Firm Profile > Asesorias HD Limitadas > Santiago , Chile

Asesorias HD Limitadas

Banking and finance Tier 3

Honorato Delaveau advises on bilateral and syndicated loans, debt restructuring, equity and debt offerings and placements, securitisation, acquisition and project finance, and structured products. Clients include Vantrust, Banco de la Nación Argentina, Banco de Crédito e Inversiones  and Credit Suisse. Recent work includes assisting BTG Pactual Asset Management and Ameris with the restructuring of private debt facilities, advising Banco Santander Chile on the structuring and implementation of a new guarantee system, and acting for Energía Llaima regarding a $130m, 15-year credit line from Itaú Corpbanca. The team has also been active assisting a number of clients with the structuring of multiple finance facilities to develop real estate projects. The key individuals are: name-partners Jose Luis Honorato and Gonzalo Delaveau (who both have strong-backgrounds in the sector); structured and asset-backed financing specialist Sebastián Delpiano; and senior associate Roberto Olivos, a former senior legal counsel at Banco Santander Chile who joined the firm in September 2018.

Mining Tier 3

Honorato Delaveau is 'well known in the market and very experienced'. The practice undertakes matters ranging from investments, the purchase and sales of mining companies and project finance, to mining concessions, permits, water rights and EPCs. Recent mandates included advising Canada's Camrova Resources on the acquisition of Compañia Minera Oximin. Gonzalo Delaveau is 'a seasoned mining lawyer who brings a wealth of experience to the firm and his clients'; Rodrigo Delaveau  is a well-regarded of counsel. Other clients include Los Andes Copper, Herencia Resources Chile, Minera Colliguay and Turnbrook Mining.

Real estate Tier 3

Honorato Delaveau advises real estate and construction companies,  investment funds, investment banks, family offices and private clients on the development of residential, commercial and industrial projects, as well as office buildings. Juan Ignacio Peña leads the real estate and engineering department, Sebastián Delpiano is an asset-backed finance expert, and Roberto Olivos   (previously at Banco Santander Chile) joined the firm as a senior associate. Clients include Bullrock Investments, GLL, Invinsa and Grupo Urbana.

Next Generation Partners

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Honorato Delaveau is 'always available and very proactive'. The practice  is primarily focused on advising significant mid-market corporations and has been particularly active on behalf of domestic and foreign private equity funds acquiring distressed Chilean assets as well as businesses with a Peru or Colombia presence or expansion potential. Work highlights include advising Canadian renewable energy company Innergex with the $120m acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Chilean energy generation company Energía Llaima; and both companies on their $230m purchase of energy-generation holding company Duqueco. Experienced partners José Luis HonoratoGonzalo Delaveau and Sebastian Delpiano, along with senior associate Nicolás Garcia, are the key team members. The practice group was further strengthened with the 2018 hires of compliance specialist and former Moneda Asset Management GC, Carlos Frias, as of counsel; and Roberto Olivos, formerly in-house at Banco Santander Chile, as senior associate. Clients include Moreau Industries, Credicorp, Liberty Compañía de Seguros Generales, Herencia Resources and Lexington Partners. Since publication the firm has moved to consolidate its compliance capabilities with the January 2020 incorporation of Rebeca Zamora, formerly of Morales & Besa, who specialises in white-collar litigation and economic crime, anti-corruption, fraud and AML.

Projects and infrastructure Tier 4

Honorato Delaveau advises on the construction and financing aspects of hydroelectric, thermoelectric, wind and solar generation plants; it also has expertise in easements in relation to gas, mining and water projects. Name partners Gonzalo Delaveau and José Luis Honorato are experienced practitioners.

Electricity/oil and gas

Honorato Delaveau 'has a full understanding of the electricity marketplace; its lawyers know the key players and which opportunities are worth pursuing'. The team is experienced in advising on the development, construction, operation and maintenance of energy and water projects; its notable clients include Innergex Renewable Energy (IRE) and Obras Especiales Chile. The team assisted Canada's IRE on a joint venture partnership with Chilean counterpart Energia Llaima. Gonzalo Delaveau 'not only knows how to do the job, he also anticipates events'; Rodrigo Delaveau is an of counsel  to note.