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Grupo Evans welcomes Rafael Fernández Mebus as partner  

June 9, 2024

Grupo Evans has announced the appointment of Rafael Fernández Mebus as partner.

Rafael was an associate since 2014 and director of the concessions area of the firm since 2021.

He has a vast experience in regulatory matters, advising on the development of electricity projects of all kinds, as well as on water, indigenous law, environmental law and, in general, on regulatory and natural resources matters.

He has extensive experience in handling administrative procedures to obtain electricity concessions, as well as in the negotiation of land use contracts for the deployment of electricity projects.

Mr. Fernández is a lawyer from Universidad de Chile and holds a Diploma in Urban and Construction Law from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

One of the priority focuses of his new position will be to support Grupo Evans’ clients by providing comprehensive advice on the many aspects of the electricity business (generation and transmission), especially on regulatory issues, support in project design strategy, processing of electricity concessions, as well as strategic land issues, water rights, desalination, aqueducts, environmental issues, relations with communities, and compliance, among others.

According to the partner and leader of the Energy and Project Development area, Cristóbal Illanes: "This appointment will be very beneficial for our Firm. Rafael’s expertise -especially in administrative procedures before different public agencies related to electricity concessions, as well as his strategic vision and solid legal knowledge, which have allowed making viable important projects in Chile, will continue to be a great contribution to the team and especially to our clients".

In terms of international rankings, he was recognized by Legal 500 during - 2023 as "Rising Star of the Year" in Energy and Natural Resources.

About Grupo Evans

Grupo Evans brings together a team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals to advise clients on legal and strategic matters related to the development and licensing of infrastructure, real estate and natural resource development projects. The firm has been recognised for providing specialist advice on public and private investment, with particular emphasis on regulated markets and in the areas of energy, water, mining, urban planning, economic regulation, environment, sustainability and community relations. Grupo Evan’s team of partners have extensive experience as advisors to companies and utilities in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, and have been involved in the development and implementation of major civil works in Chile.


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