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 Comparaonline 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), among others.
Ranked by (i) Chambers Global 2020 in Intellectual Property (Band 2), (ii) Chambers Latin America 2021 as leader in TMT (Telecom, Media and Technology) (Band 1) and Intellectual Property, (iii) The Legal 500 Latin America 2021 in TMT (Leading Individual), Data Privacy, Intellectual Property and Corporate and M&A, (iv) 2019 Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law, (v) Best Lawyers 2020 in Media Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law, (vi) Leaders League 2020 as leader in Technology and Digital Services, highly recommended in Telecom and recommended in Intellectual Property Litigation, (vii) IP Stars 2020, (viii) Latin Lawyer LACCA in Corporate and M&A and (ix) the Chilean legal guide Leading Lawyers 2020 as “The Expert” in Innovation and Technology.
The publications highlight his 24/7 availability, business-oriented advice and visible commitment to each case: “He is an extremely talented lawyer who has a comprehensive knowledge of all the issues in this sector and of the best way to deal with them” and “impressive client portfolio and strong academic background”.
Claudio Magliona together with a group of peers was awarded the 2012 Probono Case recognition because of his probono work in 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, in particular, 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 off-shore 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 also was 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, policy and enforcement issues affecting copyright industries.
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 and 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.
He is the author of the Chile chapters on Licensing 2018, E-commerce 2018, Copyright 2019 and Data Protection and Privacy 2018 in Lexology Getting the Deal Through.
Mr. Magliona is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA).
- 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)
- Bar admitted 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.