Teresa Fernández focuses her practice in the area of Real Estate and Construction, providing advisory services in connection with real estate projects, construction contracts, bidding and tender process, review of acquisitions, sales and commercialization of the real estate projects, leases, title reports, application of urban and planning regulation.
Teresa also advises clients to identify and develop solutions for commercial projects that require land development in wide range of economic sectors, especially agribusiness, energy and industrial sector. This includes complex negotiations and responses to authorities derived from the application of urban and planning regulations. She also, advises clients on construction agreements, bidding rules, tender process, creation of legal structures and drafting and negotiation of final documents.
She also provides advise on pro bono matters, such as, the creation of foundations, relation with the competent authorities and compliance with the applicable law, charity projects and the relationship with the benefactors of those projects.
- Counsel, 2018 to date
- Associate, 2010 – 2018
- In-House Counsel of the Clínica Alemana de Santiago, 2006 – 2009
- Edwards & Cia., 2004 – 2006
- Larraín & Asociados, 1999 – 2004
- American Tower Corporation: Advise client on the purchase of assets from Entel in Chile and Peru for US$ 772 million.
- Solar energy industries: Represented clients in the review and negotiations for the installation and construction of solar panels, lease agreement, the requirement of relevant land permits, as well as the necessary documents for the finance institutions.
- Selina Operations Chile SpA: Assisted in the negotiation of long-term lease agreements for hotel facilities in Chile and a joint venture agreement for the opening and operation of hotels under the Selina brand in Chile. Advise in the negotiation of construction contracts for hotel facilities in Chile, and the requirement of applicable permits for hotel operation in Chile.
- MBI Inversiones: Advise in project financing for the real estate sector in Santiago, including the report of titles studies preparation and negotiation of final documents such as purchase, leases, leasing and leaseback operations over real estate properties.
- Inversiones Romy/ Inmobiliaria Santafe and other national clients: Represented Real Estate developers in the process of land purchase of real estate projects for housing use in Santiago, report of titles, commercialization of the project and relation with financial entities.
- FIP Aktivo: Assisted in the process of land purchase, report of titles and regularization of titles, obtaining of relevant permits, construction contracts of building for housing use located in Santiago, VII and VII Region of Chile, including the execution and registration of Co-ownership bylaws, commercialization of the project and relation with financial entities and final costumers.
- Agroindustrial Sector: Assisted agrodindustrial clients in the acquisition of land properties, negotiations of relevant contracts, including purchase, leases, document for financial debts, as well as regularization of titles and relation with neighbors regarding demarcation issues.
- Several national and international clients: In the negotiation of EPC contracts with construction companies.
- Fundación Carlos Vial Espantoso
- Fundación Africa Dream
- Fundación Arte+
- Corporación Chileno Alemana de Beneficiencia, among others.
- Chile (1998)
- Legal 500 (Real Estate 2019 – 2021)
- Spanish and English
- Law, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1997
- Master in Corporate Law, School of Law, Universidad de Los Andes, 2005
- Diploma in Construction Law, School of Law, Universidad de Los Andes, 2019
- Chilean Bar Association
- Participation in the research “Doing Business” of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank.
- DLA Piper Chile lanza programa de mentorías para abogadas (Diario Financiero – August 20, 2019)
- Selina’s Expansion of operations in Chile (Global Chronicle – August 2, 2019)
- Selina llega a Chile con la ayuda de Grupo Patio (Lex Latin – August 1, 2019)