Clifford Chance LLP

Projects Department

Latin America-wide
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What the team is known for Stellar international practice offering market-leading expertise in project finance and development across Latin America. Repeatedly called upon by blue-chip corporations and financial institutions to assist with a range of  sophisticated projects, including those concerning both renewable energy and transport infrastructure. Boasts solid experience acting as counsel to both lenders and sponsors, benefiting from experience across the region. Most visible in the Argentine, Colombian and Peruvian markets.

Notable practitioners

Catherine McCarthy has a solid practice representing significant lenders, regularly acting for development agencies in Latin American project finance transactions. She focuses her practice on transport infrastructure finance.

Renowned partner Fabricio Longhin enjoys an excellent reputation among peers for his contributions to the field. He draws from a deep well of experience to advise multinational financiers, energy companies and sovereigns on major project finance and development transactions. He has acted on a range of important renewable energy and transport infrastructure projects throughout Latin America, with noted activity in Argentina, Chile and Colombia in particular.

Gianluca Bacchiocchi is singled out by interviewees as "a big-picture kind of partner." They go on to add: "He is a very good communicator and a detail-oriented lawyer." His expansive knowledge of project financing makes him an obvious choice to prominent borrowers and lenders engaged in high-value regional infrastructure deals. He is highly adept at handling Latin American transactions and has been particularly active in Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia.