Cuatrecasas consolidates its stategic position in Corporate and M&A with the hiring of Michel Diban as a new partner in its Santiago practice. His appointment, approved by the Extraordinary Partners Meeting, will strengthen the formidable M&A team, a practice in constant development, which is experiencing increased activity.
With 18 years of experience, Michel has developed a solid career advising clients on complex transactions, focusing on M&A transactions, particularly in the energy, technology and infrastructure sectors. In recent years, he has led advisory services for all types of acquisitions, sales, mergers and restructurings of Chilean and international companies, both in Chile and other jurisdictions of Iberian America and Europe, such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Spain.
With a Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude) from Universidad de los Andes de Chile and an LLM from Northwestern University in Chicago, Miguel Diban lectures on M&A in the Master of Laws at Universidad de los Andes; he also speaks regularly at national and international forums. He has been acknowledged as a leading lawyer in the Corporate/M&A category by leading directories such as Chambers & Partners, LatinLawyer, Leaders League, Legal500 and IFLR1000.
"I am excited to be able to join this wonderful professional team and to have the opportunity to help the Corporate and M&A Practice to grow locally and internationally. Cuatrecasas is rapidly positioning itself as a leader firm in Chile and in Latin America, similar to its position in Spain, and I am delighted to be part of this project,” said Diban about his hiring at Cuatrecasas, where he will help strengthen the team of 10 partners in Santiago advising national and international clients.
Cristián Conejero, managing partner of the Cuatrecasas Santiago office, congratulated the new partner on his appointment and said the following: “We are very happy to have Michel on board at Cuatrecasas. With extensive experience in M&A transactions in Chile and abroad, he is also recognized on the market for his regular participation in large transactions, particularly for advising investment funds and private equity firms. His skills will complement the transactional capacities of our lawyers in Santiago, enabling us to position ourselves as one the most specialized and expert teams in Chile. Michel's hiring is a a safe bet due to his talent and expertise, and he will give us more visibility on the Chilean and Latin American markets.