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Baker McKenzie Chile

AVENIDA ANDRÉS BELLO 2457, PISO 19, PROVIDENCIA, SANTIAGO, CÓDIGO POSTAL 7510689, CHILE
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Work +56 2 2367 7000
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Fernando Castro

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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Corporate M&A

Position

Principal Partner

Career

Fernando Castro joined the Firm in 2000, and has since practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, civil and commercial law.
Mr. Castro routinely works on corporate and partnership law, as well as all legal matters related to contractual law, securities law and foreign investments. He has an extensive experience on Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity transactions, Corporate Finance and major infrastructure projects. His clients include domestic and foreign multinational companies.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Member

Chilean Bar (2002)

Education

University of Chicago (LL.M.) (2008)
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (LL.B.) (1998)


Chile

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Baker McKenzie Chile’s ‘level of service of is high and the firm’s lawyers always respond quickly to clients, providing detailed explanations’. The team advises leading foreign banks and financial institutions on the offering and structuring of financial products, including specialised legal opinions. Its scope of work includes project finance (particularly toll road concessions, energy, mining, and pipeline projects), the financing of M&A transactions, master derivative agreements and day-to-day regulatory financial matters. Asset-backed securitisation transactions are a particular area of strength. Recent headline matters saw the practice group, working in conjunction with the firm’s Peru office, advise Mizuho Bank on a $125m cross-border syndicated refinancing to Banco de Credito e Inversiones; Banco Security, as borrower, on a $30m corporate loan from Wells Fargo; and Sierra Gorda SCM (a joint venture of KGHM and Sumitomo Group companies) on the Chilean-law aspects of the amendment and restatement of $1bn of loan documents. Department head Sebastián Vivanco and ‘fantastic business partnerLeón Larrain are both highly regarded, as are key partners Jaime Munro and Fernando Castro.

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Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Acting for local and international clients Baker McKenzie Chile assists with regional and multinational cross-border deals in Chile. Typical work includes structuring and the negotiation, documentation and closure of corporate, M&A and private equity transactions, with the support -as required- of the firm’s significant finance, capital markets and tax capabilities. Recent mandates saw the practice advise PE firm Broodstock Capital on the acquisition of a majority holding in water treatment and recirculation-systems company Billund Aquakulturservice and its Chilean subsidiary; counsel Capital Markets Financial Services on its $80m acquisition of Viña Centro (ownoer of the Paseo Viña Centro mall); and assist US stock photo agency Getty Images with the acquisition of the business assets of its Latin American third-party distributor. León Larrain is team head; Jaime Munro, Fernando Castro, Diego Ferrada are also experienced advisers; and Jorge Álvarez is a highly regarded senior associate.

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