Jaime Coutts

Associate

jcoutts@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2206

His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, international trade, capital markets, foreign investment and general practice.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Salmones Camanchaca, a subsidiary of Compañía Pesquera Camanchaca, a Chilean publicly held corporation dedicated to the breeding, production, commercialization and export of salmon and trout, on a due diligence for its simultaneous IPOs in the stock exchanges of Oslo and Santiago.
  • Scotiabank on the further merger of BBVA into Scotiabank Chile, resulting in the latter becoming the third largest private bank in Chile. The acquisition and the following merger required regulatory approvals in Chile (SBIF, CMF and FNE) and Canada.
  • Guerbet, a leading French pharmaceutical company, on the local aspects of the acquisition of the contrast media and delivery systems business of Mallinckrodt.
  • Camil Alimentos, a Brazilian company, one of the leading food corporations in Latin America and owner of Empresas Tucapel, on the local aspects of its IPO in the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.
  • VTR on the sale of its 50% stake in CNN Chile to Turner Latin America. Through this acquisition, Turner Latin America is now the sole owner of CNN Chile.
  • Precision Pulley & Idler, a US market leader in the production and commercialization of components for conveyor systems, with manufacturing operations in the US and Canada, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Clark Ingeniería y Desarrollo, one of Chile’s market leaders in manufacturing and commercialization of equipment, components and spare parts for conveyor systems. This was the first acquisition by PPI outside of North America.
  • Team Foods, a Colombian business group, on the acquisition of BredenMaster, Chile's frozen pre-baked bakery products and pastries market leader, as well as BredenMaster Perú and Distribuidora de Productos Alimenticios Los Guindos.
  • EWOS, a Norwegian fish food supplier for the aquaculture industry, on the acquisition of the Chilean fish farming company Nova Austral and its subsidiary Comercial Austral. The acquisition of Nova Austral was done under the bankruptcy of its controlling shareholder Acuinova.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Teaching Assistant of History of Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2009-2011).
  • Teaching Assistant of Economic Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2009-2014).
  • Teaching Assistant of Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2015).

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author of the IBA Report on the Future of Work, IBA (2019).


Education

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Exchange Student, University College Dublin, Ireland (2013).
  • LL.M., The University of Chicago (2019).

Admissions

  • Chile (2015).

Languages

  • Spanish.
  • English.


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