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Global law firm Baker McKenzie announced today that it has appointed Antonio Ortúzar Vicuña as the Firm’s managing director in Chile.

Antonio will continue leading the Energy, Mining, and Infrastructure group in Chile, which has been recognized by leading legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as among the best in the country.

For 23 years, León Larraín served as the Firm’s Managing Partner in Chile, and he will continue advising clients on M&A matters. León has made notable contributions to Baker McKenzie being the leading global law firm in Chile by advising the top local and national companies that invest in the country. 

"The global recognition of Chile as an emerging economy in Latin America, due to its political stability, strong legal framework, and excellent economic forecasts, positions the country as the best destination for foreign investment in the region. I am pleased to take on the challenge of advancing the legacy of León Larraín's legacy by continuing to position Baker McKenzie as the leading global law firm in Chile that helps its clients navigate the complexities of today's business world," said Antonio.

Meanwhile, Jaime Trujillo, Regional Chair of Baker McKenzie in Latin America, said: “We are proud to have Antonio as our newest Managing Partner in Chile. We are confident he will continue expanding Baker McKenzie’s presence in one of the region’s top economies while managing a talented roster of legal experts with deep knowledge of the industries that are most important to our clients.”

Baker McKenzie is the leading global law firm in Chile where it first opened its doors in 1995. The Firm offers legal advice to top local and multinational companies, especially in mining, M&A, banking, competition, real estate, labor, and tax matters. In Latin America, the Firm has offices in Argentina, Brazil , Colombia, México, Peru and Venezuela.

[1] Trench Rossi Watanabe is a Brazilian law firm under a cooperation agreement with Baker McKenzie

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