Claudio Magliona has an extensive practice in corporate and financing, technology law, telecommunications, intellectual and industrial property and entertainment law, including corporate structures, mergers and acquisitions, financing, licensing and software development agreements, franchising, data protection, prevention of computer crimes and film distribution, production and financing. Mr. Magliona also handles government relations and policy matters.
Relevant Transactions: acquisition of Bazuca.com by VTR (2007), acquisition of Deremate.com Chile by MercadoLibre (2009), multimillion buy out in famous consumer product company (2010), international financing of Compara Online by Grupo Kaszek (2012), acquisition of CortaContas (Brasil) and entrance of BuscaPe Group to Compara Online (2013), acquisition of renal care centers by Diaverum UK (2012-2013), acquisition of SaferTaxi by Tappsi SAS (Colombia) (2014) and the acquisition of Portalinmobiliario by Mercado Libre (2014), credit agreement from Société Générale to Sucden Chile S.A. (2016), Adessa Falabella Data Center sale to GTD Grupo Teleductos (2018), advised Kaszek Ventures in financing rounds for Fintual (2020), Phage Technologies and Xepelin (2021), among others.
Ranked by (i) Chambers Latin America 2023 in TMT (Telecom, Media and Technology) (Band 1) and in Intellectual Property (Band 3), (ii) Chambers Fintech Legal 2023 (Band 1), (iii) Chambers Global 2022 in Intellectual Property (Band 3), (iv) The Legal 500 Latin America 2023 in TMT (Leading Individual), and Data Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Corporate and M&A, (v) Best Lawyers 2022 as Lawyer of the Year in Media Law and Best Lawyers 2023 in Communications Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Media Law, Privacy and Data Security Law and Technology Law, (vi) Leaders League 2022 as Leader in Technology, Excellent in Fintech, Highly Recommended in Telecommunications Law and in Enforcement & Anti-counterfeiting Actions, Recommended in Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation, Trademark Prosecution, IP Litigation as well as in M&A, (vii) IP Stars 2022, (viii) LACCA Approved 2021 in Corporate and M&A, (ix) Leading Lawyers 2022 as the most influential lawyer in Chile in TMT (x) Latin Lawyer 250 edition 2023 in Privacy, Data Protection and Technology as well as Telecoms and Media.
According to the clients interviewed by the publications, Claudio is “an expert in the area, very strong, with many contacts across the regulatory and government authorities.” They mention that “his credibility allows him to get respect from the market.” A market onlooker comments that he is “an excellent lawyer and has great expertise regarding law and commercial knowledge.” Also, they highlighted that he is “really knowledgeable about Fintech, TMT, and intellectual property laws in Chile and elsewhere.”
Claudio Magliona together with a group of peers was awarded the 2012 Probono Case recognition for his probono work on intellectual property.
From 1998-2002 and 2006 Mr. Magliona worked as an associate with Carey y Cia’s Banking and Financial Group, where he led transactions such as D&S (CH$ 119.707.000.000) and Debt Restructure and the Foreign Credit Agreement from San Paolo Imi to Banco del Desarrollo for US$100.000.000. Focused on corporate law, particularly banking and foreign investment regulations and technology law. Organized and drafted merger and joint venture agreements. Participated in proceedings related to foreign investment applications, notes issuances and Chilean offshore stock exchange. Applications with the Superintendence of Banks and Financial Entities, the Central Bank of Chile and the Superintendence of Securities. Structured and drafted syndicated loan agreements and derivatives transactions. Advised clients and drafted reports on issues regarding technology and law, including e-commerce, cybercrime, data protection and copyright.
From 2003 to 2005 Mr. Magliona worked as a foreign attorney in Greenberg Glusker’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group (part of Neff Law Group Merger), Los Angeles, CA. Focused on corporate and technology matters for many of the world’s major computer software and technology companies. Negotiated and structured international commercial transactions, licensing and transfer of technology agreements. During that time, he was also a legal advisor to the Latin America Committee of the Business Software Alliance (BSA), Washington, D.C. and BSA country manager in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Venezuela. Handled government relations, public policy and copyright enforcement.
Claudio Magliona has spoken at numerous conferences around Latin America and has been quoted in several publications. He is author of several publications on technology law, data protection, intellectual property and film financing, including the book Computer Crime and Fraud, Comparative Law and Law No. 19,223, for Editorial Jurídica de Chile and the article “Doing Business in Latin America: Opportunities and Pitfalls”, Los Angeles Business Journal.
Since 2019 he is author of Chambers and Partners for the Cybersecurity and Data Protection & Privacy guides, as well as Lexology Getting the Deal Through, specifically of the Chile chapters 2022 for Licensing and Digital Business and 2023 Data Protection and Privacy.
Mr. Magliona is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA), President of the Legal Group of the Chilean Association of Technology Companies (ACTI), Vice President of the Commission of Digital Economy and Productivity of the National Chamber of Commerce (CNC), Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity Alliance, Director of ISOC Chile, among others.
- Law, Universidad de Chile, Licenciado en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, with distinction (1997).
- Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School (2003).
- Admitted to the bar in Chile (1997).
Mr. Magliona is Professor at Universidad de Chile Law School and former Director of the LLM in Law, Technologies, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property (2012-2016).
Mr. Magliona Speaks English and Spanish and is proficient in Hebrew.