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EL GOLF 40, 13-14 FLOOR, SANTIAGO, CHILE
Tel:
Work +562 2280 5000
Fax:
Fax +562 2280 5001
Email:
Web:
http://www.prieto.cl

Juan Tagle

Tel:
Work (56 2) 2280 5033
Email:
Prieto Abogados

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources , M&A and Project Finance.

Position

Partner.

Career

Juan Tagle has been a partner of Prieto since 2005 and joined the firm in 1998.

He is the head of the Mergers and Acquisitions area and is also active in the Firm’s Financial and Energy and Natural Resources groups.

In the last few years, he has been actively involved in diverse M&A transactions, with an outstanding leadership role in counseling an important local economic group in more than 50 acquisitions and mergers of supermarket chains throughout the country, as well as counseling domestic and international clients in transactions for the acquisition and merger of companies of the most diverse lines of business.

In the financial sphere, he has been involved in important domestic and international financial transactions (syndicated loans and project financing), financial restructuring, security market transactions, including takeover bids and bond issuing.

He is also permanently involved in counseling clients in the energy and natural resource sectors, on matters such as power plant construction projects, the negotiation of gas and electricity purchase contracts, joining ventures and bidding.

In the last few years, he has been extremely active in the port sector, counseling Public Port Companies and private companies in the regulatory and administrative aspects of diverse port bidding processes, such as the negotiation of the respective contracts.

He earned his law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 1990. In 1991 he worked in the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency. Between 1994 and 1996 he was a partner of the law firm Tagle, Cifuentes & Cía., and studied for a postgraduate degree at the University of Chicago, United States (LLM, 1997)

He worked at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York, 1997-1998, where he was involved in diverse capital market and M&A transactions for Latin American companies. He is as a member of the Boards of Directors of companies and has taught civil and commercial law (School of Law of the Universidad Católica de Chile, between 1993 and 1996 and in 1999).

Juan Tagle has received ongoing recognition by Chambers and Partners in the areas of Energy and Natural Resources, Mergers and Acquisitions and Finance. He is permanently involved in the Firm’s pro bono activities, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the ProBono Foundation, as well as the Chilean Bar Association.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

He is as a member of the Boards of Directors of companies and has taught civil and commercial law (School of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, between 1993 and 1996 and in 1999). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the ProBono Foundation, as well as the Chilean Bar Association.

Education

LLM, University of Chicago, 1997. Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1993.


Chile

Competition and antitrust

Within: Competition and antitrust

The competition practice at Prieto Abogados  handles contentious and non-contentious cases before the TDLC, representation before the FNE in cartel or abuse-of-dominant-position cases and (increasingly since the June 2017 reforms) merger-control review, along with preventative consultancy and compliance programmes. In TDLC matters, the team has been particularly active in the retail, agriculture, energy, banking and transport sectors. The dedicated four-strong team advises clients including Aguas Andinas, Banco Internacional, SURA and Transelec, calling on relevant partners including Claudio Undurraga  (energy, infrastructure, arbitration), Fernando Samaniego  (arbitration and litigation) and Juan Tagle  (M&A) as necessary. Recent matters saw practice head Benjamín Grebe , who demonstrates 'strong expertise', lead the defence of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha in an antitrust lawsuit against six maritime transport companies for allegedly collusive agreement of tender terms in the interoceanic automotive transport market. Other work included the deisgn of a compliance program for Watt's and ongoing antirtrust advice to Puertos y Logisticas. Former senior associate Manfred Zink returned to the FNE in 2018 and was replaced by Nicolás Yuraszeck, himself returning to the firm after a period in London, most recently at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Juan Tagle - Prieto Abogados

Within: Corporate and M&A

Prieto Abogados' 'flexible practice' covers complex cross-border deals, private equity transactions and joint ventures; recent deals involved the energy, banking, insurance and pensions sectors. The 30-strong group is also experienced in transactions involving the retail sector and food and wine industries. Active clients of the department include Inversiones La Construcción (ILC), Engie Energía Chile, Altis Principal Investments and HDI Seguros. In recent matters, the team was counsel to ILC, which operates in the Chilean and Peruvian finance and healthcare sectors, on its $49m purchase of a stake in Chile's Banco International and Factoring Baninter (the team also provides ongoing compliance advice to ILC). Juan Tagle and Fernando Bravo head up the practice, while José Andrés Pascual Moreno leads on compliance work. Also key to the group are Cristóbal Villarino, Gerardo Cruzat, Patricio Prieto L, senior associate Andrés Laymuns and associate Juan Andres Ilharreborde. Jaime Ríos  left to establish Ríos & Llaneza.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Leading individuals

Juan Tagle - Prieto Abogados

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas

Within: Leading individuals

Juan Tagle - Prieto Abogados

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