[Excerpt] As Chile continues to demonstrate economic and political stability and integrate with international markets, its treatment of foreign investment and the impact its laws and legal system may have on investment decisions are likely to be of increasing interest to overseas investors.
This Guide has been prepared with the goal of introducing the major issues likely to confront those considering investment
in Chile on topics as diverse as taxes, corporate law, antitrust legislation, environmental regulation and trademark law. In the interests of preparing a Guide that was concise and usable, certain legal issues have been dealt with in summary fashion and not exhaustively analyzed. Any person planning to make an investment in Chile should carefully consult with their legal and financial advisors before making any investment.
This Guide is based on laws in effect in Chile and information applicable as of January 2003.