Carlos Alberto Reyes

Partner / Chile
  • Practice areas / Corporate / M&A - Intellectual Property
  • Languages / English, Spanish

Partner of PPU recognized as a strong practitioner in the transactional energy field, with vast experience in M&A transactions, project financing, PPA, EPC, O&M, SPA, and SHA and contracts, and other matters related to energy and oil & gas projects. He has more than 20 years of experience and has advised on high profile transactions and developments associated to natural resources, energy and oil & gas. He has a wide knowledge of both legal and commercial aspects, as well as a vast experience in electricity matters. He is recognized by his clients, as well as by the participants of the energy sector generally, for his exceptional negotiation capabilities, his strong commercial and business judgment, and for having a strategic and accurate vision of the electrical market.

Department co-head Carlos Alberto Reyes "is very active in the energy market," according to interviewees. They describe him as "a complete lawyer and an excellent negotiator, with a pro-business approach." Chambers and Partners Energy and Natural Resources
Sources recognise department head Carlos Alberto Reyes as "very involved in the projects arena." Clients state: "He has great legal, commercial and technical skills. He is a good negotiator and always thinks of how to move things forward." Chambers and Partners - Projects
Responsiveness, speed, and his capabilities in the area; he is exceptional." He is well versed in the financing of energy projects and negotiating PPAs Chambers & Partners - Projects / M&A

Work experience

  • 2016 - a la actualidad Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2014 - 2016 Senior Counsel

    Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner

  • 1999 - 2013 Partner

    Urrutia y Cía.

  • 1994 - 1998 Associate

    Grasty, Quintana, Majlis & Cía.




Featured Cases

  • Central El Campesino S.A. Chile 2017

    Counsel to EDF Chile and AME (JV members of Central El Campesino S.A.) on the SPA and its ancillary agreements for the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Sociedad Eléctrica Santiago SpA, a wholly owned subsidiary of AES Gener S.A., for USD$ 300 million (subject to price adjustments). Activities involved due diligence process, negotiation of SPA and various ancillary documents, preparation of reports for lenders, among others.

  • Sybac Solar Chile 2017

    Counsel to Sybac Solar in the sequential sale process to AD Capital (private equity investment fund) of 10 photovoltaic PMGD projects, regulated through a Framework Agreement with the firm commitment of AD Capital to purchase all the 10 PMGD projects at COD.

  • Hancock Natural Resources Group Chile 2017

    Acquisition of approximately 12,250 hectares of timberlands in central Chile from Forestal Tierra Chilena Ltda., a limited liability company established by Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited in 1990 to develop timberlands in Chile and provide fiber to Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited.

  • EDF EN Chile 2016

    Counsel to EDF EN in the acquisition to Ibereólica of 50% of Cabo Leones I (wind farm with a projected installed capacity of 177MW), including due diligence, negotiation and drafting SPA, SHA, Turbine Supply and Installation Agreement with GAMESA, the Balance of Plant contract with SIEMSA/Ferrovial, and both O&M contracts (for the turbines and the BOP facilities). Further, PPU advised Cabo Leones I in the sale of “Línea de Transmisión Cabo Leones S.A.” to the SAESA Group, and the negotiation of the long term tolling agreement with such company.



  • January 2002

    Brief Comparative Analysis of Investment from the United States on Chilean Companies, Industries and Mutual Funds. Reflections regarding Derivative Legal Actions and their Convenience for Mutual Funds in Chile.

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  • March 2017 Santiago Chile

    Los estudios y abogados chilenos que se consolidan en el Chambers Global

    Carlos Alberto Reyes - Diario Financiero see publication
  • January 2017

    Chilean power grid connection gets cross-border finance

    Carlos Alberto Reyes - Latin Lawyer see publication
  • December 2016

    PPU y Carey en adquisición de Petropower por parte de ENAP Refinerías

    Carlos Alberto Reyes - Lexlatin see publication
  • November 2016

    Linklaters, PPU and Morales finance Atacama wind farm

    Carlos Alberto Reyes - Latin Lawyer see publication
  • September 2016

    Winners of Chile’s record electricity auction may not be bankable, say lawyers

    Carlos Alberto Reyes - Latin Lawyer
  • June 2016

    Carey and PPU structure wind farm sale

    Carlos Alberto Reyes - Latin Lawyer see publication
  • February 2016 Santiago Chile

    Carlos Reyes asume como nuevo socio en Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría

    Carlos Alberto Reyes - Diario Financiero see publication
  • January 2016 Santiago Chile

    Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría nombra a un nuevo socio

    Carlos Alberto Reyes - El Mercurio Legal see publication


  • 1996 Lawyer Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Undergraduate of Law

  • 2001 Master Duke University LLM



  • Chilean Bar Association, Chile
  • Chilean-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Chile

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