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Latin-America Guide

Projects — Chile


Carey - Projects Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service powerhouse with a multidisciplinary practice group providing extensive expertise in the Chilean projects sphere. Well placed to assist with a range of matters in the sector, including financing, engineering and environmental aspects. Highly regarded team possesses long-standing experience advising on the construction of power lines and renewable energy projects, with additional strength in transport and social infrastructure projects such as ports, airports and hospitals. Regularly retained by major local and international players including sponsors, lenders and developers.

Strengths The team receives widespread praise from clients for its offerings in the projects arena. Interviewees enthuse: "They are intelligent, they find the best solutions for clients and therefore made us feel at ease." Another client goes on to highlight: "The service is excellent. We greatly value their input."

Work highlight Advised Aela Energía on the USD345 million long-term loan to finance the construction of two wind farms, and to refinance an existing loan with China Development Bank.

Notable practitioners

Respected partner Juan Francisco Mackenna co-leads the department and focuses his practice on matters spanning project finance, construction and development, with particular expertise in energy-related matters. Market sources note: "He is a very good lawyer."

Key partner Felipe Moro focuses his practice on project finance matters and comes highly recommended by clients for his work in the sector. One interviewee states: "He is one of the strongest lawyers in Chile in project finance. He is easy to work with and very intelligent - we are very happy."

Partner Rafael Vergara co-heads the department is an experienced lawyer and offers particular expertise in mining-related matters. One interviewee notes: "He is a very strong and complete lawyer, and he has a good understanding of various matters affecting this field."

Juan Pablo Stitchkin comes highly recommended by clients, who report: "He is very accessible and clear in his advice. He understands our issues and has experience in projects of various sizes. He inspires a lot of confidence." He is well versed in advising clients on construction projects.

Óscar Aitken is highlighted by market sources for his expertise in both project finance and project development. He possesses additional experience advising on contractual matters related to construction and infrastructure.

About the Team (content provided by Carey)

Carey has extensive experience in the development, financing and execution of all types of projects including energy infrastructure (thermoelectric, hydroelectric, oil and gas, wind, photovoltaic, biomass and other renewables), mining, roadways, hospitals or medical centers, telecommunications networks, industrial, port and airport infrastructure, concessions, and housing and hospitality services.

Carey's Infrastructure, Project Development and Project Finance practice has ample expertise in the local market and a sophisticated industry knowledge, which enables us to manage the complexities and mitigate the risks of large projects, by working closely with different practice and sub-practice areas within our firm, such as M&A, project finance, energy regulation, engineering and construction, public works concessions, real estate, water rights, natural resources, tax, labor, litigation and bankruptcy, and international trade

The practice also includes advice on asset management, restructuring, portfolio securitization, refinancing and risk mitigation strategies.

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Claro & Cía - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading full-service firm boasting a top-tier projects practice. Department offers a wealth of expertise advising international sponsors and energy companies on the financing, development and operation of projects, with particular focus on hydrocarbons and renewable energy projects. Highly experienced team is well placed to advise on the development of power plants, transmission lines and substations. Department possesses additional strength advising on related litigation matters, particularly regarding environmental concerns. Celeo Redes is a new client win this year.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the firm's service in the projects ambit, with one interviewee highlighting them as "among the best in Chile in this sector." Another client goes on to comment: "It is an excellent firm, I highly recommend them."

Work highlight Represented Alto Maipo in the development, construction and negotiation of all operational and construction agreements, as well as the refinancing, of a 531 MW hydroelectric power plant located in San José de Maipo, valued at USD3 billion.

Notable practitioners

Outstanding practitioner Rodrigo Ochagavía heads the department and possesses a wealth of experience in the projects arena. Clients enthuse: "Rodrigo is a brilliant lawyer." Another interviewee reports: "I highly recommend him - he is hugely experienced and always finds solutions." He is particularly adept at advising on the financing and construction of renewable energy projects.

Key partner Jorge Martín is highly experienced in advising clients on transactional work, as well as offering proven expertise in concessions. He comes recommended by clients, who report: "He is very experienced." Interviewees also highlight his "expertise in projects mandates," and go on to note: "He is a very good lawyer."

José Luis Ambrosy offers proven experience advising sponsors and developers on project finance and development in the energy and power spheres. Clients report: "He is dedicated, reliable and offers excellent analysis on local matters."

Luisa Núñez possesses significant experience in cross-border deals involving project finance, with additional expertise in regulatory matters. She routinely advises key players from the energy sector. One source states: "I have a very good opinion of her, she is professional, intelligent and always looks for creative solutions."

About the Team (content provided by Claro & Cía)

Claro & Cia. has extensive experience in the public concessions of infrastructure field and has assisted a variety of clients during the required pre-qualification and public bidding processes (parking lots, ports, highways, hospitals, among others), in addition to other administrative and litigious matters. Our services in this field are comprehensive of all the requirements of our clients and especially, regarding its corporate organization, financing, environmental and tax matters. The wide range of requirement of our clients in this area are satisfied by our team with innovative solutions, and with a constant assistance to our clients, commencing in the preliminary stage of analysis, design and financing and up to the full commercial operation of the respective projects.

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Morales & Besa - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Transactional powerhouse offering a wealth of experience in the Chilean projects arena. Offers extensive expertise assisting with the financing, development and construction of projects, as well as related regulatory matters. Well versed in handling concession contracts with the Ministry of Public Works, public bids, PPP projects and EPC contracts. Highly regarded team is well placed to advise significant clients from regulated industries, such as energy, construction and public utilities. Regularly retained by major multinational banking institutions as well as local and international project developers.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the team's service, enthusing: "The offer an integral and complete service. They are very reliable, they offer in-depth knowledge and really care about their clients. I feel very comfortable with them - their work is well done." Another client goes on to remark: "They are highly experienced - I think it is a first-class service."

Work highlight Advised Sociedad Concesionaria Embalse la Punilla on the design, construction, conservation and exploitation of the Reservoir La Punilla project under the concession contract signed with the Ministry of Public Works, valued at USD500 million.

Notable practitioners

Respected partner Carlos Silva leads the department and comes highly recommended by clients, who enthuse: "He is very practical and pro-deal. He looks for solutions and ways to implement them." Market onlookers go on to note: "I have a high opinion of him - he is a problem-solver and he is meticulous." He is experienced in the financing of PPP projects.

Key partner Myriam Barahona is highlighted by clients as a "very good and straightforward" lawyer in the projects sphere. Another client goes on to add: "She has great experience, keeps herself up to date, has an eye for detail and is directly involved."

About the Team (content provided by Morales & Besa)

The project and infrastructure work carried out by Morales & Besa can be divided into two main areas: transactional and regulatory. The transactional work carried out by Morales & Besa is characterized by our involvement in high-end projects, either in structuring or financing deals, both external and internal, where we represent a range of creditors, investors and developers. Our second stream of work involves the regulatory side, involving due diligence, infrastructure concession public bidding processes, etc. By this we mean to fulfil the role of lead adviser for a number of leading infrastructure developers and investors, not only in connection with their transactions, but with regards to the main regulatory issues of the infrastructure industry including tenders for public works concessions, toll roads, hospitals, airports or ports.

Among our clients are entities from several regulated sectors (energy, construction, public works, sewage water, etc.) in the process to obtain the necessary authorizations and permits to develop their projects. We have also participated in numerous infrastructure-financing transactions, in all the regulatory aspects of the transactions and construction agreements.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Projects Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Front-running international player held in high esteem for its projects practice in Chile. Offers long-standing experience advising on a wide range of projects, with particular expertise within the renewable energy and mining spaces. Also routinely advises on public works concessions, BOOT contracts and tender offers for projects related to transport and social infrastructure. Regularly retained by major local and international construction companies, sponsors, lenders and private equity funds. Transdev Group, Tower Transit Group and Global Vía Infraestructuras Chile are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths Clients commend the firm, describing the service received as "excellent" and saying: "They are dedicated and offer timely responses. They have a very good judgement for addressing complex issues and are able to simplify the solutions." Market commentators go on to note that they are "strong," with particular expertise in project finance matters.

Work highlight Acted as counsel to Cintra Servicios de Infraestructura and Marubeni Corporation in a private bidding process regarding a BOOT contract for a desalination plant, in relation to the expansion of the Spence mining project.

Notable practitioners

Partner Marcelo Armas is described as an "excellent" lawyer by market commentators. Clients go on to highlight: "He has a lot of expertise in project finance matters, as well as in energy-related mandates." Clients also benefit from his market-leading practice in the banking and finance and capital markets arenas.

Respected partner Juan Paulo Bambach possesses outstanding capabilities in the mining sphere, where he represents key domestic and international players in project finance transactions. Market commentators note his extensive expertise in this sphere.

Carlos Alberto Reyes is recognised for his expertise in energy-related matters and in oil and gas projects, with proven transactional experience. He is highlighted by market commentators as a "very good lawyer" regarding project development and is singled out for his capabilities in the electric power sector.

Andrés Sanfuentes co-leads the department and garners praise from clients, who comment: "He is very knowledgeable, and he always gives the correct advice, supported by a clear and comprehensive legal background." Another client adds: "He is a very experienced projects lawyer with a global viewpoint, which is always helpful."

About the Team (content provided by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría)

Our Projects area is composed by a solid team of highly specialized lawyers in public procurement processes, public law, infrastructure and project finance.

Has an adequate mix of partners, senior associates and junior associates, in order to provide our clients efficient legal services to cover all project needs.

Advises local and international clients, including construction companies, sponsors, local and international lenders, multilateral credit agencies, private equity funds, export/import financing agencies, governmental entities, institutional investors, among others.

Provides counsel to clients in connection with transportation infrastructure (toll roads, ports, airports, and railways), social infrastructure (hospitals, jails, schools), public utilities infrastructure (telecommunications, water and sewerage systems, energy) and real estate developments (hotels, buildings, urban renovation), among others.

Advises clients in the engagement of strategic and financial investors who join the projects as part of the financing scheme

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Barros & Errázuriz Abogados - Projects Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded full-service firm with a strong projects practice. Offers significant expertise in long-term project financing in the energy and mining sectors and broad experience advising domestic and international companies in complex tender processes and public and private works concessions. Departmental capabilities are bolstered by the firm's expertise in capital markets, banking and corporate mandates. New client wins for the firm this year include Impregilo, Cerberus Capital and Sacyr Concesiones.

Strengths The team gets widespread praise from clients, who remark: "I would highlight their proactivity and their total availability. Working with them is a positive experience." Another client goes on to commend the firm's service, commenting: "Their way of working is very diligent in terms of time, and their advice is accurate and reliable."

Work highlight Acted as counsel to a syndicate of international commercial banks on a long-term project financing for the construction, operation and maintenance of a photovoltaic power generation plant known as Project Huatacondo. This matter is valued at approximately USD68 million.

Notable practitioners

Noted partner Nicolás Balmaceda co-leads the department and concentrates his practice on structured cross-border project finance matters, with extensive experience in the energy and mining areas. He is singled out by market commentators for his presence in the sector, with one interviewee stating: "He is a very hard worker."

Co-head of department Francisco de la Barra offers particular expertise advising on projects related to the transport infrastructure and energy fields. He is described by clients as "an excellent lawyer" and "very dedicated to project finance mandates."

About the Team (content provided by Barros & Errázuriz Abogados)

Since its inception 30 years ago, Barros & Errázuriz has stood out for advising national and international companies in the design, construction, financing, acquisition and sale of urban and interurban road projects, prisons, hospitals, seaports, land terminals, airports, parking lots, tunnels, logistics centers, mining and industrial facilities, hydroelectric power plants, thermal power stations and LNG terminals, among many others.

Our attorneys represent all kinds of clients in the different stages and aspects that make up an infrastructure project, such as engineering and construction companies, real estate developers, operators, sponsors, providers of equipment and supplies, banks and financial institutions, investment funds and private investors.



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Guerrero Olivos - Projects Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected domestic firm with a noteworthy projects practice. Team routinely advises a strong portfolio of local and international companies in private and public bidding processes and is well equipped to handle energy and mining projects, with further capabilities in environmental issues. Offers assistance during various stages of project development, including setting up joint ventures and negotiating EPC contracts and O&M agreements. Sumitomo, Andean Power Partners and Building Energy are among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths According to interviewees, working with the team is "excellent." A client remarks: "They offer good all-round advice and are very helpful. The service is personalised and the lawyers always go the extra mile."

Work highlight Assisted Sumitomo with a potential joint venture with Coledco for a lithium exploration and exploitation project in Salar de Maricunga in northern Chile.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Clemente Pérez co-leads the department and offers particular expertise advising on environmental matters in the projects sphere. He remains a respected figure among market commentators, who highlight his capabilities in this space.

Clients are impressed by co-head of department Sebastián Yunge commenting: "He is extremely conscientious and has wide-ranging experience. He always adjusts his advice to suit particular issues." He is well equipped to handle the financing of hydroelectric power projects.

About the Team (content provided by Guerrero Olivos)

Our group has strong experience providing solution to Project finance’ complex necessities. We have been part of large infrastructure projects including highways, airports, power plants, industrial plants, NLG regasification terminals and water desalination plants.

We assist our client from scratch, since the beginning of the Project until post operation stages. We are experts in due diligence process, incorporation of SPVs, drafting and negotiating credit agreements, EPC, BOT, energy supply and O&M, in structuring complex collateral packages and in the elaboration of the proper legal framework for each project.

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Larrain y Asociados Abogados - Projects Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected practice occupying a strong position in the Chilean projects arena. Offers extensive experience advising both local and multinational players on a variety of matters, spanning public works concessions, renewable energy projects and the development of social and transport infrastructure. Team offers particular expertise in projects in the energy sector, such as the construction of power transmission lines, with additional strength representing clients in sector-related dispute resolution matters and environmental due diligence.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the team's service in this area, and characterise the firm as a "very trusted adviser." Another client goes on: "Their work is high-quality. Their advice is always backed up by solid and well-structured arguments that denote their extensive knowledge of the market."

Work highlight Advised Consorcio on the due diligence and credit agreement to finance three photovoltaic projects being developed by Grenergy.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner Jorge Granic is held in high esteem by sources for his excellence in the Chilean projects arena. He comes highly recommended by clients, who explain: "He understands the intricacies involved in large projects and when things get complex he has the ability to deliver in a timely and wise manner."

Key partner Arturo Bulnes co-leads the department and possesses significant experience advising clients on concessions and public works projects. He garners praise from clients, who remark: "I would recommend him for his analysis, especially regarding projects in the tender stages."

Of counsel Ricardo Peña possesses significant experience advising on project development, with particular expertise in energy-related projects. He comes recommended by clients for his work in the projects arena in Chile.

About the Team (content provided by Larrain y Asociados Abogados)

Larrain y Asociados holds a leading place in this field, acting as counsel to the first private toll road concessionaire in Chile. Since then, the firm has advised different national and international consortia in the study of almost all concession projects of public infrastructure and toll roads bid up to date; in the execution and operation of a great number of public works under concession; and, acted on behalf of national and international financiers, in the process of financing such projects through bank loans or the issuance and placement of debt instruments, both in the local and international markets.

Larraín has ample experience in arbitral proceedings for the resolution of controversies between concessionaires and the Ministry of Public Works and have advised governments in South and Central America in the development of their laws and contractual framework of their public work concessions systems.


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Prieto Abogados - Projects Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected practice boasting a strong position in the market. Frequently seen representing major clients from both the private and public sectors in tender processes, construction and project development matters, as well as asset acquisition. Regularly retained by clients to advise on the development of new projects in the renewable energy and retail sector. Team also possesses significant expertise advising on related regulatory issues and litigation and arbitration.

Strengths Clients attest: "The service is excellent and they are fully available. They are consistent in terms of their technical knowledge." Another client goes on to note: "They have great skills and profound expertise in the projects field, as well as being very efficient. I would absolutely recommend them."

Work highlight Assisted Brookfield with performing a complete due diligence of TerraForm Power's Chilean assets, including a 100 MW photovoltaic power generation plant. Through a merger process, Brookfield acquired a 51% stake in TerraForm Power, valued at USD1.7 billion.

Notable practitioners

Acclaimed senior statesman Claudio Undurraga possesses long-standing expertise in the Chilean projects arena. He counsels both local and international players in complex matters related to the energy industry. He is described by peers as "a great lawyer." He offers additional capabilities as an arbitrator in disputes related to the power industry.

Respected practitioner Juan Tagle co-leads the department and gets recognition from market commentators for his presence in the Chilean projects sector. He is singled out by one interviewee as "a good lawyer." He offers particular expertise advising significant players from the energy and natural resources field.

About the Team (content provided by Prieto Abogados)

The Firm’s project department works closely alongside our energy and natural resources area to offer support and expertise in related issues.

Continuous counselling to several players in the market, particularly on the development of new projects in the renewable energy market, with experience in counselling national and foreign developers of renewable energy projects, such as mini hydro, wind farms and photovoltaic developments. 

Prieto has earned a strong reputation for an extensive experience in energy and infrastructure projects, representing both private and public sector clients on tender processes, construction and project development matters.

Contact: Juan Tagle, Claudio Undurraga, Fernando BRavo, Jaime Ríos.

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Arteaga | Gorziglia - Projects Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded domestic firm with a solid practice group in the projects field. Frequently advises on concession agreements, EPC contracts, and projects in renewable energy, such as solar power and wind farms. Particularly active of late in projects related to public infrastructure, including ports and motorways. Regularly retained by significant domestic infrastructure companies and by international players to advise on project development in Chile.

Strengths The department comes highly recommended by clients, who praise the service in the projects field. One client notes: "I have a very good impression of them. They are high-quality, have good technical capabilities, they move fast and they are pro-business."

Work highlight Advised Sociedad Concesionaria Américo Vespucio Oriente on the USD1.1 billion development and construction of the urban motorway Américo Vespucio Oriente in Santiago.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Arnaldo Gorziglia offers proven expertise in the Chilean projects sphere and concentrates his practice on social and public infrastructure projects. He is praised by market commentators for his experience in project finance. He possesses additional strength in related arbitration matters.

Partner Ignacio Arteaga concentrates his practice in this sector on assisting clients with energy-related projects and related arbitration and environmental issues. He is singled out by market sources as "an expert" in regulatory matters.

About the Team (content provided by Arteaga | Gorziglia)

Our project finance team is very well known and recognized in Chile for being at the forefront of the process creating and structuring ground-breaking finance structures for infrastructure projects in the Country. Our project finance team has participated in the first project finances structures for toll roads in Chile, the first issuances of bonds with the insurance of a monoliner company. The first issuances registered in the US under the 144A and Reg. S exceptions, the first syndicated loan with the insurance of a monoliner, among others.

 

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Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados - Projects Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected firm occupying a strong position in the Chilean projects ambit. Offers long-standing experience advising on the development, construction and operation of a range of projects, with particular expertise in the mining sector. Also active advising on the development of power generation facilities and transmission, ports and airports. Team is also well equipped to handle land easements, concession agreements and mining and water rights.

Strengths Clients praise the team's service, remarking: "They are very attentive, and always look at issues from different points of view. The experience is very positive - they take the time to analyse every matter well and provide the best options."

Work highlight Acted for Pacifico HVDC Link on the development of a transmission line project running from southern Peru to northern Chile, including advice on regulatory matters, land easements and electrical concession rights.

Notable practitioners

Respected partner Pablo Mir co-leads the department and possesses significant experience in this space, with specific focus on mining-related projects. He comes highly recommended by clients for his work here: "He is highly knowledgeable about the industry, has good technical abilities and is a good negotiator."

About the Team (content provided by Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados)

BMAJ has a strong record of working hand in hand with clients in the planning, development, construction and operation of their projects in Chile, or working with project participants in the development in third party projects. 

Such projects include major mining projects, power generation facilities, ports, airports and major real estate developments, among others. 

Our projects team is cross disciplinary covering the natural resources, corporate, finance, regulatory, labor, tax and litigation areas such that each aspect of a project is granted the proper applicable counsel and all coordinated between the group members.

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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos - Projects Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy full-service firm with a respected projects practice. Offers significant expertise advising on development, construction and financing in infrastructure and mining. Frequently called upon to assist with PPAs, public work concessions, residential real estate and social infrastructure projects. Frequently seen assisting domestic and international players, including mining companies and financial institutions.

Strengths The service provided is valued by clients, who attest: "The service is very good - they are proactive, creative, flexible and work within our timeframes."

Work highlight Instructed by Kelar to advise on the regulatory matters regarding the construction and commissioning of an LNG-fired power plant in northern Chile that will supply energy to BHP Billiton.

Notable practitioners

Noted practitioner Carlos Pérez-Cotapos co-heads the department and concentrates his projects practice on mining-related matters. He is particularly well equipped to handle the financing of mining projects and M&A transactions in this space.

About the Team (content provided by Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos)

The workload of projects is distributed, depending the case, across our practice areas such as energy, litigation, M&A, mining, real estate, engineering and construction, among others as a full service firm.

Our firm is recognized as the legal advisor of energy projects for different clients.The participation in greenfield projects has resulted in an expertise which is equivalent to the one of in-house legal departments of large generation companies.

Other important clients of this area are mining companies and industrial clients, which demand large blocks of energy through power purchase agreements, which had become increasingly complex and sophisticated in Chile in the last few years.

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CMS Carey & Allende - Projects Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong firm with a well-regarded projects practice in Chile. Regularly seen representing an impressive client portfolio comprising significant domestic and international companies in matters related to power transmission, renewable energy, land easements, EPC contracts and related water rights issues. Offers particular specialisation in projects related to the energy, agribusiness and telecommunications sectors. Balsu Tarim is a new client win for the firm.

Strengths The department garners praise from interviewees for its experience in the Chilean projects ambit. Clients attest: "They offer a good service. They have expertise regarding complex matters and good local contacts."

Work highlight Advised Socer on the development of three run-of-the-river hydroelectric power plants, including easement agreements, EPC contracts and project finance matters.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Jorge Allende Z co-leads the department and focuses his practice on construction, the operation of power generation plants and power transmission lines. He garners recognition from market commentators, who highlight him as "a very good lawyer."

Luis Felipe Arze concentrates his practice in the projects sphere on projects related to energy and natural resources, particularly in the renewable energy space. He is highlighted by market sources for his activity in the project finance arena.

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Molina, Ríos Abogados - Projects Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique firm offering a wealth of experience in the projects arena, with particular specialisation in construction matters, such as social and transport infrastructure projects, PPP projects and related litigation. Frequently advises major clients from industries including energy, aviation, financial services and telecommunications. CJV, VINCI and Salfa count among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths A client attests: "The successful outcomes and the speed with which they answer queries make it a very good service."

Work highlight Acting as counsel to Acciona in relation to the construction of three public hospitals, with a total value of USD450 million.

Notable practitioners

Acclaimed practitioner Victor Ríos Salas stands out for his expertise in construction-related matters. Clients enthuse: "He is a unique lawyer with excellent technical knowledge as well as legal judgement. His experience in the construction industry is evident, and he is highly professional and solid in his arguments." He also possesses long-standing experience advising engineering companies on social infrastructure projects.

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Fleischmann y León Abogados - Projects Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active boutique firm offering proven experience in matters related to infrastructure in both the public and private sectors, including projects related to social infrastructure and telecommunications matters. Experienced team is also adept at handling related litigation matters, and offers additional capabilities regarding construction-related issues.

Strengths Clients note the experience the firm offers, with one client adding: "Their technical knowledge of this sphere is extremely valuable."

Work highlight Advised Grupo Netglobalis during the tender offer process for the development, construction and installation of a 3,953 km submarine optical fibre cable uniting the cities of Puerto Montt and Puerto Williams. This matter is valued at USD87 million.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick has long-standing experience advising on infrastructure and construction related matters in both the public and private sectors. Clients highlight: "He has excellent technical and legal knowledge, he is analytical, and always looks for solutions."

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Garrigues - Projects Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prestigious international firm comes into the rankings on the back of good client feedback. Team has increasing visibility in the Chilean projects sphere and offers significant expertise advising on the financing of infrastructure projects and power transmission lines. Long-standing experience advising both domestic and international lenders and borrowers in this space.

Strengths The practice comes recommended by clients, who describe working with the team as "a great collaboration." Clients also highlight the team's ability to meet tight deadlines.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed partner Pedro García possesses a wealth of experience in the projects arena in Chile. He is highly endorsed by market commentators for his extensive expertise in project finance, with particular focus on infrastructure projects. A client highlights that he is "an excellent projects lawyer."

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Larraín, Rencoret & Urzúa - Projects Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy firm possessing long-standing experience in a wide range of matters, including public bids, road concessions and environmental permitting issues. Offers additional capabilities in sector-related litigation. Regularly retained by significant local clients to advise on projects in the energy, mining and construction sectors. New client wins include Intervial Chile.

Strengths They are highlighted by interviewees for their capabilities in project finance matters, with one source commenting: "It is a good, experienced firm."

Work highlight Acted as counsel to a proposed EPC contractor in negotiations with Codelco regarding conditions of a BOOT contract for the proposed development of a desalination plant to supply water to the Radomiro Tomic copper mine.

Notable practitioners

José Manuel Larraín heads the department and focuses his projects practice on the infrastructure, energy and water sectors. He garners widespread recognition from market commentators for his practice in the projects arena, with one interviewee describing him as "a strong lawyer."

Noteworthy partner Felipe Rencoret comes recommended by market sources for his experience in the projects sphere. One source singles him out as "great," commenting: "He is particularly good at project financing."

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Reymond & Cía - Projects Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid boutique firm specialising in public and private infrastructure projects, with particular strength assisting during the development stage. Offers broad technical expertise advising on construction-related matters. Frequently seen representing both local and international players in the sector, and possesses additional capabilities in related dispute resolution before the Ministry of Public Works.

Strengths The team is singled out by market commentators for its presence in the Chilean projects sphere, with interviewees noting its particular expertise in construction-related matters.

Work highlight Advised Aguas Chañar on the conditions for the construction of a desalination plant. Advice included liaising with the Sanitary Regulatory Agency.

Notable practitioners

Market sources praise experienced partner Alfonso Reymond Larraín for his activity in the Chilean projects arena, with particular expertise noted in concession and construction contracts. One source notes: "He is very active in construction, and he is very experienced."

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Reymond & Cia has wide experience in this area of practice in Chile. Through the years, local and international corporations have relied on the firm for advice on all subjects and fields related to this area. The firm has a team of lawyers specialized in construction, public and private infrastructure, litigation, arbitration and media. Alfonso Reymond Larraín,  Rodrigo Riquelme Yañez and Camilo Silva Correa lead a highly specialized team positioned in construction, private and public infrastructure, arbitrations, litigations and mediations on those areas. Authors of the questionnaire "Latin Lawyer Construction 2018" The firm has advised on various infrastructure projects in the country, advising both national and international concessionaires and construction companies in various aspects involved in public infrastructure concessions, as well as risk assessment in tendering, financing, construction and operation of projects.

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Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr - Projects Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected firm with long-standing experience in the project finance sphere. Routinely advises both domestic and international players on a range of matters related to the development and financing of projects in the mining and power sectors, with particular focus on renewable energy. Team offers further capabilities in related disputes matters and greenfield development in the real estate sector.

Strengths Clients praise the service received, reporting: "The service is high-quality, response times are good and they are experienced."

Work highlight Assisted Consorcio Kospo Samsung on processing and constituting the easement for a new access road and power line, as well as advising on regulatory matters, for a gas-based thermoelectric power plant in northern Chile.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Sergio Orrego co-heads the department and has experience advising domestic and international clients on the development of industrial, mining and energy projects. Clients state: "He is an excellent professional, and is highly experienced."

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Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr has a long-standing tradition in projects and infrastructure. We have advised a large number of foreign and local clients with focus in different industries, so we have a significant experience in the development and financing of a diversity of projects, such as power generation projects and, particularly, non-conventional renewable energy projects; mining, infrastructure and real estate projects. 

The level of specialization of our lawyers enables us to provide advice in other stages of the project as well, including bidding processes, definition of corporate structures, advice on tax regimes, labour issues, environmental impact of the projects, obtaining of permits and authorizations, etc.

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Senior Statesperson

Claudio Undurraga

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Acclaimed senior statesman Claudio Undurraga possesses long-standing expertise in the Chilean projects arena. He counsels both local and international players in complex matters related to the energy industry. He is described by peers as "a great lawyer." He offers additional capabilities as an arbitrator in disputes related to the power industry.

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed partner Pedro García possesses a wealth of experience in the projects arena in Chile. He is highly endorsed by market commentators for his extensive expertise in project finance, with particular focus on infrastructure projects. A client highlights that he is "an excellent projects lawyer."

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Band 1

Larrain y Asociados Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Jorge Granic is held in high esteem by sources for his excellence in the Chilean projects arena. He comes highly recommended by clients, who explain: "He understands the intricacies involved in large projects and when things get complex he has the ability to deliver in a timely and wise manner."

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Rodrigo Ochagavía

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Outstanding practitioner Rodrigo Ochagavía heads the department and possesses a wealth of experience in the projects arena. Clients enthuse: "Rodrigo is a brilliant lawyer." Another interviewee reports: "I highly recommend him - he is hugely experienced and always finds solutions." He is particularly adept at advising on the financing and construction of renewable energy projects.

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Victor Ríos Salas

Molina, Ríos Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Acclaimed practitioner Victor Ríos Salas stands out for his expertise in construction-related matters. Clients enthuse: "He is a unique lawyer with excellent technical knowledge as well as legal judgement. His experience in the construction industry is evident, and he is highly professional and solid in his arguments." He also possesses long-standing experience advising engineering companies on social infrastructure projects.

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Band 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Marcelo Armas is described as an "excellent" lawyer by market commentators. Clients go on to highlight: "He has a lot of expertise in project finance matters, as well as in energy-related mandates." Clients also benefit from his market-leading practice in the banking and finance and capital markets arenas.

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Juan Francisco Mackenna

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Juan Francisco Mackenna co-leads the department and focuses his practice on matters spanning project finance, construction and development, with particular expertise in energy-related matters. Market sources note: "He is a very good lawyer."

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Band 2

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Jorge Martín is highly experienced in advising clients on transactional work, as well as offering proven expertise in concessions. He comes recommended by clients, who report: "He is very experienced." Interviewees also highlight his "expertise in projects mandates," and go on to note: "He is a very good lawyer."

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Band 2

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Pablo Mir co-leads the department and possesses significant experience in this space, with specific focus on mining-related projects. He comes highly recommended by clients for his work here: "He is highly knowledgeable about the industry, has good technical abilities and is a good negotiator."

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Band 2

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Felipe Moro focuses his practice on project finance matters and comes highly recommended by clients for his work in the sector. One interviewee states: "He is one of the strongest lawyers in Chile in project finance. He is easy to work with and very intelligent - we are very happy."

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Band 2

Antonio Ortúzar Jr

Baker McKenzie Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Antonio Ortúzar Jr of Baker McKenzie Chile co-leads the department and is held in high esteem by interviewees for his experience handling mining-related projects. He offers further expertise in the financing of energy projects.

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Band 2

Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Carlos Silva leads the department and comes highly recommended by clients, who enthuse: "He is very practical and pro-deal. He looks for solutions and ways to implement them." Market onlookers go on to note: "I have a high opinion of him - he is a problem-solver and he is meticulous." He is experienced in the financing of PPP projects.

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Band 2

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected practitioner Juan Tagle co-leads the department and gets recognition from market commentators for his presence in the Chilean projects sector. He is singled out by one interviewee as "a good lawyer." He offers particular expertise advising significant players from the energy and natural resources field.

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Band 3

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Jorge Allende Z co-leads the department and focuses his practice on construction, the operation of power generation plants and power transmission lines. He garners recognition from market commentators, who highlight him as "a very good lawyer."

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Band 3

Nicolás Balmaceda

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Noted partner Nicolás Balmaceda co-leads the department and concentrates his practice on structured cross-border project finance matters, with extensive experience in the energy and mining areas. He is singled out by market commentators for his presence in the sector, with one interviewee stating: "He is a very hard worker."

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Band 3

Juan Paulo Bambach

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Juan Paulo Bambach possesses outstanding capabilities in the mining sphere, where he represents key domestic and international players in project finance transactions. Market commentators note his extensive expertise in this sphere.

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Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Myriam Barahona is highlighted by clients as a "very good and straightforward" lawyer in the projects sphere. Another client goes on to add: "She has great experience, keeps herself up to date, has an eye for detail and is directly involved."

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Larrain y Asociados Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Arturo Bulnes co-leads the department and possesses significant experience advising clients on concessions and public works projects. He garners praise from clients, who remark: "I would recommend him for his analysis, especially regarding projects in the tender stages."

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Band 3

Arnaldo Gorziglia

Arteaga | Gorziglia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Arnaldo Gorziglia offers proven expertise in the Chilean projects sphere and concentrates his practice on social and public infrastructure projects. He is praised by market commentators for his experience in project finance. He possesses additional strength in related arbitration matters.

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Band 3

José Manuel Larraín

Larraín, Rencoret & Urzúa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Manuel Larraín heads the department and focuses his projects practice on the infrastructure, energy and water sectors. He garners widespread recognition from market commentators for his practice in the projects arena, with one interviewee describing him as "a strong lawyer."

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Band 3

Carlos Pérez-Cotapos

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Noted practitioner Carlos Pérez-Cotapos co-heads the department and concentrates his projects practice on mining-related matters. He is particularly well equipped to handle the financing of mining projects and M&A transactions in this space.

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Band 3

Alfonso Reymond Larraín

Reymond & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources praise experienced partner Alfonso Reymond Larraín for his activity in the Chilean projects arena, with particular expertise noted in concession and construction contracts. One source notes: "He is very active in construction, and he is very experienced."

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Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rafael Vergara co-heads the department is an experienced lawyer and offers particular expertise in mining-related matters. One interviewee notes: "He is a very strong and complete lawyer, and he has a good understanding of various matters affecting this field."

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Band 4

Francisco de la Barra

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Francisco de la Barra offers particular expertise advising on projects related to the transport infrastructure and energy fields. He is described by clients as "an excellent lawyer" and "very dedicated to project finance mandates."

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Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick

Fleischmann y León Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick has long-standing experience advising on infrastructure and construction related matters in both the public and private sectors. Clients highlight: "He has excellent technical and legal knowledge, he is analytical, and always looks for solutions."

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Band 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Sergio Orrego co-heads the department and has experience advising domestic and international clients on the development of industrial, mining and energy projects. Clients state: "He is an excellent professional, and is highly experienced."

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Band 4

Larrain y Asociados Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Of counsel Ricardo Peña possesses significant experience advising on project development, with particular expertise in energy-related projects. He comes recommended by clients for his work in the projects arena in Chile.

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Band 4

Guerrero Olivos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Clemente Pérez co-leads the department and offers particular expertise advising on environmental matters in the projects sphere. He remains a respected figure among market commentators, who highlight his capabilities in this space.

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Band 4

Larraín, Rencoret & Urzúa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Noteworthy partner Felipe Rencoret comes recommended by market sources for his experience in the projects sphere. One source singles him out as "great," commenting: "He is particularly good at project financing."

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Band 4

Carlos Alberto Reyes

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Alberto Reyes is recognised for his expertise in energy-related matters and in oil and gas projects, with proven transactional experience. He is highlighted by market commentators as a "very good lawyer" regarding project development and is singled out for his capabilities in the electric power sector.

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Band 4

Andrés Sanfuentes

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrés Sanfuentes co-leads the department and garners praise from clients, who comment: "He is very knowledgeable, and he always gives the correct advice, supported by a clear and comprehensive legal background." Another client adds: "He is a very experienced projects lawyer with a global viewpoint, which is always helpful."

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Band 4

Juan Pablo Stitchkin

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Pablo Stitchkin comes highly recommended by clients, who report: "He is very accessible and clear in his advice. He understands our issues and has experience in projects of various sizes. He inspires a lot of confidence." He is well versed in advising clients on construction projects.

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Band 5

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Óscar Aitken is highlighted by market sources for his expertise in both project finance and project development. He possesses additional experience advising on contractual matters related to construction and infrastructure.

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Band 5

José Luis Ambrosy

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Luis Ambrosy offers proven experience advising sponsors and developers on project finance and development in the energy and power spheres. Clients report: "He is dedicated, reliable and offers excellent analysis on local matters."

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Band 5

Arteaga | Gorziglia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ignacio Arteaga concentrates his practice in this sector on assisting clients with energy-related projects and related arbitration and environmental issues. He is singled out by market sources as "an expert" in regulatory matters.

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Band 5

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Felipe Arze concentrates his practice in the projects sphere on projects related to energy and natural resources, particularly in the renewable energy space. He is highlighted by market sources for his activity in the project finance arena.

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Band 5

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luisa Núñez possesses significant experience in cross-border deals involving project finance, with additional expertise in regulatory matters. She routinely advises key players from the energy sector. One source states: "I have a very good opinion of her, she is professional, intelligent and always looks for creative solutions."

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Band 5

Guerrero Olivos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by co-head of department Sebastián Yunge commenting: "He is extremely conscientious and has wide-ranging experience. He always adjusts his advice to suit particular issues." He is well equipped to handle the financing of hydroelectric power projects.

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