Diego Rodríguez Abogado de CMS LAW

Diego Rodríguez, LL.M.

Partner

CMS Carey & Allende
Avda. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 10
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
7550000 Santiago
Chile
Languages Spanish, English
Corporate / M&A

Diego is a member of the Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance teams at CMS Carey & Allende.  His practice is focused primarily on the TMC industry, with matters related to financing and capital markets.

Endorsed by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

Diego has been previously employed by Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP, New York, (2013 – 2014).

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"Considered by market sources as an extremely intelligent lawyer with an intuitive grasp of what clients are trying to accomplish. He is also able to communicate effectively"

Chambers and Partners Latin America - 2018

Relevant experience

  • Sonda S.A.: Advised on the sale of its subsidiary I-MED S.A. to ACCEL-KKR, a leading American global technology-focused investment firm. I-MED S.A. is the largest connected health network in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Sonda, owned 50% of I-MED ´s shares. The operation included a bank and seller financing. Matter value: USD 120 million
  • Ingram Micro: Advises the world´s largest distributor of computer and technology products on a daily basis. Currently advising Ingram Chile on a reorganization to merge with Aktio Chile, due to the acquisition by Ingram of Aktio, Value Added Solutions (S-VAD) distributor in 2015. 
  • Enagás Chile: Advised the subsidiary of Spanish Enagas S.A., on the acquisition of stakes in GNL Quintero S.A. At first, it acquired Endesa’s 20% stake in the company. Then Enagas increased its total stake in the plant to 40.4%. Finally, it acquired an additional 20% of the plant from Aprovisionadora Global de Energía (a company spun off from Metrogas, Gas Natural Fenosa being the majority shareholder). 
  • Sun Dreams: Advised this Chilean casinos and hotels company with regional presence, on the merger of its operations in Latin America with the South African gaming leader Sun International Ltd.  The combined company became the largest company in this sector in the region and is worth more than USD 1 billion.
  • Sun International Limited: Advised on the procurement of a loan of almost USD 67 million from a quartet of commercial banks, led by Banco BCI, to comply with certain requirements under the terms of the merger of its Latin American operations with Dreams S.A. and to acquire a subsequent 5% stake in the combined entity, which remained listed in Chile.
  • Sonda S.A.: Advised the issuing of corporate bonds on behalf of Sonda in the local market totaling 3 million Development Units (Unidades de Fomento), USD 117 million approx., for the financing of their investment plans.
  • Solarpack Corporación Tecnológica, S.L.: Advised on the project finance negotiation for three solar power generation plants in the north of Chile, with Banco BICE and Banco Consorcio as lenders, including the assessment of the project’s particular conditions regarding the permits and authorizations required, in relation to the collateral to be granted as a part of the project’s financing structure.  
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC): Participated in providing advisory services in the financing of USD 90 million for the main Colombian port on the Pacific, Buenaventura Container Terminal.
  • Andean Development Corporation (CAF): Participated on the advisory team for a consortium headed by CAF and the IFC in the raising of USD 250 million of capital for the telephone operator Avantel.
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Education

  • 2013 – Master Degree in Corporate Law, New York University
  • 2011 – Law Degree, Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law
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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

Diego is a partner of the TMC team at CMS Carey & Allende. His practice is focused primarily on the Information technologies industry, with matters related to drafting and negotiating complex IT and commercial contracts, including outsourcing agreements and software as service contracts.

In Telecom, Diego advises on regulatory matters. His experience includes financing and capital markets.

Diego is praised for keeping TMC clients informed on how trends and new legislation can impact their businesses and also the new opportunities that such changes represent.

Diego has been previously employed by Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP, New York (2013-2014).

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Relevant experience

  • Sonda S.A. : Advises on the sale of its subsidiary I-MED S.A. to ACCEL-KKR, a leading American global technology-focused investment firm. I-MED S.A. is the largest connected health network in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Sonda, owned 50% of I-MED ´s shares. The operation included a bank and seller financing. Matter value: USD 120 million.
  • American Tower Corp Chile : Advises on a daily basis, covering all aspects of their business in Chile, especially regarding modifications to the telecommunication legal framework in Chile.
  • Ingram Micro: Counsel and assistance to the client on regulatory and compliance issues relating to IT outsourcing, Data Privacy and Technology Contracts.
  • Sonda S.A.: Advised on the issuing of corporate bonds on behalf of Sonda in the local market totaling 3 million Development Units (Unidades de Fomento), USD 117 million approx., for the financing of their investment plans.
  • Andean Development Corporation (CAF): Participated on the advisory team for a consortium headed by CAF and the IFC in the raising of USD 250 million of capital for the telephone operator Avantel.
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Education

  • 2013 – Master Degree in Corporate Law, New York University
  • 2011 – Law Degree, Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law
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Banking & Finance

Diego is a member of the Banking & Finance team at CMS Carey & Allende.  His practice is focused primarily on the TMC industry, with matters related to financing and capital markets.

Endorsed by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

Diego has been previously employed by Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP, New York (2013-2014).

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"Diego Rodríguez is a highly regarded senior associate"

The Legal 500 - 2017

Relevant experience

  • Sun International Limited: Advised on the procurement of a loan of almost USD 67 million from a quartet of commercial banks, led by Banco BCI, to comply with certain requirements under the terms of the merger of its Latin American operations with Dreams S.A. and to acquire a subsequent 5% stake in the combined entity, which remained listed in Chile.
  • Sonda S.A.: Advised the issuing of corporate bonds on behalf of Sonda S.A. in the local market totaling 3 million Development Units (Unidades de Fomento), USD 117 million approx., for the financing of their investment plans.
  • Solarpack Corporación Tecnológica, S.L: Advised the project finance negotiation for three solar power generation plants in the north of Chile, with Banco BICE and Banco Consorcio as lenders, including the assessment of the project’s conditions regarding the permits and authorizations required, in relation to the collateral to be granted as a part of the project’s financing structure.  
  • Agrícola Pacífico Sur Ltda.: Advised to obtain a loan of approximately CLP 10 billion from Banco Santander in order to refinance all its current debt. The loan was mainly guaranteed with mortgages over more than 50 properties of the debtor. 
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC): Participated in providing advisory services in the financing of USD 90 million for the main Colombian port on the Pacific, Buenaventura Container Terminal.
  • Andean Development Corporation (CAF): Participated on the advisory team for a consortium headed by CAF and the IFC in the raising of USD 250 million of capital for the telephone operator Avantel.
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Education

  • 2013 – Master Degree in Corporate Law, New York University
  • 2011 – Law Degree, Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law
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