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James Channing

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Work +56 2 2472 7055
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Morales & Besa

Work Department

Corporate
Infraestructure
Real Estate & Construction
Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Mr. Channing has experience drafting, negotiating project agreements (EPC, O&M, Asset Management, etc.) for toll roads, airports, power plants and real estate projects. He also has experience in M&A and financing transactions related to the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors. Mr. Channing has advised lenders, including multilateral financing institutions, project sponsors and contractors, in a wide range of cross border transactions.

Career

Senior Associate at Morales & Besa (current).
International associate in the Miami office of Jones Day in the Projects & Infrastructure practice group (2016-2017).
Actively involved in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition, several pro bono cases and charity initiatives of the firm.
Intern of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), Hamburg, Germany (2009).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Member of the Chilean Bar.

Education

University of Virginia, Master of Laws (LL.M), U.S.A. (2016). 
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, School of Law, L.C.J.S., Viña del Mar, Chile (2009)


Chile

Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Morales & Besa ‘provides very quick response times and excellent value for money and industry knowledge’. The team advises significant developers, banks and other financial institutions in the infrastructure and energy sectors, handling the structuring and managing of public work concession contracts, the obtaining of authorisations and permits, along with bidding processes and financing transactions. Recent mandates saw Carlos Silva lead advice to Italy’s Astaldi on the public bidding process for a PPP dam in Chile’s Valparaíso region. Myriam Barahona, who ‘has a lot of experience and always resolves problems’, is highlighted; other key practitioners include José Miguel Carvajal - Macarena Laso, Eugenio Besa and Matías Langevin. The partners can also call on a genuinely strong senior associate bench where Sebastián Leyton, Ignacio Delpino, Ignacio Menchaca G, Javier Balbontín H and James Channing E are all noteworthy.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Morales & Besa’s recently acted for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (Chile) and Banco Security, as lenders, in CD Las Acacias’ acquisition financing for real estate assets in Santiago; the advice included the due diligence of real estate titles and negotiation of transaction agreements. Carlos Silva and Macarena Laso are highly regarded, as is senior associate James Channing E.

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