Felipe Astaburuaga


+56 2 2928 2231

His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and general practice.


  • Tianqi Lithium Corporation on the agreement to acquire a 24% stake of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile for approx. USD4.07 billion. Closing is subject to regulatory and other customary authorizations in this type of transactions.
  • UnitedHealth Group on the negotiation and closing of the financial derivatives necessary for 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.
  • Banco de Crédito e Inversiones on the purchase and regulatory approving before the SBIF, Chilean Central Bank and the Federal Reserve, of the City National Bank of Florida, the second largest bank in Miami, for USD946.9 million. This transaction was the largest Chilean investment in the U.S.
  • Macquarie Bank on structuring and perfectioning a Chilean security package for a USD10 million loan to Laguna Gold to refinance the original USD12.5 million original loan for the acquisition and further development of Chilean companies Sociedad Contractual Minera El Toqui and El Toqui Energía.
  • Albemarle, a global leading chemical company, on taking full control of Sales de Magnesio from SQM Salar, an affiliate of the Chilean chemical company SQM.
  • Mesoamerica, a leading M&A advisory and private equity firm in Latin America focused on Central America and the Andean Region, on the due diligence process and acquisition of a majority stake of Unifood, a leading group in the Chilean fast-food industry. Unifood owns and operates brands the Pedro Juan & Diego, Pollo Stop, Fuente Nicanor and XS Market, with more than 120 stores in Chile.


  • Teaching Assistant of Tax Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2014-2015).
  • Teaching Assistant of Introduction to the Common Law of Contracts, Universidad de Chile (2011).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


  • Law, Universidad de Católica de Chile (Magna Cum Laude).
  • Academic Certificate on Economic and Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2014).


  • Chile (2015).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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