Mr José Pablo Dulanto > DLA Piper Chile > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Chile
El Golf 150
10th Floor
Las Condes

Work Department

Sales and Acquisitions
Energy and Natural Resources




Mr. Dulanto is partner of DLA Piper Chile since its inception in 2018. Before that he was a founding partner of the law firm Noguera Larrain & Dulanto on 2007 and stayed as partner until its merger in 2018 with BAZ|DLA Piper. Previously he was a partner of Morales, Noguera Valdivieso & Besa (2004-2007) and worked with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, during 1993 and 1994.

Mr. Dulanto practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, natural resources and general commercial matters. He has vast experience representing Chilean and intenational clients, as well as major investment banks, in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and equity investments. Mr. Dulanto also focuses his practice on natural resources projects in the energy and mining sectors, with an emphasis in the areas of water and mining ventures (both metallic and non-metallic), power generation and transmission projects and project financing.

Mr. Dulanto has been recognized in the past few years as a leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners (Corporate and M&A); Best Lawyers (Corporate and M&A, Law Project Finance and Development Practice); The Legal 500 (Corporate and M&A, Energy and Natural Resources); IFLR 1000 (Corporate and M&A, Energy, and M&A); Latin Lawyer (Banking and Finance, and Energy); LACCA (Banking and Finance).


Spanish, English


Chilean Bar Association


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, L.C.J.S., (1991).
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, Master of Laws (LL.M.) (1993).
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Master in Business Administration (MBA) (1999).

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper Chile‘s six-strong energy and natural resources team is particularly focused on the development of power plants; it is also active in solar, hydro and wind power generation and transmission projects. Typical advice includes regulatory issues, due diligence, project development and finance. The practice is led by Felipe Bahamondez, who has a strong background in energy, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, and José Pablo Dulanto, who is experienced in natural resources projects in the energy and mining sectors. Notable support is provided by senior associates Diego Peña and Paulina Farías.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

The eight-strong team at DLA Piper Chile is particularly experienced in the development and financing of power plants and energy projects, as well as infrastructure and real estate. Highly regarded partners Felipe Bahamondez (natural resources and regulatory matters), José Pablo Dulanto (an energy and mining sector specialist), and Rodrigo Álvarez (real estate) co-head the projects practice. Notable support at senior associate level is provided by Diego Peña (infrastructure and the corporate aspects of energy projects), and Paulina Farías (energy, natural resources and regulatory matters).

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Mining

DLA Piper Chile‘s mining expertise comprises mining concessions, contracts, litigation, due diligence and project development. The practice has notable expertise in the lithium industry and, through its integration with DLA Piper, frequently works in cross-border matters in various jurisdictions. Metallic and non-metallic mining venture specialist José Pablo Dulanto leads the group, which also fields associate Claudio Sepúlveda – a mining concession and contract expert.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

The experienced 21-strong corporate and M&A practice group at DLA Piper Chile consistently acts on sophisticated corporate transactions and due diligence processes, and has substantial knowledge of Chile’s investment environment. The practice has particular expertise in deals involving technology and energy and natural resources, among others, and is highly-regarded for its corporate governance and venture capital specialisms. Matías Zegers and Paulo Larrain co-chair the corporate practice group, which also includes energy and mining sector expert José Pablo DulantoMarco Salgado – who heads the corporate group’s media, sport and entertainment practice – and Mauricio Halpern, who made partner in January 2020. Additional support is provided by counsel Manola Quiroz and Jorge Timmermann, who was raised to the partnership in January 2021.