Manola Quiroz concentrates her practice on corporate law, capital markets and regulatory law, especially regulated markets.

Manola has extensive experience in corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and capital markets. She has advised clients, both domestic and foreign, publicity listed corporations and public sector companies in various processes of securities issuance and stock exchange listings, as well as in the acquisition of companies and/or assets, through private processes and public bids, representing both buyers and sellers.

Likewise, she has advised clients in matters related to the infrastructure, public works concessions and energy sectors in the development of projects, their financing, and in obtaining permits and authorizations.

Employment History

  • Counsel, 2018 to date
  • Director of Regulated Markets Area at Noguera Larrain & Dulanto, 2010-2018
  • Senior Associate at Morales y Besa, 2001-2010

Experience

M&A:

  • Waterlogic: In the acquisition of Aquafree, Chile’s largest point-of-use water dispenser company
  • Inversiones SB (Grupo SB): Advise in the acquisition of all issued shares of Medipharm, a long term leasing agreement of Medipharm’s plant and a commercial agreement for the sale of Medipharm’s products in Salcobrand’s pharmacy chain
  • Zurich: In the acquisition of Euroamerica Seguros de Vida S.A.’s life insurance portfolio
  • Zurich: In the acquisition of Euroamerica Administradora General de Fondos S.A.
  • Cominor (Chile): Advise in joint venture between Cominor and Simbalik (Taiwan) for the development of a lithium production project in the Salar de Maricunga (undisclosed amount)
  • Cominor (Chile): Advise on the capitalization of Sociedad Minera Atacama Contractual Minera Kozan, a copper production company in the Atacama Region, through the contribution of mining properties and the subsequent sale of shares to Nittetsu Mining Co. Ltd. (Japan) (USD $25.5 million)
  • Atiaia: In the sale of two hydro power projects in Chile
  • Trilogy Natural Resources: In the acquisition of 25% of Forestal Casino
  • Elis: In the acquisition of Albia S.A. and Servicios Hospitalarios S.A.
  • Komax: In the acquisition of Comercial IMG S.A.
  • Granarolo: In the acquisition of Bioleche Lácteos SpA
  • Humus Capital Partners and GTD Group: In the acquisition of EMSA
  • Assa Abloy: In the acquisition of ODIS
  • TüV Rheinland: In the acquisition of Integra Limitada
  • Linzor Capital Partners: In the acquisition of 30% of the shares of Komax S.A.
  • Ryssen Alcools: In the acquisition of Pamsa’s alcohol business
  • Masonite International: In the acquisition of Masisa’s door business
  • CIT: In the sale of CIT Leasing Chile Limitada
  • Synapsis: In the acquisition of AQB S.A. and AGI-TEK S.A.
  • Admiralty Resources NL: In the sale of Vallenar Iron Company
  • Santa Bárbara Resources: In the acquisition of mining assets

Capital Markets:

  • Quiñenco: Registration in the CMF Securities Registry of various lines of bonds.
  • Quiñenco: Issuance and placement of different series of bonds charged to the registered lines.
  • LQ Inversiones Financieras: Secondary placement of Banco de Chile shares in the local and U.S. markets
  • Invexans: Registration, issuance and placement of new shares
  • Quiñenco: Various capital increases. Registration, issuance and placement of new shares
  • Invexans: Incorporation of this company as a result of the division of Madeco (open stock corporation)
  • Grupo Mercados Energéticos Consultores: Registration of this closed corporation in the Special Registry of Reporting Entities
  • LQ Inversiones Financieras: Redemption and advance payment of bonds
  • LQ Inversiones Financieras: Registration in the Securities Registry of the CMF of various bonds
  • LQ Inversiones Financieras: Issuance and placement of different series of bonds charged to the registered lines
  • Hortifrut: Registration of this company as an issuer of public offering securities in the CMF. Registration, issue and placement of new shares
  • Gasco: Registration, issue and placement of bonds
  • AD Retail: Registration of this company in the Securities Registry, registration of bonds in the CMF
  • Gasco: Constitution of LPG product of the division of Gasco (open corporation)

Natural Resources, Energy and Mining: 

  • SN Power Chile Inversiones Eléctricas Limitada: Advise in connection with the sale of Norvind S.A. and Totoral Wind Park to Latin America Power (LAP) of Brazil
  • SN Power Chile Inversiones Eléctricas Limitada: Advise in connection with the bid process organized by CGE and JP Morgan for the sale of its holdings in Enerplus S.A.
  • Chilean company: Advise in relation to potential acquisition of hydropower project in the south of Chile
  • SN Power Chile Inversiones Eléctricas Limitada: Advise in connection with the acquisition of a minority interest in Norvind S.A. from the Pavez family
  • SN Power Chile Inversiones Eléctricas Limitada: Advise in connection with the sale of Hidroeléctrica Trayenko S.A. to group of Chilean investors
  • Hidroeléctrica Trayenko S.A.: Advise in connection with the sale of water rights for three runs of river power plants
  • SN Power Chile Inversiones Eléctricas Limitada: Advise in connection with the bid process organized by Iberdrola for the sale of its interests in Iberoamericana de Energía S.A. and Empresa Eléctrica Licán S.A.
  • Norvind S.A.: Advise in the development of the Totoral Wind Farm Project (a 46MW wind power plant located in the north of Chile) in all legal matters related to this project, including the project financing by IFC and negotiation and drafting of an EPCM contract, the supply agreement regarding the wind turbine generators, and several other contracts including easements, mining rights, grid connection, transportation of equipment, etc.
  • Hidroeléctrica Trayenko S.A.: Advise on all the legal matters in the development of four hydro power plants for 750 MW in the south of Chile including electrical concessions, easements, mining rights, land purchases, etc.
  • Hidroeléctrica Trayenko S.A.: Advise in connection with the auction of the Manso River water rights made by the Dirección General de Aguas (DGA).

Admissions

Chile (2001)

Recognitions

The Legal 500 (Corporate & M&A)

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2001

Academic Activity

  • Assistant professor of “Tax Law”, Professor Rodrigo Álvarez Zenteno, 1999 to 2002
  • Assistant professor of “Commercial Law”, Professor Pedro García Morales, 2002

Publications

  • Co-author of the article “Concessionaire Irrigation Reservoirs” from the book “Concessions Agenda 2020” published by Ediciones Libertad y Desarrollo, 2009
  • Co-author of the article “Change to Concessions Law” in “International Financial Law Review” (Vol. XXIX), 2010.

News

La Tercera / Pulso – Dec 2, 2019

Manola Quiroz comments: ‘Although (foreign investors) have expressed concern, there is a look with perspective and thinking not only in the immediate, but also in the medium and long term. There is confidence that the crisis will have a solution, which in the end should be positive for the country’.

Lex Latin – Jul 1, 2019

DLA Piper Chile advised Inversiones SB on the entire transaction of the sale of Medipharm Pharmaceuticals.

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