Mr Juan Antonio Parodi > Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets


Partner – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets


Partner since 2016. He is a member of the Banking and Finance area and advises national and foreign clients in the structuring of financing, establishing real and personal guarantees and negotiating loan documents; as well as providing advice on project finance for infrastructure projects and regulated public services, and also on the issuance of public offering securities and other matters regarding the securities market. Similarly, Juan Antonio advises Chilean and foreign companies on mergers and acquisitions processes, including due diligence processes and negotiating specific aspects of acquisitions.


Spanish and English


International Bar Association


Columbia University, Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2010.
Universidad de Chile, School of Law, LL.B., 2004. 

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Capital markets

The 11-strong practice at Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos routinely advises investment banks and financial advisers, as well as investors and issuers, on debt and equity securities’ offerings in Chile and abroad. Examples include IPOs, 144A/Reg. S deals, private placements, American depositary receipts, and the public offering of securities on the international and Chilean markets. The team is co-led by widely respected senior partner Francisco J Illanes; Rodrigo Sepúlveda, whose CM practice focuses on debt issuances and other capital instruments, and who has extensive experience working with Chilena state-owned companies; and Juan Antonio Parodi, who acts for both issuers and underwriters. At senior associate level, Sergio Balharry has experience in bond issuances. Florencia Grez left for MBC Abogados in June 2021.

Chile > Banking and finance

Routinely advising international banks, financial institutions, and private and state-owned companies, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ eleven-member banking and finance practice is particularly active in cross-border financings and structured finance transactions with complex security packages. Other key segments include project finance (particularly energy, mining and infrastructure projects); acquisition finance and domestic corporate financings; secured financing for agriculture producers and fish farming operations; and derivatives and trade finance. Fintech is also a growing area for the firm. The practice is co-led by senior partner, banking and finance veteran Francisco Illanes; renewable energy and infrastructure finance specialist Rodrigo Sepúlveda; and Juan Antonio Parodi, who has extensive experience in financing and refinancing transactions, syndicated loans and project finance. At senior associate level, Sergio Balharry‘s primarily corporate transactional practice also extends into  finance (and refinancing), securities matters and bankruptcy/restructuring.