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Nicolás Santana Santana

Associate / Chile

Member of the Corporate / M&A / Private Equity team. His practice focuses on representing local and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions of companies, asset acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures and corporate governance. He worked as international associate at Debevoise & Plimptonis, his practice focused on advising sponsors of private investment funds, co-investment vehicles and separately managed accounts, covering numerous sectors and strategies, including buyout, fund of funds, secondaries and growth capital funds. He is Professor of Commercial Law at Universidad de los Andes Law School.

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Work experience

  • 2018 - present SENIOR ASSCOCIATE

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2017 - 2018 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATE

    Debevoise & Plimpton

  • 2014 - 2016 SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2011 - 2014 ASSOCIATE

    Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Bruner

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • MUTUA MADRILEÑA AUTOMOVILISTA Chile 2015

    Legal assistance on the execution of a Master Agreement in order to agree the future acquisition, by Mutua Madrileña, of 40% of the share capital of the insurance companies BCI Seguros Generales S.A, BCI Seguros Vida S.A and Zenit Seguros Generales S.A, companies which are owned by Empresas Juan Yarur SpA, and 40% of the share capital of Auxilia Club de Asistencia S.A.

  • MARUBENI Chile 2015

    Legal assistance on the participation of Marubeni in the bidding process for the potential acquisition by a Marubeni’s affiliate of Aguas de Antofagasta S.A., which included services on the preparation of the non-binding offer and legal due diligence, and drafting and negotiation of the share purchase agreement.

  • CARSALES.COM CHILE / AUSTRALIA 2016

    Counsel to Carsales.com in the acquisition of the direct ownership of 83.33% of the equity rights in Chileautos Limitada for the amount of US$ 15,000,000. Chileautos Limitada is involved in the car selling business and it is the owner of the main Chilean online website in such sector.

  • EMPRESA NACIONAL DE ENERGÍA S.A. Chile 2014-2017

    Counsel to Grenergy in the negotiation of a framework agreement for the sale to Interenergy Holdings of 12 solar projects in Chile.

  • GRENERGY RENOVABLES S.A. Chile 2017

    Counsel to Enex on acquistion of the Terminal de Combustibles PMC and Oleoducto ERSA-PMC located in Puerto Ventanas, for a purchase price US $ 23.5M.

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Publications

  • 2012 -

    Notes regarding civil liability of directors of stock corporations.

    Nicolás Santana with Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Irarrázaval - Revista de Actualidad Jurídica, vol. 25
  • 2016 - Chile

    Initial Public Offerings 2016- Chile, Getting the Deal Through (2015), Law Business Reseach Ltd: 16-20 (con Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Irarrázaval).

    Nicolás Santana with Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Irarrázaval - Law Business Reseach Ltd
  • 2013 -

    Affectation of constitutional rights by municipal administrative acts of legal derivation, in Derecho Corporativo, Jurisprudencia Comentada año 2013

    Nicolás Santana with Álvaro Espinosa - Monograph Collection (LegalPublishing 2013)
  • 2013 -

    Is it unconstitutional a law establishing a compulsory arbitration in which an ex aequo et bono arbitrator may only decide between one of the positions taken by the parties?

    Nicolás Santana - Monograph Collection (LegalPublishing 2013)
  • 2013 -

    The Constitutional Precedent as a parameter of control in the admissibility exam of the inapplicability action before the Chilean Constitutional Court, Precedente, Cosa Juzgada y Equivalente Jurisdiccionales en la Litigación Pública.

    Nicolás Santana with José Ignacio Martínez Estay - Colección de Derecho Público (Abeledo Perrot 2013), Monograph Collection
  • 17 August, 2020 Chile

    Impact of Covid-19 on Chilean M&A transactions

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  • 6 February, 2020 Chile

    PPU Chile’s Banking and Finance Team receives two new awards

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  • 21 March, 2019 Colombia

    TermoCandelaria cross-border issuance attracts global investors

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  • 27 February, 2019 Colombia

    PPU and Posse Herrera Ruiz aid Colombian glass joint venture

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Studies

  • 2016 MASTER Stanford University

    LLM Corpoate Governance and Practice Program

  • 2014 DIPLOMADATE Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Leggal Reasoning

  • 2010 LAWYER Universidad de los Andes

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Memberships

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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities 2015 - 2016

    Commercial Obligations and Contracts

    Profesor - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2012 - 2015

    Constitutional Law III

    Profesor - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2014 -

    Constitutional Law I

    Profesor - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2013 -

    Human Rights II

    Profesor - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2010 - 2011

    Administrative Law Assistant

    Assistant - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2010 - 2010

    Constitutional Law I

    Assistant - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2007 - 2007

    Constitutional Law II

    Assistant - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2015 - 2016

    Commercial Obligations and Contracts

    Profesor - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2012 - 2015

    Constitutional Law III

    Profesor - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2015 - 2014

    Constitutional Law I

    Profesor - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2013 - 2013

    Human Rights II

    Profesor - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2010 - 2011

    Administrative Law

    Assistant - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2010 - 2010

    Constitutional Law I

    Assistant - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2007 - 2007

    Constitutional Law II

    Assistant - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2015 - 2016

    Commercial Obligations and Contracts

    Assistant - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2015 - 2015

    Constitutional Law III

    Profesor - Universidad de los Andes
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Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Precedente, Cosa Juzgada y Equivalente Jurisdiccionales en la Litigación Pública” Universidad de los Andes 2013