Jerónimo Zabala

Jerónimo Zabala

Jerónimo Zabala concentrates his practice on corporate and commercial law, advising domestic and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, joint ventures, and corporate reorganizations, among others, as well as in corporate matters, civil and commercial contracts, credit transactions, corporate, structured and project financings.

In addition, he has experience in mining law, including mining property, project development, and negotiations related to relevant mining contracts.


Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.: Advised the client, as borrower, in the structuring and execution of a US$ 803.1 million refinancing transaction for its portfolio of assets in Chile, through a US$ 710 million private placement green bond and a US$ 93.1 million credit agreement. This deal was recognized by Project Finance International as “2022 Americas Power Deal of the Year", and as "Latin American Bond Deal of the Year 2022" by Proximo.

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.: Advised in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Aela Generación S.A. and Aela Energía SpA, corresponding to a portfolio of 332 MW in three operating wind farms (Sarco, Cuel and Aurora) located in Chile for US$685.6 million.

CarbonFree Technology: Advised on the debt financing facilities for their portfolio of utility-scale solar projects located in Chile. The financings are comprised of a US$19mm letter of credit facility, a US$71mm bridge-loan facility which will be used to fund ongoing construction costs, and a US$270mm private placement facility whose proceeds will be used primarily to refinance existing bank debt and repay the bridge-loan facility once projects complete construction. This deal was recognized as "Latin American Solar Deal of the Year 2022" by Proximo. 

Makros: Advised on the structuring and execution of an asset purchase and sale agreement and commercial integration, whereby the assets, clients and relevant contracts of Makros were transferred to Deloitte.

Modyo: Advised a Chilean SaaS company specializing in providing frontend digital solutions to financial, banking, and insurance companies on the sale of 100% of its equity interest to Harris Holdings Chile SpA. The buyer is a subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), a market-leading Canadian software and services company labeled by The Economist as “tech’s Berkshire Hathaway.”
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Law Degree, 2019

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Jerónimo was an associate at a leading Chilean law firm.
Assistant LL.M course "Mergers and Acquisitions", Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2022 to date

Memberships And Affiliations

Member of the Commercial and Economic Law Academy "ADECOM"