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Work +562 2280 5000
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Fax +562 2280 5001
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Web:
www.prieto.cl

Juan Tagle

Tel:
Work (56 2) 2280 5033
Email:
Prieto Abogados

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources , M&A and Project Finance.

Position

Partner.

Career

Juan Tagle has been a partner of Prieto since 2005 and joined the firm in 1998.

He is the head of the Mergers and Acquisitions area and is also active in the Firm’s Financial and Energy and Natural Resources groups.

In the last few years, he has been actively involved in diverse M&A transactions, with an outstanding leadership role in counseling an important local economic group in more than 50 acquisitions and mergers of supermarket chains throughout the country, as well as counseling domestic and international clients in transactions for the acquisition and merger of companies of the most diverse lines of business.

In the financial sphere, he has been involved in important domestic and international financial transactions (syndicated loans and project financing), financial restructuring, security market transactions, including takeover bids and bond issuing.

He is also permanently involved in counseling clients in the energy and natural resource sectors, on matters such as power plant construction projects, the negotiation of gas and electricity purchase contracts, joining ventures and bidding.

In the last few years, he has been extremely active in the port sector, counseling Public Port Companies and private companies in the regulatory and administrative aspects of diverse port bidding processes, such as the negotiation of the respective contracts.

He earned his law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 1990. In 1991 he worked in the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency. Between 1994 and 1996 he was a partner of the law firm Tagle, Cifuentes & Cía., and studied for a postgraduate degree at the University of Chicago, United States (LLM, 1997)

He worked at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York, 1997-1998, where he was involved in diverse capital market and M&A transactions for Latin American companies. He is as a member of the Boards of Directors of companies and has taught civil and commercial law (School of Law of the Universidad Católica de Chile, between 1993 and 1996 and in 1999).

Juan Tagle has received ongoing recognition by Chambers and Partners in the areas of Energy and Natural Resources, Mergers and Acquisitions and Finance. He is permanently involved in the Firm’s pro bono activities, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the ProBono Foundation, as well as the Chilean Bar Association.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

He is as a member of the Boards of Directors of companies and has taught civil and commercial law (School of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, between 1993 and 1996 and in 1999). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the ProBono Foundation, as well as the Chilean Bar Association.

Education

LLM, University of Chicago, 1997. Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1993.


Chile

Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Within: Leading lawyers

Juan Tagle - Prieto

Within: Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Prieto acts in complex, high-profile cross-border deals, private equity transactions and joint ventures, with the practice recently assisting on transactions involving the insurance, social security funds management and energy sectors; retail and food are additional areas of particular industry expertise. The corporate practice group also has considerable compliance capability. Recent mandates saw Jaime Ríos and Cristóbal Villarino lead advice to Portuguese electricity and natural gas transport-infrastructure operator, Redes Energeticas Nacionais (REN Portugal), on its $180m acquisition of a 42.5% stake in Electrogas, which operates a gas pipeline in central Chile; and Inversiones La Construcción (and affiliate Empresas Red Salud), on the $120m sale of I-Med (and several other companies) to ACCEL-KKR Group. Juan Tagle, Fernando Bravo, Gerardo Cruzat, José Andrés Pascual and Patricio Prieto L are the key names.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Leading lawyers

Juan Tagle - Prieto

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Advising both private and public-sector clients on tenders, construction issues and project development, Prieto is particularly experienced in energy and infrastructure projects, including power projects, renewable and non-renewable energy, and gas, water and sewerage matters. The team advised Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte (and its sponsors), on the negotiation of the financing for the construction, development and operation of a trunk electricity transmission line. The principal practice contacts are Juan Tagle, Claudio Undurraga and Fernando Bravo. José Andrés Pascual, Jaime Ríos, Juan Tagle and Patricio Prieto L are also highly rated, along with Cristóbal Villarino, Gerardo Cruzat and José Andrés Pascual. Camila Kutz is a key senior associate.

Advising both private and public-sector clients on tenders, construction issues and project development, Prieto is particularly experienced in energy and infrastructure projects, including power projects, renewable and non-renewable energy, and gas, water and sewerage matters. The team advised Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte (and its sponsors), on the negotiation of the financing for the construction, development and operation of a trunk electricity transmission line. The principal practice contacts are Juan Tagle, Claudio Undurraga and Fernando Bravo. José Andrés Pascual, Jaime Ríos, Juan Tagle and Patricio Prieto L are also highly rated, along with Cristóbal Villarino, Gerardo Cruzat and José Andrés Pascual. Camila Kutz is a key senior associate.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas

Within: Electricity/oil and gas

Prieto has longstanding experience in the energy (including renewable energy), gas and water and sewage sectors. The firm also fields lawyers with regulatory and litigation experience, including administrative procedures, and handles the full range of disputes and arbitration in the energy sector. A team led by Jaime Ríos advised Portuguese electricity and natural gas transport-infrastructure operator, Redes Energeticas Nacionais (REN Portugal), on its $180m acquisition of a 42.5% stake in Electrogas’ share capital. Juan Tagle led advice to Brookfield Asset Management PICA on a complete due diligence of the Chilean assets of TerraForm Power; while Fernando Bravo and José Andrés Pascual are advising Engie Energía Chile on the $10m EPC contract and all necessary permitting for the development of an ash deposit project dubbed "Cerro Gris". Senior partner Claudio Undurraga is also a key contact.

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Mining

Within: Mining

Prieto recently advised Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte on several matters, including mining property issues, potential conflicts, and easements. Other active clients include Engie Energía Chile, VivoCorp, Americas Energy Fund II, and Prospecta. Juan Tagle, Alberto González E are highly rated; and Camila Kutz is a key associate.

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