Garrigues

Banking & Finance Department

Chile
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What the team is known for Solid international player with a strong banking and finance practice. Department has particular visibility in the market for its role advising on syndicated non-recourse loans to finance energy projects. Team is also very active in handling VAT credit facilities as well as debt restructuring and structured finance mandates. New client wins include Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Citibank and Besalco.

Strengths Sources are full of praise for the firm's service, with one client describing it as "professional and excellent," highlighting also "their cordial treatment and that they are fully committed to offering comprehensive advice."

Work highlights Advised GTD Grupo Teleductos as borrower on a club deal financing for general corporate purposes, with the company entered into three similar credit agreements, worth USD84 million.

Notable practitioners

Star associate
Antonio Morales
is a highly regarded name in the banking and finance market. He receives praise from clients, who highlight him as "an extraordinary lawyer, he is very good." He is recommended for his hard-working approach and availability on debt restructuring matters.

Leading practitioner
Pedro García
enjoys a stellar reputation in the Chilean market for his wide-ranging expertise in the banking and finance sector. He garners extensive praise from sources, who highlight his "knowledge and quick response to our requirements," as well as his "unlimited work capacity." He focuses his practice on corporate loans, project finance, structured finance, debt restructuring and regulatory matters.