Sophia Bobadilla

Associate

sbobadilla@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2381

Her practice focuses on the area of energy project development, including tenders to construct new transmission works and tenders to supply electric distribution companies, energy supply, interconnection and transmission contracts and legal advice in the regulation of the Chilean electric industry, with a special focus on renewable energies.

Currently she is working as a senior associate (admitted in Chile, not admitted in Australia) in Herbert Smith Freehills at Melbourne, Australia.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • San Juan (Latin American Power) on the execution of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with Metro, a state-owned company that operates Santiago’s subway. As of 2018, 60% of Metro’s energy consumption will be supplied by non-conventional renewable energies.
  • Pattern Energy on permanent legal advice and support in all corporate and energy related matters.
  • Banco Security and Banco Consorcio, as lenders, on the financing of two photovoltaic facilities (PMGD) known as “Marchigüe” and “La Esperanza”, as well as the Value Added Tax associated with the construction of such facilities.
  • To important mining companies, energy companies and investment banks, as tendering companies, bidders and lenders, respectively, in private and public tender processes to purchase and supply capacity and energy through long term agreements.
  • To relevant solar and wind energy generation companies on the negotiations of the PPAs and interconnection agreements, for the development of their projects in Chile.
  • Codelco on the international tender process, awarding and negotiation of the resulting contracts, for the supply of liquid fuels to its eight operative divisions along the country during the 2015-2020 term, for an estimated annual amount of USD450 million.
  • Codelco on the negotiation of a gas purchase and sale agreement with Endesa and partial assignment of Codelco’s rights in the TUA with GNL Mejillones to Endesa for approx. USD45 million.
  • Latin America Power on the “SIC 213/03-2°” bidding process, and successful awarding of 504GWh/year to supply energy to the distribution companies. This was the first process that allowed offers in an hourly basis, facilitating the participation of non-conventional renewable energies.
  • SunEdison on the negotiation of the PPA, interconnection agreement and related contracts with CAP to connect a PV solar power project of 100MW of installed capacity, the largest photovoltaic plant in Latin America.
  • LKS Energía on a PPA and related contracts with the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO) in order to provide solar energy for the astronomical observatory La Silla through two photovoltaic plants.
  • Terna on the tender process carried out by Enel Green Power for the construction of a transmission line of 220Kv to evacuate the energy of the first Geothermal project in Chile.
  • Latin America Power on the negotiation and due diligence for the acquisition of two hydropower projects in Chile for a total capacity of 100MW.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Research Associate, Institute for Policy Integrity, New York (2012).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author of “Electricity Projects & Regulation”, Latin Lawyer (2015-2016).

RELATED AREAS


Education

  • LL.M. in Environmental Law, New York University (Beca Chile scholarship) (2012).
  • Degree in Administrative Economic Law, Law School, Universidad Católica de Chile (2010).
  • Law, Universidad de Católica de Chile (2006 Honor Scholarship).

Admissions

  • Chile (2009).

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English.


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