We are active legal counsel to local and foreign companies in the electricity, gas and water sectors, structuring joint ventures, project construction and development, operational agreements and the acquisition and sale of electricity generation, transmission and distribution companies, to name a few areas. We have also assisted clients in the privatization of state-owned power plants and utilities.
Our attorneys have a thorough command of local regulations on electricity generation, transmission and distribution and fuels, as well as of regulations applicable to water and gas utilities. We assist participants or financial consultants in projects structured without resource allocation or in financing initiatives for future projects.
We have advised foreign companies in greenfield renewable energy projects, such as hydroelectric, solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal energy. We handle all aspects of development, financing, permitting, regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions and dispute resolution.
Other important clients of this area are mining companies and industrial establishments, which demand large blocks of energy through power purchase agreements. Power purchase agreements have become increasingly complex and sophisticated in Chile in the last few years.