Claudio Lizana

Partner

clizana@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2207

His practice focuses on antitrust regulation, merger control, commercial law, merger and acquisitions, securities, corporate and business law.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Bekaert and OTPPB on presenting a merger control notification before the FNE regarding a joint venture between two steel rope wire companies. This case represented the first time that the Antitrust Court accepted unilateral commitments undertaken by the parties.
  • Fresenius Kabi Chile and Laboratorios Sanderson on the defense against a lawsuit submitted by the FNE for an alleged bid rigging collusion. The FNE accused Fresenius Kabi, Sanderson and Laboratorios Biosano of colluding from 1999 to 2013 on several bids conducted by Cenabast (Chilean public institution which centralizes the acquisition of medical products for the public sector).
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines on the defense against a lawsuit submitted by the FNE against several car shipping companies for alleged bid rigging collusion.
  • Lazard, a global asset management firm, on the acquisition of the remaining 50% stake of MBA Lazard, its Latin American financial advisory business.
  • Melón on the sale of Melón Morteros to a subsidiary of the French company Financière Dry Mix Solutions (Parex).
  • CPM and Codelco on a consultation procedure before the Antitrust Court initiated by Empresa Portuaria de Antofagasta, on behalf of the concessionary of the Antofagasta Port.
  • SABMiller on the joint voluntary notification before the FNE, in order to obtain approval regarding its sale to Anheuser-Busch.
  • Thyssenkrupp Elevadores on the preparation of a request for information and depositions for an investigation opened by the FNE for alleged abuse of dominant position. The FNE decided to close the investigation.
  • Mitsui & Co. on the acquisition of a 23.4% equity interest in Salmones Multiexport (Salmex), a subsidiary of Multiexport Foods.
  • Rexel on the sale of its operations in Brazil, Peru and Chile to Sonepar, a French electrical equipment company for USD51 million.
  • Enersis, the main business unit in Latin America of Spanish company Endesa, the largest electric power company in the world, on an approx. USD6 billion capital increase, the largest occured in Chile.
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on the acquisition of a 49.99% stake of Grupo Costanera, the Chilean unit of Italian motorway Operator Atlantia, for USD1,125 million.
  • CTI (Electrolux) on a claim filed by the National Economic Prosecutor against Tecumseh do Brasil and Whirlpool before the Antitrust Court for incurring in cartel practices in order to fix prices of refrigerant compressors. This was the first leniency case in Chile. CTI intervened in the proceeding as a third party, jointly with the National Economic Prosecutor.
  • Codelco and Complejo Portuario Mejillones on the proceeding before the Antitrust Court regarding the requirements of the public tender of Mooring Station N° 1 of the Antofagasta Port.
  • Nextel on the consultation proceedings before the Antitrust Court regarding the effects on competition in the mobile telecommunications market of the On-Net/Off-Net rates and the bundling of products.
  • KDM (Urbaser Danner) on the claim filed by the National Economic Prosecutor against KDM and 22 city halls before the Antitrust Court for allegedly incurring in practices against free competition in the waste disposal market.
  • Sanofi Aventis on a claim filed by Laboratorio Chile against Sanofi Aventis before the Antitrust Court. Laboratorio Chile accused Sanofi Aventis of incurring in allegedly exclusionary conducts by abusing its dominant position through a campaign of discredit regarding the product “Oxaliplatino”.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Recognized in Competition and Antitrust and in Corporate and M&A, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Antitrust and Competition and in Corporate and M&A, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Competition and Antitrust, Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Antitrust, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Competition, Who’s Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Competition and Antitrust and Corporate and M&A, Best Lawyers.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Professor of Economic Law, Universidad de Chile (2013-2014).
  • Member of the Antitrust Committee, Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of K+S Chile (previously Sociedad Punta de Lobos) and Empremar.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter, Overview of Competition Law in Latin America, IBRAC (2016).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of Merger Control, Getting The Deal Through (2012-2016).
  • Co-author of the book “Dumping and Disloyal International Competition” (1995).

SEMINARS

  • Frequent lecturer in seminars and conferences in Chile and abroad.


Education

  • Law, Universidad de Chile.
  • LL.M., Harvard University (1993).
  • Course “Politics of Global Finance”, London School of Economics and Political Science (1993).

Admissions

  • Chile (1990).

Languages

  • Spanish.
  • English.


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