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Juan Leon

Claro & Cia.

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Significant practice areas include Banking & Finance and Capital Markets




Juan León focuses on Banking & Finance, Capital Market and Bankruptcy and Restructuring.
He has been a professor of Business Law in Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.
He joined Claro & Cia. in 2004 and became a partner in 2018.


Spanish and English.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Claro & Cia.'s group is highly rated for multi-lateral and cross-border financing, including high-value loans and project financing for hydro projects, renewables, thermo-electric and combined-cycle power plants, transmission lines, and oil and gas pipelines; it also assists with insurance and reinsurance matters, including financial guarantees, and regularly works alongside the firm's M&A, private equity, corporate restructuring, corporate finance and structured finance practices. The client list includes AES Gener, The Bank of Tokio - Mitsubishi UFJ, Itaú-Corpbanca, Citigroup Global Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores. Highlight mandates saw the team advise electricity producer and distributor AES Gener, as sponsor, on the restructuring of the $3bn financing of hydroelectric project Alto Maipo; assist the New York-based Glenfarne Group with a $300m mezzanine financing of equity obligations to fund new investments in the Americas; and act for Natixis (New York Branch) as lender, mandated lead arranger and administrative agent, in the amendment and extension of a $50m bridge loan granted to Cerro Dominado. Practice heads Rodrigo Ochagavía and José María Eyzaguirre B. direct a group with a number of other highly-regarded advisers, notably: Jorge Martín, Felipe Larraín  and Luisa Núñez, along with José Luis Ambrosy, Juan León  and Ariel Mihovilovic.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

M&A transactions represents a substantial part of the workload of Claro & Cia.'s practice, which advises on complex acquisition agreements including share and asset deals, cross-border mergers, takeovers and exchange offers of dual-listed companies. It particularly stands out for work involving publicly-listed clients and target companies, and fields lawyers with expertise in tender offers, securities laws and corporate governance. In corporate matters, the team also assists with domestic and international agreements for the purchase and sale of goods, distribution strategies, imports and exports, and supply and engineering, procurement and construction contracts. Recent matters saw team head José María Eyzaguirre B lead advice to Canada’s Nutrien (the world’s largest potash and fertiliser company), on the $5.2bn sale of its 32 per cent shareholding in Chilean public company SQM; and Rodrigo Ochagavía and Felipe Larraín act for The National Association of Professional Football in the $2.1bn sale of sports cable network Canal del Fútbol to Turner Broadcasting System. Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, Matías de Marchena, José Luis Ambrosy, Ariel Mihovilovic and Juan Leon are all also key team members, while José María Eyzaguirre F is an experienced associate. Other clients include DP World, Euroamérica, AES Gener, Agrosuper, Nutrien, Prudential Financial and Canal del Fútbol.

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