Ms Andrea Saffie > Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Corporate, M&A, Family Offices and Holdings and Foreign Investment


Partner – Corporate, M&A, Family Offices and Holdings and Foreign Investment


Partner since 2020. Her main areas of practice are Civil, Corporate and Commercial Law. She practices in Mergers and Acquisitions, in the family business area, and covers the following industries: services; casinos; oil; agro-industrial; hotel; paper and forestry; investment funds and family offices. Andrea has participated in numerous and important transactions, advising international clients during the whole acquisition process, development and financing process.


Spanish and English.


International Bar Association


Universidad de Chile (LLB, 2008)

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Andrea SaffieCariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ hefty 48-strong department is consistently sought out for its expertise in joint venture, private equity and venture capital deals; the acquisition of private and public companies (at both domestic and cross-border levels); complex corporate mergers and spin-offs; and corporate restructuring transactions (with and without change of control). The full-service practice showcases several experienced partners, including Francisco J Illanes (M&A, restructuring and shareholder agreements); corporate law and contracts specialist Sergio DíezCristián Herrera (corporate law, foreign investment and securities regulations); and Andrea Saffie (partner as of 2020); both she and Gerardo Varela are ‘notable for their knowledge of M&A and corporate matters‘. Also integral to the team are corporate, commercial, real estate and M&A expert Juan Pablo Matus; mining specialist Carlos Pérez-Cotapos; recently promoted corporate and real estate partner Tomás Vidal; José Luis Letelier, who has over 30 years’ business and corporate law, M&A and foreign investment experience; co-head of the natural resources and mining group Gonzalo Grez; and highly experienced senior counsel Sebastián Obach. Further key support is provided by senior associates María Francisca Salas, whose broad practice includes advice on fishing and aquaculture, energy and health issues, and M&A adviser Sergio Balharry. Former partner Pedro Lluch left for EY Law in June 2020.