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José Miguel Bustamante

José Miguel Bustamante

Partner

Carey
Chile

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Profile

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Energy Group. His practice focuses on energy regulatory matters and various types of energy projects, including contracts for electricity, liquid fuels, natural gas, NCRE accreditations, use of transmission systems, 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 (1999).

Education

  • Law, Universidad Diego Portales.
  • Degree in Administrative Economic Law: Competitive and Regulated Markets, Universidad Católica de Chile (2006).
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Energy & Natural Resources, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Energy, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Project Development, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in Energy & Natural Resources, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Energy, Who’s Who Legal.


Professional Activities and Experience

  • Co-writer of the SIC-SING interconnection bill, approved as the Law N° 20,726 (2013).
  • Member of the writing committee of the Public Electric Highway, presented to the Congress by President Sebastián Piñera (2012).
  • Member of the Energy Ministry’s writing committee for the NCRE bill (Law N° 20,698) (2010).
  • Lawyer, GasAtacama, in the development and implementation of the legal strategies for several electricity and gas projects; in the negotiation and extension of electric supply and gas supply contracts, in its transportation, in industrial construction contracts; in the proceeding and obtention of electric, mining and gas transportation concessions, and in litigation for easement of access, and in project finance (1999-2007).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

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 Electricity Projects & Regulations, Latin Lawyer (2016-2017).

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