Bobadilla, Sophia

Sophia Bobadilla

Associate

sbobadilla@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2381

Her practice focuses on the areas of energy and infrastructure project development, energy related tenders, negotiation and drafting of supply agreements (energy and gas), interconnection and transmission agreements, and regulatory matters of the Chilean electric industry, with a special focus on renewable energies.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Teck Quebrada Blanca, a Chilean affiliate of Teck Resources Limited, on a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with AES Gener, to supply the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 copper project in Chile. This agreement will allow the conversion to renewable energy for approx. half the power required for its operation and it will be effective from 2022 and valid until 2042.
  • OPDEnergy, through its subsidiary OPDEnergy Generación, on the borrower's due diligence process and subsequent financing for approx. USD103 million granted by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (senior loan) and Banco Security (VAT loan), for the development and construction of two non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) projects, consisting of the PV solar plant Sol de Los Andes of 104.3 MWp and La Estrella wind farm of 50 MW, that will serve the 2015/1 Tender PPAs with the electricity distribution companies.
  • Mainstream Renewable Power Chile, through its subsidiary Cóndor Energía, on a financing for approx. USD580 million granted by CaixaBank, DNB, KfW IPEX-Bank, Natixis, SMBC and Société Generale for the development and construction of the Cóndor project, composed by four renewable energy projects: Tchamma, Cerro Tigre and Escondido in the north of Chile, and Alena in the south, including the construction of transmission lines, electrical substations and switchyard substations.
  • American General Life Insurance Company and other foreign institutional investors on a USD412 million private offering by Inversiones Latin America Power, to refinance the existing financing of the San Juan and Totoral wind farms (with a combined capacity of 230 MWp).
  • S-Energy on the review and due diligence of a portfolio of five solar PMGD projects (Diego de Almagro, Jahuel, Laurel, El Sauce and El Roble), their acquisition and construction.
  • San Juan (Latin American Power) on the execution of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with Metro, a state-owned company that operates Santiago’s subway. As of 2018, 60% of Metro’s energy consumption will be supplied by non-conventional renewable energies.
  • Codelco on the international tender process, awarding and negotiation of the resulting contracts, for the supply of liquid fuels to its eight operative divisions along the country during the 2015-2020 term, for an estimated annual amount of USD450 million.
  • Codelco on the negotiation of a gas purchase and sale agreement with Endesa and partial assignment of Codelco’s rights in the TUA with GNL Mejillones to Endesa for approx. USD45 million.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Senior Associate (admitted in Chile, not admitted in Australia), Herbert Smith Freehills, Melbourne, Australia (2017-2018).
  • Research Associate, Institute for Policy Integrity, New York (2012).
  • Law Clerk, Litigation Group, Carey (2006).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of "Foreign Investments in South America: A Comprehensive Guide to Infrastructure and the Legal Environment", American Bar Association Publishing (2017).
  • Co-author of "Electricity Projects & Regulation", Latin Lawyer (2015-2016).

RELATED AREAS


Education

  • Law, Universidad de Católica de Chile.
  • Degree in Administrative Economic Law, Law School, Universidad Católica de Chile (2010).
  • Master in Environmental Law, New York University (Beca Chile scholarship) (2012).
  • Honor Scholarship, Universidad Católica de Chile (2006).

Admissions

  • Chile (2009).

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English.


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