Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Corporate / Mergers and Acquisition / Capital Markets Group. Mr. Valdés concentrates his practice in corporate matters, with an emphasis in cross-border, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, debt financing, capital market and derivative transactions. He is an advisor for JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Bank, LarraínVial and BanChile Citi on acquisitions, capital markets and derivative transactions. He represents also infrastructure funds, such as Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Brookfield Infrastructure and Borealis Infrastructure in the acquisition, restructuring and financing of infrastructure projects related to water utilities, toll roads, energy projects and health care.
Awards and Recognitions
- Recognized as Leading Individual in Banking and Finance and Capital Markets; Corporate / M&A, Chambers Latin America.
- Recognized in Corporate / M&A and in Capital Markets, Latin Lawyer 250.
- Recognized as Leading Lawyer for Corporate / M&A, PLC Which Lawyer, Practical Law Company.
- Recognized as Leading Private Practitioner in Corporate / M&A and Capital Markets, LACCA.
- Recognized in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A and Investment, Best Lawyers.
- Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
- LL.M, University of Chicago (1996).
Author of specialized publications on corporate governance, merger and acquisitions, international finance among others.
Activities and Memberships
- Professor of Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2005-2013).
- Board Member of the Centro Nacional de Arbitraje (CNA).
- Foreign Associate, Shearman & Sterling (New York, 1996-1997).
Spanish and English.
Recent Representative Experience
- Liverpool, owner and operator of retail stores and shopping centers in Mexico, in its Association Agreement with the controllers of Chilean retail multinational Ripley, for which Liverpool will make a tender offer valued at USD1.2 billion.
- Amcor Flexibles, a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, in the acquisition of Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America with manufacturing operations in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Argentina, for USD435 million. The seller was Techpack, a publicly traded Chilean corporation controlled by the Luksic Group.
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