Ax Legal has a distinguished track record of helping foreign companies with their growth in Latin America. Our clients appreciate that we provide practical advice and proactive service through each stage of their growth. 

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The Ax Legal team has been with us for many years both while owned by General Electric and now Wabtec. Their experience with mining and technology makes them the perfect partner for us. Our corporate team love working with them as they are responsive to our communications and practical with their advice.

Bruce Young
Chile General Manager Industrea, a Wabtec Company

I have worked with Cody McFarlane and Andrea Dawson in 2020, while they provided services to the Imdex. As Senior Legal Advisor for South America. Cody and Andrea engaged with the company, as external advisors, years before my entrance. They were very supportive in sharing with me their knowledge of the company’s history, and their perspectives on the strengths and challenges that, in their understanding, I might encounter in the company’s operations in LATAM. Both Cody and Andrea have always responded promptly and proficiently to all my requests. It has been a pleasure to work with them.

Cristiana Cavalcanti
LATAM Corporate Counsel, Imdex

The Ax Legal team has worked with Porsche Consulting since we first entered Chile. They have been a key partner to the business. Every time we have needed Ax Legal, they are professional, always available, and always respond in a short period of time with great promptness and attention. I have great confidence in their work and therefore their recommendations are always very valuable. Ax Legal really makes the difference for my company. It is a pleasure working with the Ax Legal team!

Carina Cortez
CFO Brazil - Porsche Consulting, a division of Porsche

Ax Legal has helped Indurad GmbH in the process of acquiring the local office and has done an excellent job in matching the requirements of the parent company in Germany with the standards and needs in Chile. Ax Legal has been key to generating the agreements with our local partner and in setting up the company under the new structure. It has been a pleasure to work with them from a professional and personal point of view. Throughout the whole process they have demonstrated deep knowledge of the local environment, constant availability and high dedication, delivering an excellent service and always responding promptly, acting as a true ally to rely on.

Marcel Giardina
LATAM General Manager, Indurad

We have worked with AX Legal for the last 2 years and have found them to be both competent and attentive. But more importantly than this, it feels like they are genuine business partners and that they enjoy helping our business to grow within Latin America. We would high recomend the Ax Legal team to any industrial technology and/or service company that is looking to be succesful in Latin America.

Shona Molyneux
CFO, Intellisense

The Ax Legal team has been with us from the beginning of our journey into Latin America. Andrea, Cody, and Ena helped us set up the company, on-board our local team, and set up the accounting and administrative aspects without a hitch. Ax Legal has been key to putting place our customer agreements, tax structuring involving multiple Latin American countries, and helping us manage the day-to-day aspect of our local operations.

Eske Pillen
Commercial Manager, Commitworks

Early in 2023, Exyn Technologies made a decision to expand its operations and have presence in LATAM. After a long process, it was decided that we would open our offices in Chile. We knew it was not going to be an easy process as we are an American company without much experience in thar region. So we got in touch with Cody and the Ax team, who were instrumental in us being able to get our business up and running in a much shorter time frame than we anticipated. Ax Legal is very well versed with all the local rules and regulations, and assisted us in every step of the process, from setting up our banking to staffing. I would not hesitate to recommend Ax to anybody looking to do business in Latin America.

Raffi Jabrayan
Vice President, Exyn Technologies

The team at AX Legal continues to assist us as our primary local professional services partners for entry into the LATAM market. They have worked diligently, honestly and prudently as we have expanded our operations in the region. The group is hard working, they provide a consistently high standard of work, and have been instrumental in identifying risks in advance and in applying solutions to mitigate or eliminate those risks, either directly through their own services or through strategies requiring larger groups. I’m very pleased to be working with Cody and his team.

Chris Beal
CEO, Nextore

Cody and the team from Ax Legal have been extremely integral to our market entry and continued operations into Chile. Their knowledge of employment and commercial contract law coupled with their in-house accounting support have allowed us to comfortably navigate the intricacies of maintaining employees and contracts in Chile. Our Australian operation obtains timely support on all commercial matters which goes a long way to building our confidence in the Latam region. Ax Legal acts like an extension of our business, to independently sanity check any critical business decisions that we need to make.

Ryan Norris
CEO, Vayeron

Ax Legal has been a key strategic partner for Orexplore growth into the main Latin American mining markets. The Ax Legal team has been able to offer the perfect combination of commercial assistance with strategic advice on operating and legal matters. They are quick to respond and understand the needs of mining technology companies. We would not hesitate to recommend Ax Legal to any Australian companies who is looking at Latin America.

Brett Giroud
Managing Director, Orexplore

We have been working with Ax Legal team since we incorporated the company a few years ago. The expert and timely advice has been critical for us to grow throughout the Latin American Region. By providing legal and banking assistance, it allows our local teams to focus on customers while ensuring that our head office is comfortable with the way our Chilean entity is operating.

Lucia Parra
Regional Manager, Energy Exemplar

Ax Legal has been an incredible partner for Rithmik as we have expanded into Latin America. Whether it's legal, accounting or other advisory and commercialization services, they have been able to add value. Ax Legal has given us what we needed, when we needed it, and I would recommend them to anyone.

Amanda Truscott
CEO, Rithmik Solutions

Ax Legal has been helping us in Colombia and Chile over the last few months, during this time I have learned to trust and respect Cody and his great team. Simply put, they are absolutely care about our business and our expansion journey success. The support, dedication, professionalism, and local knowledge of the Ax Legal team has allowed us to start operating in a very efficient and smooth fashion.

Laurent Bordes
Group Chief Financial Officer, Aletek

Ax Legal are not just our business advisors, but act as a true extension to our team. Highly responsive, intelligent, flexible, and outcome orientated are some of their attributes, and exceeding our expectations has become the norm. Ax legal has been instrumental to our company’s presence in the Latin American market and they continue to add value though their industry expertise. We look forward to a successful long-term partnership with Ax legal and encourage any business who is looking for guidance on market entry and business establishment, to reach out to them.

Conor Murdock
Director of Growth, Ionyx Australia

As an Australian company with a presence in Latin America it is vital for us that we have a trusted legal partner to represent and protect our interests. We have always found the team at Ax Legal to be reliable, trustworthy, and responsive to our needs. I recommend them highly to anyone seeking legal representation in this part of the world.

Frank Molino
Finance Manager, Coolon LED Lighting Australia

Cody and the team have been extremely professional helping us set up our expanding operations into South America. They have a high level of understanding for the processes required in setting up a business abroad and have given us confidence that our structure is correct for the long term. Our company has flourished in the region under their teams guidance and attentiveness to our needs.

Vanessa Phillips
Finance & Contracts Support, EWS Australia

What set Ax Legal (Andrea, Cody, and team) apart was their attentive service and way of explaining clearly concepts that were new to us. This was very important to us considering that after discussions with other firms, we often had more questions than answers – not a good situation for a company looking for help with the administrative challenges so that we can focus on the business development aspect of the business. Since contracting Ax legal in 2021, we have found them to be as reliable as advertised and savvy with business, accounting, and legal issues. We would recommend their services for firms looking to start operations in Chile.

Robert Pratt
Vice-President, Call & Nicholas USA

If you are a foreign company that needs help in the Latin American market, Ax Legal is the law and business consulting firm to use. They help me navigate startup, complex, and day-to-day issues and transactions at the most affordable rates while providing best-in-class service and advice. They are also bilingual so that language barriers are easily surmounted

Pat Dickson
Corporate Counsel, Exenta – An Aptean Company

Since being introduced to AX Legal, spearheaded by Cody McFarlane, our position in Chile has improved and our operating costs are now under control by a very efficient English-speaking team, who know and understand our company position, business goals, and core values. From 18 years of LatAm indifference, we now have disciplined and trusted legal representation, instilling confidence for a successful future.

Mike Martin
CEO, PR Polymers Australia

I have to tell you that on behalf of BBA and myself personally, we are very pleased with the services and guidance you gave us in Chile, to help us do business in this new country. Your approach was very agile, based on tangible knowledge and always prompt. In a starting context, we needed quick responses, sometimes the context was complex and you and your team always guided us in the right way. We worked in parallel with larger firms (as you know) and I always feel like I need to check back with you to have a second opinion, which helped us a lot. On top of the guidance in the legal context, I also want to recognize the support in hiring/recruitment, where you clearly helped us identifying key employees to grow our engineering team. It made the difference! Finally, I want to recognize your proactivity, flexibility and generosity. You supported us in various aspects of the business, exchanged ideas with me for complex problems, gave us valuable documents/insights to guide us in business development, always in a positive way! Thanks again for all the support Cody and the AX Legal team!

Benoit Richard
General Manager, BBA Engineering Canada

The Ax Legal team helped us to set up our company and provide all our legal, accounting, and back-office needs. They have gone above and beyond providing us valuable contacts which has helped us grow the business far quicker than we thought was possible. Their attention and clear communications make them easy to work with. They are a critical partner for our company in Latin America.

Jamil Sader
CEO, Monumental Minerals

The Ax Legal team provides excellent service with attention to detail and no reservation to go above and beyond to meet our needs. They are extremely knowledgeable of what it takes to run a successful business in Chile, helping us to navigate the many challenges we have faced. A pleasure to work with and highly recommended.

Scott Jobin-Bevans (Ph.D., PMP, P.Geo.)
Managing Director, Caracle Creek

Ax Legal has been a great partner for Alto Verde in Chile. We highly recommend them to any foreign companies who are looking to operate in the Latin American region. Ax Legal provides all our back-office support allowing us to operate in the most efficient way possible. The communication, advice, service level, and willingness to help us at each stage has been beyond our expectations. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Ax Legal for many years to come.

Paul Robertson
CFO, Alto Verde

Thank you so much for your help on our Chilean project. This was our first venture into Chile and so the deep understanding that you and your staff have of the business and legal environment was both instrumental and comforting for us in setting up a proper corporate structure. We would highly recommend the Ax Legal team.

Dwight Walker
CFO, Stormex (formerly Lithoquest Resources)

Working with Cody and his team at Ax Legal has been an absolute pleasure. I and my team find them to be very dependable and responsive. My confidence in Ax Legal in getting things done and navigating the local rules/culture/policies increases day by day and already exceeds the level of the larger more establish firms I had worked with.

Piew Yap
CEO, Nexpay Australia

Ax Legal helped Shinka Management open its office in Chile after winning an extensive project with a top tier miner. From the very beginning, the Ax Legal team helped us to overcome the cultural, legal, and business aspects of doing business in a foreign country. Having legal and operational support has allowed us to focus on our clients. It has given our Australian management team confidence knowing that we have experienced and trusted advisors who act as our legal representative. We highly recommend Ax Legal for foreign companies that are operating in Latin America.

Gustavo Norambuena
Regional Director Latam

Low Impact Technologies USA could not be more pleased with the partnership we have made with Ax Legal. Besides the day-to-day legal services, they helped to get our Chilean based division of our company set up, Cody and his team have gone above and beyond their normal duties by constantly providing network opportunities & connections within the mining sector which in just a short period of time has already provided LIT with new business opportunities for the future. The team at LIT cannot say enough about their clear communication & dedication to even a new smaller firm like LIT. I would highly recommend their services.

Jason Techau
Director, Low Impact Technology Australia

AX legal Latam team has been of a crucial support to assist us in our projects in the region. They made the complexity very manageable and facilitated greatly our decision-making process by offering sound and timely advice. We would certainly continue using their services in the region and would recommend their services to our partners without hesitation. Great team! Great Service!

Imen Walker
GM US & Latin America

Ax legal came to us highly recommended, and we and our clients have been using them for their expertise in South America. We have been very impressed with their legal services and their general ability to value add. They treasure long-term relationships, and we do not hesitate to recommend Cody and the team for organisations that want to successfully conduct business in LATAM.

Ivan Gustavino
Atrico - Technology Company Advisors


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