Ramón Valdivieso > CMS Carey & Allende > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

CMS Carey & Allende
Avda. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 9
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
7550000 Santiago
Chile

Work Department

Corporate and M&A / Telecommunication, Media and Technology/ Capital Markets

Position

Ramón is co-head of the Corporate/M&A practice area and leads the Technology, Media & Communications team. His practice focuses on corporate; capital markets & finance; M&A and private equity transactions, both in Chile as well as in other Latin American countries, where he has played a major part in the international expansion of various Chilean companies.

In capital markets, Ramón advises issuing companies and investment banks in the issuance, registration, and placement of securities, assisting companies that enter into this market on all essential matters, ensuring transparency and timeliness in the information to the market, and continual improvement of corporate governance, securing future access to the market as a source of financing.  In this regard, Ramón has lead various public tender offers (OPA), including non-solicited takeover bids.

Ramón is a well-known expert in sectors related to telecommunications and information technologies.

Key clients:  Sonda S.A, Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), Bupa S.A., Salfacorp S.A., Karün, American Tower Corp., Besalco S.A., KKR Investment Fund.

Career

1994-2001 CEO for Telex Chile S.A.
2001 Joined Carey & Allende (since 2017 CMS Carey & Allende)
2002 to date Appointed Managing Partner
2016 Led the internationalization of the firm which became part of CMS in 2017
2017 Appointed member of the CMS Executive Committee Global

Languages

Spanish and English.

Education

1983 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Ramón ValdiviesoCMS Carey & Allende

The 17-strong practice at CMS Carey & Allende is highly active in both local and international M&A transactions and demonstrates notable expertise across a broad array of industries including energy, private equity, financial services, manufacturing, IT, telecoms, infrastructure and utilities, along with real estate, construction, hospitality, leisure and life sciences. The corporate and M&A department is co-led by managing partner Ramón Valdivieso, who focuses primarily on M&A operations (both in Chile and elsewhere in Latin America via the CMS’ regional network); and ‘outstanding attorneyJorge Allende D. Also key to the group are: Luis Felipe Arze, who is especially active in the energy (/natural resources), agribusiness, hospitality and regulated-markets’ sectors; and M&A and corporate law specialist Fernando De Cárcer. Experienced senior associates Sebastian Barros and Enrique Vergara both handle corporate and M&A work.

Chile > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Ramón Valdivieso   – CMS Carey & Allende

The seven-member practice at CMS Carey & Allende‘s seven-strong group handles a broad range of IT and telecoms matters, including infrastructure deployment, the procurement of licences and concessions, and regulatory compliance. It also has notable payments-sector expertise, while TMC-related M&A, data protection and fintech are additional key areas. The group is jointly led by managing partner and co-head of the firm’s corporate/M&A group, Ramón Valdivieso, a former general manager for telecoms company Telex Chile; and Diego Rodríguez, a go-to adviser for fintech work. Telecoms specialist Ignacio Errazquin is also integral to the team. Former senior associate Alejandro Celedón left the firm in October 2021 for Chilean multinational IT company, SONDA.

Chile > Capital markets

The seven-strong team at full-service firm CMS Carey & Allende frequently assists with private placements and public offerings, including IPOs and project bond issuances. The practice is co-led by managing partner Ramón Valdivieso, whose broad practice includes the issuance, registration, and placement of securities; and Jorge Allende D who focuses on M&A, capital market operations and private equity, and routinely acts for international clients from the hospitality, finance and natural resources sectors. Completing the partner-level team, Fernando De Cárcer advises on securities and the development of corporate governance practices; while senior associate Enrique Vergara ‘s practice includes corporate bonds work.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

CMS has continued to cement its position in Latin America with local teams in Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru, and an international group in Brazil. The firm remains noted for its work in energy, including oil and gas, though with an increasing emphasis on renewables and energy transition sectors such as green hydrogen. Mining is another core strength, particularly in its Chile and Peru offices. Increasingly, the digital sector is an additional key area for many of the Latin America offices. The firm also continues to impress in private equity, especially in technology infrastructure segments – fibre optics, data centres and cell towers. Jorge Allende Destuet   and Ramón Valdivieso   are prominent names in M&A and private equity in Chile, Juan Carlos Escudero  is a key figure in Peru, Juan Camilo Rodríguez   is a leader in Colombia, and Ted Rhodes  has many years of experience in Latin America energy M&A, having led the Rio office since 2010.