Mr Jorge Granic > Larrain y Asociados Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Larrain y Asociados Abogados
Avenida El Bosque 130
Piso 12, Las Condes

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He is dedicated to energy and natural resources and the structuring and financing of complex industrial projects.


Jorge Granic has been a partner of Larrain y Asociados since 1994.


He is counsel to large mining companies and electricity companies, has extensive experience in the electricity regulation, power purchase agreements, power transmission projects, renewable power projects (hydro, solar and wind), LNG sale and purchase agreement, terminal use agreements, financing, construction and operation of power plants and other large industrial facilities.

He was Professor of Commercial Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, between 1998 and 1999.

Jorge served for several years as a board member of one of the largest pension fund manager companies in Chile.


Spanish and English.


Member of the Arbitration Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.


Mr. Granic studied at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Law School, and was admitted in 1992.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Jorge GranicLarrain y Asociados Abogados

Widely respected for energy and road infrastructure project finance, Larrain y Asociados Abogados‘ eight-strong team is also active in syndicated loans and acquisition, structured and aircraft finance. Typical clients include banks, brokers and financial institutions, and companies. Project finance specialist Patricio Montes and Jorge Granic, who acts for large mining companies and electricity companies, head the group, which also fields experienced associate Diego Garay.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Larrain y Asociados Abogados fields 11 corporate lawyers, including four partners, who specialise in M&A, asset purchases and sales, sales of operations, and restructuring, along with associated finance requirements. The department also assists with day-to-day activities, including corporate governance, majority and minority interests, contracts, company formation, corporate regulatory matters and reorganisations. Long-known for its particular expertise in projects, infrastructure and energy and natural resources, the practice group is co-led by deeply experienced partners Arturo Bulnes and Jorge Granic, who have particular knowledge of the regulated industries and energy and natural resources sectors. Other key team members includes younger, established partners Juan Carlos Bulnes and Cristóbal Morandé, along with of counsel Ricardo Peña (also a transactional, energy and projects specialist), and up coming associate Juan de Dios Ferrada Walker.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Mining

Larrain y Asociados Abogados‘ specialised nine-member energy and natural resources team advises mining companies and projects on the survey, exploration, development, construction and operational stages of their activities. It also assists with the acquisition and sale of mining companies, mining assets and real estate. In addition, the practice is experienced in project finance, option agreements, treatment plant construction, and mining sector technology development agreements. With a longstanding reputation and deep experience in the sector, Jorge Granic is a regular counsel to large mining companies; and Cristóbal Morandé, whose practice covers regulated services and natural resources, energy law, project financing and corporate/M&A, is also an active in the sector.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Jorge GranicLarrain y Asociados Abogados

Larrain y Asociados Abogados‘ 13-strong practice has become a go-to team for the structuring of complex project solutions for industrial clients. It has particular expertise in advising on the development, financing, construction and operational stages of infrastructure projects across sectors including mining, energy, road, rail, ports and hospitals. The team also assists with associated contentious issues including construction disputes. The practice is led by infrastructure experts Arturo Bulnes and Jorge Granic, with partners Cristóbal Morandé, Carlos Aravena and Juan Carlos Bulnes, of counsel Ricardo Peña, and associates Joaquín Larrain, Javiera Méndez (deputy legal head of the National Energy Commission until her August-2019 arrival at the firm), and Juan de Dios Ferrada providing further support.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity/oil and gas

(Leading individuals)

Jorge GranicLarrain y Asociados Abogados

Larrain y Asociados Abogados fields nine lawyers who are widely recognised for their work in energy and natural resources-related sectors, such as mining, oil and gas, electricity and water. It has particular expertise with M&A deals in the energy space, tender and bidding processes, energy project development, and regulatory matters. Jorge Granic and Cristóbal Morandé are highly-rated partners. Morandé recently led advice to Transchile Charrúa Chile on a memorandum of understanding and build–own–operate–transfer agreements for the construction of a transmission line and substation. Key support is provided by of counsels Ricardo Peña and Cristián Araya, along with August 2019 associate hire Javiera Méndez – formerly deputy legal head at the National Energy Commission – and fellow associates Joaquín Larrain and Francisco Cerda.

Chile > Environment

The nine-strong department at Larrain y Asociados Abogados is experienced in the environmental law aspects surrounding energy, mining, oil and gas, electricity and water-related matters. Typical work includes obtaining environmental permits, ascertaining the performance of environmental standards, environmental auditing, and acting in investigations and environmental damage claims. The practice also has substantial water law expertise. Experienced partners Jorge Granic and Cristóbal Morandé head the group.