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

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Corporate, M&A, energy, fisheries and aquaculture, Asia-Pacific, hotels, resorts and casinos.


Partner – Corporate, M&A, energy, fisheries and aquaculture, Asia-Pacific, hotels, resorts and casinos.


Partner since 1999. He is in charge of one of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions groups, and focuses primarily on buying and selling companies, as well as corporate issues, and continuous advice for national and foreign medium and large size clients in several areas, such as oil, stockbroking, energy, industry, agribusiness, hotels, and fishing and aquaculture, as well as laboratories and casinos, among others. He has participated in numerous transactions, advising foreign clients throughout the entire acquisition, development and financing process of the respective projects. He has also represented Asian companies in their investments in Chile.


Spanish and English.


International Bar Association
Inter-Pacific Bar Association
Chilean Bar Association


Universidad de Chile (LLB, 1987).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Sergio DíezCariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Fielding a 48-member team, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ practice covers joint ventures, private equity and venture capital deals, acquisitions of private and public companies, complex corporate mergers and spin-offs, and corporate restructurings. The last year has seen the practice assist with M&A transactions in a range of industries, including mining, energy, infrastructure, financial services, media, healthcare and utilities, among others. The department fields 11 partners, including Francisco J Illanes (complex M&A deals, restructurings and shareholder agreements), corporate law and contracts expert Sergio DíezCristián Herrera (corporate law, foreign investment and security market regulations) and Gerardo Varela, who has been involved in M&A deals involving energy, aquaculture and retail companies, among others. Additional partner support is provided by Juan Pablo MatusCarlos Pérez-CotaposJosé Luis Letelier and Pedro Lluch. Growth in the team saw Andrea Saffie and Tomás Vidal become partners in January 2020, with strong senior associate support provided by María Francisca Salas and Sergio Balharry.

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

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ eight-member department has longstanding experience in advising on greenfield thermal power plants in Chile. It also acts for mining companies and industrial clients, which demand large blocks of energy through PPAs, and assists developers with the bidding process for the sale of energy and capacity. Gonzalo Jiménez heads the department, which includes Sergio Díez (focusing on wind farms and greenfield projects), Martín Astorga – who assists with the environmental side of energy projects – and associate Verónica Cuadra (on electricity regulations).