FELIPE DÍAZ T.

PARTNER

fdiaztoro@ednabogados.cl
+56989062724

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Investment Funds, Mutual Funds and Alternative Funds
  • Banking and finance
  • High complex contracts
  • Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International
  • Family Assets

EXPERIENCE

Felipe Díaz Toro is a Partner at EDN Abogados since it was founded and was previously a partner at Palma Edwards Veszpremy. He has developed an important part of his professional career in the United States of America and in Europe, first as legal counsel at BBVA Bank in New York, later as an associate at Arendt & Medernach (the largest law firm in Luxembourg), and at Loyens & Loeff (one of the most important law firms in Europe) where he became a Senior Associate.

His practice consists mainly in advising international and local clients in various transactions related to investment funds (and in particular alternative investment funds), mergers and acquisitions, including tenders, purchases of assets and companies, joint venture agreements, private equity transactions, equity and debt issues, derivatives and in the development and financing of projects on behalf of financial institutions and corporations.

His international experience and the fact of having successfully passed the corresponding homologation exams, allow him to be the only Chilean lawyer authorized to practice the profession simultaneously in Chile, Spain and Luxembourg.

EDUCATION

  • Universidad Andrés Bello, Faculty of Law, graduated in Law and Social Sciences (LLB), 2003, with honors.
  • Universidad Católica, Faculty of Law, Postgraduate in Business Law, 2005.
  • Title of Lawyer granted by the Supreme Court of Justice of Chile, 2006.
  • Boston University, United States, LL.M. in Financial and Banking Law, 2007.
  • University of New York, United States, Certificate in Private Equity and Venture Capital, 2008.
  • Title of Lawyer granted by the Bar Association of Madrid, Spain, 2015.
  • Title of Lawyer granted by the Bar Association of Luxembourg (List IV), 2015.
  • Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Advanced Master in Business Administration (MBA), 2018-2019.
  • International Directors Certification Program (c), Institute of Directors (IoD), London, 2021.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Chilean Government Judicial Assistance Corporation, 2005.
  • ACCION International, Boston, United States, 2007.
  • Legal Counsel, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A., New York, United States, 2007-2008.
  • General Counsel, Dinacar Group, Chile, 2009.
  • Associate, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg, 2010-2011.
  • Senior Associate, Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg S.à r.l., Luxembourg, 2011-2016.
  • Director, Dinacar Group, Chile, 2016 to date.
  • Founding Partner at EDN Abogados, Chile, 2016 – 2018.
  • Partner at Palma Edwards Veszpremy, 2018 to July 2020.
  • Director of the Chilean Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce A.G., in Chile, July 2020 to date.
  • Partner at EDN Abogados, Chile, August 2020 to date.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • He has advised various Chilean institutional investors on their acquisitions abroad of participations in investment funds with a main focus on alternative assets.
  • Regularly advises Chilean investment managers on the structuring of investment vehicles abroad.
  • In charge of legal advice to the Dinacar Group, a Chilean company vertically united throughout the chain of production and sale of animal protein, in the acquisition of 33% of Faenadora y Frigorífico Cordillera S.A.
  • Participated in advising Inversiones Inmobiliarias y Hoteleras MT S.A. in a loan for approximately USD 13 million, granted by Banco Internacional S.A., a Chilean bank, for the acquisition of an important hotel in Antofagasta (Chile).
  • Participated in advising the Wendel Group, a French private equity fund registered in Euronext Paris, in the acquisition of an Austrian company, which is one of the world leaders in flexible packaging for an amount of EUR 2.3 billion. This was a transaction that involved various jurisdictions such as: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Participated in advising Alpha Trains, a leading European company in railway leasing, mainly in (i) the acquisition of a portfolio of 202 railway assets in a combined transaction between assets and shares, and in securing subsequent financing; (ii) the refinancing of the existing external debt through the issuance of bonds listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange and obtaining financing for an amount approx. EUR 1.25 billion. He also participated in the debt restructuring in the Alpha Trains group. These transactions involved various jurisdictions such as Luxembourg, UK, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Austria and France.
  • He was part of the team that advised the fourth cellular network provider in Poland (WAM in Chile), in the restructuring of its group and in financing through the issuance of notes on the Luxembourg stock exchange for an approximate amount of EUR 415 million.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Director of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce of Chile A.G.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association, A.G.
  • Member of the Bar Association of Madrid, Spain.
  • Member of the International Bar Association, IBA.

LANGUAGES

Spanish, English and French.

Team

JAVIER EDWARDS R.
JAVIER EDWARDS R.

Partner

ANDRÉS VESZPREMY S.
ANDRÉS VESZPREMY S.

Partner

MARÍA ESTER PAREDES M.
MARÍA ESTER PAREDES M.

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