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What the team is known for Noteworthy regional firm with an active presence in the Chilean projects sphere. Routinely acts as counsel to relevant domestic and international clients on bidding processes for public concessions, as well as the financing and construction of renewable energy and mining projects. Team possesses additional expertise in the acquisition and disposal of assets, and the negotiation of PPA, EPC and O&M agreements. Empresa Portuaria de San Antonio 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: "The team provides a very good client service, as well as a group of knowledgeable lawyers with well-earned expertise in the area."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Antofagasta Minerals in the sale of Centinela Transmisión, which owns three transmission lines, to Red Eléctrica Chile for an approximate value of USD117 million.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Andrés Sanfuentes comes recommended by clients, who report: "He is an experienced projects lawyer." He continues to advise leading local clients on the financing, development and operation of infrastructure projects, while also providing experience in the public concessions arena.

Carlos Alberto Reyes possesses significant experience representing clients from the natural resources and oil and gas fields on the preparation and negotiation of PPA and EPC contracts. He is described by sources as "a great lawyer who is very good at advising on the acquisition of new projects."

Well-regarded partner Juan Paulo Bambach maintains a strong presence assisting local and international energy and natural resource companies with project finance transactions.

Experienced partner and co-chair of the firm Marcelo Armas possesses extensive experience assisting clients with the financing and development of projects. Peers attest to his standing in the market, with one describing him as a "recognisable lawyer who is active across the area."