Ms Luisa Nuñez > Claro & Cia. > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Claro & Cia.
AV. APOQUINDO 3721, 14TH FLOOR
CÓD POSTAL 755 0177
SANTIAGO
Chile
Luisa Nuñez photo

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Organizations.
Energy, Infrastructure and Transportation, Financial Services and Fintech.

Position

Partner

Career

Luisa Núñez has experience in Corporate and Financing areas, Corporate matters, Cross-border Transactions involving finance transactions (both corporate and project finance), Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint-ventures.

She has worked extensively in projects involving regulatory authorities in the Chilean securities and public works concessions areas. She has represented a range of clients including multinational corporations, banks, financial advisers and monoline insurers.

Ms. Núñez is the titular professor of the Financing and Derivative Transactions course in the Master in Business Law at the Law School of the Adolfo Ibáñez University.

From the year 2005 to 2006 she pursued an LL.M. degree at Columbia Law School, which included a Project Finance course from the MBA Program at Columbia Business School.

During the years 2006 and 2007 she worked as a foreign intern with the Project Finance Team at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, New York office.

She joined Claro & Cia. in 1999 and became partner in 2011.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Education

LL.M., University of Columbia Law School, 2006.

J.D., Adolfo Ibáñez University, 1999. Recipient of The Adolfo Ibáñez University Best Grade Average Awards, 1993, 1996 and 1997.

Valparaíso Bar Association Awards, 1997.

Highest GPA of The Law School, during 1993 and 1996.

Highest GPA of the class, 1992 to 1996.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon

Leveraging its market-leading project finance and project development expertise, Claro & Cia. houses a go-to practice for the development, construction, operation, acquisition, disposition, ownership and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. Representative specialisms range from power plants (hydro, wind and solar), to transmission lines and sub-stations, gas plants and liquified gas terminals. The team also has extensive experience in regulatory matters, and routinely works alongside the firm’s arbitration and litigation groups on energy-related disputes. Heading up the 27-strong department, Rodrigo Ochagavía regularly advises on the negotiation and structuring of offtake agreements and energy financing: José Luis Ambrosy‘s broad experience includes renewable energy and gas terminals; Ariel Mihovilovic is an energy and project finance specialist; and Luisa Núñez and José María Eyzaguirre F are both cross-border transactions experts. Former associate Gerardo Otero left the firm in August 2021.

Chile > Capital markets

The 14-member practice at full-service firm Claro & Cia. has a market-leading reputation for designing and structuring complex securities transactions that involve multilateral financings and cross-border capital flows. Representative work includes local and international securities deals, regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues in relation to IPOs, debt offerings, project bonds, securities exchange-listings, exchange offers, hybrid securities, and cash and debt tender offers. The group is co-led by Rodrigo Ochagavía  , who has extensive capital markets experience – particularly in the energy, mining, pension funds, banking and insurance sectors; and capital markets, corporate finance and general corporate specialist José Luis Ambrosy  , who has ‘vast knowledge‘. Additional integral members of the department include cross-border transactions experts Felipe Larraín   and Luisa Núñez    (‘a very solid lawyer, technically’), along with Juan José León , who focuses on banking and capital markets regulations. Cristián Lagos   is the counsel to note, his broad corporate practice including securities law matters and capital markets offerings; while Nicolás Aspillaga   (capital increases) and María Jesús Argandoña   (local bond issuances) are both active associates.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

The sizeable 27-strong project finance and project development practice at market mainstay Claro & Cia. has a strong track record in the financing, development, construction, operation, acquisition, ownership and sale of energy and infrastructure projects. Representative specialisms include power plants, transmission lines and substations, and greenfield and brownfield projects undertaken on a non-recourse project finance basis. The team is also highly involved in the accords required for the development of projects, including engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and operation and maintenance (O&M), agreements, along with transmission, interconnection, supply and power purchase contracts. The team’s recent experience also covers project bond financings and infrastructure-related public concessions. The practice is led by projects and infrastructure specialist Rodrigo OchagavíaJorge Martín, who advises on international infrastructure and transportation projects; and José Luis Ambrosy, who regularly acts on renewable energy and gas terminals. Also highly regarded are cross-border finance transactions expert Luisa NúñezAriel Mihovilovic, an energy and project finance specialist; and cross-border expert José María Eyzaguirre F. Former associate Gerardo Otero left the firm in August 2021.