, misappropriation, forgery, bad checks, fraudulent bankruptcies, etc).

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LITIGATION

Our record is long and sound in the service and defense of all our clients in connection with court and arbitration proceedings, be they the first instance or in the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court.

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CORPORATIONS AND ENTERPRISES

We provide counsel in the areas of corporate law, entrepreneurial law, tax law and financial law. We also are expert in antitrust and commercial regulations, unfair competition and bankruptcies.

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PROPIERTY CO-OWNERSHIP

In addition to our vast professional experience in real estate, we have specialized in legal counsel to co-owner communities and condominiums and to individuals and enterprises in relation to Property Co-Ownership.

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LABOR LAW

Our experience in the different areas of labor law is significant and we are counsel to both individuals and companies. Over the years, we have handled matters such as contracts, collective bargaining, the writing of employment contracts and work regulations as well as litigation and disputes arising in this regard.

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TAXATION

We consider tax counseling to be a very important part of the legal assistance we provide to all manner of clients. An appropriate tax planning is essential as is maximizing the legal structure of businesses from a tax standpoint.

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT

We are legal counsel to foreign individuals and enterprises interested in doing business in Chile, including under joint ventures. We advise them on, and propose, the most beneficial and advantageous legal and tax structure for conducting and optimizing their businesses.

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ENVIRONMENT

Part of our entrepreneurial work involves the planning and implementation of new investment projects that require an environmental assessment.

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MINING

We assist individuals and companies in establishing mining concessions, both for exploration as well as exploitation, including protection through the courts until a final decision is rendered.

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BANKING AND FINANCE

Our professional practice has always involved banking and finance. We guide and support our clients in matters such as project finance, public and private bond issues, loans, restructuring and recapitalization.

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