Mr Ariel Mihovilovic > Claro & Cia. > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Organizations, Project Finance, Energy

Position

Partner.
Significant practice areas include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Organizations, Project Finance , Energy

Career

Ariel Mihovilovic has concentrated his practice in Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Organizations, Energy and Project Finance. He also has experience in Litigation and Arbitration and Capital Markets. Since 2012 he is a Civil Law Professor at the School of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he previously was an assistant-professor of Civil, Economic and Business Law (2003-2009). He worked as an international visiting attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York, between 2010 and 2011. He is admitted to practice in Chile and in the State of New York. He joined Claro & Cia. in 2007 and became a partner in 2017.

Languages

Spanish, English and German.

Education

LL.M., Harvard Law School, Beca Chile Scholarship, 2009-2010.

J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2006.

Recipient of Tocomal and Pedro N. Montenegro Awards, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, granted to the best student of his class, 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Ariel MihovilovicClaro & Cia.

Claro & Cia.‘s sizeable, almost 30-strong, banking and financing practice has an enviable track record in terms of structuring complex financial products and banking deals. The team’s representative expertise ranges from multilateral and cross-border financings, to project finance, structured solutions and lending. Key figures in the department include Rodrigo Ochagavía, whose specialisms include corporate and project finance, banking, capital markets and energy; senior partner and head of the firm’s M&A practice José María Eyzaguirre B, whose expertise also takes in banking, finance and capital markets; and Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who -while best known for his  highly-rated litigation practice- also advises on banking, finance, capital markets and reorganisations. Other names to note are banking and finance and project finance expert Jorge MartínJosé Luis Ambrosy (corporate finance, capital markets and international finance transactions); energy and project financing specialist Ariel Mihovilovic; and José María Eyzaguirre F, who is active in project finance. In 2021, former counsel Jaime Salas moved to Boza & Muirhead Abogados, while former associate Gerardo Otero left to co-found financial-data platform, Aevum.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Ariel MihovilovicClaro & Cia.

The 36-strong M&A group at renowned blue-chip player and market stalwart Claro & Cia. routinely assists with due diligence and structuring issues, negotiations, and the drafting and completion of complex acquisition agreements, including share and asset deals, cross-border mergers, takeovers and exchange offers; it is particularly well known for its M&A work involving publicly-listed clients. The practice is led by renowned M&A partner José María Eyzaguirre B, who focuses on complex cross-border transactions, with a specific focus on tender offers, public transactions and corporate governance issues; Rodrigo Ochagavía, an M&A expert in deals involving regulated sectors such as energy, pension funds and insurance; energy M&A specialist Matías de Marchena; and Felipe Larraín, who is active in cross-border transactions involving foreign investors. Also integral to the practice are: Ariel Mihovilovic, who primarily advises on the acquisition and sale of energy sector assets; funds specialist Juan José León; and cross-border transactions expert José María Eyzaguirre F. Counsel Patricio Smart is also noted.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

(Next Generation Partners)

Ariel MihovilovicClaro & Cia.

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.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon

(Next Generation Partners)

Ariel MihovilovicClaro & Cia.

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.