Paulo Larrain

Paulo Larrain

Paulo Larrain focuses his practice in corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, project financing and capital markets. He has participated in several processes of acquisition of companies and / or assets through private processes or bids, both in Chile and abroad, representing both buyers and sellers. Among these, he has represented the Government of Chile in privatization processes of state-owned companies and various bidders in public and private bidding processes, including private equity funds and strategic buyers or sellers in different industries including banking, telecomunications, insurance, retail, education, auditing, energy, mining, oil & gas, technology, utilities, financial services and infraestructure. Paulo also advises several multinational companies in their operations in Chile.
In addition, he is a member of DLA Piper’s Management Comittee.

Employment History

  • Partner, 2007 —
  • Partner Morales, Noguera, Valdivieso & Besa, 1998-2007
  • Morrison and Foërster LLP, Washington DC, 1997
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York, 1997-1998

Experiencia Reciente

  • Waterlogic: In the acquisition of Aquafree, Chile’s largest point-of-use water dispenser company
  • Zurich: In the acquisition of Euroamerica Seguros de Vida S.A.’s life insurance portfolio
  • Messer Group – CVC Capital Partners: In the acquisition of gas assets from Praxair Chile
  • Apollo Global Education: In the sale of IACC and the control transfer of UNIACC
  • Riverwood Capital Partners: In the acquisition of 88% of the shares of Nubox (Chile and Colombia)
  • Zurich: In the acquisition of Euroamerica Administradora General de Fondos S.A.
  • 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
  • Oaktree – Agro Merchants: In the acquisition of Frigoríficos Andinos S.A.
  • Sibelco: In the acquisition of Cales El Volcán Limitada
  • Riverwood Capital Partners and Megeve Group: In the acquisition of Synapsis
  • Ernst & Young Chile: In the acquisition of JMA
  • Exim Licensing: In the sale of Exim-Agosin Limitada
  • Katari: In the acquisition of Hotel Refugia Limitada
  • Victoria Capital Partners: In the acquisition of Energy Fitness, Aqua Fitness and Hard Candy Fitness
  • 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
  • Linzor Capital Partners: In the acquisition of Tiendas EFE y TASA in Perú. – Awarded as “Private Equity Deal of the Year 2012” by LatinLawyer
  • Synapsis: In the acquisition of AQB S.A. and AGI-TEK S.A.
  • Burner Systems International: In the acquisition of assets
  • Cruz Blanca: In the  acquisition of Clínica Santa Lucía
  • Linzor Capital Partners: In the sale of Hoyts Cinemas (Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay)
  • Riverwood Capital Partners: In the acquisition of Synapsis (Chile, Brasil, Argentina, Colombia and Perú)
  • Palmfund Capital Partners: In the sale of 100% of the shares of Legal Publishing to Thomson Reuters
  • Hoyts Cinemas: In the acquisition of National Amusement, Inc.’s business in Chile
  • Admiralty Resources NL: In the sale of Vallenar Iron Company
  • Santa Barbara Resources: In the acquisition of mining assets
  • Quiñenco – Luksic Group: In the sale of Madeco’s cable business to Nexans
  • Cascal: In the acquisition of Servicomunal and Servilampa
  • Linzor Capital Partners: In the merger of Cruz Blanca with the medical business of Grupo Said
  • Palmfund Management LLC: In the acquisition of Lexis-Nexis Chile
  • Apollo Global Education: In the acquisition of the control of UNIACC
  • Linzor Capital Partners: In the acquisition of Isapre Cruz Blanca along with the Said Group
  • PPG Industries: In the acquisition of Renner Sayerlac (Chile, Brasil, Argentina and Uruguay)
  • Government of Chile: In the privatization of EMOS and ESSBIO
  • Linzor Capital Partners: In the acquisition of Hoyts Cinemas (Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay)
  • Ernst & Young Global: In the acquisition of Langton Clarke (former Arthur Andersen firm in Chile)
  • Assa Abloy: In the acquisition of POLI
  • Ernst & Young Global: In the acquisition of Medina Zaldivar (former Arthur Andersen firm in Perú)

Employment History

  • Partner, 2007 —
  • Partner Morales, Noguera Valdivieso & Besa, 1998-2007
  • Morrison and Foërster LLP, Washington D.C, 1997
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York, 1997-1998

Admissions

Chile (1993)

Recognitions

  • Chambers & Partners Global (Corporate and M&A)
  • Chambers & Partners Latin America (Corporate and M&A)
  • The Legal 500 (Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance)
  • IFLR 1000 (Corporate and M&A, Project Finance)
  • Best Lawyers (Corporate and M&A – 2019, Banking and Finance – 2019)
  • Latin Lawyer 250 (Corporate and M&A, Anticorruption Investigation and Compliance)
  • LACCA Approved (Corporate and M&A)
  • LACCA Approved (Thought Leader 2019)
  • Leaders League (Corporate and M&A)
  • Latin Lawyer National (Corporate and M&A, Anticorruption Investigation and Compliance)

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

  • Law, Universidad de Chile, 1992
  • LL.M, Duke University, North Carolina, 1997

Academic Activity

Professor of “Mergers and Acquisitions” at the LL.M program of Pontificia Universidad Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law, 2003-2008

Membership

Chilean Bar Association

Civic and Charitable

  • Director of Red de Alimentos
  • Member of the Discipline Court of the National Sport Federation of Chilean Rodeo

News

Diario Financiero – 11 Septiembre 2019

Paulo Larrain was highlighted as “Leading Lawyer” and 19 attorneys from DLA Piper Chile were mentioned in the different practice areas.

El Mercurio – 15 Agosto 2019

Paulo Larrain was highlighted in band 2 of the Corporate area in the Chambers and Partners 2020 ranking.

EstadoDiario – 25 Julio 2019

Opinion column on current M&A trends globally and in Chile

Latin Lawyer – 10 Junio 2019

Paulo Larrain was the partner in charge of the acquisition of gas assets from Praxair Chile by Messer Group – CVC Capital Partners

Diario Financiero – 21 Marzo 2019

Paulo Larraín exposed in one of the panels of the conference organized by the IBA, Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America called “How has the era of compliance been dealt with in law firms?

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