Cariola’s main mission is to fully satisfy the legal needs of our clients in any area of the law, through high quality advice provided in a comprehensive, efficient and appropriate manner. With this objective in mind, Cariola’s lawyers propose simple, precise legal solutions, designed for each particular client or case.
We have actively participated as legal advisors to foreign and local companies in the energy, electricity, gas and drinking water sectors, in structuring joint ventures, in the construction and development of projects, in operational agreements, acquisitions and sales of companies generating, transmitting and distributing electric power, among others. In addition, we have advised clients in the privatization of generating plants and service companies owned by the State.
Our lawyers are experts in local regulations regarding the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and fuels, as well as the regulations applicable to drinking water and gas companies. We also act as legal advisors to participants or financial consultants in structured projects (without allocation of resources) or in financing initiatives for future projects.
We have also advised foreign companies in renewable energy projects involving hydroelectric, solar, wind, biomass and geothermal power, throughout the process of development, financing and obtaining permits, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as conflict resolution.
Other important clients in this area are mining companies and industries that demand energy through purchase agreements which, in recent years, have become increasingly complex and sophisticated in Chile.