Mr Cristián Carpentier > Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados
El Golf 40
5th floor, Las Condes
Santiago de Chile
Cristián  Carpentier photo

Work Department

Project Finance / Project Development / Restructuring / Capital Markets / M&A / Commercial and Financial Transactions / Energy / Infrastructure


Director of Project Finance, Restructuring and Capital Markets Practice Group.


Mr. Carpentier has over 12 years of experience in commercial and corporate counselling for local and foreign companies, especially in project finance, M&A, reorganization and restructuring agreements, issuance, and placement of  corporate bonds (local and cross-border), and commercial and financial transactions, especially in energy and infrastructure projects.

He has vast experience in M&A transactions and project finance, particularly related to renewable power plants (Eolic, PV, CSP, hydro), conventional power plants (coal, diesel, gas), and high voltage transmission lines.

Mr. Carpentier is a Professor of Commercial Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s School of Law since 2015. He also worked as  visiting international attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, NY, USA (2017-2018).


Spanish, English and French


Lawyer. Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, graduated in 2011. Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harlan Stone Fiske Scholar from Columbia University, NY, USA (2016-2017).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

The sizeable corporate department at Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados houses experts in cross-border M&A transactions, predominantly in the energy, infrastructure and retail sectors. The team is also increasingly active in M&A deals involving digital companies, such as e-commerce operations and app-related start-ups. The group is led by Arnaldo Gorziglia, whose broad expertise encompasses M&A, corporate restructuring, capital markets, and infrastructure project financing; fellow name partner Ignacio Arteaga is a commercial, corporate and business specialist; while the ‘outstandingLuciano Cruz is a commercial law and energy expert. Also integral to the group, Andrés Ossandón is tax law head, while Cristián Carpentier -who was promoted to director in October 2022- has significant experience in M&A, and reorganisation and restructuring agreements.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados‘ sizeable corporate and project development practice routinely leads advice on the development, construction, financing and operation of transmission lines, wind and photovoltaic farms, and hydropower generation and thermoelectric power plants. Heading up the team, Arnaldo Gorziglia is a longstanding infrastructure project finance expert; while the broad practices of fellow name partner Ignacio Arteaga and Luciano Cruz also cover project development and finance work. Recently-promoted director Cristián Carpentier maintains an active energy and infrastructure project finance practice.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbons

The ‘very attentive‘ team at Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados is well known for its expertise in greenfield energy project developments. The 11-strong energy practice routinely negotiates power plant-related engineering, procurement, and construction agreements, as well as operation and maintenance contracts for solar and wind power plants. The firm is additionally active in regulatory and administrative proceedings before Chile’s energy authorities, and fields a go-to team for advice on electricity law regulations. The practice is jointly led by commercial, corporate and business law expert Ignacio Arteaga, who (in addition to arbitration) focuses on energy projects and related contractual matters, energy M&A, and project development and finance; and renewable energy project development and finance specialist Luciano Cruz. The second line of key advisers includes energy litigator María Fernanda Brahm; and recently-promoted director Cristián Carpentier, who advises on M&A and project finance involving renewable power plants and high-voltage transmission lines. In November 2022, former director and regulatory and environmental practice head Pedro Lagos C departed the firm for an in-house role at ACCIONA Energía.