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About Us

Harris Gómez Group is an Australian-Latin American legal and business advisory firm located in Santiago, Chile, Bogota, Colombia and Sydney, Australia. In 2001, HGG was the first Australian law firm to have a local office in Latin America. The firm specialises in Common Law and Latin American cross-border issues in areas such as Mining and Energy, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax, Intellectual Property and Business Enterprises. With over 22 years of experience immersed in the respective legal and business cultures of Australia and Latin America, we create a seamless bridge between the two regions and have become an essential partner to many multinational enterprises.

Why use us

With an agile team of Australian (common law trained) and local lawyers we are in a unique position to help our clients enter the Latin American region in the most time and cost effective ways. Being from Australia and setting up ourselves, we understand the difficulties and concerns of entering new markets. This is the reason why our communications and documentation is always timely and in plain English. With 15 years of experience in Latin America we take the guesswork out of understanding the laws of a foreign country so that our clients can focus on what they do best… managing their business.

Services

Legal

The firm specialises in Common Law and Latin American cross-border issues in areas such as Mining and Energy, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax, Intellectual Property and Business Enterprises.

Business

We have an extensive  amount of experience and a network of contacts  in the mining and energy sectors. Through our network of contacts developed over the last 20 years, we can help you expand your business in Latin America.

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New Brazilian Entity – What to Expect for Monthly Expenses

Last year, we provided a practical guide to the incorporation process in Brazil which you can find here. For companies that want to keep a light presence, the next logical question is how much will the on-going costs be? It is important to remember that Brazilian companies must have, from day one, a local accountant […]

Chile Tenders Overview – March 2017

Chile launches new tender for Marga-Marga hospital Chile’s social development ministry has launched a new tender for the design and construction of the Marga-Marga provincial hospital close to Valparaíso. The previous tender was declared void in February after the budget for the works was considered to be insufficient, preventing it from being awarded. The new tender raises […]

The Key to Protecting your IP in Latin America

Owners of intellectual property (IP) have many ways to protect their valuable assets. Perhaps, the most obvious way is to register intellectual property in the relevant jurisdictions and then enforce those IP right against third party infringers. When it comes to doing business in which your IP is involved, specially in Latin American countries, two […]