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

Work Department

Corporate/M&A | Banking & Finance | Projects & Infrastructure


Fernando is partner and leads the Banking & Finance group and he is a member of the Corporate team for CMS Carey & Allende.

He focuses his practice on M&A, capital markets and banking and finance matters. He is particularly experienced in advising clients from the energy and natural resources, defense and agribusiness industries.

Fernando has advised national and foreign companies in the participation of public and private tendering processes for infrastructural works.  He has also advised on various projects, in all of their stages, including the consolidation of rights on future exploitation, project finance, construction of works, and the negotiation of contracts.

Key clients: Ardian, Nevasa S.A. Administradora de Fondos, BobRental S.A., Lockheed Martin, Grupo Cosemar.


2007 Joined Carey & Allende (since 2017 CMS Carey & Allende) as associate
2010 Worked at KPMG Abogados in Madrid (Spain)
2010 Promoted to senior associate
2016 Promoted to partner
2017 Appointed as co-head of the Banking & Finance and Commercial practice area groups


Spanish, ENglish


He is a member of the Chilean Bar Association


2006 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law
2010 – Master of Law (LL.M.), Duke University

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity/oil and gas

(Next Generation Partners)

Fernando de CárcerCMS Carey & Allende

CMS Carey & Allende fields a seven-strong team that assists with permits, project finance, contract negotiations, distribution matters and acquisitions. It has considerable experience in the infrastructure and renewables sectors, particularly hydroelectric and solar energy projects, as well as the construction of transmission lines. Other areas of strength include advising energy, construction and engineering companies, along with investment funds, on public energy tenders and project development, including EPC contracts, PPAs and regulatory issues. Co-founding partner Jorge Allende Zañartu and Luis Felipe Arze lead the energy group, which includes energy project expert Fernando De Cárcer, and experienced senior associate Aldo Poblete.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Fernando de CárcerCMS Carey & Allende

Corporate and M&A is a core practice area for CMS Carey & Allende, which specialises in complex transactions, including unsolicited tender offers and international expansion plans via acquisitions. The 22-strong group has been particularly active in deals involving energy, agribusiness and technology companies. Being part of CMS, it is fully integrated into the firm’s global practice and the group enjoys permanent contact with specialists elsewhere in Latin America as well as in Europe, Africa and Asia. Ramón Valdivieso and Jorge Allende Destuet co-head the corporate and M&A team, which also fields Jorge Allende Zañartu, Luis Felipe Arze and Fernando De Cárcer. Key support at senior associate level is provided by Ignacio Errazquin and Sebastian Barros. Since publication, Errazquin has been raised to the partnership (effective as of January 2021).

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

CMS Carey & Allende‘s 10-strong team regularly advises high-profile domestic and international companies on projects involving power transmission, renewable energy, land easements, EPC contracts, and related water rights issues. It is particularly specialised in projects concerning the energy, agribusiness and telecoms sectors. Jorge Allende Z is an energy project specialist; also key to the group are experienced partners Luis Felipe Arze and Fernando De Cárcer, and senior associate Aldo Poblete.

Chile > Banking and finance

As the local office of a multinational law firm, CMS Carey & Allende‘s six-strong banking and finance team is fully integrated within the global group of one of the largest law firms in the world. The practice covers project finance, receivables-based credit agreements, syndicated loans, debt restructurings, and the financing of international expansion plans. Finance and restructuring specialist Fernando De Cárcer leads the banking and finance practice, and Jorge Allende D is qualified in both Chile and New York. The group also fields tech and media industry specialist Diego Rodríguez, while Ignacio Errazquin is an experienced senior associate.