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Andrés Sanfuentes

Partner / Chile
  • Practice areas / Infrastructure and Projects
  • Languages / English, Spanish

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.

Experienced partner Andrés Sanfuentes co-heads the department and is very well regarded by market commentators. His expertise in this field extends to project finance transactions often involving securities products. Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
Department co-head Andrés Sanfuentes advises on a range of securities offerings including IPOs. He is commended by market sources, who state: "He is an accessible, creative and experienced lawyer." Chambers and Partners – Capital Markets
According to clients, partner Andrés Sanfuentes "is a great support when you need a lawyer with good knowledge of projects and finance matters." He is also highlighted as a lawyer with "lots of experience in this sector." Chambers and Partners - Projects
He regularly represents borrowers in various corporate finance deals. Further capabilities in financial restructuring Chambers & Partners 2019 - Finance and Projects
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Work experience

  • 2002 - a la actualidad 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 see publication
  • October 2016

    PPU and Larrain close Chilean renewables buy

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Latin Lawyer see publication
  • October 2016

    Santiago Solar recibe financiamiento por más de USD 112 millones

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Lexlatin see publication
  • October 2016

    Santiago Solar securess $112 Million Financing

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Global Legal Chronicle see publication
  • October 2016

    Chile’s Santiago Solar obtains project finance

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Latin Lawyer see publication
  • October 2016

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

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Lexlatin see publication
  • November 2016

    Linklaters, PPU and Morales finance Atacama wind farm

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Latin Lawyer see publication
  • April 2017

    Milbank, Claro and PPU behind Chile gas tie-up

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Latin Lawyer see publication
  • May 2017

    Cuatro despachos en reestructuración accionaria de GNL Quintero en Chile

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Lexlatin see publication
  • May 2017 Santiago Chile

    Firmas chilenas premiadas por IFLR1000

    Andrés Sanfuentes - Diario Financiero see publication
  • 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
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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