Camila Kutz > Prieto Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Prieto Abogados
EL GOLF 40
13-14 FLOOR
SANTIAGO
Chile

Work Department

Mining Law, Energy and Natural Resources, Projects and Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Position

Senior Associate.

Career

Camila Kutz has been an associate lawyer of Prieto since 2013.

She is part of the Firm’s Corporate team, specializing in the areas of mining law, energy and natural resources, developing infrastructure and construction projects projects in those industries and negotiating key contracts, including EPC, BOOT, Turn Key and O&M contracts; and mergers and acquisitions.

Camila earned her law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, on 2009. Diploma in Natural Resources, with mention in Water Rights, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2013; and a Diploma in Permits, Authorizations and Administrative Concessions from Universidad de Los Andes Law School in 2018.

Before joining the firm, she previously worked at Cariola Diez Pérez-Cotapos y Cía.

She is admitted to practice in Chile, and is a member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

Law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2011.

Diploma in Natural Resources with mention in Water Rights, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2013.

Diploma in Permits, Authorizations and Administrative Concessions, Universidad de los Andes, 2018.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

(Rising stars)

Camila KutzPrieto Abogados

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.

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

(Rising stars)

Camila KutzPrieto 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 > Energy and natural resources > Mining

With mining rights’ issues increasingly critical for the funding and development of energy and infrastructure projects, Prieto Abogados‘ six-member mining department’s expertise derives from the firm’s energy, infrastructure and real estate groups, as well as the firm’s close relationships with major investment funds. It regularly advises on new mining projects, along with judicial actions before the civil law courts and private arbitrations. M&A head Juan Tagle is active in the firm’s energy and natural resources team, which also fields current managing partner Alberto González E. Strong support is drawn from associates Camila Kutz and Agustín Martorell – who heads-up the environmental team. 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).