Latham & Watkins LLP

Projects Department

Latin America-wide
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What the team is known for Deeply admired project finance group benefiting from longstanding experience in Latin America. Remains a go-to practice for financiers, regularly acting for prominent financial institutions and funds looking to invest in key jurisdictions such as Chile, Peru and Mexico. Has an excellent track record advising on the financing of major oil and gas and renewable energy projects. Also wins mandates to advise project sponsors.

Strengths Full of praise for the team, one interviewee affirms: "I think very highly of the firm. They are always available, do good work and are pleasant to work with."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to a syndicate of lenders on the financing of of the Santa Isabel solar photovoltaic project in Antofagasta in Chile. The matter was valued at USD212 million.

Notable practitioners

Antonio Del Pino
is widely recognised as an expert in Latin American project financing mandates, earning plaudits from observers describing him as "a super responsive lawyer who provides a great-quality work product and excellent client service." He has in-depth experience acting for private equity funds, international financial institutions and governmental agencies on sophisticated oil and gas and renewable energy projects.

Christopher Cross
is well regarded for his extensive experience acting on noteworthy project finance mandates. He is active advising an array of developers and financiers on debt and loan financing mandates in various key Latin American jurisdictions.

Gianluca Bacchiocchi
is described by a commentator as "very intelligent, commercial and proactive," with another adding: "I was very impressed with him; he really handled everything incredibly well and is always available for his clients." He excels at representing high-level project sponsors and financiers in a variety of complex project finance mandates, with a particular focus on project bonds transactions.