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Claudio Magliona

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cmagliona@magliona.cl

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 and Phage Technologies (2021), among others.

Ranked by (i) Chambers Latin America 2022 in TMT (Telecom, Media and Technology) (Band 1) and in Intellectual Property (Band 3), (ii) Chambers Fintech Legal 2021, (iii) Chambers Global 2021 in Intellectual Property (Band 3), (iv) The Legal 500 Latin America 2021 in TMT (Leading Individual) and Data Privacy, Intellectual Property and Corporate and M&A, (v) Best Lawyers 2021 as Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law, also recommended in Intellectual Property Law, Media Law and Technology Law, (vi) Leaders League 2021 as leader in Technology and Digital Services and  highly recommended in Telecom, (vii) IP Stars 2021, (viii) LACCA Approved 2021 in Corporate and M&A and (ix) Leading Lawyers 2020 in Innovation and Technology.

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.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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 an author in Chambers and Partners, for the Cybersecurity and Data Protection & Privacy guides, as well as in Lexology and Getting the Deal Through, specifically of the Chilean chapters for: Licensing, Data Protection and Privacy, Online Advertising, Electronic Contracts, Electronic Commerce and Intellectual Property.

MEMBERSHIPS

Mr. Magliona is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA).

EDUCATION

  • 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).

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

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).

LANGUAGES

Mr. Magliona Speaks English and Spanish and is proficient in Hebrew.