Juan Pablo Wilhelmy

Partner / Chile

Partner of PPU specialized in commercial law, especially in the fields of corporate matters and mergers & acquisitions. He has broad experience in commercial transactions of all kinds and sizes, including corporate reorganizations, foreign investments, financing restructuration, mergers and joint ventures of companies, as well as the drafting and negotiation of various commercial contracts. He represents both Chilean and international companies operating in various sectors of the economy, including the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, education, transport and aquaculture. He is Professor of Commercial Law at the Adolfo Ibáñez University and Director of the Chilean-German Chambers of Commerce.

Juan Pablo Wilhelmy is well placed to advise real estate developers and energy companies on acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. An interviewee describes him as "a great lawyer who is friendly, collaborative and very solid in his advice". Corporate/M&A, Chambers & Partners, Latin America.

Work experience

  • 2015 - present Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2010 - 2014 Partner

    Philippi Yrarrázaval Pulido & Brunner

  • 2005 - 2005 International Associate

    Heisse Kursawe – Eversheds, Munich

  • 2005 - 2006 International Associate

    Borden Ladner Gervais, Vancouver

  • 2000 - 2004 Associate

    Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner




Featured Cases

  • Inmobiliaria Algeciras Limitada ("Algesiras"). Chile 2017

    Advise to Algeciras in its investment in Grupo Patio SpA. Such investment was done through the subscription of the last capital increase approved by Grupo Patio, the purchase of shares of Grupo Patio and the execution of a joint voting agreement (acuerdo de actuación conjunta).

  • Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A. (“Ventisqueros”) Chile 2017

    Advice on the sale of an industrial processing plant of biological products.

  • Integradores de Tecnología y Sistemas S.A (“Intesis”) Chile 2017

    Counsel to Intesis in the sale of the company to the GTD Group.



  • December 2017 -

    Grupo Patio adquiere participación en filial e Inmobiliaria Algeciras

    Juan Pablo Wilhelmy - Lexlatin Ver publicación
  • Agosto 2017 -

    PPU y Cruzat Vicuña en adquisición de Intesis por parte de Grupo Gtd

    Juan Pablo Wilhelmy - Lexlatin Ver publicación
  • June 2016 -

    US private equity fund adds telecoms towers to Chilean portfolio

    Juan Pablo Wilhelmy - Latin Lawyer Ver publicación
  • April 2017 -

    Interventor de Masvida firma acuerdo con Nexus y propone crear una nueva isapre

    Juan Pablo Wilhelmy - El Mercurio Ver publicación
  • December 2016 -

    PPU helps Rabobank close Chilean lending

    Juan Pablo Wilhelmy - Latin Lawyer Ver publicación
  • June 2016 -

    Torres Unidas adquiere 28 torres de transmisión de Canal 13

    Juan Pablo Wilhelmy - Lexlatin Ver publicación
  • 5 January, 2018 Chile

    Claro & Cía and PPU in agroindustry merger

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  • 2005 Master University of Heidelberg Master of Laws (LLM)

  • 2003 Konrad Adenaeur Foundation Scholarship

  • 2001 Graduated Universidad Diego Portales Post graduate diploma in Constitutional Remedies

  • 2000 Lawyer Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Degree in Law



  • Bar Association of Chile, Chile 2001
  • Director of the Chilean-German Chamber of Commerce, Chile 2014

Academic activities

  • Academic Activities 2014 - 2014

    Commercial Law

    Teaching - Universidad Adlfo Ibáñez

Seminars and Conferences