Pablo Bucchi

Associate

pbucchi@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2226

His practice focuses on advising clients on personal and corporate tax planning, project and financing structuring, cross-border transactions, corporate restructuring and reorganization processes, mergers and acquisitions, international taxation, foreign investment, municipal taxation, representation and defense in administrative proceedings, tax litigation and general tax consulting.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • UnitedHealth Group on the acquisition of Banmédica, a Chilean healthcare company, for USD2.8 billion. Banmédica has operations in the health insurance, healthcare and medical rescue businesses, with presence in Chile, Colombia and Peru.
  • Sonnedix Chile Holding on the tax aspects of the acquisition of 70% of the shares of Cox Energy Chile, one of the main subsidiaries of Cox Energy in Chile, who in turn, acquired 30% of the shares of SPV P4, subsidiary of Sonnedix.
  • Albemarle, a global leading chemical company, on the tax aspects of the process of taking full control of Sales de Magnesio from SQM Salar, a subsidiary of Chilean chemical company, SQM.
  • A multinational energy company on the tax aspects of the refinancing of its electrical transmission projects in Chile for an amount of USD550 million.
  • A multinational financial services company on the tax aspects of the international restructuring of its operations in Latin America and the transfer of its underlying assets in Chile.
  • Several local and foreign companies on the tax aspects of the issuance, execution, assignment and settlement of derivative instruments.
  • Several local and foreign companies on various matters regarding Investment Fund taxation.
  • Several multinational renewable energy companies on obtaining VAT exemption for the import of capital assets. Also, on obtaining VAT refund for the tax paid in the stage of transmission lines construction of one of its projects.
  • A family group on the process of obtaining the succession certificate of an intestate inheritance and on the estate valuation process, declaration and payment of the inheritance tax.
  • A forestry company on the tax aspects of the tax structure of a joint investment project with a foreign private investment fund and the issuance of a bond facility.
  • Several foreign companies on the tax aspects of the structuring and financing of the investments in Chile, asset sale and purchase agreements, and local and international restructuring processes.
  • Several local and foreign companies on the representation and defense in audit and tax assessment processes before the Chilean IRS (SII), and tax claims before the Chilean Tax and Customs Courts, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Volunteer Professor of Civil Law, Legal Instruction Program for Employers and Employees, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2017).
  • Assistant Professor of Tax Law, Universidad de Los Andes (2015).
  • Teaching Assistant of Public International Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2008-2010).
  • Teaching Assistant of Natural Law, Universidad de los Andes (2007).
  • Teaching Assistant of Foundations of Positive Law, Universidad de los Andes (2007).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

SEMINARS

  • Lecturer of tax matters in Lectures for Micro and Small Business Owners, Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (2017).

RELATED AREAS


Education

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Master in Taxation, Universidad de Chile (candidate).

Admissions

  • Chile (2015).

Languages

  • Spanish.
  • English.


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