Carmenmaría Poblete

Associate

cpoblete@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2381

Her professional practice focuses on the advice and strategy on legal, environmental and social issues related to the development of renewable energy projects, mining law and natural resources transactions. Also, she has experience in project finance and negotiations of credit agreements and commercial and corporate law matters, such as joint ventures, due diligence coordination, mergers and acquisitions, contracts negotiation and corporate governance issues.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Aela Energía in a long-term loan for USD435 million to finance the construction of two wind farms (Aurora and Sarco) that will inject 299 MW to the national grid (SIC and SING), and to refinance the existing loan that Cuel Wind Farm has with China Development Bank.
  • Sonnedix Chile Holding in the acquisition 70% of the shares of Cox Energy Chile, one of the main subsidiaries of Cox Energy in Chile, who in turn, acquired 30% of the shares of SPV P4, subsidiary of Sonnedix.
  • S-Energy on the review and due diligence of a portfolio of eight solar PMGD projects and on the acquisition of La Acacia and Talca PMGD projects.
  • A syndicate of development financial institutions and Chilean and foreign commercial banks, as lenders, on the financial restructuring of the hydroelectric Alto Maipo project.
  • Andes Mainstream on the “Supply Tender Process 2015/01” bidding process, and the successful awarding of 3,366 GWh/year to supply energy to the distribution companies of a total of 12,430 GWh/year.
  • Trina Solar on the joint venture with Grenergy Renovables for the development, construction and operation of two distributed solar plants.
  • Andes Mainstream and Andes Mainstream Renewable Power on the negotiation of the sale and transfer of its subisidaries AM Eólica Llanquihue and AM Eólica Sarco to Aela Generación, a joint venture company between Mainstream Renewable Power and Actis.
  • Two renewable energy companies on a joint venture for the development, construction and operation of two distributed solar plants. The advice included the negotiation and execution of a Master Investment Agreement, Shareholders Agreement, Share Purchase Agreement, EPC and O&M between the two companies.
  • A customer on the negotiation of a power purchase and supply agreement with the operator of a photovoltaic solar plant.
  • Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy, subsidiary of Shikun & Binui, on the due diligence and purchase of a solar project of approx. 85MW owned by Belectric Chile, subsidiary of Belectric, located in Tarapacá Region. This transaction also included the drafting, negotiation and execution of the share purchase agreement and development services agreement with Belectric, who will continue the development of the solar project until the construction phase.
  • A consortium on the bidding process and sale of water rights as hydroelectric assets to Hidro Aconcagua for USD48 million.
  • Origin Energy on the due diligence and acquisition of 51% of Energía Austral, a hydroelectric company from Xstrata, for the operation of the hydroelectric power stations Cuervo, Blanco and Cóndor, with an estimated investment of USD4 billion.
  • Codelco on the bidding process and purchase of ERNC credits.
  • Andes Mainstream on the financing of a 38MW wind farm project, called Negrete-Cuel, for USD52 million, granted by the China Development Bank.
  • OPIC and IFC on the financing of Llano de Llampos and San Andrés photovoltaic power plants, owned by Sun Edison, for the construction of two photovoltaic power plants of an app. 150MW combined capacity.
  • IFC, BCIE and OFID on a USD150 million approx. of senior secured loan facilities to finance a portfolio of utility-scale solar projects in Honduras (Chadbourne & Parke).
  • Banco Internacional del Perú, Itaú Unibanco Nassau Branch and Bancolombia on a loan for USD120 million to Grupo Gloria to finance the acquisition of an ethanol plant in Peru (Chadbourne & Parke).

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Visiting Attorney, Project Finance Practice, Chadbourne & Parke, Washington D.C. (2014-2015).
  • Teaching assistant of Constitutional Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2006-2013)
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Education

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Exchange student, University of California, Berkeley (USA) (2007).
  • LL.M. Columbia University Law School (Beca Chile scholarship) (2014).

Admissions

  • Chile (2012).

Languages

  • Spanish.
  • English.


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