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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded practice group within a full-service firm, with an established reputation in the energy and natural resources field. Experienced team routinely advises on complex regulatory issues, the drafting and negotiation of PPAs and sector-related litigation. Also demonstrates notable expertise in greenfield project development. BO Paper and Stericycle are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths

One impressed client compliments the service, saying: "The advice is very well explained, with a good foundation and analysis."

Work highlights

Advised Empresa Pública de Medellín on the sale of the local company owning Parque Eólico Los Cururos to an affiliate of AES Gener for a total amount of USD138 million.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise head of department Gonzalo Jiménez 's "great knowledge on electricity law matters," also highlighting his "good judgement." He offers expertise in investments and acquisitions, as well as in regulatory matters in the energy sector.

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Overview

We have actively participated as legal advisors to foreign and local companies in the energy, electricity, gas and drinking water sectors, in structuring joint ventures, in the construction and development of projects, in operational agreements, acquisitions and sales of companies generating, transmitting and distributing electric power, among others. In addition, we have advised clients in the privatization of generating plants and service companies owned by the State.

Our lawyers are experts in local regulations regarding the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and fuels, as well as the regulations applicable to drinking water and gas companies. We also act as legal advisors to participants or financial consultants in structured projects (without allocation of resources) or in financing initiatives for future projects.

We have also advised foreign companies in renewable energy projects involving hydroelectric, solar, wind, biomass and geothermal power, throughout the process of development, financing and obtaining permits, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as conflict resolution.

Other important clients in this area are mining companies and industries that demand energy through purchase agreements which, in recent years, have become increasingly complex and sophisticated in Chile.



Members

Díez, Sergio

Jiménez, Gonzalo

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

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Department location

Avda. Andrés Bello 2711

19th floor

Vitacura

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

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Chile

Energy & Natural Resources


Gonzalo Jiménez
Band 4