Mr Rodrigo Sepúlveda > Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Securities and Foreign Investment.


Partner – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Securities and Foreign Investment.


Partner since 2010. His practice focuses on the areas of Finance and Banking Law, SecuritiesMarket and Foreign Investment, advising Chilean and foreign banks and financial institutions and Chilean companieson project finance, issuance ofdebt and capital instruments, syndicated loans and other financial transactions. Rodrigo provides permanent support to multinational consortiums and national and foreign banks in the financing of electricity distribution and generation projects, especially regarding renewable energies, and financing of infrastructure under the Public Works Concessions Law. He is in permanent contact with the Central Bank of Chile, the Financial Market Commission and other government agencies of Chile.


Spanish, English and French.


International Bar Association
New York University Ex-Alumni Association
Chilean Bar Association


New York University, USA (LLM, 1994).
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile (D.P.A., 1992-93). 
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (LLB, 1988).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Rodrigo SepúlvedaCariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

The eleven-strong banking and finance practice at full-service firm Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos is routinely mandated on complex cross-border and structured finance deals. The department also houses specialists in project finance involving the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors; acquisition finance and domestic corporate financings; and significant restructurings of international and domestic corporations. It additionally fields experts in secured financings for agriculture producers and fish farming operations, as well as derivatives and trade finance. Regulatory work is another key practice for the firm, while fintech is a notable growth area. The team is jointly led by senior partner and finance, banking and capital markets expert Francisco Illanes; Rodrigo Sepúlveda, who routinely advises banks on the financing of electricity distribution and generation projects; and Juan Antonio Parodi, an expert in financing, refinancing, syndicated loans, and infrastructure project finance. Within the associate pool, Sergio Balharry‘s broad practice includes bond issuances, while Teresita Fernández‘s workload covers guarantees and credit documents.

Chile > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Rodrigo Sepúlveda – Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Acting for issuers, investment banks, placement agents, financial advisers and investors, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ 11-member department routinely advises on public and private debt and equity offerings in both Chile and the international markets. Its expertise ranges from IPOs, securities and private placements to American depositary receipts. The practice is jointly led by senior partner Francisco J Illanes, whose practice specialisms cover finance, banking, M&A and telecoms, in addition to capital markets; Rodrigo Sepúlveda, an expert in the issuance of debt and capital instruments; and Juan Antonio Parodi, who advises issuers and underwriters on domestic and international debt and equity capital markets’ deals. Within the associate ranks, Sergio Balharry‘s experience covers the creation of security interests, while the more junior Teresita Fernández, Constanza Saiz, Glen Rybertt, Cristóbal Thompson and Javiera Diaz round out the group.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos’ sizeable projects department is widely respected for its experience in mining, energy and telecoms projects. The firm also houses specialists in infrastructure and real estate; and its full-service offering comprises planning, development and construction issues, along with M&A and financing work. Among the group’s several active advisers, Carlos Pérez-Cotapos acts on mining projects; Sergio Díez’s broad practice includes PPP, EPC and O&M contracts; managing partner Juan Pablo Matus is a real estate and infrastructure project expert; and Cristián Herrera has notable infrastructure project experience. Also integral to the group are Mining law specialist Gonzalo Grez is also integral to the group, as are regulatory law department leader Gonzalo Jiménez and Rodrigo Sepúlveda, whose practice covers renewable energy and Public Works’ Concessions law-related infrastructure financing. Associate Verónica Cuadra is active in regulatory, environmental and energy law work.