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Ignacio

Ignacio Errazquin, LL.M.

Senior Associate

CMS Carey & Allende
Avda. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 9
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
7550000 Santiago
Chile
Languages Spanish, English, French
Corporate / M&A

Ignacio has been a member of the Corporate/M&A group for CMS Carey & Allende since 2012, focusing his practice on mergers and acquisitions, project finance with an emphasis on photovoltaic and other non-conventional renewable energy projects, private equity and the structuring of joint ventures for businesses in different sectors.

He also advises on antitrust matters in connection with merger control procedures, as well as in telecommunications, hotels and leisure and other regulated industries in Chile.

During the first half of 2018, Ignacio worked on the Corporate/M&A team at CMS Francis Lefebvre in Paris, France, where he participated in multiple cross-border transactions within Europe and with the US. He also advises French companies on their establishment as well as their business development in Chile.

Endorsed by The Legal 500. 

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Relevant experience

  • Solarpack: Advised Solarpack (sponsor) on the financing transaction with German bank KfW IPEX-Bank, which consisted of a credit facility of up to USD 91 million for the construction and development of the photovoltaic project “La Granja”, which will be located in the Atacama desert in northern Chile, which will have a capacity of 123 MW and will supply power to 25 distribution companies in the northern region of Chile.
  • Empresas Aquachile S.A.: Advised on the negotiation and conclusion of a bridge loan of up to USD 240 million with a club of foreign and local banks led by Rabobank, for the financing of the acquisition by Empresas Aquachile S.A. of Salmones Magallanes and Pesquera Edén, salmon farming companies with a combined total of 26 maritime concessions in southern Chile.
  • Sun Dreams: Participated on the team that led the merger of its operation in Latin America between the Chilean casino and hotel company and the South African gaming leader Sun International Ltd, becoming the largest hospitality company in the region, valued at USD 1 billion.
  • Estabanell y Pahísa: Advised on a joint venture with Asociación de Canalistas del Laja, for the development of three run-of-the-river power plant projects in southern Chile. His work included the structuring of the joint venture, the negotiation of the EPC and the electromagnetic equipment supply contracts, as well as corporate matters in connection with the financing of the project.
  • Sonda S.A.: Participated on the team that advised Sonda S.A. on its capital increase and placement of shares in the US, pursuant to Rule 144 and Reg. S, to finance part of a triennial investment plan of USD 700 million.

In addition, as part of his work in the Corporate/M&A team at CMS Francis Lefebvre in Paris, he participated in multiple transactions, including:

  • The acquisition of the leading European book printing group headquartered in France, CPI, by Circle Media Group, a landmark transaction involving six jurisdictions to create the largest independent European group in the delivery of print and media capabilities.
  • He participated on the team that regularly advises insurers on the issuance of representations and warranties (R&W) insurance in the context of M&A transactions.
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Education

  • 2017 – Master of Laws and Business Law Certificate, Duke University
  • 2012 – Certification in Policies and Law of Competition, Universidad de Chile
  • 2011 – Law Degree, Universidad de Chile School of Law
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Memberships

  • French-Chilean Chamber of Commerce.
  • Chilean Bar Association.
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Hotels & Leisure

Ignacio is a member of the Hotels & Leisure group for CMS Carey & Allende. He focuses his practice on M&A, joint ventures for projects’ development and regulation aspects of this industry, focusing on the granting of gaming licenses in Chile.

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Relevant experience

  • Solarpack: Advised Solarpack (sponsor) on the financing transaction with German bank KfW IPEX-Bank, which consisted of a credit facility of up to USD 91 million for the construction and development of the photovoltaic project “La Granja”, which will be located in the Atacama desert in northern Chile, which will have a capacity of 123 MW and will supply power to 25 distribution companies in the northern region of Chile.
  • Empresas Aquachile S.A.: Advised on the negotiation and conclusion of a bridge loan of up to USD 240 million with a club of foreign and local banks led by Rabobank, for the financing of the acquisition by Empresas Aquachile S.A. of Salmones Magallanes and Pesquera Edén, salmon farming companies with a combined total of 26 maritime concessions in southern Chile.
  • Sun Dreams: Participated on the team that led the merger of its operation in Latin America between the Chilean company of casinos and hotels and the South African gaming leader Sun International Ltd, becoming the largest hospitality company in the region, valued at USD 1 billion.
  • Estabanell y Pahísa: Advised on a joint venture with Asociación de Canalistas del Laja, for the development of three run-of-the-river power plants project with a capacity of 6MW in southern Chile. Ignacio’s work included the structuring of the joint venture, negotiation of building contracts and electromagnetic equipment supply contracts, as well as corporate matters regarding funding of the project.
  • Sonda S.A.: Participated on the team that advised Sonda S.A. in its capital increase, and placement of shares abroad, pursuant to Rule 144 and Reg. S, to finance part of a USD 700 million triennial investment plan.
  • Regularly advises local real estate clients on their joint ventures with investors and strategic partners for the development of commercial and residential projects.
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Education

  • 2017 – Master of Laws and Business Law Certificate, Duke University
  • 2012 – Certification in Policies and Law of Competition, Universidad de Chile
  • 2011 – Law Degree, Universidad de Chile School of Law
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Memberships

  • French-Chilean Chamber of Commerce.
  • Chilean Bar Association.
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Banking & Finance

Ignacio is a member of the Banking & Finance group for CMS Carey & Allende. His practice focuses on M&A, corporate structuring, capital markets and financing.

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Relevant experience

  • Solarpack: Advised Solarpack (sponsor) on the financing transaction with German bank KfW IPEX-Bank, which consisted of a credit facility of up to USD 91 million for the construction and development of the photovoltaic project “La Granja”, which will be located in the Atacama desert in northern Chile, which will have a capacity of 123 MW and will supply power to 25 distribution companies in the northern region of Chile.
  • Empresas Aquachile S.A.: Advised on the negotiation and conclusion of a bridge loan of up to USD 240 million with a club of foreign and local banks led by Rabobank, for the financing of the acquisition by Empresas Aquachile S.A. of Salmones Magallanes and Pesquera Edén, salmon farming companies with a combined total of 26 maritime concessions in southern Chile.
  • Sun Dreams: Participated on the team that led the merger of its operation in Latin America between the Chilean company of casinos and hotels and the South African gaming leader Sun International Ltd, becoming the largest hospitality company in the region, valued at USD 1 billion.
  • Estabanell y Pahísa: Advised on a joint venture with Asociación de Canalistas del Laja, for the development of three run-of-the-river power plants project with a capacity of 6MW in southern Chile. Ignacio’s work included the structuring of the joint venture, negotiation of building contracts and electromagnetic equipment supply contracts, as well as corporate matters regarding funding of the project.
  • Sonda S.A.: Participated on the team that advised Sonda S.A. in its capital increase, and placement of shares abroad, pursuant to Rule 144 and Reg. S, to finance part of a USD 700 million triennial investment plan.
  • Regularly advises local real estate clients on their joint ventures with investors and strategic partners for the development of commercial and residential projects.
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Education

  • 2017 – Master of Laws and Business Law Certificate, Duke University
  • 2012 – Certification in Policies and Law of Competition, Universidad de Chile
  • 2011 – Law Degree, Universidad de Chile School of Law
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Memberships

  • French-Chilean Chamber of Commerce.
  • Chilean Bar Association.
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