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Mr José Pablo Dulanto

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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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).


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

In 2018, BAZ|DLA Piper and NLD (Noguera LarraĂ­n & 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 MatĂ­as 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 JosĂ© 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. JosĂ© Ureta left to move in-house. Clients include L’Oréal, Zurich Group, Codelco, Infosys and Victoria Capital Partners.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

DLA Piper (Chile) assists with the development of a range of projects, including PV power plants, desalination facilities and real estate. The team advised SLM NX Uno de Peine on the development of the NX project, a joint venture for the development of a potassium and lithium project; its assistance included advice on environmental permits and mining options. Felipe Bahamondez, José Pablo Dulanto and Rodrigo Alvarez are all experienced practitioners.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources


Within: Mining

DLA Piper (Chile) regularly advises on exploration and exploitation mining concessions and mining contracts, as well as project development and contentious matters; the team has particular expertise in the lithium segment. Recent matters saw the team act for Cominor in the sale of a 50 per cent ownership stake in Minera Pompeya to Minera Mantos de Oro. SIMCO and Desarrollos Mineros are also clients. JosĂ© Pablo Dulanto is department head and Claudio SepĂșlveda is a notable associate.

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