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Carey, Diego Peralta, Santiago, CHILE

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Diego Peralta

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Banking and Finance Group.


Partner, Carey.

His practice focuses on the creation and structuring of financial products and financing for all kinds of businesses, both from the lender or the borrower’s perspective; in the purchases and sales of companies and in the issuance and placement of debt and equity securities either in Chile or elsewhere.


Recognized as Leading Individual in Banking & Finance; Capital Markets and Corporate / M&A, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Banking & Finance and in Capital Markets, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Banking & Finance, Legal 500.
Recognized by International Financial Law Review, IFLR.
Recognized as Leading Private Practitioner in Banking & Finance, LACCA.
Recognized in Banking and in Capital Markets, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Banking and Finance; Corporate and M&A; Project Finance and Development Practice and Structured Finance Law, Best Lawyers.

Lecturer in “Chile Week” conference, China (2016).
Frequent lecturer in conferences organized by the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA), American Bar Association (ABA), PRAC, Federación Latinoamericana de Bancos (FELABAN), among others.
Working Group to analyze a new General Banking Law, Chile (2015).
Legal counsel, Citicorp and Citibank, Chile (1985).
Clerk, Comptroller’s Office, Republic of Chile (1972).


Spanish and English.


Member of the Council, Chilean Bar Association (2017-2021).
Member of the Commission for the new Commercial Regulation in Chile (2016-2017).
Member of the New Commerce Codification commission.
Member of the Arbitration Body, Center for the Arbitration and Mediation, Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
Member of the board of InBest, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote Chile as a business capital (since 2009).
Member of the Legal Committee, Chilean Banking Association (2000-2007).
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Counsel and member of the Executive Committee, Inter-American Bar Association (IABA).


Law, Universidad de Chile.


Banking and finance

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Diego Peralta - Carey

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Carey’s ‘high-quality team always does an excellent job and gets transactions closed on time and on the best terms possible’. It is widely respected for its assistance to domestic and foreign clients with bilateral and syndicated loans; liability management; public and private offerings and placements of capital and debt; securitisation; project financing; and structured products. Recent matters include advising Aela Energía, as borrower, on a long-term $435m loan to finance the construction of two wind farms. On the lender side, the team acted for Banco Security, Compañía de Seguros de Vida Consorcio Nacional de Seguros, and CN Life Compañía de Seguros de Vida in the granting of three credit line agreements for the financing of three photovoltaic solar plants; and also advised Export Development Canada on a $300m loan agreement to Codelco. Other headline matters saw the practice assist JP Morgan Securities and Merrill Lynch, as initial purchasers, on a $1bn senior notes issue by Cencosud (guaranteed by Cencosud Retail); while on the regulatory side, it advised City National Bank of Florida (and parent company BCI), on obtaining regulatory approval for the establishment and operation of leasing subsidiary City National Capital Finance from the Chilean Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions (SBIF) and the Central Bank of Chile. The department is led by Diego Peralta, who ‘has deep knowledge of Chile’s banking system and is always well informed of the latest developments in the legal banking sector’; Felipe Moro, ‘an excellent lawyer with great knowledge of project finance and who is great at identifying potential risks to sponsors at early stages’; and Francisco Ugarte who has a broader corporate finance and private equity profile. Other names to note are Francisco Guzmán and counsel Patricia Silberman while at the associate level Fernando Noriega, Diego Lasagna and Alejandra Daroch are notable lawyers.

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