Cristián Eyzaguirre

Partner

ceyzaguirre@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2209

His practice focuses on advising local and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital. The foregoing is combined with an extensive practice on joint ventures, shareholders agreements and corporate governance in general. With respect to capital markets, he advises issuers, investors and brokers, with a special focus on fund formation, structuring, registration and management of investment funds.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • UnitedHealth Group on the acquisition of Banmédica, a Chilean healthcare company, for USD2.8 billion. Banmédica has operations in health insurance, healthcare and medical rescue businesses, with presence in Chile, Colombia and Peru.
  • Antofagasta Railway Company and Inversiones Punta de Rieles, subsidiaries of Antofagasta PLC, on the sale of 100% of the shares of Aguas de Antofagasta, a company dedicated to the production of drinking water and treatment and disposal of sewage in northern Chile, to Empresas Públicas de Medellín, a Colombian business group, for USD965 million.
  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation, a Canadian investment fund, on the sale of the 50% stake in Autopista Central to Abertis Infraestructuras, for USD1 billion.
  • Christus Health, a not-for-profit institution and one of the ten largest healthcare operators on the US, on the acquisition of 50% of Red Salud UC, the largest private healthcare group in Chile, owned by Universidad Católica de Chile, and on the negotiation of corporate governance issues.
  • Christus Health on the purchase of 50% of Clínica San Carlos de Apoquindo.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) on an investment of USD140 million in Consorcio Financiero, a Chilean holding, to support its growth and regional expansion.
  • IFC on the sale of 8.76% in Inversiones Magallanes, an insurance company with operations in Chile and Peru, through a tender offer launched by Inversiones HDI, an affiliate of the German Group Talanx.
  • IFC on the acquisition of 5% of the shares of Corpbanca.
  • Codelco on the acquisition, through its subsidiary Acrux, of 29.5% of the property of Anglo American Sur for USD2.8 billion, and the financing of the deal by Mitsui.
  • Codelco on the issuance of 10-year bonds for USD400 million approx. (UF10 million) in the local market. This bond is the comeback of Codelco after more than 10 years to the local bond market.
  • Teck on a USD3.5 billion joint venture with Goldcorp that will combine their Chilean assets, Relincho and El Morro respectively, into Corridor Project.
  • IM Trust – Credicorp Capital and JP Morgan Securities on the secondary offering of 6% of Cencosud, owned by the Paulmann family, both in the local market and as ADS in the United States, for USD458 million.
  • Standard & Poor’s Chile Clasificadora de Riesgo on its incorporation in Chile and registration as a rating agency, both with the Securities and Insurance Superintendence (SVS) and the Banking Superintendence, and the compliance of regulatory matters.
  • Goldman Sachs on the registration of a local bond denominated in pesos (Huaso Bond) for USD1 billion.
  • Quantum Pacific Exploration, a mineral exploration company, on signing explorations agreements in the north of Chile with Barrick Gold and Asset Chile Mining Exploration Investment Fund.
  • Danaher Corporation on the acquisition of Aguas Industriales (Aguasin) and Termodinámica.
  • Danaher Corporation on the acquisition of 100% of M-Dent, a leader in the Chilean dental health supply and distribution industry.
  • Fundación Ciencia y Vida on the financing, strategic partnerships and internationalization of its entrepreneurships in biotechnology.
  • Genesis Ventures, a private investment fund, on several investments in technology startups, and on the management of its investment fund.
  • The controlling group of Falabella on the preparation of their new shareholders´agreement that regulates the corporate governance of the company.
  • Ministry of Economy on drafting the regulation of the Law 20,659: “Companies incorporated in one day” enacted in 2013.
  • Ministry of Finance on drafting the bill project for the New Regulation on Corporations, enacted in 2012.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Winner in the Investment Funds category, Leading Lawyers, Idealis (2014).
  • Recognized in Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets, Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global.
  • Recognized in Corporate/ M&A, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A, Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Corporate/M&A, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance; Corporate/M&A, and Corporate Governance, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Corporate/M&A, Who’s Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets and Private Equity, IFLR1000.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA).
  • Member of the International Section and Latin America Council of the New York State Bar Association.
  • Member of the Aliança de Advocacia Empresarial (ALAE).
  • Professor of Mergers & Acquisitions, Universidad Los Andes (2017).
  • Member of the Commission for the new Commercial Regulation in Chile (2016-2017).
  • Professor of Mergers & Acquisitions, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2009-2015).
  • Foreign Associate, Corporate Group, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Sao Paulo (third quarter of 2006).
  • Foreign Associate, M&A Group, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York (2005-2006).
  • Professor of Commercial Law and Corporations, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (2004-2011).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the International Bar Association.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author of “Proposal to Facilitate the Merger of Chilean Companies into a Foreign Company”, Estudios de Derecho Comercial en Sextas Jornadas Chilenas de Derecho Comercial, Ediciones UC (2017).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Private Equity, Getting the Deal Through (2017).
  • Co-author of “Transactions with related parties in public corporations”, Actualidad Jurídica, year XVI, N°31, Universidad del Desarrollo (2015).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Mergers & Acquisitions, Getting the Deal Through (2009-2013).
  • Co-author of Chilean chapter in Securities World, The European Lawyer, London (2007).
  • Co-author of Chilean chapter in Directors’ Liability: A Worldwide Review, Kluwer Law International, Netherlands (2006).
  • Co-author of Chilean chapter in International Stock Purchase Acquisitions, American Bar Association, Chicago (2006).
  • Co-author of Chilean chapter in Merger Control Worldwide, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2005).

SEMINARS

  • Frequent panelist in legal seminars and conferences in Chile and abroad.


Education

  • Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Master in Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center (2002).

Admissions

  • Chile (2001).

Languages

  • Spanish.
  • English.
  • Portuguese.


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