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Jara Del Favero Abogados

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Chile > Corporate and M&A

Jara del Favero Abogados has reverted to its former independent status following the unwinding of its 2018 merger with Ried Fabres in early 2020. The practice group nevertheless remains 19-strong and fields experienced corporate partners with expertise across a range of industry sectors and who are active in M&A transactions that are both local and cross-border. Practice co-heads Sven Herlin (who is particularly active in the real estate, mining, industrial, retail and service sectors); Felipe Ovalle (corporate finance and advisory, and M&A, notably in the infrastructure, retail and mining sectors); Manuel Jiménez (commercial law, corporate M&A and advisory, especially in the pharmaceutical sector); and Andrea Abascal (regulatory matters, life sciences and competition), who made partner in February 2020, are the principal advisers. Experienced associates Marina Junge and Juan Pablo González, along with younger colleague Julio Trucco, provide key associate support.

Chile > Banking and finance

Jara del Favero & Ried Fabres (the result of a 2018 merger between Jara del Favero Abogados and Ried Fabres), is now known as Jara Del Favero Abogados, following the unwinding of the association and the departure of former name partners Cristián Fabres and José Miguel Ried to re-establish Ried Fabres in 2020. The practice retains extensive experience in advising company clients on finance matters and Felipe Ovalle, in particular, is highly regarded for his assistance with the financing of businesses, M&A, infrastructure and concessions.

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

In early 2020, Jara del Favero Abogados and Ried Fabres unwound their 2018 tie-up (as Jara del Favero & Ried Fabres) and reverted to their former independent status. The former, long-known for its role in the mining sector, has energy sector deal experience that includes energy bidding rounds, energy purchase agreements, and drilling and EPC contracts. Mid-2019 hire Marcelo Mardones – a former head of legal at the Ministry of Energy – leads the practice which was further strengthened with the incorporation of Martín Esser, who has both energy and environmental expertise, from Essbio. Partner-level support is provided by Felipe Ovalle.