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AV. ANDRÉS BELLO 2711, 19TH FLOOR, LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, CHILE
Tel:
Work +56 2 2360 4000
Fax:
Fax +56 2 2360 4030
Email:
Web:
www.cariola.cl
Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos, Gerardo Varela, Santiago, CHILE

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Gerardo Varela

Tel:
Work +562 23683585
Email:
Web:
www.cariola.cl
Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Corporate, M&A, energy and natural resources

Position

Partner - Corporate, M&A, energy and natural resources

Career

He is recognized by his peers for his negotiating skills and 20 years of experience in complex business deals involving retail, energy, agrobusiness, among others. He has successfully represented domestic and foreign companies in antitrust-related litigation and regulatory matters. He also participates in many board of directors from local companies.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Chilean Bar Association and International Bar Association.

Education

Universidad de Chile (LLB, 1990). Assistant Professor of Governance School at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez.


Chile

Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Gerardo Varela - Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Within: Corporate and M&A

At Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos, 'partners and associates from all the firm's practices really do act as a team, something that is very difficult to find nowadays'. The corporate practice covers both domestic and cross-border acquisitions of private and public companies, complex corporate mergers and spin-offs, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital deals, and corporate restructuring transactions. The team recently advised on M&A deals involving sectors such as mining, energy, infrastructure, banking and financial services, insurance and media, while the compliance practice is focused on antitrust, unfair competition and consumer protection laws. Notable clients include Ripley, Enel, Rabobank, Principal Financial Group, Renovalia Energy Chile The Coca-Cola Company and Turner Broadcasting. Recent mandates saw the team advise Legend Holdings' subsidiary Joyvio Group on its $880m acquisition of listed-company Australis Seafoods, and  Canadian holding company ATCO on its $340m acquisition of a 40 per cent stake in Chilean port operation and development company, Neltume Ports. Other highlights included assisting AccorHotels on its $105m purchase (together with Chilean group Algeciras), of Atton Hoteles; and -in a significant bank assurance deal- act for Chubb Seguros on its strategic alliance with Banco de Chile (and its subsidiary Banchile). The firm has a very strong bench that includes José Luis Letelier , Sergio Díez, the recently returned Gerardo Varela, Cristián Herrera and Juan Pablo Matus. Other highly-rated partners are Francisco J Illanes, Carlos Pérez-Cotapos, Gonzalo Grez, Pedro Lluch and Sebastián Obach. Jorge Boldt is the compliance contact.

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