Iacobelli, Pablo

Pablo Iacobelli


+56 2 2928 2215

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Group. His practice is focused on the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities, agribusiness, insurance and foreign investment.


  • General Electric on the sale of its subsidiary GE Industrial Solutions to ABB, a Swiss technology leader company, for USD2.6 billion.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • MetLife Chile Seguros de Vida on the acquisition of the company El Bosque 90 owned by a fund managed by Capital Advisors for approx. USD90 million. The underlying asset is the corporate building located at Apoquindo 2929, which has more than 28 thousand m².
  • Yanghe, a subsidiary of the state-owned chinese group Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery, on the acquisition of a 12.5% stake of Viña San Pedro Tarapacá, a Chilean listed company, for approx. USD65 million.
  • Kenon Holdings, IC Power's subsidiary, on the local aspects of the sale of its operations in Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru to I Squared Capital, for USD1.2 billion.
  • Qatar Airways on the acquisition of a 10% stake of LATAM Airlines Group through the subscription of a USD608 million capital increase.
  • Amcor Flexibles, a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, on the acquisition of Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America with manufacturing operations in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Argentina, for USD435 million.
  • Altor and Bain Capital, global private equity funds, on the sale of EWOS, world leader in the production of fish food, to Cargill for USD1.35 billion.
  • 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.
  • Ferrero Group, Italian agribusiness conglomerate, global leader in the production of  branded chocolate and confectionery products, on the acquisition of Hazelnut farmland in Chile.
  • 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 for USD183 million. The acquisition of Nova Austral was done under the bankruptcy of its controlling shareholder Acuinova.
  • Hapag Lloyd on the contribution and combination of Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores' container shipping business into H-L, which thus became the fourth largest shipping company in the world, with approx. USD12 billion in combined annual sales.


  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Lawyer of the Year Award in Insurance, Best Lawyers (2014).
  • Recognized  as Thought Leader in Corporate and M&A, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Investment; Corporate Governance & Compliance, Insurance and Capital Markets, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in M&A, Who's Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, IFLR1000.


  • Director of World Services Group (2015-2018).
  • Officer of the Corporate and M&A Committee, IBA.
  • Past Chair of the Latin America Regional Forum, IBA.
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Foreign Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York (1998).


  • Author of the Chilean chapter in Fiduciary duties in Latin America: Best practices for Board of Directors in times of coronavirus, Clifford Chance (2020).
  • Co-author of the IBA Report on the Future of Work, IBA (2019).
  • Author of numerous legal publications, including the Chilean chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Mergers & Acquisitions (2009-2013).


  • Frequent lecturer in legal seminars, meetings and conferences both in Chile and abroad.

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