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DLA Piper (Chile), Diego Peña, Santiago, CHILE

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Diego Peña

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Corporate Law
Regulated Markets
Projects and Infrastructure




Mr. Peña is a senior associate lawyer and integrates the corporate and regulatory group of the buffet, advising local and foreign clients in various matters, including mergers and acquisitions, project financing and corporate advisory in the areas of infrastructure, energy, public concessions, engineering and construction.

Mr. Peña has significant experience advising engineering and construction companies, suppliers of equipment and provisions, banks and financial institutions, developers, operators and private investors, in the different stages and aspects that make up infrastructure projects developed in Chile and the rest of Latin America.


Spanish and English


Chilean Bar Association


Law, School of Law of Universidad de Chile, Santiago (2008). Admitted to practice in 2009, Chile
Master of Laws, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago (2012)
Certificate in Business Administration, IE Business School, Madrid (2012)


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

In 2018, BAZ|DLA Piper and NLD (Noguera Larraín & Dulanto) merged under the name DLA Piper BAZ|NLD; the firm is now known as DLA Piper (Chile). The practice, which 'really understands its clients', has a strong team for M&A deals, including due diligence matters; it is also noted for its particular experience in venture capital, corporate governance and compliance matters. Headline work saw practice co-head Matías Zegers lead the team advising Cornershop on the $225m sale of its operating companies in Chile to Walmart, including the antitrust aspects. His fellow practice head, Paulo Larrain, advised Zurich Group on the $137m acquisition of EuroAmerica Administradora de Fondos and the portfolio of individual and life insurance of Euroamerica Seguros de Vida. Other key advisers include José Pablo Dulanto and Marco Salgado (who 'really goes the extra mile for his clients'), and counsels Manola Quiroz and Mauricio Halpern. Senior associates Diego Peña and Jorge Timmermann  are also key team members. José Ureta left to move in-house. Clients include L’Oréal, Zurich Group, Codelco, Infosys and Victoria Capital Partners.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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