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Baker McKenzie Chile, Sebastian Vivanco, Santiago, CHILE

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Sebastian Vivanco

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Corporate - Banking and Finance


Local Partner


Mr. Vivanco has 17 years of experience and has participated in project finance transactions, including syndicated loan agreements, local security packages, as well as, registration of securities and mutual funds in Chile and merger & acquisition deals (stock and asset), locally and cross-border. He has extensive experience in commercial and drafting of contracts.

The B&F department led by Mr. Vivanco represents both financial institutions and corporate entities in connection with the financing of mergers, acquisitions (whether of equity or of assets), restructurings and other similar transactions.

This practice group is very active in the negotiation of master derivative agreements, acting both as legal counsel to banks and non-banking clients. They have a sound knowledge of derivative regulations and provide specialized legal opinions on derivatives to local foreign banks on an on-going basis.


Spanish, English


Chilean Bar (1998)


University of Chicago Law School (LL.M.) (2003)

Carnegie-Mellon University (M.S. Public Policy & Administration magna cum laude) (2003)

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (LL.B.) (1997)


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Sebastián Vivanco - Baker McKenzie Chile

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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