Garrigues

Projects Department

Chile
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What the team is known for Dynamic international firm with a growing presence in the Chilean projects field. Team offers a strong focus on project finance, routinely representing local and international lenders and borrowers, as well as concessionaires and sponsors, in conventional and non-conventional energy and infrastructure projects. New client wins include leading international players such as Mizuho and ING.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's service in the sector, with one noting: "I would say their availability is a strength and they understand the bigger picture of the transaction, not just the local law aspects, which is important when we are structuring an international package which has roots in local law and regulations."

Work highlights Advised Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on the USD145 million loan granted to Los Guindos Generación for the expansion of a power plant and the purchase and installation of an additional turbine.

Notable practitioners

Acclaimed practitioner Pedro García receives extensive praise from clients for his leading activity in the area. A client describes him as a "very responsive and intelligent lawyer." They go on to add: "He is highly knowledgeable and knows how to handle and circumvent risks along the way." He offers particular expertise advising notable multinational clients on the financing and development of major infrastructure and renewable energy projects.