Miguel Coddou > Guerrero Olivos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Guerrero Olivos
LAS CONDES 7550011

Work Department

Banking and Finance


Leading partner of Guerrero Olivos’ banking and finance team. He specializes in project finance, syndicated loans, acquisition finance, debt-restructuring process and structured finance. He is also member of the data protection and new technologies and corporate groups.


Former CLO at Rabobank Chile.

Former CLO at The Royal Bank of Scotland Chile (RBS).

Former CLP at AMB AMRO Bank Chile.

Former member of the legal department of LATAM Airlines.


Spanish and English


Law, Universidad de Chile (1993).

Master of Economics and Administration for Lawyers, Universidad Gabriela Mistral (1997).

Assistant Professor in the Companies Financing Module in the Master in Business Law (MBL), Universidad Adolfo Ibañez.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Data privacy

The nine-member data privacy practice at full-service firm Guerrero Olivos routinely advises clients from the social media and technology sectors, as well as governmental bodies. Focused on data privacy, personal data and data protection work, the team assists with terms and conditions, and franchise, licensing, maintenance, technical support and development contracts. It also assists with adapting clients’ data privacy policies to Chilean legislative requirements. The practice is jointly led by TMT specialist Juan Enrique Allard, who advises on data privacy, IT, cybersecurity and new technological platforms; Miguel Coddou, a member of the banking and finance, data protection and new technologies, and corporate groups; and public law and regulated markets group leader, Eduardo Cordero. At associate level, senior Diego Morandé and Alejandra Leiton also both assist with data protection issues.

Chile > Capital markets

Recent work for Guerrero Olivos‘ 13-member practice includes international bond issuances, along with the issuance, placement and registration of local bonds with the local regulator (CMF). The group is also experienced in cross-border capital markets work, and structuring investments funds and fund managers. Three experienced, senior figures co-lead the practice: Jorge Delpiano advises banks and financial institutions on day-to-day capital markets matters; Pedro Pellegrini‘s broad corporate and finance practice includes capital markets’ transactions; and Pedro Lyon is particularly known for the structuring of investment funds. Also highly regarded, Miguel Coddou ‘s expertise takes in local debt offerings, international securities issuances, senior guaranteed notes, and capital markets regulatory matters. Debt issuance expert César Gálvez was made partner in February 2022.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Recent activity for the 16-strong practice at full-service firm Guerrero Olivos focuses on project finance, infrastructure projects, power plants, and LNG regasification terminals. Representative expertise covers due diligence processes, credit agreements and special purpose vehicle incorporations. The practice also houses specialists in collateral packages, along with energy supply matters, and EPC, O&M, and build-operate-transfer (BOT) agreements. The practice is co-headed by Clemente Pérez, a specialist in renewable energy and infrastructure projects, public works concessions and regulatory law; energy projects specialist Sebastián Abogabir; Miguel Coddou, who acts for international lenders; mining and venture capital partner Pedro Lyon; and Benjamín Pérez, who is active in mining-related activities. Among the firm’s associates, senior Benjamín Novoa‘s practice includes project finance, while Francisca Pellegrini acts for energy developers and lenders. Raised to partner in February 2022, Felipe Frühling assists with project finance, developments and acquisitions.

Chile > Banking and finance

With a longstanding track-record in both local and international engagements, Guerrero Olivos‘ 16-strong practice is routinely sought out for its expertise in bilateral and syndicated loans, structured finance, acquisition financing, restructurings, project finance, refinancing and regulatory issues. Clients additionally benefit from the group’s notable sector expertise in telecoms, energy and mining. the department is co-lead by Jorge Delpiano, a structured finance and acquisition financing specialist, and Miguel Coddou, who regularly acts for international lenders on syndicated loans, debt restructurings and project finance. Also key members of the group, Juan Enrique Allard‘s workload takes in financing matters as part of his broader TMT and digital platforms practice; while, César Gálvez, who was made up to partner in February 2022, has experience of cross-border financings and representing international lenders in syndicated loans (he previously worked as an international associate at Winston & Strawn LLP‘s New York office). At senior associate level, Benjamín Novoa focuses on energy and mining-related syndicated loans and project finance. Since publication, Novoa has been promoted to the partnership – effective as of January 2023.