Giannina Veniú

+56 2 2928 2209

Her practice focuses on representing Chilean and foreign clients in various kinds of mergers & acquisitions transactions, including tender offers, private equity and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, securities regulation and corporate governance.


  • Asset AGF on the structuring and formation of the public funds, Fondo de Inversión Asset Rentas Comerciales Vivo and Fondo de Inversión Asset Deuda Vivo, both for approx. USD30 million. Also, on its registration before the Financial Market Commision, agreements, internal regulation and corporate governance, negotiation with the fund's shareholders and the invesment of the funds in VivoCorp.
  • International Finance Corporation on an investment in an asset-backed bond, issued by Compañía Agropecuaria Copeval, to develop "green" agriculture, including the negotiation of an investment agreement and the local documentation for the bond issuance. Additionally, on a USD10 million investment in commercial papers issued by Fondo Esperanza, a microfinance entity that supports vulnerable sectors in Chile, especially women microentrepreneurs, becoming the first “social” and gender focused debt securities in the Chilean capital market.
  • Avante Financial Group, a Chilean-Colombian private equity firm, on the acquisition of two retirement facilities located in Santiago, from Ambar Residence Group for approx. USD35,5 million, and the lease of the operations to Acalis, an international retirement communities operator. The transaction also involved the financing of the deal by Principal Financial Group.
  • Teck Resources on the acquisition of an additional 13.5% participation of Compañía Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca (QB) through the purchase of Inversiones Mineras, a private Chilean company part of the Hurtado group. The acquisition leaves Teck with a 90% of participation in QB, and ENAMI, a Chilean state-owned company, with a 10% preferential participation.
  • Falabella on a capital increase and secondary shares offering for a total of USD800 million, of which USD380 million were newly issued shares and USD160 million were secondary shares. The shares were placed through a public auction on the Santiago Stock Exchange, also involving an international private placement (144A/RegS).
  • Christus Health and Universidad Católica de Chile on the implementation of a joint venture for the financing, operation and development of UC Christus, the largest private healthcare network in Chile, which is the owner of Clínica San Carlos de Apoquindo, among other assets. During the last phase of the project, we advised on the corporate structuring of the contribution of relevant assets to the joint venture.
  • Standard & Poor's during its installation process in Chile, including its incorporation, compliance issues and registration as a risk rating agency before the Financial Market Commission (CMF). In addition, on all of its regulatory matters, including the elaboration of agreements with clients, suppliers and labor issues.
  • Codelco on a tax restructuring and settlement in a dispute with Anglo American for over USD6 billion. Also, on a loan agreement to its subsidiary Gacrux for approx. USD874 million with Oriente Copper Netherlands, subsidiary of Mitsui group, to refinance a bridge loan signed by both parties to finance the indirect purchase of Gacrux's shares in Anglo American Sur. Additionally, on the USD6.75 billion financing granted by Mitsui & Co. for the purchase of 49% of Anglo American Sur.


  • Teaching Assistant of International Commercial Law, Universidad de Chile (2009).


  • Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Outstanding Internship Award, Judicial Assistance Corporation.


  • Chile (2011).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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