Sojitz Corporation’s Acquisition of AustrianSolar Chile Cuatro and $68 Million Refinancing

Carey, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, DLA Piper, Oppenhoff & Partner, Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana and Barros & Errázuriz advised on the transactions

AustrianSolar Chile Cuatro operating as a subsidiary of AustrianSolar is the owner of Huatacondo Solar power plant project.

The Huatacondo plant – a $196 million project located in 100 kilometers south of Pozo Almonte in the Chilean region of Tarapacá – was initially developed by Santiago-based Desarrollos Fotovoltaicos de Chile (DFC), with France’s Eiffage Group then assuming EPC duties on the plant, which was commissioned and originally owned by AustrianSolar Chile SpA.
After the acquisition, a jv including Sojitz Corporation, Sojitz Corporation of America, Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. and Eiffage S.A. secured a $68 millones Loan to develop and operate Huatacondo solar power plant.

Carey advised Sojitz Corporation with Juan Francisco Mackenna (Picture), José Tomás Hurley, Arturo Poblete, Francisco Urcelay and Valentina Mendoza.

In US, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher advised Sojitz Corporation with Nick Politan, Jessica Basil, Nicole Kim and Candis Davis.

In Chile, PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal advised AustrianSolar DyO Cuatro SpA with Michael Burg and Maren Beneke.

In US, DLA Piper advised AustrianSolar DyO Cuatro SpA with Andrianne Payson, Nickie Chenie, Stewart K. Diana and Bradford R. McCormick.

Oppenhoff & Partner advised AustrianSolar Chile SpA with Alf Baars, Christof Gaudig, Peter Etzbach and Edder Cifuentes.

Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana Abogados advised AustrianSolar Chile SpA with Octavio Bofill and Guillermo de la Jara.

Barros & Errázuriz advised the banks with Francisco de la Barra, Cristóbal Pellegrini, Enrique Barros, Mara Angelini, Pedro Pablo Ballivian, Camila May, María de los Ángeles Purcell, Valentina Villalobos, Martín Vial, Jean Petit and  Francisca Ellis.

 

Involved fees earner: Juan Francisco Mackenna – Carey; José Tomás Hurley – Carey; Arturo Poblete – Carey; Francisco Urcelay – Carey; Valentina Mendoza – Carey; Francisco de la Barra – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Jean Petit – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Cristobal Pellegrini – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Martín Correa Vial – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Enrique Barros – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; María de los Ángeles Purcell – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Valentina Villalobos – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Francisca Ellis – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Pedro Pablo Ballivian – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Camila May – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Octavio Bofill – BMAJ Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados; Guillermo de la Jara – BMAJ Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados; Nicholas Politan Jr. – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Jessica Basil – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Alf Baars – Oppenhoff; Christof Gaudig – Oppenhoff; Peter Etzbach – Oppenhoff; Edder Cifuentes – Oppenhoff; Michael Burg – PwC Legal; Maren Beneke – PwC Legal; Andrianne Payson – DLA Piper; Nickie Cheney – DLA Piper; Bradford McCormick – DLA Piper; Stewart Diana – DLA Piper;

Law Firms: Carey; Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; BMAJ Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Oppenhoff; PwC Legal; DLA Piper;

Clients: Mizuho; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Eiffage S.A.; Banco BICE; Sojitz Corporation; Shikoku Electric Power Co.; AustrianSolar; Iyo Bank, Ltd.;

 

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.