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Juan Eduardo Palma J.
Juan Eduardo Palma J.

Juan Eduardo Palma is highly qualified and demonstrates good judgement when applying his knowledge to the resolution of conflicts.

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Juan Eduardo Palma J.

Senior Partner
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Especialidades Corporate Law, Insolvency and Restructuring, International Law, Free Competition, Dispute Resolution, Tax Law

Juan Eduardo Palma J. is a senior partner of the firm, having focused his career on arbitration and corporate law, as well as insolvency and financial law.

Juan Eduardo Palma J.

Juan Eduardo Palma is highly qualified and demonstrates good judgement when applying his knowledge to the resolution of conflicts.

Chambers & Partners 2025 – Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators client Latin America

Experience Experience

His professional career has led him to become a reputable national arbitrator, being consistently highlighted by the prestigious international publication Chambers & Partners as one of the most-in-demand arbitrators in Chile.

Juan Eduardo Palma J. is an outstanding academic of the Commercial Law Department at the Universidad de Chile, where he has taught generations of lawyers during more than 50 years.

Furthermore, he has served as a member of the Chilean Bar Association, has been and is a member of the board of directors of relevant companies in Chile, such as the former Banco BHIF, Canon Chile S.A. and Itochu Chile S.A. He actively participates of international lawyers’ associations, having served as Regional Secretary for South America and as president of the Law Firm Administration Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Law Degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 1975.
  • Montenegro Award as the best graduate of his class generation, 1973.
  • Universidad de Chile, School of Law, 1973.

Memberships

  • Member of the Body of Arbitrators, Mediation and Arbitration Center, Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member of the National Arbitration Center.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the International Bar Association.
  • Former regional secretary of South America, “Union Internationale des Avocats” (UIA), Section IV.
  • Former President of the Law Firm Management Commission, “Union Internationale des Avocats” (UIA).
  • Member of the Board of the Commercial Law Department of the Universidad de Chile Law School. Currently Director of said Department,

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Former Director of the Chilean-British Chamber of Commerce.
  • Former Director, BHIF Bank.
  • Former Counsel to the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Senior Partner at Palma.
  • Director Canon Chile S.A.
  • Director Itochu Chile S.A.

Academic Activities and Publications

  • Professor of Commercial Law, Universidad de Chile Law School, professor since 1974 to date.
  • Director of the Commercial Law Department, Universidad de Chile Law School.
  • Awarded with the “Montenegro” award as the best graduate of his generation of the Universidad de Chile Law School.
  • Author of national and foreign publications: “Consideraciones sobre el principio de la legalidad administrative”, Anuario de Derecho Administrativo, 1975-1976; “Investment in Chile”, International Investment Review, 2001; “Mergers & Acquisitions in Chile”, Mergers and Acquisitions Yearbook, 2001; International Financial Law Review; “Aspectos legales relativos a información privilegiada en conformidad a la legislación chilena vigente”, Revista de Derecho Comercial, 2010.
  • Speaker at multiple seminars, Universidad de Chile.
  • Speaker at national and foreign seminars.
  • Part of the student exchange program of the James B. Conant High School, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States of America, 1968-1969.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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Juan Eduardo Palma C.
Juan Eduardo Palma C.

Juan Eduardo Palma is a great professional committed to our business. He stands out for his availability.

Chambers & Partners 2025 – Banking and Finance client Latin America

Juan Eduardo Palma C.

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Especialidades Banking, Financing, Investment Funds, Corporate Law, Insolvency and Restructuring, International Law, Free Competition

Juan Eduardo Palma C. is a partner at Palma and leads the Banking and Finance and Corporate practice areas.

 

Juan Eduardo Palma C.

Juan Eduardo Palma is a great professional committed to our business. He stands out for his availability.

Chambers & Partners 2025 – Banking and Finance client Latin America

Experience Experience

His professional career has led him to become an expert in corporate financings and corporate structures, being recognized by his peers for his negotiating skills and for his great ability to obtain financings and negotiate restructurings.

Juan Eduardo has built his career in the academic field, being one of the few lawyers in Chile who teaches both at Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

At the same time, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of important domestic companies such as LGS Chile, a security, transportation and custody company in Chile, and Brigthtstar Group Chile, having also served as a member of the Chilean Bar Association.

  • Advised Banco Santander in international financing granted to Engie Energía Chile S.A.
  • Advised Banco Internacional, in financing granted to Superfruta SpA, a subsidiary of the Canadian fund PSP.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in financing granted to Grupo Bethia.
  • Advised Principal Financial Group in the acquisition of a real estate project, intended for the multifamily business, acquired from Besalco Inmobiliaria.
  • Advised the syndicate of banks composed of Banco de Chile, Scotiabank Chile, Itaú Corpbanca and Itaú Unibanco S.A. Nassau Branch in important financing granted to Compañía Sud Americana de Valores.
  • Advised Banco Internacional as part of syndicate of banks composed of Scotiabank Chile, Banco de Crédito e Inversiones, Banco BTG Pactual and Banco Internacional in financing granted to the company called DB Terra Holdco SpA in financing granted for the acquisition of the Chilean company Pacífico Cable SpA.
  • Advised Banco Santander Chile and the syndicate of lenders composed of Penta Vida and 4Life insurance company, in financing granted to Grupo Anpac for the development of hydroelectric power plants throughout the country.
  • Advised Banco Santander Chile, in its capacity as structuring agent of financing granted to the food exporter Empresa de Alimentos y Conservas San Clemente SpA.
  • Advised Banco Santander Chile in a mixed financing composed of loans, leasing and leasebacks, to the company Pecket Energy SpA, a subsidiary of Ingeniería Civil Vicente, for the financing of the Cabo Negro and Vientos Patagónicos power plants.
  • Advised Itaú Corpbanca in financing granted to Inversiones Santa Bertina S.A., a member of the Marítima Somarco group, for the acquisition of a barge-type vessel and its transportation from its shipyard in Greece to its destination in the city of Puerto Montt, Chile.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in financing granted to the Eurocorp group for the financing of the real estate projects for the multifamily industry, Don Pepe, Portugal Cuevas and Décima Avenida.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in the financing granted to Larraín Vial, through the company “Carrera Capital SpA”, for the financing of the real estate project called Edificio José Miguel Carrera for the multifamily industry.
  • Advised Banco Internacional, and syndicate of banks, as financial creditors in the sale of the company Netglobalis.
  • Advised KPMG Chile in the establishment of its current corporate governance structure.
  • Advised Banco Itaú Corpbanca in financing granted to NH Hotels Group for the financing of NH Vitacura Hotel.
  • Advised Banco Santander Chile and the syndicate of banks composed of Banco de Crédito e Inversiones and Banco Internacional, in financing granted to Grupo Pirazzoli.
  • Advised Banco BBVA Chile and the syndicate of banks in the financing granted to Southern Cross Group for the acquisition of Petrobras Chile.
  • Advised Banco Internacional and the syndicate of banks composed of Banco Consorcio and China Construction Bank in the financing granted to the Chilean company PSINet Chile S.A. for the financing of the southern fiber optic project that will provide fiber optics to the southern part of Chile.
  • Advised the sellers of LGS Chile in the sale of the company to Brinks Group.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Master in Law (LL.M., with honors), Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 2001.
  • Law Degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 1999.
  • Universidad de Chile, School of Law, Suma Cum Laude, 1996.

Memberships

  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the International Bar Association, IBA.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Former National Counselor of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Regular speaker at national and international conferences of the “International Bar Association” and the “New York State Bar Association”.
  • Partner at Palma, since 2004.
  • Vial y Palma Abogados, today Palma, joined the firm in 1993 and became Partner in 2004.
  • Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, New York, United States of America, Foreign Associate, 2001-2002.

Academic Activities and Publications

  • Professor of Commercial Law, appointed by Public Competition of Backgrounds and Opposition, Universidad de Chile Law School, 2016 to date.
  • Professor of Commercial Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2006 to date.
  • Assistant professor of Commercial Law, Universidad de Chile Law School, 2002-2016.
  • Co-author of the Chilean section “Doing Business”, World Bank 2004; 2005; 2006 and 2010.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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Paz Palma C.
Especialidades Labor Law

Paz heads the Labor team.

Experience Experience

  • Has participated in multiple complex labor litigations, either in matters concerning fundamental rights, union and work accidents, as well as indemnities for contract termination and personnel restructuring. She has advised on the strategic design of compensation and benefits. She combines extensive legal and jurisprudential knowledge with a strategic and practical approach to labor law.
  • Knows the workings of a variety of industries and has actively participated in collective bargaining for major companies in domestic and foreign industries, in health care, warehousing and securities industries, among others.
  • Has advised with concrete solutions in immigration and social security matters referred to international treaties.
  • Has devised innovative alternative solutions to relevant conflicts between parties.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Law degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 2002.
  • Gabriela Mistral University, School of Law, 1996.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate attorney at Palma, since 2005, being named Partner in 2015.
  • Associate attorney at Vial & Palma Abogados, from 2002 to 2005.
  • Associate attorney at Del Río Infante García-Huidobro & Cía., 2000.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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Sergio Quesney S.

Sergio Quesney S.

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Especialidades Banking, Financing, Investment Funds, Corporate Law, Real Estate, International Law, Free Competition

Sergio Quesney has participated in several financing, purchase and sale processes of business groups, companies, and industrial and real estate projects. He has also been part of M&A operations and Corporate and Real Estate Due Diligence, both from the point of view of the financier, as well as the buyer and seller; and in the complete development of real estate and construction projects.

Experience Experience

Sergio provides comprehensive legal advice to domestic and foreign companies, economic groups and families in corporate, real estate and tax matters.

  • Has led the legal side in the development and construction of buildings, hotels, supermarkets, strip centers and shopping centers in several regions of Chile.
  • Has led the sale of land transportation companies and mining laboratories.
  • Served as counsel for the creditor in financing for the salmon, hotel and fuel industries.
  • Served as counsel for the creditor in financing operations for industrial waste processing plants.
  • Served as counsel to the Agent Bank in syndicated loans to companies in the energy, mining, industrial and real estate sectors.
  • Has provided legal advice in several corporate, family and tax restructurings.
  • Has participated in the financing of large real estate projects, specifically through corporate leasing and preferred capital formulas.
  • Has participated in studies and research for law reports.
  • Permanently advises insurance companies, construction companies, real estate companies, energy companies, banks and agricultural companies, among others.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Law degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 2006.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 2000-2004.

 

 

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate attorney at Palma since 2009, being named Partner in 2018.
  • Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz Abogados, 2008-2009.
  • In-house counsel at Banco Santander Chile, 2006-2007.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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María Soledad Diharasarri L.

María Soledad Diharasarri L.

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Especialidades Corporate Law, Real Estate, Tax Law

Maria Soledad has participated in complex and important transactions, tax planning and structuring as well as restructuring of businesses, advising corporations, individuals and family estates.

Experience Experience

  • Has participated in the restructuring and day-to-day management of large organizations and their corporate governance. She has taken part in acquisitions and purchases of companies.
  • Advises on the structuring and tax planning in business, corporate, family and personal estates.
  • Provides domestic and foreign tax consulting.
  • Has provided advice on administrative procedures before the Internal Revenue Service, in proceedings before the tax and customs courts and in the analysis of various tax contingencies for clients with different corporate structures.
  • Has advised on the acquisition of large plots of land for the development of real estate projects throughout Chile, working in all stages of the projects, ranging from advice and management in construction, title studies and administrative management, to the sale and post-sale of all units. Project amounts exceed 273,582 UF.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Diploma in Tax Analysis and Planning, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2016.
  • Law Degree awarded by the Chilean Supreme Court of Justice, 2014.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 2012.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2008.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate at Palma since 2013, promoted to Partner in 2022.
  • Paralegal, Mergers & Acquisitions area at Carey, 2010-2011.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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Fernando Aravena G.

Fernando Aravena G.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Banking, Financing, Investment Funds, Corporate Law, Real Estate, International Law

Fernando Aravena focuses his practice on Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Real Estate and International Law.

Experience Experience

  • Has been involved in the structuring and execution of several banking and financial transactions, in matters of bilateral and/or syndicated loans.
  • Has participated in significant real estate financings and new projects.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Law degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 2023.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 2022.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate attorney at Palma, 2023 to date.
  • Trainee in Legal Area at Forum Servicios Financieros S.A., 2022.
  • Trainee in Legal Area at Nissan SpA, 2021.
  • Trainee in Legal and Corporate Affairs Area at Compañía de Petróleos de Chile COPEC S.A., 2020.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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Constanza Bengoa T.
Constanza Bengoa T.

Constanza Bengoa is a very talented and committed lawyer, who always delivers on time and adds value to transactions.

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Constanza Bengoa T.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Banking, Financing, Investment Funds, Corporate Law, International Law, Insolvency and Restructuring

Constanza Bengoa works in the Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, and M&A Law teams.

Her professional experience at Palma has led her to be a prestigious professional in the banking market of our country, becoming recognized as such by her peers and by our clients. This has led her to take leading roles in important transactions on behalf of clients, at the level of debt structuring, corporate and project design.

 

Constanza Bengoa T.

Constanza Bengoa is a very talented and committed lawyer, who always delivers on time and adds value to transactions.

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Experience Experience

  • Participated in the team that advised Banco Santander in international financing granted to Engie Energía Chile S.A.
  • Participated in the team that advised Banco Internacional in financing granted to Grupo Bethia.
  • Participated in the contractual design of the logistics structure of Transportes CCU.
  • Advised Principal Financial Group in the acquisition of a real estate project, intended for a multifamily business, acquired from Besalco Inmobiliaria.
  • Advised syndicate of banks composed of Banco de Chile, Scotiabank Chile, Itaú Corpbanca and Itaú Unicanbo S.A. Nassau Branch in important financing granted to Compañía Sud Americana de Valores.
  • Advised Banco Internacional as part of syndicate of banks composed of Scotiabank Chile, Banco de Crédito e Inversiones, Banco BTG Pactual and Banco Internacional in financing granted to the company called DB Terra Holdco SpA in financing granted for the acquisition of the Chilean company Pacífico Cable SpA.
  • Advised Banco Santander Chile and syndicate of creditors composed of Penta Vida and 4Life insurance company, in financing granted to Grupo Anpac for the development of hydroelectric power plants throughout the country.
  • Participated in the team that advised Banco Santander Chile in a mixed financing composed of loans, leasing and leasebacks, to the company Pecket Energy SpA, a subsidiary of Ingeniería Civil Vicente, for the financing of the Cabo Negro and Vientos Patagónicos power plants.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in financing granted to Eurocorp Group for the financing of the real estate project for the multifamily industry, Don Pepe, through the company “Arrendamientos Don Pepe”.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in the financing granted to Eurocorp group for the financing of a real estate project for the multifamily industry, Décima Avenida, through the company “Arrendamientos Décima Avenida”.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in the financing granted to Eurocorp group for the financing of a real estate project for the multifamily industry, Portugal Cuevas, through the company “Arrendamientos Portugal Cuevas”.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in financing granted to Larraín Vial, through the company “Carrera Capital SpA”, for the financing of the real estate project called Edificio José Miguel Carrera, for the multifamily industry.
  • Advised Banco Santander in financing granted to Larrain Vial, through the company “Inmobiliaria Serrano SpA”, for the financing of the real estate project Serrano, for the multifamily industry.
  • Advised Banco Itaú Corpbanca in the financing granted to NH Hotels Group for the financing of Hotel NH Vitacura.
  • Advised Banco Santander-Chile and a syndicate of banks composed of Banco de Crédito e Inversiones and Banco Internacional, in financing granted to Grupo Pirazzoli.
  • Advised Banco Internacional and syndicate of banks, as financial creditors in the sale of Netglobalis company.
  • Advised Banco Internacional and syndicate of creditors composed of Penta Vida and Vida Security in the financing of the acquisition of shares of Feeders Funds from BCI Asset Management.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in corporate financing to Caja de Compensación de Asignación Familiar La Araucana.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in the financing of a real estate project for the multifamily industry, Rodrigo de Araya.
  • Advised Energías Pudidi as debtor in obtaining financing for the construction of a hydroelectric power plant with Banco de Chile.
  • Advised Banco Internacional and the syndicate of banks composed of Banco Consorcio and China Construction Bank in the financing granted to PSINet Chile S.A. for the financing of the southern fiber optic project for the southern part of Chile.
  • Advised Banco Santander and Banco Estado in the financing for the acquisition of Hotel Gavina in Iquique.

Credentials Credentials

Professional Career

  • Associate attorney at Palma, since 2018.
  • Paralegal at Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría, 2014-2015.

 

Career Career

Education

  • Diploma in Corporations and Companies, Universidad de Los Andes, 2022.
  • Law Degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 2019.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 2017.

Academic Activities and Publications

  • Teaching assistant of Commercial Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2019 to date.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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Alexandra Höpfner A.

Alexandra Höpfner A.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Banking, Financing, Investment Funds, Corporate Law, International Law

Alexandra Höpfner focuses her practice in the areas of Corporate Law and Fusions.

Experience Experience

  • Has been involved in the structuring and execution of several banking and financial transactions, in matters of bilateral and/or syndicated loans.
  • Has been involved in the reorganization of large companies, including asset acquisitions, sales and restructuring processes, as well as in the implementation of corporate governance practices.
  • Has participated in significant real estate financings and new projects in different cities in Chile.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Law degree awarded by the Supreme Court, 2024.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 2022.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with Major in Law and Minor in Communications, 2018.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate at Palma since March 2023.
  • Legal assistant, Corporate and Real Estate areas, Estudio Guzmán, December 2020 to December 2021.
  • Internship at the Second Real Estate Registry of Temuco, January 2020.
  • Internship at the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Banco Santander Chile, December 2018-February 2019.

Academic Activities and Publications

  • Assistant Lecturer in Procedural Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2017-2018.

Languages

  • Spanish, English, German.
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Juan Hurtado T.

Juan Hurtado T.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Compliance, Corporate Law, Insolvency and Restructuring, International Law, Public Law and Regulated Markets

Juan Hurtado focuses his practice on Compliance, Corporate Law, International Law, Public Law and Regulated Markets. He is part of Palma Tech’s team.

Experience Experience

Juan has worked in the liquidation of a large company that is part of the construction industry. He also:

  • Offers specialized advice to startups in their growth and development process.
  • Has been a participant in the working roundtables through which the General Standard that regulates Fintec companies was developed.

Other practices

  • Palma Tech

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Diploma in Personal Data Protection, Regulatory Framework and Practical Application, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2021.
  • Law Degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 2020.
  • Law Degree, Universidad de Los Andes, 2013-2018.
  • Minor in Environmental Law, 2015-2017.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate attorney at Palma, from 2022.
  • Lawyer at the Ministry of Education, 2020-2022.
  • Paralegal at Grupo Vial Serrano Abogados, year 2016.

Academic Activities and Publications

  • Teaching assistant of Political and Constitutional Law, Universidad Finis Terrae Law School, 2022.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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Ignacio Moreno P.

Ignacio Moreno P.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Banking, Financing, Investment Funds, Corporate Law, Real Estate, International Law

Ignacio Moreno focuses his practice on Banking and Finance, Corporate Law and International Law. He has advised organizations of different sizes and industries, participating in complex restructuring and acquisition processes of financing for large real estate projects throughout Chile, restructuring of complex corporate governance structures. He has advised as well on investments and entry of foreign capital, and the design and implementation of the required corporate structures in Chile.

Experience Experience

Ignacio has been part of the process for the design and implementation of complex corporate governance structures restructuring of important external audit company in Chile. He has been part in foreign investment processes in Chile, and in the design and implementation of the corporate structures with which they currently operate. Among others, he has:

  • Participated in the syndicated financing of important retail companies.
  • Been part of the reorganization of a large company belonging to the distribution industry.
  • Participated in important real estate financings, including new projects in different cities in Chile.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Diploma in Law and Business, Universidad de Los Andes, 2021.
  • Law Degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 2018.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 2017.

 

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate attorney at Palma, 2018 to date.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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Alfredo Niklitschek D.

Alfredo Niklitschek D.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Insolvency and Restructuring, Dispute Resolution

Alfredo Niklitschek is a senior associate at Palma and specializes in Dispute Resolution and Labor Law. His professional career has been mainly focused on arbitration, civil, commercial and administrative litigation, bankruptcy, and natural resources matters.

Experience Experience

In litigation matters, Alfredo stands out for representing clients from the most varied industries before the corresponding bodies, such as ordinary and special courts of justice, arbitration tribunals and state administration bodies, having been recognized in 2006 by the Ministry of Justice for his outstanding professional practice. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Roster of Arbitrators of the Court of Appeals of Santiago.

  • Advisor in civil and arbitration proceedings for the resolution of highly complex conflicts related to civil and commercial matters.
  • Advisor of banks and financial institutions in complex judicial collection litigation.
  • Defense of the interests of important national and foreign industries in contentious administrative proceedings.
  • Advisor of international intergovernmental organizations in various litigation matters.
  • Advisor of major mining companies in the country in highly complex environmental litigation.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Diploma II in Environmental Law, Environmental Law Center, School of Law, Universidad de Chile, 2014.
  • Diploma in Environmental Law, Environmental Law Center, School of Law, Universidad de Chile, 2014.
  • Law degree awarded by the Chilean Supreme Court of Justice, 2008.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 2004.

Memberships

  • Chilean Bar Association.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate at Palma, 2016 to date.
  • Associate at Urrutia & Cía, 2012-2016.
  • Associate at Palma, 2010-2012.
  • Associate at Caglevic, Delgado & Romero Abogados, 2010.
  • Associate at Yávar, Silva & Domínguez, 2008-2010.

Academic Activities and Publications

  • Teaching assistant of Procedural Law, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2015 to date.
  • Teaching assistant of Procedural Law, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2004-2015.
  • Author Book “Nulidad Procesal Civil”; Work of the collection of jurisprudence directed by the School of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Editorial Rubicón, 2020.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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Daniela Necker D.

Daniela Necker D.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Corporate Law, International Law, Dispute Resolution

Daniela Necker focuses her practice on the fields of Corporate Law, International Law and Dispute Resolution.

Experience Experience

  • She has participated in civil trials of great legal relevance, linked to contractual issues of construction, breach of contracts and indemnities, among others.
  • She has participated in arbitrations regarding numerous matters and important companies.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Ruprecht Karl Universität Heidelberg, Germany, 2014.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 2015.
  • Law degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 2017.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate attorney at Santander Valdés Abogados, 2016-2017.
  • Associate attorney at Palma, since 2018.

Academic Activities and Publications

  • Research assistant of Canon Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2013.
  • Professor Legal Clinic, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2020 to date.

Languages

  • Spanish, English and German.
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Joaquín Palma C.

Joaquín Palma C.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Corporate Law, Free Competition, Public Law and Regulated Markets, Compliance

Joaquín Palma focuses his practice on Corporate Law, International Law, Antitrust, Public Law and Regulated Markets, Compliance.

Experience Experience

Joaquín has been an associate at Palma since 2022, providing advice in Constitutional and Administrative Litigation, Antitrust Litigation and representation before government authorities.

He was advisor to the Constitutional Convention of Chile between 2021 and 2022, and to the Constitutional Council in 2023.

Since 2024 he is a member of the New York State Bar, which allows him to practice law both in Chile and in the United States, advising our clients in matters of US law and generating networks with US law firms related to our practice areas.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Master in Law (LL.M.), Columbia University Law School, New York, 2023.
  • Master in Law (LL.M.) with specialization in Constitutional Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2022.
  • Diploma in Regulation and Public Law, Universidad de Chile Law School, 2021.
  • Diploma in Economic Public Law, Universidad de Chile Law School, 2021.
  • Diploma in Institutional Development and Constituent Process, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, 2020.
  • Diploma in Competition Law and Policy, Universidad de Chile Law School, 2020.
  • Diploma in Canonical Procedural and Matrimonial Law, Universidad de Navarra, School of Canon Law, Spain, 2019.
  • Law Degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 2019.
  • Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law, 2018.
  • Student Exchange, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2017.

Memberships

  • Chilean Bar Association.
  • New York Bar Association.
  • Chilean Association of Canon Law.
  • Asociación Chilena de Derecho Constitucional (Chilean Association of Constitutional Law).

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Foreign Associate, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP, New York, 2023.
  • Associate attorney at Palma, 2022 to date.
  • Advisor to Constitutional Convention of Chile, 2022.
  • Lawyer and Chief of Staff of the Legal Division of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Chile, 2019-2022.
  • Associate attorney at Carey y Cía., 2018-2019.
  • Paralegal at Carey y Cía., 2014.

Academic Activities

  • “Legado Alejandro Silva Bascuñán” Award for best academic performance among graduates of the Master in Law (LL.M.) with minor in Constitutional Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2023.
  • Professor of Political and Constitutional Law, Universidad Finis Terrae Law School, since 2022.
  • Coordinator of the UC Program on Antitrust, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, since 2021.
  • “Monseñor Carlos Casanueva” Award for comprehensive academic recognition, 2018.
  • Associate collaborator Centro UC de Derecho y Religión, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, since 2015.
  • Academic advisor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2016.
  • Teaching assistant of Civil Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, since 2017.
  • Teaching assistant of Political and Constitutional Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2013 to date.
  • Teaching assistant of Procedural Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2016-2019.
  • Teaching assistant of Canon Law and Religious Freedom, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2014-2018.
  • Teaching assistant of Economic Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2013-2016.
  • Teaching assistant of Roman Law, Po Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2012-2015.

Publications

  • “La resolución de antinomias en los procedimientos concursales: dispares criterios entre las salas de la Corte Suprema” Ius et Praxis Journal, Year 28, No. 3, 2023).
  • “Libertad de culto y su ámbito colectivo en el fenómeno religioso: Núcleo esencial de la libertad religiosa”, Revista de Actualidad Jurídica Universidad del Desarrollo, No. 46, 2022.
  • “Industria del Salmón, Transparencia y Libre Competencia”, Casos de Libre Competencia-Programa UC de Libre Competencia, No. 8, July 2021.
  • “Constitución Económica, Libre Competencia y Proceso Constituyente”, Libre Competencia en Pocas Palabras-Programa UC de Libre Competencia, No. 6, July 2021.
  • “Estado Unitario y Desafíos de la Regionalización”, in Soto Velasco, Sebastián and Hube Portus, Constanza (2021): “Conceptos fundamentales para el debate constitucional”, Santiago, Ediciones Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • “Deberes constitucionales” in Soto Velasco, Sebastián and Hube Portus, Constanza (2021): “Conceptos fundamentales para el debate constitucional”, Santiago, Ediciones Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Languages

  • Spanish, English and Italian.
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Trinidad Torretti A.

Trinidad Torretti A.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Labor Law

Trinidad Torretti focuses her practice in Labor Law, Immigration and Dispute Resolution.

Experience Experience

Trinidad has been involved in labor litigation of significant legal relevance, related to dismissals, labor protection, labor accidents and occupational diseases.
She has also participated in civil lawsuits and arbitration.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Law degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 2023.
  • Minor in Labor and Social Security Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 2021.
  • Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law 2016-2021.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate attorney at Palma, since 2023.
  • Interrogator at Naranjo Litvak, 2022.
  • Intern in the Compliance area at Prieto Abogados, 2019.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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M. Valentina Walker A.

M. Valentina Walker A.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Tax Law

María Valentina Walker focuses her practice on Tax Law.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Master in Law (LL.M.) candidate 2024, Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law.
  • Law Degree with minor in Commercial Law, Universidad de Los Andes, School of Law, 2012-2017.
  • Law degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate attorney at Palma, since 2019

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
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Carl Wiberg A.

Carl Wiberg A.

Associate attorney
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Especialidades Banking, Financing, Investment Funds, Corporate Law, International Law

Carl Wiberg focuses his practice on the fields of Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, and M&A. He has experience representing and advising both domestic and foreign companies, especially in the area of banking and debt finance markets. Additionally, he also leads the Palma Tech area recently opened by our firm.

Experience Experience

  • Advised Banco Internacional in financing granted to Inversiones Superfrutas SpA, subsidiary of Canadian fund PSP Investments.
  • Advised Banco Itaú in the restructuring of the financing granted to the company Centros Comerciales Vecinales Arauco Express S.A., a subsidiary of Parque Arauco S.A.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in financing granted to San José Farms SpA in the context of the IPO launched by Hortifrut S.A.
  • Advised Encuadrado, a Chilean startup backed by Y Combinator, in seed stage financing round. 
  • Advised Banco Internacional and a syndicate of creditors composed of Penta Vida and Principal, in financing granted to Fondo de Inversión Rentas Residenciales Larraín Vial – Eurocorp.
  • Advised Banco Internacional in financing granted to subsidiaries of Toesca Avenida Net Lease Chile II Fondo de Inversión.
  • Participated in the team that represented Banco Internacional in financing granted to Grupo Bethia.
  • Advised Baco International in financing granted to Fondo de Inversión Security Desarrollo Comercial Bicentenario. 
  • Participated in the team that advised Banco Internacional, and syndicate of banks, as financial creditors in the sale of Netglobalis company.
  • Advised Banco Itaú in the migration of its current foreign currency financing contracts from Libor to its global replacement rate.
  • Participated in the team advising Banco Santander-Chile and the syndicate of banks composed of Banco de Crédito e Inversiones and Banco Internacional, in financing granted to Grupo Pirazzoli.

Other practices

  • Palma Tech.

Credentials Credentials

Education

  • Law degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice, 2020.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 2017.

Career Career

Professional Career

  • Associate attorney at Palma, since 2021.
  • Associate attorney at Ernst & Young Chile, 2019-2021.

Academic Activities and Publications

  • Teaching assitant of Asian Law, Facultad de Derecho Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2017-2018.
  • Teaching assistant of International Law, Facultad de Derecho Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2017-2018.

Languages

  • Spanish and English.
04/04/22
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Palma es reconocida por el ranking internacional Leaders League

Nuestra oficina es reconocida nuevamente por el ranking internacional de Leaders League en las áreas de Arbitraje y Litigio Civil y Comercial.

 

Felicitamos a nuestro senior partner Juan Eduardo Palma J. y a nuestro abogado asociado Alfredo Niklitschek Dabiké por estas nominaciones y al  trabajo constante y personalizado que desarrolla el equipo de Palma.

 

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