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June 15, 2022

SW expands its global footprint in South America with 2 new associate firms

By Zoya Malik

SW is pleased to announce the addition of 2 associate firms in Chile, namely BLTA and Eluchans Abogados, to drive growth and enhance service offerings in South America.

BLTA is a professional services firm based in Santiago, Chile, registered in the Registry of Companies of External Auditors of the Commission for the Financial Market (CMF). It provides a broad range of professional services, covering tax and legal consulting services, financial audit, internal audit, convergences to IFRS standard, risk management, business process outsourcing. Their teams of professionals are dedicated to serving clients with Chinese, English, German and Spanish backgrounds.

Eluchans Abogados has a long history that could be dated back to 1914. It is a Chilean law firm with extensive experience in a wide variety of industries spanning across infrastructure and real estate, mining and energy, manufacturing and processing, food and agricultural products, information technology, financial industry, non-profit organizations. It specializes in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and liquidation, foreign investment and international trade, labor law, government qualification applications, banking and finance law, and consumer protection.

Zhang Ke, Chairman of SW International, said, “As an emerging global accounting network with distinctive and dynamic vision, SW International has been committed to partnering with suitable and distinguished partners in South America to help expand the business of our clients. Both BLTA and Eluchans Abogados have teams of dedicated and experienced professionals as well as far-sighted management team with clear strategic blueprint, being well aligned with SW’s vision for delivering quality services. Chile has maintained a rapid economic growth over the years and it also plays a leading role in Latin America with strong capabilities and competitiveness. We are truly happy to have two robust and outstanding professional firms to join our global network, establishing an important bridge for SW to connect with the clients in South American market.”

Mauricio Benitez, International Partner of BLTA, said, “We are thrilled to represent the network in Chile and this move would empower us to integrate resources and further grow our business in the long run. We firmly believe that joining SW International can allow us to better explore a wide variety of transnational opportunities and provide clients with quality and sound professional services through our close collaborations among member firms.”

Edmundo Eluchans, Former Speaker of the Chilean House of Representatives and Senior Partner of Eluchans Abogados, together with Partner Guillermo Malatrassi, and Tsz-Hsin Shen commented, “We’re proud to be part of the SW network. Eluchans Abogados is well established in Chile with a long history of providing professional and high-quality legal services to local and international clients. We believe that SW’s rich experience and proven track record in professional services will be fully favorable to clients who are looking to expand and grow in Chile. We look forward to creating more exciting opportunities in this fast-growing economy for clients all over the world.”

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