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Work +56 2 2360 4000
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Juan Pablo Matus

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Work +562 23683588
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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Corporate, M&A and real estate

Position

Partner - Corporate, M&A and real estate

Career

Partner since 2002. He has specialized in corporate, commercial, real estate, construction projects and M&A matters. He has been actively involved in representing local and foreign companies in several major investment projects, acquisition of companies and assets, public offering of stocks and bonds. He has also participated as legal advisor of international companies involved in the infrastructure and energy industries and represents local publicly held companies before the Securities and Insurance Superintendency and other public agencies.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Chilean Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Education

Universidad de Chile (LLB, 1993). University of Michigan, USA (LLM, 1996).


Chile

Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos’ M&A practice undertakes joint venture development, private equity and venture capital deals, and domestic and cross-border acquisitions of private and public companies. Other areas of strength include complex corporate mergers and spin-offs, and corporate restructuring transactions. The firm has recently advised on deals in sectors such as mining, energy, infrastructure, banking, and media, along with aquaculture, healthcare, retail and agribusiness. Headline mandates included assisting Rabobank Chile with the restructuring of its entire Chilean operation, thereby permitting the bank to retain its license and maintain its financing activities in the country. On the transactional front, the team assisted Turner International Latin America with its $400m purchase of pay-TV sports channel Canal del Fútbol (CDF); Goldcorp with its acquisition of a 50% stake in Compañia Minera Casale from Barrick Gold and Kinross; and Compañía Minera Milpo with the sale of its Chilean subsidiary Minera Rayrock to Minera Cielo Azul. Other notable matters include advising Enel Generación Chile with the complex and sizeable corporate reorganisation of the Enel Group in Chile. The recommended names are Gerardo Varela, Juan Pablo Matus, José Luis Letelier, Sergio Díez and Cristián Herrera as well as Carlos Pérez-Cotapos and Gonzalo Grez. Other notable clients include Ripley, Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), SAP Agencia en Chile, Goldcorp, Principal Financial Group Interconexión Eléctrica and The Coca-Cola Company.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Regularly acting for mining companies, industrial clients and private equity funds, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos is highly regarded for infrastructure matters, including power plants and transportation projects; the scope of the team’s advice includes development and construction issues, M&A, financing and planning matters. A strong bench at the partner level includes José Luis Letelier, Carlos Pérez-Cotapos and Juan Pablo Matus, together with Cristián Herrera, Gonzalo Grez, Gonzalo Jiménez and Rodrigo Sepúlveda.

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Real estate

Within: Leading lawyers

Juan Pablo Matus - Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Within: Real estate

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos is best known for major real estate M&A transactions, such as the purchase and sale of large shopping malls, office buildings and utilities’ real estate assets; and significant real estate greenfield projects – including industrial plants and large IT premises; the practice also regularly advises on the due diligence work during real estate-related M&A transactions. Other areas of strength include complex construction issues and disputes concerning industrial, commercial and energy projects; and the negotiation and drafting of significant and/or complex long-term lease agreements. Recent matters include assisting major retailer Ripley Corp with the sale of real estate assets. Juan Pablo Matus is a well-known adviser.

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