His practice focuses on corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and international arbitration.
El Puerto de Liverpool, owner and operator of retail stores and shopping centers in Mexico, on the negotiation to make a tender offer (OPA) of up to 100% of the shares issued by Ripley (owned by Calderón family in a 52.98%). The deal finally didn’t end successfully.
Enersis, the main business unit in Latin America of Spanish company Endesa, the largest electric power company in the world, on a approx. USD6 billion capital increase, the largest occured in Chile.
Republic of Chile on an interpretation proceeding pursued by Victor Pey and Fundación Presidente Allende before the same ICSID arbitrational panel which rendered an award favorable to Chile in October of 2016. In such award, the panel found that Chile did not owe anything to the claimants for the confiscation of a newspaper (El Clarín) which took place in the early seventies and which claimants allege Mr. Pey had owned. Claimants have been unsuccessfully seeking a compensation of US$799 million since the early nineties in several proceedings before ICSID.
Compañía Teck Quebrada Blanca in the expansion of its hypogene project for USD6.2 billion.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Lifetime Achievement Award, Latin Lawyer (2016).
Lawyer of the Year Award in Investment, Best Lawyers (2015).
Law Firm Leader of the Year in Latin America, Latin Lawyer (2008).
Lifetime Achievement Award, Chambers and Partners (2007).
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Corporate, M&A and in Arbitration, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Legal 500.
Recognized in Arbitration, LACCA.
Recognized in Arbitration and Mediation; Corporate and M&A; International Arbitration and Investment, Best Lawyers.
ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Conciliator of the Center for the Settlement of International Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington D.C., designated by the Chilean Government (2005-2011; 2011-2016 and 2017-2023).
Member of the panel of arbitrators of the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Santiago.
Chairman of Moneda Chile Fund, Vice-Chairman of AFP Provida, Quebrada Blanca and Enaex, and Chairman of corporations such as Masisa and Cemento Melón. He is also Chairman of Instituto Libertad, Corporación del Patrimonio Cultural and of Centro de Estudios Internacionales of the Universidad Católica.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Member of the International Bar Association.
Member of the Inter-American Bar Association.
Former chairman of the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce.
Former chairman of the Canada Chile Chamber of Commerce.
Former member of the board of AMCHAM.
Former staff attorney, for three years, of both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington D.C., USA.
Former professor of Economic Law at the Universidad Católica de Chile.
Vice-Chairman of the Center for American and International Law, Dallas, USA.
Author of legal publications, including “Debt to Equity Conversion: a Chilean Legal View” (1990).
Frequent lecturer in legal seminars, meetings and conferences both in Chile and abroad.