Catalina Valenzuela

Associate

cvalenzuelac@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2211



Her profesional practice is focused on the development of energy projects, including negotiation of energy supply and transportation contracts, and natural resources transactions, as well as on corporate and commercial law matters.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Sonnedix, a global solar Independent Power Producer (IPP), on the acquisition of the ARCO renewable energy portfolio, which is comprised by “El Arrayán” operating wind farm, its expansion under development “Carica”; “Conejo” operating photovoltaic power plant, its expansion under development “Librillo”; 13 small distributed generation projects (PMGDs) under operation; “Don Goyo” substation; and a battery energy storage system (BESS), with an aggregate installed capacity of approx. 500 MW, located in different regions of Chile. The transaction also included the mandatory merger control procedure before the National Economic Prosecutor's Office (FNE), which was approved by the FNE without remedies in Phase 1.
  • Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI) on a credit facility agreement and ancillary documents, under Chilean law, with Enerside Solar Chile I for up to USD10.31 million for the development and construction of a PMGD portfolio of photovoltaic solar energy generation projects in Chile. Also, on another tranche for approx. USD2.3 million to finance the associated VAT.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Teaching Assistant of Constitutional Law, Universidad de los Andes (2016-2019).

EDUCATION

  • Law, Universidad de los Andes (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Honor Award for academic excellence, Universidad de los Andes (2016-2017-2018).
  • Award to the best average, Universidad de los Andes (2019).

ADMISSIONS

  • Chile (2022).

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish.
  • English.

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