Juan Tagle Q.


“He is praised for being a very good lawyer with a very good grasp of corporate matters”.
Chambers Latin America 2020


Juan Tagle has been a partner of Prieto since 2005 and joined the firm in 1998.

He is the head of the Mergers and Acquisitions area and is also active in the Firm’s Energy and Natural Resources team, as well as in the Firm’s Projects and Infrastructure team.

He has an active participation in M&A transactions in the most diverse industries, representing both domestic and foreign clients, and participating in diverse cross-border operations.

He is also permanently involved in counseling clients in the energy and natural resource sectors, on matters such as power plant construction projects, the negotiation of gas and electricity purchase contracts, joining ventures and bidding, as well as in M&A and financing operations in this industry. In the last few years has had an outstanding activity advising investors and developers of renewable projects.

Also, he maintains a strong professional practice in the port sector, counseling Public Port Companies and private companies in the regulatory and administrative aspects of diverse port bidding processes, such as the negotiation of the respective contracts.

In the same way, he advises owners and contractors in various construction projects associated with mining, water desalination and infrastructure in general, among others.

He earned his law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 1990. In 1991 he worked in the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency. Between 1994 and 1996 he was a partner of the law firm Tagle, Cifuentes & Cía., and studied for a postgraduate degree at the University of Chicago, United States (LLM, 1997)

He worked at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York, 1997-1998, where he was involved in diverse capital market and M&A transactions for Latin American companies. He is as a member of the Boards of Directors of companies and has taught civil and commercial law (School of Law of the Universidad Católica de Chile, between 1993 and 1996 and in 1999). He is currently president of the board of Cruzados SADP, which manages the professional soccer team of Universidad Católica.

Juan Tagle has received ongoing recognition by Chambers and Partners in the areas of Energy and Natural Resources, Mergers and Acquisitions and Finance. He is permanently involved in the Firm’s pro bono activities, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the ProBono Foundation, as well as the Chilean Bar Association.

Languages: Spanish and English.


LLM, University of Chicago, 1997.

Law Degree,Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1993


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