Juan Pablo Schwencke is a leading business lawyer and advisor in Chile and the region. He has lived in Santiago, Buenos Aires, Frankfurt, New York and Miami, gaining a tremendous cross-border experience blended with deep local knowledge. During his career he has successfully represented clients in several M&A transactions, project financing, debt and insolvency restructuring, international litigation, arbitration and tax matters. He has advised national and foreign companies, banks, financial entities and multinational organizations, including Acon Investments, Alliance Capital, American Bridge, Amarant Mining, Balfour Beatty, Banco Santander, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase (Londen), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, WPP Group, Empresas CMPC, ESVAL, Compañía de Acero del Pacífico S.A., Construcciones Auxiliares de Ferrocarriles S.A. (CAF), Yorklabel and ICICI Bank, among others.
Juan Pablo Schwencke holds a Law Degree from the Universidad de Chile (1994), and an L.L.M. from the Columbia University Law School (1997).
Academic & Professional Experience
Juan Pablo Schwencke is partner of PAGBAM Schwencke since 2020.
Prior, he was founding partner of Schwencke & Cia y AninatSchwencke, partner of Barros Letelier & Cia. and associate lawyer of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and Frankfurt.
Aditional to his profesional practice, he has teached at the Law Faculty of the Universidad de Chile, the Law Faculty of the Universidad Diego Portales and the Business School of the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez.
As a well-connected business advisor and influential lawyer, Mr. Schwencke also seats in various board of directors of local and international companies conducting business majorly in Chile and is a permanent columnist at La Segunda, a local business and political newspaper.
Juan Pablo Schwencke is often a lecturer on – amongst others – M&A / private equity matters and is involved with many not-for-profit organizations.
Admissions & Affiliations
Juan Pablo Schwencke is a member of the Chilean Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Princeton Club (New York).
Mr. Schwencke is moreover Board Member of the International Lawyers Network (ILN).
Mr. Schwencke has been ranked in his fields of practice in various leading rankings like Chambers Latin America, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, IFLR 1000, Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500, LACCA, Leaders League, Best Lawyers, amongst others.