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Diego Peña

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Corporate Law
Regulated Markets
Projects and Infrastructure




Mr. Peña is a senior associate lawyer and integrates the corporate and regulatory group of the buffet, advising local and foreign clients in various matters, including mergers and acquisitions, project financing and corporate advisory in the areas of infrastructure, energy, public concessions, engineering and construction.

Mr. Peña has significant experience advising engineering and construction companies, suppliers of equipment and provisions, banks and financial institutions, developers, operators and private investors, in the different stages and aspects that make up infrastructure projects developed in Chile and the rest of Latin America.


Spanish and English


Chilean Bar Association


Law, School of Law of Universidad de Chile, Santiago (2008). Admitted to practice in 2009, Chile
Master of Laws, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago (2012)
Certificate in Business Administration, IE Business School, Madrid (2012)


Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

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Diego Peña - DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

Within: Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

BAZ|DLA Piper recently merged with NLD Abogados to become DLA Piper BAZ|NLD, bringing in Paulo Larrain, Diego Noguera and José Pablo Dulanto from NLD Abogados. Advising domestic and international companies on their commercial operations in Chile, the practice is highly regarded for M&A transactions and due diligence processes; it also has notable experience in venture capital and corporate governance issues. Recent matters saw corporate head Matías Zegers lead advice to The Coca Cola Company (and its bottling companies, Andina and Embonor), on their $80m acquisition of Chilean food retailer Comercializadora Novaverde (best known for its Guallarauco brand). Additional contacts include the widely respected partner Marco Salgado; the team has also been further strengthened with the arrival of counsel Mauricio Halpern, formerly general counsel at retailer SMU. Key support comes from senior associates Diego Peña, José Tomás Ureta and Jorge Timmermann.

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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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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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