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Our clients are looking for practical, straightforward advice to solve their legal issues as quickly and efficiently as possible.
That is why our communications and documentation are always timely and in plain English.
Our lawyers take the time to understand the
specific legal and business challenges our clients are facing as well as their goals and expectations.
We make it a point to visit our clients offices, facilities and staff so that we can lean more about their operations in order to work side by side with our clients, developing real practicable solutions.
We partner with our clients to develop
risk-sharing solutions and alternative fee arrangements to ensure our clients have budgeting certainty.
We are proud to say that approximately 40% of Harris Gomez Groups fees are derived through arrangements other than the billable hour.
I have known Harris for over 15 years and during that time, he has exceeded my expectations.He and his team have always performed to an exceptional standard. He has worked extensively with my clientele, which includes vendors, purchasers and developers. Further, he has been incredibly helpful in bringing together diverse talent for a range of complex and unique technological projects. I can also attest to his professionalism and effectiveness in representing his client's interest. Harris has risen to become a global player in chamber of commerce representing Chilean and Peruvian interests and in doing so, has established strong links to the Brazilian chamber of commerce. Lastly, I know of no one more capable than Harris in representing Australian mining companies throughout South America..
Partner of Disrupture Ventures & Real Estate Agent
Harris and his team have been extremely professional and they are an absolute pleasure to work with. Harris' team helped us through the purchase of an investment property and I am glad to have engaged his services. Harris personally met both my partner and I, to explain the associated contracts and to answer all our questions. We will be definitely staying with them for the long term.
Daniel and Jennifer Dizon
Harris Gomez has provided Sedgman with excellent services by differentiating themselves with knowledge of both the Australian and Chilean legislation. It was always challenging to explain to our Australian colleagues the differences between Chile and Australia but Harris has made our lives easier by giving us the best of both worlds.
Executive General Manager - America
Harris Gomez have provided us with a worry free environment in which we are able to focus on our business development in Chile. From addressing the complex legal and compliance issues in an unfamiliar setting to providing ongoing advice and assistance particular to our needs, Harris Gomez have been an invaluable partner in our Latin American venture.
CFO, Keech Australia
Harris is fully bilingual and attuned to the subtle nuances of both the Australian and Latin American cultures. Has lived and in both Australia and Chile and been brought up in an Anglo-Chilean society As such he bridges the business and cultural gaps that so many companies do not see nor appreciate and thus are subject to delays and the tendency to “fall into pot holes” in setting up and also in ongoing operations. He brings the “gringo” into the Latin world, which can be very different to the Anglo culture and laws. He also has a wide network including businesses and government departments both in Chile and Australia. In fact it can be said that he acts as the Honorary Australia Ambassador in Chile.
General Manager Chile, Kingsgate Consolidated Limited
As an Australian iconic Company, when we took the decision to create and register a local company to support our growing business in Chile we needed to feel assured that we would be well represented. We selected Harris Gomez Group to advise and act as our representatives throughout the process. HGG provided guidance and advice throughout the entire process and assisted with administrative duties that greatly assisted in unnecessary drain on our local limited resources. The effective manner in which HGG carried out and continue to provide support allows us to focus on doing what we do well, supporting providing value to our customers.
Vice President Mining, Global Markets
Working with Harris Gómez Group has allowed MineARC Systems to not only understand the many regulatory processes involved in establishing a business in Chile, but has ensured that MineARC Systems can remain confident that it is meeting all the regulatory requirements at each stage of the process. From the time of our initial engagement with Harris Gomez Group, to MineARC Systems becoming a fully operating company it has been a relatively short period.
Operations Manager MineARC® Systems America LLC.
On behalf of the Australian Military Sales Office (AMSO) and Team Defence Australia delegation, I would like to thank the staff of Harris Gomez Group for the well delivered presentation and briefing on the legal and business aspects of doing business in both Chile and Colombia in April 2013. The presentation clearly delineated the legal framework and structures for those companies wishing to establish their businesses in these countries. Harris Gomez Group was referred to AMSO by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) which provides information and advice to assist Australian companies on exporting and doing business in the LATAM region. I also wish to thank Harris Gomez Group for their offer to assist on any specific matter relating to the Chilean and Colombian respective defence sectors.
Manager, Team Defence Australia
I have known and worked with Harris Gomez & Associates for many years in Australia, Asia & Latin America. In my roles as Chief Economist of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), Visiting Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC) in Chile and here at the Australian School of Business, UNSW, in Sydney, I have come to regard Harris Gomez and his firm as the ‘go to’ Australian source of business and legal advice in Latin America. Harris and his firm provide excellent business intelligence, insight, knowledge and have a very practical approach to law, customs and government regulations. Harris’s high standing and reputation in Australia and Asia has transferred effortlessly to South America and he is a prominently leader in the Australian business community in both Santiago and throughout the region. Australian business and government leaders regularly seek his insight, advice and judgment on business and public policy matters affecting Australia, Chile and the Latin American region. Harris has built up a great young team of business professionals, many of whom, such as Cody McFarlane, have assisted me closely in my business and education dealings in Chile.
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HGG was instrumental in assisting Gekko Systems set up its legal entity within South America. Despite the background work completed by Gekko, the retention of HGG helped Gekko avoid a number of potential issues that would have cost the company both time and money. HGG not only assisted Gekko but also its General Manager in setting up tax and legal structures that provided a smooth transition into the Latin American market. Although starting in Santiago Chile, the experience that we gained, with the assistance of HGG, has enabled Gekko to successfully move into several key markets in Latin America.
Sales & Commercial Manager - Gekko Systems
Business Development Manager - Gekko Systems
We provide a range of services required to support our clients day-to-day needs as well carry out large-scale transactions.
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