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Claro & Cía

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Top-tier practice representing major corporate issuers and first-level underwriters in sophisticated securities offerings. Team is well versed in assisting clients with securitisations, derivatives and high-value international bond issuances. Offers additional capabilities advising on the registration and placement of private equity funds in the Chilean market, allowing foreign investors to trade in local securities. Energía Llaima, Actis and Tecno Fast are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths

Clients value the service provided by the firm and highlight "the experience in transactions in cross-border operations, its contacts, and its customer focus. The priority is to solve the problem for the client." Another source states: "It is very good to see their constant support on the issues, as they give alternatives when one does not see where to go. There is a very strong commitment to the interests and needs of the client."

Work highlights

Represented AES Gener in the issuance and sale to Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Securities, and Merrill Lynch of USD550 million 7.125% junior subordinated capital notes, due 2079.

Notable practitioners

"Good lawyer" and experienced partner Felipe Larraín is recognised by market commentators for being very active advising clients on a variety of equity capital markets transactions.

According to a client, dynamic partner José Luis Ambrosy is "a professional of the highest level, with special negotiation skills. I feel that he applies his knowledge in these areas very well, complex things become easy to carry out ,and that for a company is very important. He has clear concepts and strategies."

Co-head of department Rodrigo Ochagavía is highlighted by market onlookers for his longstanding experience in the market. He possesses proven expertise in complex transactions regarding project finance and project bonds, as well as IPOs and follow-on offerings.

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Overview

Claro & Cía. takes pride in representing clients in all civil and commercial fields and constantly strives to maintain the most stringent standards of professional achievement.

The firm’s Capital Markets Group is known for the design and structuring of sophisticated securities transactions comprising multilateral financing and cross-border capital flows. Investment banks and issuers consider our Capital Markets Group to be their first choice for domestic and international securities transactions that require cross-practice knowledge, skills and experience. Claro & Cía. has a long-established and sophisticated Capital Markets Group widely known for its technical knowledge, experience, excellence, commercial approach, imaginative problem solving and ability to close complex deals.

Our Capital Markets lawyers regularly represent key parties in all types of significant local and international of securities transactions, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance issues, including public and private offerings such as IPOs, equity and investment-grade and high-yield debt offerings, Project Bonds, securities exchange listings, exchange offers, cash and debt tender offers and Hybrid Securities. Our clients include issuers, underwriters, initial purchasers, institutional and individual investors, selling shareholders and those providing credit support through guarantees, surety bonds and letters of credit.

Capital Markets Department

Claro & Cía

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Department location

Apoquindo 3721, 14th Floor

Las Condes

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

755-0177

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Chile

Capital Markets


Felipe Larraín
Band 4
José Luis Ambrosy
Band 1
Rodrigo Ochagavía
Band 2