WSP Global Inc’s Acquisition of Poch


Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría and Barros & Errázuriz advised on the deal

WSP Global Inc. (TSX:WSP) (“WSP”), one of the world’s leading professional services firms, today announced that it is pursuing its expansion in Latin America through the acquisition of Poch, a 730-employee professional services firm based in Chile. The firm has additional offices in Peru, Colombia and Mexico.

The acquisition of this firm will provide a leadership position in engineering, environmental services, project/construction management as well as supervision/control services for industrial, buildings, environment and energy clients in the Chilean market. It will also strengthen WSP’s presence in Colombia, Peru and Mexico.

As one of the world’s leading professional services firms, WSP provides technical expertise and strategic advice to clients in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors. We also offer highly specialized services in project delivery and strategic consulting. Our experts include engineers, advisors, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. With approximately 36,000 talented people in 500 offices across 40 countries, we are uniquely positioned to deliver successful and sustainable projects, wherever our clients need us. wsp.com

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría advised WSP Global Inc. with Rafael Jimenez (Picture), Juan Paulo Banbach, Rafael Puiggros, Gerardo Guzmán, Marco Casas, Laisha Mubarak and Doris Eyzaguirre.

Barros & Errázuriz advised Poch with Emilio Vásquez, Carola Trucco, Vicente Cordero. Asociados Francisca Ossa, Fernando Calderara, Eduardo Anguita, Fernanda Ferreccio, Hugo Molina and Martín Hudson.

Involved fees earner: Emilio Vásquez – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Vicente Cordero – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Francisca Ossa – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Eduardo Anguita – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Fernanda Ferreccio Palacios – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Hugo Molina – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Carola Trucco H. – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Fernando Calderara – Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Rafael Jiménez – Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría; Juan Paulo Bambach Salvatore – Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría; Rafael Puiggros – Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría; Gerardo Guzmán – Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría; Laisha Mubarak – Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría; Doris Eyzaguirre – Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría;

Law Firms: Barros & Errázuriz Abogados; Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría;

Clients: WSP Global Inc.; Poch;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.