Cristián Eyzaguirre

Partner

ceyzaguirre@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2209

His practice focuses on representing local and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions of companies, asset acquisitions, fund formation, structuring, registration and management of funds, and investment in portfolio companies, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, corporate governance and securities regulation (for issuers, investors, brokers and other market players).

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • UnitedHealth Group in the acquisition of Banmédica, a Chilean healthcare company, for USD2.8 billion. Banmédica has operations in the health insurance, healthcare and medical rescue businesses, with presence in Chile, Colombia and Peru.
  • Codelco on the issuance of 10-year bonds for USD400 million approx. (UF10 million) in the local market. This bond is the comeback of Codelco after more than 10 years to the local bond market.
  • IM Trust – Credicorp Capital and JP Morgan Securities on the secondary offering of shares representing the 6% of Cencosud, owned by the Paulmann family (controlling shareholder of 59.7%), both in the local market and as ADS in the United States, for USD458 million.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC), on an investment of USD140 million in Consorcio Financiero, a Chilean holding, to support its growth and regional expansion.
  • Equitas Capital on creating a fund management company, presentations and approvals from the Chilean securities regulator, application of funds provided by the Chilean Production Development Agency (Corfo), management of investment funds and on their relationship with investors.
  • Christus Health, a not-for-profit institution and one of the ten largest healthcare operators on the US, on the acquisition of 50% of Red Salud UC, the largest private healthcare group in Chile, owned by Universidad Católica de Chile, and on the negotiation of corporate governance issues.
  • Standard & Poor’s Chile Clasificadora de Riesgo on its organization in Chile, including constant support during the process of incorporation, compliance and registration as a rating agency, both with the Securities and Insurance Superintendence (SVS). Additionally, we advised S&P Chile on all regulatory matters with the SVS and SBIF, including the preparation of agreements with clients, suppliers and labor matters.
  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation, a Canadian investment fund, on the sale of the 50% stake in Autopista Central to Abertis Infraestructuras, for USD1 billion.
  • Antofagasta Railway Company and Inversiones Punta de Rieles, subsidiaries of Antofagasta PLC, on the sale of 100% of the shares of Aguas de Antofagasta, a company dedicated to the production of drinking water and treatment and disposal of sewage in northern Chile, to Empresas Públicas de Medellín, a Colombian business group, for USD965 million.
  • Teck on a USD3.5 billion joint venture with Goldcorp that will combine their Chilean assets, Relincho and El Morro respectively, into Corridor Project.
  • Graña y Montero on the acquisition of the 44% of Adexus, an IT company providing innovative solutions development and implementation with offices in Chile, Peru and Ecuador.
  • Fundación Ciencia y Vida on the financing, strategic partnerships and internationalization of its entrepreneurships in biotechnology.
  • Genesis Ventures, a private investment fund, on several investments in technology startups, and in the management of its investment fund.
  • IFC in the sale of 8.76% of the interest it owned in Inversiones Magallanes, an insurance company with operations in Chile and in Peru, through a tender offer for 100% of Magallanes shares, made by Inversiones HDI, an affiliate of the German Group Talanx.
  • Quantum Pacific Exploration, a mineral exploration company, on the signing of an agreement with Asset Chile Mining Exploration Investment Fund, to co-finance an exploration program in northern Chile.
  • Danaher Corporation, a U.S. public conglomerate, on the acquisition of 100% of M-Dent, a leader in the Chilean dental health supply and distribution industry.
  • Ministry of Economy on the drafting of the regulation of the Law 20,659: “Companies incorporated in one day”.
  • Codelco on the acquisition, through its subsidiary Acrux, of a stake of the property of Anglo American Sur, and the financing of the deal (given by Mitsui).
  • IFC in the subscription of 5% of the shares of Corpbanca.
  • Zurich on its association with Santander in their bancassurance business in Latin America.
  • Ministry of Finance on the drafting of the bill project for the New Regulation on Corporations, enacted in 2012.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Winner in the Investment Funds category, Leading Lawyers, Idealis (2014).
  • Recognized in Corporate, M&A and in Insurance, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance; Corporate and M&A; Corporate Governance; Insurance Law and Investment, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Who’s Who Legal.
  • Recognized as one of the “20 lawyers to watch”, Revista Capital.
  • Recognized as one of the “38 successful young Chileans in different professions”, Diario Financiero.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Commission for the new Commercial Regulation in Chile (2016-2017).
  • Member of the International Bar Association.
  • Member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA).
  • Professor of Mergers & Acquisitions, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2009-2015).
  • Professor of Commercial Law and Corporations, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (2004-2011).
  • Foreign associate, Corporate Group, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Sao Paulo (third quarter of 2006).
  • Foreign associate, M&A Group, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York (2005-2006).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • He has taught courses on securities and mergers and acquisitions in other universities.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Private Equity, Getting the Deal Through (2017).
  • Co-author of “Transactions with related parties in public corporations”, Actualidad Jurídica, year XVI, N°31, Universidad del Desarrollo (2015).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Mergers & Acquisitions, Getting the Deal Through (2009-2013).
  • Co-author of Securities World, The European Lawyer, London (2007).
  • Co-author of Directors’ Liability: A Worldwide Review, Kluwer Law International, Netherlands (2006).
  • Co-author of International Stock Purchase Acquisitions, American Bar Association, Chicago (2006).
  • Co-author of Merger Control Worldwide, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2005).

SEMINARS

  • Frequent panelist in legal seminars and conferences in Chile and abroad.


Education

  • Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center (2002).

Admissions

  • Chile (2001).

Languages

  • Spanish.
  • English.
  • Portuguese.


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