Jorge Delpiano > Guerrero Olivos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Guerrero Olivos
AV. VITACURA 2939, PISO 8
LAS CONDES 7550011
SANTIAGO
Chile

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Banking and Finance, and Capital Markets

Position

Jorge Delpiano is a partner with Guerrero Olivos and member of our corporate, banking and finance and capital markets groups, and leading partner of Guerrero Olivos’ capital markets practice. He specializes in M&A deals, debt offerings and corporate governance.

Career

He is Professor of the Academic Program for Directors and Managers, Universidad de Los Andes (since 2012).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

He worked as attorney and General Counsel of the Chilean Securities and Insurance Commission (SVS), (1986-1987).

Jorge is member of the Board of Chilena Consolidada Seguros Generales S.A., Chilena Consolidada Seguros de Vida S.A. (Zurich Group), Empresas Carozzi S.A., Zurich Chile Asset Management Administradora General de Fondos S.A., Circle of Directors of Universidad de Los Andes ESE Business School, and of the Chile Australia Chamber of Commerce. He is member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

He is member and speaker of the Corporate Government MBA, Universidad de Los Andes ESE Business School.

Education

He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law and was admitted to practice in Chile in 1979. He has a Post Graduate in Business and Political Science, from The London School of Economics, England.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Banking and finance

Guerrero Olivos‘ 24-strong department, including eight partners, is highly rated for its expertise in structured corporate loans, acquisition and project finance, restructurings, refinancing and regulatory advice. The practice fields several impressive partners: Jorge Delpiano, a banking and capital markets specialist; Roberto Guerrero V, who has over 20 years’ banking and finance expertise; Juan Enrique Allard (financial restructurings and acquisition finance); and Pedro Lyon, who assists with the creation of financial structures for investment funds’ investments. The second line of partners includes the increasingly prominent Macarena Ravinet , energy project finance specialist Sebastián Abogabir and Miguel Coddou (partner as of January 2020). Other active members include senior associate Benjamín Novoa (who rejoined in 2019 after working at White & Case LLP‘s Miami office for a year), and associates Felipe Frühling and Diego Rodríguez. However, since publication it has been confirmed that Guerrero and Ravinet will be leaving the firm, as of years end.

Chile > Capital markets

Guerrero Olivos fields a 14-strong team that includes experienced partner Jorge Delpiano, Roberto Guerrero V (who specialises in cross-border debt and equity transactions), and funds expert Pedro Lyon. Providing strong support are recently promoted partner, Miguel Coddou, who specialises in commercial paper registrations, debt refinancings, and issuances of senior secured notes and securitisation; and senior associate César Gálvez, who rejoined the team after a year at Winston & Strawn LLP‘s New York-based capital markets department. Since publication it has become public that Guerrero is due to leave the firm as of 31st December 2020.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

The last year has seen Guerrero Olivos‘ 34-strong department – which includes 10 partners – particularly active in international M&A deals in the energy, pharmaceuticals and TMT sectors. With a sharp focus on complex corporate matters, this increasingly sophisticated team’s other areas of strength include corporate reorganisations; it also includes a specialised venture capital group that works with a number of investment platforms established in Chile. An impressive partner list includes managing partner Roberto Guerrero V, Jorge Delpiano  and Pedro Pellegrini, who all handle M&A, governance and restructuring; Macarena Ravinet , who in addition to the foregoing, also covers corporate finance and private equity matters; Juan Enrique Allard, who handles regulated industry M&A and restructurings – particularly in the telecoms sector; and Pedro Lyon, head of the firm’s private equity and venture capital area. Two of the firm’s key corporate specialists, Josefina Yávar and Tomás Kubick , became partners in January 2020. Since publication, the firm has announced the departure of four partners -Guerrero, Ravinet, Yávar and Kubick- to Cuatrecasas, effective as of year’s end; the firm has subsequently moved to strengthen the team, hiring three associates -including Florencia Cortés from Rivadeneira Colombara Zegers– in February 2021.