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José Miguel Bustamante

Partner
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Carey

Santiago, Chile
    Local Time: Saturday 03:14

Practice Expertise

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure and Project Development
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Areas of Practice

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure and Project Development
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Profile

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Energy Group. His practice focuses on energy regulatory matters, development of energy projects of a diverse nature, such as generator plants, transmission facilities, infrastructure works and green hydrogen projects, including contracts for the supply of electricity, liquid fuels, natural gas, NCRE accreditations, use of transmission systems, gas transportation, engineering and construction of energy infrastructure, assets, land use, permits, environmental matters and litigation related to regulatory matters of the energy and infrastructure industry, and civil law.

Bar Admissions
Chile (1999).

Education

  • Law, Universidad Diego Portales.
  • Degree in Administrative Economic Law: Competitive and Regulated Markets, Universidad Católica de Chile (2006).

Areas of Practice

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure and Project Development

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Chile in Energy, Best Lawyers (2022).
  • Recognized in Energy & Natural Resources, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Electricity, Oil and Gas, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Energy and Project Finance and Infrastructure, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Project Development, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in Energy, Who's Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Energy, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Energy and Natural Resources, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Energy and Natural Resources, Top Ranked Legal.

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Co-writer of the SIC-SING interconnection bill, approved as the Law N° 20,726 (2013).
  • Member of the writing committee of the Public Electric Highway, presented to the Congress by president Sebastián Piñera (2012).
  • Member of the Energy Ministry’s writing committee for the NCRE bill (Law N° 20,698) (2010).
  • Lawyer, GasAtacama, in the development and implementation of the legal strategies for several electricity and gas projects; in the negotiation and extension of electric supply and gas supply contracts, in its transportation, in industrial construction contracts; in the proceeding and obtention of electric, mining and gas transportation concessions, and in litigation for easement of access, and in project finance (1999-2007).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

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