Market: Chile

Australian miner enters Chile with Sierra Gorda buy

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago and UK-Australian firm Herbert Smith Freehills have helped Australian miner South32 buy a stake in Chilean copper mine Sierra Gorda from Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo in a deal worth over US$2 billion.

19 October 2021

Energy company gets financing to build Chile’s largest solar plant

Five offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and Larrain y Asociados in Santiago have helped Chilean energy company Generadora Metropolitana obtain a financing package worth US$987 million.

18 October 2021

Barros & Errázuriz appoints mining head with BMAJ hire

Chile’s Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has hired a lawyer from Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados as partner and to lead its mining practice.

12 October 2021

América Móvil and Liberty combine Chilean operations

Mexican telecommunications company América Móvil has enlisted three offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago to enter into a joint venture agreement with Liberty Latin America to combine their respective Chilean operations, Claro Chile and VTR.

11 October 2021

Chilean building material company acquires US counterpart

Chilean pre-fabricated building manufacturer Tecno Fast has hired Claro & Cía in Santiago to acquire 100% of its US counterpart Triumph Modular for US$68.5 million.

07 October 2021

Guiding the return to office

The post-pandemic return to the office presents novel hurdles for in-house counsel, so GCs should avoid getting tangled up in the quickly changing consensus by staying abreast of the latest regulations and implementing measures that go beyond the standard, both in the workplace as well as at home.

04 October 2021

Chile taps international market with US$2.1 billion social bonds

Linklaters in New York and Morales & Besa in Santiago have helped the Republic of Chile issue US$2.1 billion worth of social bonds in separate euro and US dollar-denominated tranches.

04 October 2021

Chilean company gets acquisition financing for Colbún assets

Chilean renewables company Alfa Desarrollo has relied on several White & Case LLP offices to raise US$1.1 billion in a debt issuance, the proceeds of which it will use to fund its purchase of assets from Colbún Transmisión.

01 October 2021

BCI gets green light to launch in Peru

Chile’s BCI has enlisted Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in Lima to help it obtain regulatory approval for the incorporation of its Peruvian finance subsidiary, which brings the Chilean bank one step closer to launching operations in Peru next year.

30 September 2021

Globalvía acquires Chilean motorway projects from Brookfield

Spanish transport concessionaire Globalvía has hired Barros & Errázuriz Abogados to purchase a minority stake in two Chilean motorway projects from Canadian investor Brookfield Americas Infrastructure.

29 September 2021

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