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Carey

Energy & Natural Resources

2 ranked lawyersBand 1ChileLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Carey is a front-running firm in the Chilean energy and natural resources market. Heavily involved in a diverse range of sectors spanning solar power and wind farms. Boasts lengthy experience advising key energy-focused actors in acquisitions, joint venture transactions, bidding processes and negotiating power purchase agreements, as well as project financing. COPEC is a new client win.

Strengths

"Their team has great experience in energy contracts and in natural resources-related regulatory matters," notes a client.

Interviewees praise Carey's performance, stating: "Even in very complex situations, their team has always helped us to meet our goals by providing swift answers. They also interact well with other departments in order to provide the most complete answers possible. They have a great reputation internationally."

Work highlights

Carey assisted State Grid International Development with the USD2.5 billion acquisition of Sempra Energy's stake in Chilquinta Energy and its distribution and transmission subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

"Excellent" partner José Miguel Bustamante is "very good and well respected," according to a client. An interviewee adds: "He is very professional, delivers his work in a timely manner and has a long-term insight into business issues." A market observer endorses his work in M&A, PPAs and projects in the energy sector.

Juan Francisco Mackenna is highlighted by a client, who remarks on his work, saying: "If anything could become a problem for us, he is able to identify and defuse it before it happens." He is active in the Chilean power market.

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Overview

Carey has extensive experience advising on energy projects and infrastructure works regarding this industry. Carey's Energy practice has been part of some of the country’s major energy, gas and oil projects including coal, natural gas, hydroelectric power, LNG projects, solar, wind, geothermal, and FSRU and FSU projects, advising developers and financial entities.

Carey offers a full range of services including regulatory issues, project development, and negotiation of energy supply agreements, infrastructure use agreements, project financing, mergers and acquisitions and also joint ventures.

The firm has also advised bidders and tenderers in various bidding processes, both public and private, for electricity, oil and gas , as well as for the construction of electric transmission lines.

In the regulatory field, Carey has extensive experience advising members of the Congress and the Ministry of Energy on important bills, such as Law 20/25, the bill to create the “Electric Public Highway” to promote a better transmission capacity, the law that facilitated the SIC – SING interconnection, as well as day-to-day advice for various trade associations and unions.

Energy & Natural Resources

Carey

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Location

Isidora Goyenechea 2800,

43rd Floor,

Las Condes

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

755-0647

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Chile

Energy & Natural Resources


José Miguel Bustamante
Band 2
Juan Francisco Mackenna
Band 3