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AV. VITACURA 2939, PISO 8, LAS CONDES 7550011, SANTIAGO, CHILE
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Work +562 2674 2900
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Fax +562 2674 2901
Web:
www.guerrero.cl

Juan Allard QC

Tel:
Work (56) 2 2674 29 39
Email:
Guerrero Olivos

Work Department

Corporate and TMT groups.

Position

Managing partner.
He is well-respected for his deep understanding in highly regulated matters that boosts up our corporate practice.

Career

Chief Attorney of the Real Estate Division of Banco de A. Edwards (1992-1994).
Foreign associate with Piper, Marbury, Rudnick & Wolfe and also with Swidler, Berlin, Shereff, Friedman, LLP.in Washington D.C. (1999-2000).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Member of the District of Columbia Bar Association (DCBA).
Member of the Chilean Bar Association and of the American Bar Association (ABA).

Education

Law, Universidad Diego Portales (1993).
Admitted as special legal consultant in Washington, D.C. (2001).
Master in International Business Law (LL.M.), American University in Washington D.C. (2000).


Chile

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Guerrero Olivos’ 20-plus finance group (including six partners), acts for lender-side clients including BBVA, Banco Estado, Banco Security, Rabobank and Larraín Vial, which it advises on a full range of transactional matters, financial products and regulatory work, including corporate and project finance, collateral structures, loans, derivatives, securitisation and debt offerings. Senior counsel Miguel Coddou heads the banking and finance practice, which includes Roberto Guerrero V, Sebastián Yunge, Jorge Delpiano and Juan Enrique Allard.

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Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

The scope of Guerrero Olivos’ practice includes M&A and private equity deals (including cross-border transactions), corporate restructuring, corporate incorporations and corporate governance issues. Alongside an international law firm, Roberto Guerrero V advised China Southern Power Grid on its first M&A transaction in Latin America, which involved the $1.3bn purchase of an interest in ETC Transmission Holdings, the parent company of Transelec (the largest pure-play power transmission company in Chile) from Brookfield Infrastructure. Jorge Delpiano, Juan Enrique Allard, Pedro Lyon, Pedro Pellegrini and Macarena Ravinet are all experienced advisers.

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TMT

Within: Leading lawyers

Juan Enrique Allard - Guerrero Olivos

Within: TMT

Guerrero Olivosprovides an excellent all-round service’. Well known in the industry, Juan Enrique Allard leads the TMT group and can draw on partner level support from public law and regulatory experts Eduardo Cordero (a former adviser to the Ministry of Telecommunications), and José Gabriel Undurraga. The practice advises Telefónica Group, Chile’s largest telecoms operator, on its day-to-day TMT issues, including corporate, regulatory and dispute resolution matters. Other active clients include Caterpillar, Bloomberg, Yahoo!, Western Union and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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