Carmenmaría Poblete

Associate

cpoblete@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2381

Her professional practice focuses on the advice and strategy on legal, environmental and social issues related to the development of renewable energy projects, mining law and natural resources transactions. Also, she has experience in project finance and negotiations of credit agreements and commercial and corporate law matters, such as joint ventures, due diligence coordination, mergers and acquisitions, contracts negotiation and corporate governance issues.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • CVC Capital Partners on the local aspects of the acquisition of a 20% stake in Gas Natural Fenosa, owned by Repsol, a Spanish oil and gas company for USD4.7 billion (globally).
  • Transelec, through its affiliate Transelec Concesiones, on Transelec's first project finance transaction which consisted on a financing of up to USD375 million for the construction, operation and maintenance of four transmission lines and their related facilities (including substations) awarded to Transelec as part of the expansion of Chile's trunk energy transmission system. The financing was provided by Export Development Canada, KfW Ipex-Bank GmbH and MUFG Bank, and the latter acted as Administrative Agent.
  • Aela Energía in a long-term loan for USD435 million to finance the construction of two wind farms (Aurora and Sarco) that will inject 299 MW to the national grid (SIC and SING), and to refinance the existing loan that Cuel Wind Farm has with China Development Bank.
  • S-Energy on the review and due diligence of a portfolio of eight solar PMGD projects and on the acquisition of La Acacia and Talca PMGD projects.
  • Andes Mainstream on the "Supply Tender Process 2015/01" bidding process, and the successful awarding of 3,366 GWh/year to supply energy to the distribution companies of a total of 12,430 GWh/year.
  • Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy, subsidiary of Shikun & Binui, on the due diligence and purchase of a solar project of approx. 85MW owned by Belectric Chile, subsidiary of Belectric, located in Tarapacá Region. This transaction also included the drafting, negotiation and execution of the share purchase agreement and development services agreement with Belectric, who will continue the development of the solar project until the construction phase.
  • Origin Energy on the due diligence and acquisition of 51% of Energía Austral, a hydroelectric company from Xstrata, for the operation of the hydroelectric power stations Cuervo, Blanco and Cóndor, with an estimated investment of USD4 billion.
  • OPIC and IFC on the financing of Llano de Llampos and San Andrés photovoltaic power plants, owned by Sun Edison, for the construction of two photovoltaic power plants of an app. 150MW combined capacity.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Visiting Attorney, Project Finance Practice, Chadbourne & Parke, Washington D.C. (2014-2015).
  • Teaching assistant of Constitutional Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2006-2013)
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

RELATED AREAS


Education

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Exchange student, University of California, Berkeley (USA) (2007).
  • LL.M. Columbia University Law School (Beca Chile scholarship) (2014).

Admissions

  • Chile (2012).

Languages

  • Spanish.
  • English.


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