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Andrés Sanfuentes

Partner / Chile

Partner of PPU expert banking, financial and infrastructure projects. He has also experience in capital market matters. He has advised important clients in financial transactions both to financial entities, as well as to developers and debtors, in each case, local and foreign. He also provides advice in infrastructure projects in all matters and stages of the development of a project (from the beginning of the public tender or the structuring of the private initiative until they reach the operation) as well as in the financing and acquisition of projects.

Partner Andrés Sanfuentes has a wealth of experience in acquisition finance. He frequently represents borrowers in corporate finance deals. Market onlookers note his capabilities in financial restructuring. Chambers and Partners, Latin America 2022.
Co-head of department Andrés Sanfuentes is endorsed by a source as "very experienced in this area." He is particularly noted for his activity on concessions and public works matters. Chambers and Partners, Latin America 2022.
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Work experience

  • 2002 - present Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 1996 - 2001 Lawyer

    Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • ENAP Chile 2017

    Counsel to ENAP in the restructuring of the equity interests of GNL Quitnero S.A. and entrance of Canadian fund Borealis as shareholder.

  • Walmart Chile S.A. Chile 2017

    Counsel to Walmart Chile S.A. in the sale of its financial services and credit card business to bank BCI, and in the execution of a long term Cooperation Commercial Agreement for the development of financial retail.

  • Cencosud S.A. Chile 2015

    Our Firm has helped Cencosud to sell a majority stake in Cencosud’s financial services arm to Scotiabank. Cencosud sold a 51 per cent stake in Cencosud Administradora de Tarjetas S.A. for US$280 million.

  • The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) Chile 2016

    Counsel to ADIA on the indirect acquisition of a 20% share percentage in 6 highways owned by Abertis in Chile.

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Publications

  • July 2016 -

    PPU, Morales and Urenda ink Spanish winery acquisition

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Latin Lawyer Ver publicación
  • October 2016 -

    PPU and Larrain close Chilean renewables buy

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Latin Lawyer Ver publicación
  • October 2016 -

    Santiago Solar recibe financiamiento por más de USD 112 millones

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Lexlatin Ver publicación
  • October 2016 -

    Santiago Solar securess $112 Million Financing

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Global Legal Chronicle Ver publicación
  • October 2016 -

    Chile’s Santiago Solar obtains project finance

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Latin Lawyer Ver publicación
  • October 2016 -

    PPU y Larraín asesoran en aumento de capital de AME en Santiago Solar

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Lexlatin Ver publicación
  • November 2016 -

    Linklaters, PPU and Morales finance Atacama wind farm

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Latin Lawyer Ver publicación
  • April 2017 -

    Milbank, Claro and PPU behind Chile gas tie-up

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Latin Lawyer Ver publicación
  • May 2017 -

    Cuatro despachos en reestructuración accionaria de GNL Quintero en Chile

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Lexlatin Ver publicación
  • May 2017 Santiago - Chile

    Firmas chilenas premiadas por IFLR1000

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Diario Financiero Ver publicación
  • January -

    “Insolvency & Restructuring”

    Andrés Sanfuentes jointly with Juan Pablo Roman - Law Business Research.
  • January 2007 -

    “Securitization 2007″

    Andrés Sanfuentes jointly with Alberto Pulido Cruz - The International Comparative Guide, Global Legal Group
  • January -

    “Insolvency & Restructuring”

    Andrés Sanfuentes jointly with Juan Pablo Roman - Law Business Research.
  • January 2007 -

    “Securitization 2007″

    Andrés Sanfuentes jointly with Alberto Pulido Cruz - The International Comparative Guide, Global Legal Group
  • 21 January, 2022 Chile

    Juan Francisco Gutiérrez: 20 October 1956 – 14 January 2022

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  • 22 November, 2021 Peru

    PPU advises Silver Lake on acquisition of Grupo BC

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  • 7 April, 2021 Chile

    Rappi ties up with Itaú in Chile for latest fintech venture

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  • 7 April, 2021 Chile

    AD Retail’s Serie G and Serie H Notes Offering

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  • 4 November, 2020 Regional

    PPU elects new regional management

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  • 28 October, 2020 Regional

    PPU votes the new Corporate Governance and appoints new directors

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  • 27 October, 2020 Regional

    New Corporate Governance and Appointment of PPU Directors

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  • 14 July, 2020 Chile

    Chile’s AD Retail restructures more debt

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  • 16 September, 2019 Chile

    PPU advised Quiñenco S.A.

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  • 19 January, 2018 Chile

    BCI bags Walmart financial businesses in Chile

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  • 25 April, 2017 Chile

    UPDATE: Four firms behind Chile gas tie-up

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Studies

  • 1994 Lawyer Universidad de Chile

  • 1993 Master Universidad de Notre Dame Master in Compared Law (LLM)

  • 2005 Graduated Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Financial Management

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Memberships

  • Chilean Bar Association, Chile
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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - to date

    Banking Law

    Teaching - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
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Seminars and Conferences