Areas of Practice

Infante, Valenzuela, Molina Attorneys at Law provides ongoing advice to a variety of insurance companies and policyholders regarding contracts, claims, loss assessment, regulatory and corporate affairs and conflict resolution. The firm has participated in the creation and merger of insurance companies and brokers, and provides direct and ongoing advice to company officers, directors and shareholders. The firm's attorneys are also involved in the study, drafting, interpretation, regulation and registration of different insurance contracts.

IVM Attorneys at Law advises creditors, borrowers, guarantors and investors regarding a variety of banking and financial transactions, including renegotiation of liabilities, infrastructure financing, and structuring of other financial products. The firm has also participated in company-acquisition processes involving the restructuring of liabilities and negotiation of new syndicated loans.

Our attorneys provide efficient and highly qualified service to domestic and foreign companies by creating efficient and effective business structures. We provide consultancy on corporate planning, company structuring and restructuring. In this regard, our attorneys are active participants in the negotiation and drafting of shareholder agreements, project financing, and preparation of contract and legal documents generally. The firm also has experience in debt restructuring, bankruptcy, dissolutions, and sale of a business concern.

IVM Attorneys at Law has deep experience in advising domestic and foreign companies regarding mergers and acquisitions. We have represented investors, target companies, sellers and buyers in all types of transactions, including private equity, spin offs, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures and structuring or restructuring processes.

IVM Attorneys at Law has provided our clients with sophisticated legal advice on energy, mining, the environment, and water issues. Our consultancy includes a wide range of services for the development of energy and mining activities, and also extends to related areas such as the environmental issues pertinent to all types of companies and economic activities.

Our attorneys provide advice on the development of energy and electricity projects using different types of investment strategies, both in terms of regulation and stages of financing. For matters of this type, our firm maintains an alliance of more than six years with Carlos Claussen Calvo, an attorney and respected professional with extensive specialized experience in Mining and Water Law, and his law firm in the city of Antofagasta.

At IVM Attorneys at Law we advise our clients regarding their relations with employees, unions and the administrative authorities, working with them to develop labor policies and practices geared towards productivity, and conflict reduction and prevention. Our work in these areas covers all common labor issues, including drafting of contracts, collective bargaining, and preparation of the technical administrative documentation required by Chilean legislation, along with contract modifications or termination. The firm's attorneys have deep experience defending our clients before the administrative authorities and the courts.

IVM Attorneys at Law has solid experience in representing and defending our clients before judges and arbitrators regarding different matters, whether they be constitutional, civil, commercial, banking, real estate, labor, insurance, free competition and consumer protection. Our lawyers have performed with excellence before numerous courts in the country, including Chile's highest courts.

IVM Attorneys at Law offers consultancy in the area of public works and concessions ranging from the study of investment modalities, and the drafting and discussion of concession contracts, to project financing, construction and operation.

Our team's work includes client representation before public authorities and the defense of their interests before the competent jurisdictional agencies. Our firm has advised Chilean and foreign investors regarding their participation in and awarding of public tenders, and has participated with them in their development of infrastructure projects of various kinds.

The IVM team of attorneys advises construction companies, real estate companies and investment funds as to the planning and structuring of their businesses, and the buying, selling and/or leasing of real estate for industrial, residential, commercial or office projects.

Thorough research about the legal, regulatory, environmental, urban and municipal background information that may be relevant, together with the resolution of administrative or legal problems or conflicts, are among the services that we provide to our clients.

Companies, natural persons, and non-profit organizations, from both Chile and abroad all receive tax advice from our IVM attorneys. Our tax advice covers all economic activities, including income and inheritance tax planning, use of tax incentives, identification of tax contingencies, tax planning for national and international investment projects, along with other more complex transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, and company spinoffs and restructuring.

Our services also include taxpayer defense before the taxing authorities and courts of law.

Our firm has represented foreign clients that have established businesses in Chile using different investment methods. We have also advised Chilean clients in their process of creating or acquiring companies abroad.

These processes have required the negotiation of different types of contracts for joint venture projects, financing or insurance. Our attorneys have experience in international litigation conducted both in Chile and abroad.

We have extensive experience in advising companies on consumer protection issues. Our professional assistance extends to companies across different markets. We work closely with our clients on topics ranging from preventive actions to their defense in court. Some of the areas our team has focused on include review of advertising material, consumer loyalty contracts, producer, distributor, and seller responsibilities, collective actions, and real estate guarantees, among others.