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Juan Francisco Mackenna

Juan Francisco Mackenna

Partner

Carey
Chile

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Profile

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Energy Group. His practice area is focused on energy regulatory matters and various types of energy projects, including contracts for electricity, liquid fuels, natural gas, NCRE accreditations, electric transmission, gas transportation, engineering and construction of infrastructure projects, property and land use permits, environmental matters and litigation related to regulatory matters of the energy industry, and civil law.

Bar Admissions

Chile (1997).

Education

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • LL.M., Duke University Law School (2000).
  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard University (2000).
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Energy and Natural Resources; and Projects, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Energy and in Mining & Metals, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Energy and Natural Resources, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Energy and Administrative Law, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Energy, Project Finance and Mining, Who’s Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Project Development, IFLR1000.
  • Lawyer of the Year Award in Energy, Best Lawyers (2016).
  • Recognized in Energy; Environmental; Natural Resources and Project Finance and Development, Best Lawyers.


Professional Activities and Experience

  • Member of the Advisory Council, Chilean Arab Chamber of Commerce and Investments.
  • Member of the Council, Asociación Chilena de Energías Renovables (ACERA) (2017-2018).
  • Member of the Council, World Energy Council (WEC):
  • Founder and former vice-chairman, Small and Mid-sized Hydro Projects Association (APEMEC).
  • Member of the Energy Technical Commission, Confederación de la Producción y el Comercio (CPC).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Vice Chairman, Fundación Mi Parque.
  • Past President of the Chilean-Australian Chamber of Commerce (2010-2016).
  • Invited Scholar the Master of Energy Law, School of Law, Universidad Externado de Colombia (2012-2014).
  • Member of the Board of Instituto Libertad, El Líbero and Fundación Independízate.
  • Member of the International Bar Association.
  • Member of the Council of the IBA SEERIL Section of the Environment Energy Resources & Infrastructure Law.
  • Co-author of the SIC-SING interconnection bill, which was signed into law in 2013 (Law N° 20,726).
  • Member of the drafting committee of the Public Electric Highway, presented before Congress by President Sebastián Piñera in 2012.
  • Member of the Chilean Energy Ministry’s drafting committee for the NCRE bill, which was signed into law in 2010 (Law N° 20,698).
  • Past President of the Power Law Committee, International Bar Association (2011 and 2012).
  • Assistant Professor of Mining Law, Universidad de Chile (2001-2008).
  • Foreign Associate, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York (2000-2001).
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Diego Portales (1998).

Articles

Amendments to the Gas Service Law in Chile and Other Legal Provisions Enter Into Force
Carey, March 2017

The Law that “Amends the Gas Service Law and other legal provisions” (hereinafter, the “New Law” ) entered into force on February 9, 2017. The purpose of the New Law is to fill in the legal gaps existing in a market that, according to the parliamentary discussion, needs to improve the level of competition among their different actors...

Law Establishes New Power Transmission Systems and Creates an Independent Coordinating Body for the National Power System (Law No. 20. 936)
Carey, August 2016

On July the 27th 2016, Law No. 20.936 that establishes New Power Transmission Systems and creates an Independent Coordinating Body for the National Power System (the “Transmission Law” or “New Law”) was published. Its stated objectives are to ensure that transmission does not become an obstacle to power generation, increase competition in the electrical market and boost the development of non-conventional renewable energies...

New regulation of capacity payments among power generation companies
Carey, May 2016

On March 1st, 2016, Supreme Decree N° 62 of the Ministry of Economy, introduced in 2006 (hereinafter, the “Decree 62”), that regulates capacity transfers among power generation companies entered into force, modifying the methodology used to calculate transfers.IntroductionThe Chilean electric system remunerates power generation companies for two products: energy and capacity...

Additional Articles

  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of Construction and Projects Q&As Global Guide, Thomson Reuters (2018/2019).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of «Foreign Investment in South America: A Comprehensive Guide to Infrastructure and the Legal Environment», American Bar Association (2018).
  • Co-author of Electricity Projects & Regulations, Latin Lawyer (2015-2017).
  • Author of the Annual Report: Energy and Utilities, Financier Worldwide (2013).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter on Energy, First Edition, Global Legal Insights, Global Legal Group (2012).
  • Author of the Chilean chapter of Electricity Regulation, Getting the Deal Through (2007-2009).

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