Juan Francisco Mackenna

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Practice Areas

Energy, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure and Projects. Emphasis in all related regulatory, development, structuring, financing and construction matters, M&A, O&M, PPAs, GSAs, service agreements, NCRE, transmission, distribution, permits and regulatory litigation.


At Carey since 1997, partner since 2007. Co-head of the Energy, Infrastructure and Projects’ Groups. Council member WEC and ACERA, Past-President Auscham and IBA’s Power Law Committee. Founder APEMEC. “Lawyer of the Year” in Energy, Best Lawyers (2016). Invited Scholar, Mining and Energy Master Programme, Universidad Externado, Colombia. Thought Leader, Who’s Who (2019).

Professional Memberships

Chilean Bar Association, IBA, World Energy Council (WEC) and ACERA (Chilean Renewable and Storage Energy Association)


Universidad Católica (JD, 1997). LL.M., Duke University (2000). Negotiation, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard University (2000).