Mr Felipe Bahamondez > DLA Piper Chile > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Chile
El Golf 150
10th Floor
Las Condes
Chile

Work Department

Public and Administrative Law; Projects, Energy and Infrastructure; Renewables Oil and Gas; Antitrust and Competition; Energy and Natural Resources; Consumer Goods and Retail; Food and Beverages; Industrials

Position

Partner

Career

Felipe Bahamondez is the partner who leads the Regulated Markets and Antitrust practice group at DLA Piper Chile. He focuses his practice in the diverse areas of Energy, Natural Resources & Natural Gas, as well as, Regulatory Law, Insurance, Antitrust and Corporate Law, having participated in his professional life in transactions, such as, the design and legal implementation of the first gas pipeline in Chile, development and advising of natural gas projects and LNG terminals representing diverse clients, development of energy projects especially Renewable Energies, including solar projects, numerous financing operations, mergers & acquisitions, both on behalf of local and multinational companies. Also, he has advised multiple clients on insurance regulatory issues.

Felipe has a broad experience in regulatory matters and antitrust. National and foreign companies have asked for his counsel on matters related to litigation before the Competition Tribunal (TDLC) for example representing Uber in an antitrust case started by taxi drivers. He also represents clients before the FNE in investigations and merger control procedures. In his role, Bahamondez conducts and plans the best strategies in our clients’ interests.

Languages

Spanish and English

Memberships

Chilean Bar Association;  International Bar Association; American Bar Association

 

Education

Universidad de Chile, Law Degree (J.D.); Harvard University, LL.M., (Master of laws); Universidad de Chile,Diploma in Regulation & Competition; Pontificia Universidad Católica,Diploma in Competition Law, Facultad de Derecho; Universidad de Chile, Diploma in Environmental Regulation

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Data privacy

The four-strong practice at DLA Piper Chile fuses its data protection specialism with the firm’s expertise in regulatory, technology, corporate, venture capital and consumer protection work. The practice covers the drafting and review of terms and conditions that include data protection clauses, along with privacy policies and data privacy agreements. It also assists with designing business models that comply with data protection regulations. Leading the regulatory and regulated markets practice group, Felipe Bahamondez‘s practice covers the technology and telecoms sectors, and data protection work. The associate to note, Lisa Hondl -who is qualified in Germany- routinely assists with preparing clients for compliance with GDPR requirements.

Chile > Public law

Capable of proposing solid solutions‘, DLA Piper Chile‘s public law practice provides assistance with the obtaining of operational authorisations; administrative procedures before various authorities and agencies; regulatory reports; and public entities’ bidding processes. Additional key areas include food product labelling, consumer claims and public law litigation. The team is led by regulated markets and administrative law specialist, Felipe Bahamondez; while senior associate and regulatory expert Paulina Farías is ‘a lawyer who has great knowledge of various regulations‘, and whose recent track record includes assisting several companies with allocations of services, and telecoms and electricity sector-related bids.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon

DLA Piper Chile‘s eight-member team is particularly experienced in power plant developments, as well as sectors such as energy transmission and distribution. Its specialisms cover decentralisation, battery storage, mini-grids, energy efficiency regulations, and energy-related digitisation regulation. Leading the group, Felipe Bahamondez is an energy, natural gas and LNG project specialist; while the ‘very capableDiego Peña, promoted to partner in January 2022, is experienced in energy project development. Key senior associate Paulina Farías assists with energy, natural resources and regulatory matters.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Routinely acting for infrastructure and energy companies, financial institutions, institutional investors, sponsors and contractors, DLA Piper Chile‘s ‘specialist advisers‘ act across a range of domestic and cross-border projects and infrastructure matters. The eight-member group has particular experience in the development of power plants and energy projects, but is also active in energy transmission and distribution, infrastructure and real estate matters. The practice is co-led by project development, energy and natural resources specialist, Felipe Bahamondez, and real estate and taxation expert Rodrigo Álvarez. Strengthening the firm’s practice further, energy project expert Diego Peña was made partner in January 2022, while at senior associate level, Paulina Farías is active in energy, natural resources and regulatory matters.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

DLA Piper Chile‘s ‘highly technical‘ competition practice has significant experience in merger control work, with clients particularly benefiting from the group’s leveraging of the Santiago office’s corporate and  M&A credentials. The team also routinely acts in cartels, and abuse-of-dominance and unilateral-conduct investigations. The practice is jointly led by experienced partner Felipe Bahamondez, whose regulatory expertise covers antitrust law, and whose recent caseload includes representing Uber in an antitrust case brought by taxi drivers; and counsel Sofia O’Ryan (‘a young professional with a bright future‘), who is highly focused on competition law.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a large team of projects and energy specialists based in a large number of its US and Latin America offices. The group operates in multiple market-segments from conventional power and renewables, to gas pipelines and PPP projects. Much of the practice centres on project sponsors and developers. Bringing together teams from Miami, San Juan (Puerto Rico), New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Baltimore, Chicago, Northern Virginia, Austin and San Diego, the firm continued to advise LUMA Energy, as winning bidder on the $1.6bn PPP transaction to operate and maintain the transmission and distribution assets of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). The firm’s Santiago office has also landed a series of important engagements, as have the Mexico City and Buenos Aires offices. New York partner Margarita Oliva Sainz de Aja is especially active in Latin America project finance, Felipe Bahamondez and newly promoted partner Diego Peña impress in Santiago, and Edgar Romo is a senior figure in Mexico City. San Diego and New York-based Raul Farias has an extensive record in energy transactions. Dino Barajas left for  Baker Botts L.L.P. in January 2022.