Juan Irarrázabal

/ Chile
  • Practice areas / Corporate / M&A - Infrastructure and Projects
  • Languages / English, Spanish

Senior Counsel, expert in corporate matters, comercial law, energy, mining, environment and non-profit institututions. He has advised important clients in national and foreign companies, in local and international transactions. He has extensive experience in acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign investments and other matters of corporate law. He has been recognized by the most prestigious international publications, such as Chamber & Partners which highlight his leading role in energy transactions.

He offers long-standing experience acting as counsel to significant domestic and international companies in energy transactions, as well as possessing additional know-how regarding environmental and mining matters Chambers & Partners 2019 - Energy and Natural Resources

Work experience

  • 2015 - a la actualidad Senior Counsel

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 1977 - 2014 Partner

    Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner




Featured Cases

  • Phelps Dodge – Cyprus El Abra Corporation Chile

    Joint venture between Codelco and Cyprus (now Phelps Dodge) for the development and exploitation of the El Abra Mine Deposit, in an investment of approx. USD2,000M.

  • Transelec Chile

    Counsel for the acquisition of 100% interest in the trunk power system of Chile owned by Transelec, acting on behalf of its purchasers, a consortium of Canadian pensions funds and investment companies.

  • Alberta Investment Management Corp. Chile

    Counsel to Alberta Investment Management Corp. for the acquisition of 50% interest of SAESA Group Companies – power distribution and transmission companies operating in the South of Chile.

  • Teck Chile

    Counsel for the acquisition, development and operation of the Andacollo Copper Mine.



  • Publicaciones de diversos artículos en Revista de Estudios Jurídicos y Revista Chilena del Derecho, Universidad Católica, y coautor de documentos de trabajo y libros en Centro de Estudios Públicos, Centro de Estudios del Desarrollo y la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales.

    Juan Irarrázabal -


  • 1977 Undergraduate of Law Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Received both the Tocornal and Montenegro prizes, given each year to the student with highest honours. Obtained his degree in Law.

  • 1977 Master of Arts Princeton University International Relations, graduated with A grade.

  • 2010 Master Universidad de Los Andes 2010 Legal research, with highest honours, School of Law.

  • 2012 PhD in Law Universidad de los Andes With highest honors, School of Law



  • Bar Association of Chile, Chile
  • International Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Academic activities

  • Academic Activities -

    Professor of Economic Law and International Relations.

    Teaching -
  • Activity -

    Scientific research in International Economic Law.

    Assistant -

Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Speaker national and international seminars in International, Commercial and Mining Law.