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Jorge Allende Z.

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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 in the Corporate/M&A Group at CMS Carey & Allende. He is  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.

As heads of the Mining Group, he has participated in various mining projects over the last 25 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.

 

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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 Latin America

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

Chambers Latin America

"Jorge is a productive and efficient, while further sources comment on his visibility in the Chilean market. Peers also praise his ability to negotiate"

Chambers Latin America

Relevant experience

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.

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Memberships & Roles

  • 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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Awards & Rankings

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

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Education

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

Jorge is Head of  the Mining Group at CMS Carey & Allende.  He has participated in various mining projects over the last 25 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/M&A 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.

 

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

Chambers 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

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

Chambers Latin America

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

The Legal 500

Relevant experience

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.

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Memberships & Roles

  • 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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Awards & Rankings

Jorge has been 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, Leaders League, Who’s Who Legal (Mining and Business Lawyers), and Best Lawyers.

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Education

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

Jorge is co-head of the Energy & Climate Change Group at CMS Carey & Allende.  He provides 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.

He 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 25 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.

 

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"He is vastly experienced in all the relevant processes and offers all-encompassing advice, solving any doubts quickly and carrying my matters forward"

Chambers Latin America

"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 Latin America

"Jorge draws praise for his expert handling of sophisticated corporate matters within the energy and natural resources industries"

Who's Who

Relevant experience

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.

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Memberships & Roles

  • 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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Awards & Rankings

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

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Education

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