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Pedro Lyon

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Guerrero Olivos

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Mining, Capital Markets and Funds


Partner, leads Mining, Capital Markets and Funds groups. He specializes in mining and regulatory law, as well as investment funds and venture capital.


Foreign associate with Global Law Office, Beijing and Shanghai, China (2005).


Spanish and English.


Member of ACAFI.
Member of the Asia Pacific Foundation.
Member of Mining Committee CESCO.
Member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association and of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Director of Administradora Mater, Administradora Bridge and Empresa Eléctrica Blanco, Aaktei Energía S.A., Lácteos Matthei and Colegio San Lorenzo.
Professor of the course “Emprendimiento y Venture Capital”, Master in Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Speaker at “XV Jornadas de Derecho de Minería”, Universidad de Chile (2017).
Professor of Law in Asia, Universidad Diego Portales (2007).
Professor of Law and Investment in Asia, Universidad Diego Portales (2008-2010).
Professor of Chinese Law, University of Chile (2010).


Law, Universidad Diego Portales (2001).
Master of Laws in Chinese Law (LL.M.), National University of Singapore (2005).


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Guerrero Olivos' sizeable, 21-strong practice 'provides an attentive service'. The group demonstrates considerable specialisation in matters ranging from the structuring of corporate loans, acquisition finance and restructuring / refinancing, to project finance, and regulatory advice. Lender-side clients include Wells Fargo, China Development Bank, Deutsche Bank, Banco ConsorcioBanco Estado, Banco Security, Rabobank Chile and local financial powerhouse Larraín Vial. Recent work in the acquisition finance segment saw the team advise lender CITIC Bank International regarding a syndicated facility agreement for the purchase of a stake in chemicals conglomerate  SQM; refinancing matters included assisting Graneles de Chile with its $300m corporate and financial restructuring process; while in the project finance front, the team advised Cap Verte Energie with a $20m project refinancing for the construction and operation of three NCRE projects in Chile. The department is led by Jorge Delpiano, managing partner Roberto Guerrero V, project finance expert Sebastián Yunge and senior counsel Miguel Coddou , who is 'extremely solid in finance and banking issues'. Also key to the team are: recently promoted partner Macarena Ravinet , TMT-focused Juan Enrique Allard  and private equity / venture capital specialisedPedro Lyon .

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Guerrero Olivos' 'super-efficient, top-quality team is a real pleasure to work with'. the 34-strong practice group is highly regarded for M&A, corporate restructuring, corporate governance and private equity and venture capital advice. Notable clients include Citic Bank International, Qanta Services, Amazon, Facebook and Telefónica Group. Reflecting increased Chinese outbound-investment into Latin America, the practice recently advised China Southern Power Grid (in conjunction with a London-headquartered global law firm) on the $1.3bn acquisition of Canadian private equity investor Brookfield’s 27.8 per cent stake in Chilean transmission company Transelec. In other matters, the practice assisted Falabella, the largest retail company in Chile, and local energy distribution and transmission company CGE, with their respective corporate reorganisations. Pedro Lyon 'not only gives good advice and strategy, he also has a hands-on approach to finding the best solution'. Other highly rated advisers are Juan Enrique Allard, Jorge Delpiano, Roberto Guerrero V, Pedro Pellegrini and Macarena Ravinet. Senior associates Tomás Kubick and Josefina Yávar are also experienced corporate practitioners.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Guerrero Olivos is highly regarded for its advice on highways, airports, power plants, industrial facilities, NLG re-gasification terminals and water desalination plants. Active clients include I Squared Capital, Building Energy, Andean Tower Partners and Santiago Metals. In recent work the team advised Sumitomo on a potential joint venture with Codelco for lithium exploration. Sebastián Yunge, Clemente Pérez and Sebastián Abogabir are the principal contacts; Martín Santa María and Pedro Lyon are also experienced advisers.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources


Within: Mining

Guerrero Olivos is highly regarded for its assistance with significant mining-related development projects, transactions and corporate restructuring, as well as having expertise in matters including exploration agreements, environmental permits, easements and water rights. Mining and regulatory law expert Pedro Lyon leads the practice with key support coming from  Marco Zavala and senior associate Benjamín Pérez. Key clients include Santiago Metals.

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