Nicolás Yáñez Figueroa


Nicolás Yáñez F. is a corporate attorney with an extensive knowledge and understanding of capital
markets regulation, corporate practice and project finance. He has developed his career in capital
markets institutions and important law firms. Before joining EDN, Nicolás was a partner at
Domínguez & Cía, in charge of the Corporate and Finance department. He was also a Senior Legal
Counsel at BICE Group and BTG Pactual, as well as a senior associate in local law firms such as
Alessandri & Cía and Morales & Besa. In November 2023, he joined EDN as a partner of the
Corporate and Finance Practice.

Nicolás has been a lecturer of the Banking and Financial Law course at Universidad de Chile
Economic Law Department (2010-18). In 2019, he graduated from the Master in International
Business Law program of the Université de Paris II.

During his practice, he has advised international and local clients in transactions related to
corporate and financial matters, M&A, capital markets and securities regulations. He has been in charge
of the creation and authorization of insurance companies and banks in Chile. He has
also participated in the structuring of different project finances mainly for the construction of
power plants. With an important experience in regulated markets, he has acted as a legal advisor
for open stock corporations, banks, funds, insurance companies, stock and insurance brokers,
issuing public and private debt instruments.

Representative Experience

  • Advised La Gloria Biomass Power Generation Plant for the project finance with Banco Santander.
  • Advised from a legal regulatory perspective of all the subsidiaries companies of BICE Bank
    (broker dealer, asset management entities, insurance company, insurance broker, securities
    agency and a securitization entity).
  • Advised BICECORP S.A. (open stock corporation) for the public offering of securities (debt
  • Advised numerous issuers of corporate bonds before the Chilean Financial Market Commision
    (CMF) and the Bondholder Representative.
  • Advised on different Project Finance either syndicated (such as Huatacondo Solar Photovoltaic
    Power Generation Plant, Parque El Nogal Wind Power Generation Plant, Los Guindos Generación
    Termic Central Generation Plant) or bilateral loans; advised the trading desk in connection with
    derivatives under local regulations and negotiated ISDA’s and CSA with foreign bank counterparts.
  • Responsible for the process of incorporation and regulatory license from the Securities and
    Insurance Supervisor (SVS) for BTG Pactual insurance company. Legal General Counsel of the
    Company, advising in all legal and regulatory issues concerning the Company. Secretary of the
    Board and its respective Committees.
  • Member of the team who advised on the incorporation and regulatory license from the Banking
    and Financial Supervisor (SBIF) for the Bank of China, China Construction Bank and Banco BTG
    Pactual Chile.
  • Advised on the merger process of Euler Hermes (Allianz Group) and MAPFRE insurance
  • Responsible for the registration process before the Chilean Risk Rating Commission (CCR) for
    different SICAVs (PIMCO, Goldman Sachs, Natixis, Skandia, M&G).
  • Lecturer of the course of Banking and Financial Law, School of Law Universidad de Chile (2013-

Professional Career

  • Partner Domínguez & Cía, 2021-2023.
  • Senior Associate, DS Avocats, 2019-2021.
  • Senior Legal Counsel, BICE Bank, 2016-2018.
  • Senior Associate, Morales & Besa, 2016.
  • General Counsel, BTG Pactual Seguros de Vida, 2013-2016.
  • Associate, Alessandri & Cía, 2009-2013.
  • Chilean Government Judicial Assistance Corporation, 2008-2009.
  • Paralegal at KPMG, 2006-2008.

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Education and Awards

  • Universidad de Chile, School of Law, Law degree, 2007.
  • Title of Lawyer granted by the Supreme Court of Justice of Chile, 2009.
  • American University Washington College of Law, Graduate Certificate in International Contracts and Business Law, 2010.
  • Université de Paris II, Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Business Law, 2019.


  • Spanish, English and French