Chilean law firm Cisternas y Cía has announced the promotion of Katherine Hyde to a partner level position, effective August.
Hyde specializes in tax reorganization and planning, civil contracting, investment projects, as well as corporate, administrative and compliance law.
She joins partners Gonzalo Cisternas and Juan Pablo Lorenzini, and she had until now served as deputy legal director of the office, a position that she will continue to exercise.
She is a law graduate of the Alberto Hurtado University, and has postgraduate studies in Reorganization and Tax Planning, and is studying the second year of her master’s degree in environmental law and oral litigation.
In addition, she has served as an assistant in civil and commercial Law at the Alberto Hurtado and Andrés Bello universities, and has sound experience in the areas of civil litigation, contracting, investment projects, corporate, administrative and compliance law.
“I am very grateful to be part of this firm. The professional team is excellent and very committed to clients. Being a partner is a challenge that I take happily and with a lot of responsibility. I hope to contribute with my legal knowledge in the different areas that I manage, but also as legal director, I seek to optimize and improve our internal procedures and policies to transfer that value to our clients,” Hyde said.
This year, the firm also has restructured its team of consultants, who are recognized for their public, private, and academic careers. The lawyers are Jean Pierre Matus, Domingo Hernández, Hugo Muñoz, Alfredo Larreta and Luis Masferrer, professionals specializing in negotiations and litigation.
The firm, which was established 20 years ago, focuses on the prevention and resolution of conflicts in business, and on practice areas including corporate counseling, litigation, labor, tax, intellectual property, free competition, and criminal litigation. Early this year, the firm joined the Chilean Institute of Rational Business Administration (Icare) and the Association of Entrepreneurs of Chile (Asech).