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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
LAS CONDES, CP 7550107

Work Department

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Infrastructure and Projects




Partner at PPU expert in Banking and Finance and Capital Markets. Her professional practice focuses in different types of financing, infrastructure and capital market transactions and insurance matters. She has represented lenders and borrowers in the financing of mining projects, hydroelectric, GNL, wind and solar energy projects and desalination plants. She also has substantial experience in advising lenders in syndicated financing and underwriters and issuers in 144A/Reg S bond and shares issuances made by Chilean companies abroad.


Spanish, English


Law Degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2011).

Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, The Practising Law Institute, New York, United States (2014), Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer), The Practising Law Institute, New York, United States (2014) y Basic Negotiation Skills, The Practising Law Institute, New York, United States (2015).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Marcela SilvaPhilippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

With ‘extensive experience in financial matters‘, full-service legal practice Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría fields a seven-member banking and finance practice that acts for both foreign and domestic banks and financial institutions (as well as borrowers and sponsors) on major transactions. Core areas for the group range from energy, mining and infrastructure project finance, to syndicated financing, aircraft finance (including aircraft lease and financing operations), and offshore bonds and shares issuances. Following the early 2023 departure of practice co-head Marcelo Armas , the group is jointly led by the ‘always well-informed and accessibleMarcela Silva, an expert in the financing of mining, infrastructure and energy projects; and recently-elevated director Daniel Parodi, who regularly assists with asset, project and corporate finance. The duo are also flanked by banking, finance and infrastructure projects expert Andrés Sanfuentes, along with senior associates Pedro Pablo Valenzuela (‘very independent and thorough‘) and Ignacio Chomalí, both of whom handle domestic and cross-border banking and finance deals, along with project finance work.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

(Next Generation Partners)

Marcela SilvaPhilippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría‘s sizeable 20-strong projects practice acts in a wide range of areas, particularly in the renewable energy, mining and water sectors. Its expertise covers negotiating project contracts, environmental assessments, permitting, and community affairs. The team also assists with the negotiation of partnerships, strategic alliances and joint ventures with third parties, as well as project acquisitions and sales. On the infrastructure side, the team is active in transportation, hospitals, schools, telecoms, real estate developments, and water and sewerage systems. The practice is jointly led by transactions and development expert Carlos Alberto Reyes; banking, financial and infrastructure project specialist Andrés Sanfuentes; and Marcela Silva, whose practice covers the lender-side of mining, infrastructure and energy project financing. The second line of key advisers includes Daniel Parodi (promoted to director in early 2023); and senior associates Guillermo Vial (complex projects), and construction and engineering-focused Mario Fava. In early 2023, former practice co-head Marcelo Armas retired from the firm.

Chile > Capital markets

With a long-established presence in both the national and international capital markets, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría‘s nine-member group covers both market entry and exit work. The team’s representative experience ranges from the issuance, registration, placement, trading and offering of securities, to advising on prospectuses, agreements, and stock market and over-the-counter market-related deals. The firm also houses highly active corporate governance and compliance practitioners. The practice is co-led by country manager Andrés Sanfuentes and Federico Grebe, who both have longstanding experience in assisting national and foreign companies with major capital markets transactions; and Marcela Silva, a specialist in advising underwriters and issuers of bonds and shares. In January 2023, IPO and debt issue practitioner Constanza Rodríguez and international capital markets financing lawyer Daniel Parodi were both elevated to director level, while former practice co-head Marcelo Armas retired from practice. Principal associate Guillermo Vial is also a key team member.