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Felipe Moro

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Banking and Finance Group.


Partner, Carey.

His practice focuses primarily on lending transactions, project financing, structured products and derivative transactions. He also has a vast experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions.


Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Banking & Finance; Corporate, M&A; and Projects, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Corporate, M&A; Banking & Finance; Project Finance and Infrastructure; and in Energy, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized as Leading Private Practitioner in Corporate and M&A, LACCA.
Recognized in Banking and Finance, Best Lawyers.

Co-author of the article “Mind the Gap: Basel III and its implementation in Chile”, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (2016).
Author of “Developments in the Financial Markets”, IFLR (2010).
Author of “Public Offering of Securities”, Diario Estrategia, Chile (2003).
Author of “Development of Corporate Governance in Chile: Public or Private Role?”, Diario Estrategia, Chile (2003).
Author of “Ethics, a sound business”, Interview, Revista Capital, Chile (2002).
Author of “Discussion about the Derivative Action in Chile”, Latin Lawyer Online (2001).

Professor, Master of Business Law, Universidad de los Andes (2014-2015).
Foreign associate, Finance Group, Shearman & Sterling (2005-2006).
Assistant Professor of Securities Market Law, Universidad de Chile (2004).
Professor of Introduction to Law, School of Administration, Universidad del Desarrollo (2002).


Spanish and English.


Latin America Group Leader for the Banking and Finance Group, World Services Group.


Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
Graduate studies, School of Economy and Administration, Universidad de Chile (2000).
LL.M., The University of Chicago (2005).


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Carey has significant experience in industry sectors such as mining, shipyards, ports and airports, hospitals, and real estate, as well as in power and renewable energy – including wind, solar and hydro power. Recent highlight mandates include advising Asociación Chilena de Seguridad on the legal structuring of a major hospital expansion project; and assisting a major power transmission line company with the project finance for transmission lines and substation construction projects. Rafael Vergara, Oscar Aitken and Juan Francisco Mackenna are all highly active and well regarded, as are Alberto Cardemil, José Miguel Bustamante, and Juan Pablo Stitchkin; Felipe Moro is singled-out as ‘a very good lawyer who has great understanding of his clients’ needs’;

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