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Felipe Bahamondez

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Corporate, especially Mergers and Acquisitions
Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law
Regulated Markets




Mr. Bahamondez is a partner of DLA Piper BAZ|NLD since 2000. He previously worked at Cariola Diez Pérez-Cotapos y Cía. in Santiago, Chile (1994-2000), and at the IIC at the lnteramerican Development Bank in Washington D.C., USA (1993-1994).

From 2000 to 2012, he served as professor of commercial law at Pontificia Universidad Católica Law School. Since 2012, he has been a professor of Renewable Energies and the Director of the Diploma on Environmental Laws and Sustainable Development at the institution. Most recently, in 2015 he began serving as a professor of professional ethics for the school's LL.M. 

Mr. Bahamondez’s practice includes corporate law, energy, natural resources and gas law, as well as regulatory and competition law. During his career, he has participated in high profile transactions including the design and legal execution of the first gas pipeline in Chile, and the development of many subsequent gas pipeline projects and LNG terminals. He has also advised the development of several energy projects related to renewables, specially solar projects, multiple financing, and M&A transactions of both local and multinational companies.

Among other awards, he has been recognized as a leading energy lawyer in the past few years by IFLR 1000, The Legal 500, and Latin America Energy and Infrastructure. 


Spanish and English


Member of the Chilean Bar Association
lnternational Bar Association
American Bar Association
Diploma in Environmental Management, Universidad de Chile (2010). 


Graduate in Law, School of Law, Universidad de Chile (Bachelor in Law, graduated summa cum laude in 1988) receiving his Law Degree in 1991
LL.M, Harvard University, 1993 (Fulbright Scholarship)
Diploma in Regulation and Antitrust, Faculty of Economics, Universidad de Chile (2008) Diploma in Environmental Management, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile (2010)


Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD is particularly recommended for power plant and energy projects. Felipe Bahamondez is an energy, natural gas and LNG project specialist, and counsel Mauricio Halpern is noted for the corporate law and project financing aspects of energy and infrastructure development projects. At senior associate level, Diego Peña and Paulina Farías are both highly regarded.

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Public law

Within: Public law

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD’s recent experience includes advising Distribuidora de Alimentos on a judicial action filed before Tribunal de Contratación Pública, which objected to the result of a bid involving the provision of food for public schools. Felipe Bahamondez and senior associate Paulina Farías are the key contacts.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas

Within: Electricity/oil and gas

DLA Piper BAZ|NLDhas strong and excellent technical knowledge’ and provides ‘accurate advice’. The practice is particularly noted for the development of power plants and associated infrastructure matters and has been heavily involved in transactional activity in the solar generation sub-sector, of late. The practice also participates in cross-border and regional energy transactions and disputes as part of the firm’s regional network. Department head Felipe Bahamondez is a well-known specialist in natural resources and regulatory matters. Diego Peña and Paulina Farías are notable senior associates.

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