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Jorge Allende Zañartu Abogado Senior de CMS LAW

Jorge Allende Z.

Partner

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

Jorge is a senior partner, and participates in the corporate practice for our firm, being highly active in financing and M&A operations for aquiculture, concession, mining, and electrical generation/transmission companies.  A practice focus to highlight is Jorge’s participation in complex financial restructurings, providing particular knowledge in various economic sectors.

He also heads  the Mining practice group, having participated in various mining projects over the last 20 years, including El Tesoro, Esperanza, Spence, Radomiro Tomic, Andacollo, Collahuasi, Maricunga, Diego de Almagro, Bronce de Petorca, Can-Can, Vilacollo, and Cocar, among others.

His experience is complemented by his knowledge and experience in areas such as engineering and construction, representing some of the most important E&C firms in Latin America, such as Ausenco, Aker Solutions, Jacobs, and Samsung Engineering, in the restructuring, negotiation, execution, and closing of EPC and EPCM contracts related to the aforementioned projects.

Jorge has also represented internationally renowned companies such as equipment/software providers for the defense industry, carrying out negotiations for contract conditions and financing related to the same, where a strict level of confidentiality and information security was required.  He has also represented the Government of Chile in the acquisition and operation of a satellite observation system.

Clients of our firm such as Goldman Sachs have entrusted him with commissions related to corporate social responsibility policy, such as the acquisition of 275 thousand hectares of forestland in Tierra del Fuego for conservation purposes.  Said park is known today as Karukinka Reserve. He also advised Citi Infrastructure Investments in the acquisition of six infrastructure concessions in Chile, as well as their subsequent sale to European operators.

Jorge is permanently recognized as a leading lawyer in Mining, Energy & Natural Resources, Corporate, and M&A, in international publications such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 (Leading Lawyer), Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal (Mining and Business Lawyers) and Best Lawyers.

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"Recognised expert in corporate matters, and possesses additional capabilities in handling insolvency and restructuring. He is particularly experienced in advising clients from the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors"

Chambers and Partners Latin America -2018

"He stands for his practical, hard-working approach"

Chambers and Partners Latin America

"very experienced and committed lawyer, skilful negotiator"

The Legal 500

"He knows exactly what international companies are looking for and is able to adapt to different situations and counterparties"

Chambers and Partners Latin America

"His strong negotiating skills and ability to find solutions for his clients"

Chambers and Partners Latin America

Education

  • 1978 – Master of Arts (M.A.), Fletcher School of Law
  • 1975 – Law Degree, Universidad de Chile School of Law
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Memberships

  • He is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
  • Energy Section for the International Bar Association (IBA/SERRIL).
  • Chilean Bar Association.
  • He is an arbitrator for the Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
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Mining

Jorge is a senior partner, and heads the Mining practice group, having participated in various mining projects over the last 20 years, including El Tesoro, Esperanza, Spence, Radomiro Tomic, Andacollo, Collahuasi, Maricunga, Diego de Almagro, Bronce de Petorca, Can-Can, Vilacollo, and Cocar, among others.

His experience is complemented by his knowledge and experience in areas such as engineering and construction, representing some of the most important Latin America firms in the field, such as Ausenco, Aker Solutions, Jacobs, and Samsung Engineering, in the restructuring, negotiation, execution, and closing of EPC and EPCM contracts related to said projects.

Jorge also participates on our firm’s the Corporate team, being highly active in financing and M&A operations for aquiculture, concession, mining, and electrical generation/transmission companies.  Particularly noteworthy is Jorge’s participation in complex financial restructurings, providing knowledge in various economic sectors.

He has also provided regular representation for internationally renowned companies such as equipment/software providers for the defense industry, carrying out negotiations for contract conditions and financing related to the same, where a strict level of confidentiality and information security was required.  He has also represented the Government of Chile in the acquisition and operation of a satellite observation system.

Clients of our firm such as Goldman Sachs have entrusted him with commissions related to corporate social responsibility policy, such as the acquisition of 275 thousand hectares of forestland in Tierra del Fuego for conservation purposes.  Said park is known today as Karukinka Reserve. He advised Citi Infrastructure Investments in the acquisition of six infrastructure concessions in Chile, as well as their subsequent sale to European operators.

Jorge is  permanently recognized as a leading lawyer in Mining, Energy & Natural Resources, Corporate, and M&A, in international publications such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 (Leading Lawyer), Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal (Mining and Business Lawyers), and Best Lawyers.

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"Clients recommend him for his noteworthy expertise in EPC and EPCM contracts within the mining sector"

The Legal 500 - 2017

"Has over 20 years’ experience of mining projects and an excellent reputation in the market"

The Legal 500

"Directly involved in the client's business in order to give advice that goes far beyond the technical and legal aspects"

Chambers and Partners Latin America

"He is hailed as a brilliant lawyer and singled out for his vast experience in both public and private law as well as his excellent reputation among administrative bodies"

The Legal 500

"The confidence to rely totally on Jorge’s sound judgement to protect and defend the best interests of the company"

Latin Lawyer 250

Education

  • 1978 – Master of Arts (M.A.), Fletcher School of Law
  • 1975 – Law Degree, Universidad de Chile School of Law
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Memberships

  • He is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
  • Energy Section for the International Bar Association (IBA/SERRIL).
  • Chilean Bar Association.
  • He is an arbitrator for the Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
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Energy

Jorge is a senior partner and is member of the Energy Practice Group, providing advisory services on new transmission line projects, electrical generation, and non-conventional renewable energy source projects.  In these matters, he has been able to participate in the earliest of stages in these projects, to the point of entry into operation, as well as financing, M&A, and private equity related to the same.

Jorge also participates in the corporate practice for our firm, being highly active in financing and M&A operations for aquiculture, concession, and mining. A practice focus to highlight is Jorge’s participation in complex financial restructurings, providing particular knowledge in various economic sectors.

As head of the Mining practice group, he has participated in various mining projects during the last 20 years, including El Tesoro, Esperanza, Spence, Radomiro Tomic, Andacollo, Collahuasi, Maricunga, Diego de Almagro, Bronce de Petorca, Can-Can, Vilacollo, and Cocar, among others.

His experience is complemented by his knowledge and experience in areas such as engineering and construction, representing some of the most important Latin America firms in the field, such as Ausenco, Aker Solutions, Jacobs, and Samsung Engineering, in the restructuring, negotiation, execution, and closing of EPC and EPCM contracts related to said projects.

He has also regularly represented internationally renowned companies such as equipment/software providers for the defense industry, carrying out negotiations for contract conditions and financing related to the same, where a strict level of confidentiality and information security was required.  He has also represented the Government of Chile in the acquisition and operation of a satellite observation system.

Clients of our firm such as Goldman Sachs have entrusted him with commissions related to corporate social responsibility policy, such as the acquisition of 275 thousand hectares of forestland in Tierra del Fuego for conservation purposes.  Said park is known today as Karukinka Reserve. He advised Citi Infrastructure Investments in the acquisition of six infrastructure concessions in Chile, as well as their subsequent sale to European operators.

Jorge is a permanently recognized leading lawyer in Mining, Energy & Natural Resources, Corporate, and M&A, in international publications such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 (Leading Lawyer), Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal (Mining and Business Lawyers) and Best Lawyers.

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"Leading Lawyer" in Energy and Natural Resources.

The Legal 500 - 2017

"Highlighted by market sources for his in-depth regulatory knowledge related to energy and mining law. He has experience advising on the construction of power generation plants and transmission lines"

Chambers and Partners Latin America - 2018

"His considerable experience in energy and natural resources issues"

Chambers and Partners Latin America

"Experienced, knowledgeable and loyal"

The Legal 500

"One of the finest practitioners in Chile"

Who's Who

"His efficient management of complex permitting matters"

Chambers and Partners Latin America

Education

  • 1978 – Master of Arts (M.A.), Fletcher School of Law
  • 1975 – Law Degree, Universidad de Chile School of Law
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Memberships

  • He is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
  • Energy Section for the International Bar Association (IBA/SERRIL).
  • Chilean Bar Association.
  • He is an arbitrator for the Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
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