Mr José Andrés Pascual > Prieto Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Prieto Abogados
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Work Department

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions ,Construction Projects.




José Andrés Pascual has been a partner of Prieto since 2016. He joined the firm in 2005.

He counsels national and international clients on construction projects, EPC, O&M and alike contracts, in financing transactions and fuel supply and transportation contracts, with a special focus on the energy and natural resources sectors.

He is actively involved in mergers and acquisitions, the capital markets and corporate matters in general, and also has experience in labor law and judicial matters.

He earned a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. He worked as a foreign lawyer in Dechert LLP in New York (2010-2011).

He is a member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Spanish and English.


He is a member of the Chilean Bar Association.


He earned a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Chicago, Chicago, Il. He worked as a foreign lawyer in Dechert LLP in New York (2010-2011).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Prieto Abogados‘ 29-strong group has significant M&A experience in complex cross-border deals, private equity transactions and joint ventures. A busy 2019 saw the group particularly active in heavily-regulated sectors such as insurance, utilities, sanitation and energy. The team also has a number of niche areas of expertise – such as food and viticulture – and a growing private equity-related M&A practice that frequently advises investment funds on the acquisition of controlling stakes in family-owned businesses. Juan Tagle heads the M&A department; in addition to his broad transactional practice, he is a specialist in energy, projects and infrastructure matters. Deeply-experienced founding partner Patricio Prieto S remains active, recently handling mandates in the solar energy, insurance and investment sectors. Head of the corporate and energy groups, M&A-focused Fernando Bravo frequently acts on energy and industrial sector-related matters; while compliance practice head José Andrés Pascual‘s broader practice covers M&A, capital markets and corporate issues in general, as well as labour law and judicial matters. Senior associate Andrés Laymuns is one to watch and focuses on M&A and data privacy. Former partner Cristóbal Villarino and senior associate Juan Andres Ilharreborde left to found Villarino e Ilharreborde in January 2020.

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

(Next Generation Partners)

José Andrés PascualPrieto Abogados

Prieto Abogados‘ sizeable 20-member department has an established practice in the energy, gas and water and sewage sectors. It is experienced in advising developers and owners on clean energy projects, such as mini-hydro, photo-voltaic and wind farms. It also assists clients with the development of innovative technologies for the sector, including advice on energy storage, hydrogen fuel and renewables. M&A head Juan Tagle is also active in the energy and natural resources team, and Claudio Undurraga is an energy and arbitration specialist. Tagle advises on power plant construction, gas and electricity purchase contracts, joining ventures and bidding; he also has knowledge of the ports sector. Also key to the group are compliance head José Andrés Pascual, and recently appointed partner, projects and infrastructure head Nicolás Yuraszeck, who advises on construction projects, financing transactions, and contracts ranging from EPC and O&M agreements to fuel supply and transportation contracts. Experienced associate Camila Kutz is a name to note. Since publication the practice has been boosted substantially with the incorporation of a team from the former Baraona & Fischer comprising Federico Rodríguez, who arrives as counsel, and senior associates Andrés Maldini and Jorge Echeverría in March 2021; the group has particular experience in generation projects (solar, thermic and hydro), as well as mining (notably the lithium segment).

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

The sizeable, 20-strong department at Prieto Abogados fields experts in tender processes, construction and project development. The practice group has particular expertise in clean energy projects, as well as being experienced in the gas, water and sewage, mining and port sectors. Elevated to the partnership in April 2020, Nicolás Yuraszeck also became head of the projects and infrastructure department; M&A head Juan Tagle is also frequently active in the practice, as is senior partner, energy and arbitration specialist Claudio Undurraga. Further partner-level expertise is provided by corporate and energy head Fernando Bravo, and compliance leader José Andrés Pascual. Key senior associate support comes from the energy and natural resources-focused Camila Kutz.