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  • Languages Spanish and English
  • Admission Chile

Luis Fernando Silva

His practice focused on advising local and foreign clients in all corporate matters, with special emphasis on, inter alia, merger and acquisitions (M&A), financing, development of energy projects, foreign investment, joint ventures, corporate governance and private equity.

Some of his most representative transactions include: structuring the financing of mining projects of the some of the largest mining companies in Chile; M&A transactions regarding a wide range of industries and companies, in particular natural resources, salmon farms, waste management and disposal; acquisition and financing of real estate projects (residential and comercial); development and sale of over 25 solar distributed generation projects; advisory services to companies in the hospitality industry (involving Holiday Inn, Hilton, Atton); legal adviser to the IDB on the financing of the first desalination plant for urban services (Antofagasta); legal adviser to a number of prestigious higher education institutions on a wide range of matters, including the construction and launch of a University Clinic; legal adviser to a number of foreign companies and foreign investors establishing in Chile, from large multinationals to small and medium size companies.


"I would highlight his great experience in advising on negotiations and providing legal analysis".
(Chambers and Partners 2022)

“A very experienced, relevant and important lawyer in the field". "I like the way he faces negotiations. He does not enter with a rigid position, but rather, understands the position of each negotiation and structures contracts accordingly."
(Chambers and Partners 2021).

  • Law, Universidad de Chile, 1989.
  • Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, New York University.
  • Partner at Silva Ibáñez Abogados (2018 until today).
  • Partner at Yrarrázaval, Ruiz-Tagle, Goldenberg, Lagos & Silva (2000-2018).
  • Partner at Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner (1996-1999).
  • Foreign Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Nueva York (1992-1993).
  • Associate at Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner (1988-1996).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the International Bar Association.
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