Honorato | Delaveau > Santiago, Chile > Firm Profile
Honorato | Delaveau Offices
AV. EL GOLF 82, 3RD FLOOR, LAS CONDES
Honorato | Delaveau > The Legal 500 Rankings
Chile > Capital markets Tier 2
Honorato | Delaveau houses an eight-member team that advises on the whole spectrum of capital markets, including asset management, debt and equity matters, as well as structuring investments for pension funds and institutional investors. Clients particularly benefit from the group's focus on the establishment and registration of funds with the Risk Classification Commission and Chilean Financial Market Commission (CMF). Sebastián Delpiano leads the department, which also includes: current member of the Good Practices Committee of the Santiago Stock Exchange and the Electronic Stock Exchange, Gonzalo Delaveau, a securitisation specialist; and corporate finance and international transactions practice head Matías Langevin (debt and equity offerings). Also key to the practice are of counsel Carlos Frias, senior associate Nicolás Garcia and director Carolina Phillips. In January 2021, the firm hired Felipe Divin to lead its corporate governance, financial regulation and IT practice from a brokerage service company.
‘What makes this firm unique is not only the high degree of specialisation that its lawyers have in the various matters they advise us on, but also the practical approach they have, perfectly combining legal aspects with our requirements as an issuer of securities.‘
‘Personalised advice tailored to our needs, always taking into account our business and how to address different issues in a practical and timely manner.‘
‘Great for comprehensive advice and concern for detail.‘
‘Stands out from others, especially for the quality of the advice and the speed with which it is provided.‘
‘Extensive experience in the field of investments with excellent response times.‘
‘A good firm with serious and committed professionals, who have a lot of knowledge in the area in which they serve us.‘
‘Sebastián Delpiano is appreciated for his knowledge, experience and network of contacts with the supervisory bodies.‘
Buena Vista Capital
Bank of America
Open Trading Group
- Assisted Administradora General de Fondos Sura with the CCR (Risk Classification Commission) approval of Fondo de Inversión Sura Renta Inmobiliaria III.
- Advises Columbia Threadneedle Investment (on an ongoing basis) on approval and distribution matters.
- Acted for HMC (Administradora General de Fondos) on the structuring and registering of several investment funds before the Chilean Commission for the Financial Market.
Chile > Banking and finance Tier 3
Honorato | Delaveau's eight-strong banking and finance practice leverages off its name partners' former banking industry careers, through José Luis Honorato, who previously worked for JP Morgan in Chile, and Gonzalo Delaveau, a former in-house counsel at Chase Manhattan Bank. The team's expertise includes M&A-related financing, restructuring, liquidation and bankruptcy, while on the international financing side it advises creditors and debtors on collateralised and non-collateralised loans. Matías Langevin (current officer of the International Bar Association's Banking Law Committee) heads the practice, which includes 'outstanding' structured and asset-backed financing specialist Sebastián Delpiano, and real estate project finance associate Antonia Vial. In January 2021, the firm hired Felipe Divin from a brokerage service company to lead its corporate governance, financial regulation and IT practice.
‘Complete technical knowledge in specific subjects, while delving further into very technical points that other firms are unaware of.‘
‘Sebastián Delpiano is outstanding in finding strategic solutions and executing them in such a way that clients have a thorough understanding of them.‘
Bank of America
HSBC Bank Chile
Innergex Renewable Energy
Gestión de Proyectos Eléctricos
Banco de Crédito e Inversiones
Banco Santander (Chile)
- Advised Nuevo Capital on a secured structured finance transaction.
- Advised Buda on regulatory matters surrounding cryptocurrency in Chile.
- Advised Primus Capital on a $60m capital contribution from Innergex to Innergex Chile, followed by a loan for approximately $62m that was granted by Innergex Chile to PV Salvador.
Chile > Compliance Tier 3
'Tailored to clients' needs', Honorato | Delaveau's team is strategically focused on the detection, treatment, and mitigation of risks, in relation to corruption, financial crime, unlawful competition, tax crimes and consumer violations, along with data protection, information security, labour-related violations and environmental matters. Director Carlos Frías, an experienced compliance lawyer (particularly in the financial sector), served as GC and compliance manager for Moneda Asset Management for almost a decade; specialised in criminal law matters, fellow director Rebeca Zamora ('vast knowledge and experience') advises compliance officers on the development of their activities, particularly in relation to investigations and internal audits.
Carlos Frías; Rebeca Zamora
‘The management of the team generates confidence.‘
‘Connected to the realities of the businesses they advise.‘
‘Specialises in delivering a service that is tailored to clients’ needs.‘
‘The team of lawyers have great knowledge of regulatory issues, are up to date with them, and are willing to deliver a response to our queries in a timely manner.‘
‘They are more assertive than other teams I have worked with, and take the time to explain the rules, providing good support.‘
‘Understands the problems easily and proposes comprehensive solutions.‘
‘Director Rebeca Zamora has vast knowledge and experience; she gives me complete advice, not only on a theoretical basis but also at a practical level.‘
‘Rebeca Zamora has great communication skills, so we hired her to carry out internal trainings that have been very well evaluated by the attendees.‘
San Anonio Terminal Internacional
- Advisiing Grupo SAAM on the application of its compliance and crime prevention programme.
- Assists Citelum (on an ongoing basis) with the application of its prevention model.
- Ongoing assistance to Team Food with the development, updating, and implementation of its crime prevention programme.
Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 3Housing ‘extremely good practitioners who also understand the key aspects of business deals‘, mid-sized firm Honorato | Delaveau is consistently sought out for M&A deals involving mid-market corporations, as well as for its advice to private equity funds acquiring Chilean assets and businesses. Practice head Gonzalo Delaveau has substantial experience in general corporate advisory work, while his M&A transactional practice usually involves international elements or parties; Matias Langevin‘s M&A expertise includes the purchase and sale of companies and assets, along with the corporate reorganisation of corporate structures. José Luis Honorato is also a respected corporate partner; director Carlos Frias ' practice includes capital markets and compliance issues; while young associate Antonia Silva returned in January 2021 from a one-year secondment at EDF Renewables. Since research closed, the practice group has been further strengthened by the mid-September hire of senior associate Andrea Alarcón from Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana.
‘Top team not only for technical-legal issues, but also the commercial aspects.‘
‘The attorneys at Honorato & Delaveau are excellent, and very well prepared for the consultations we need.‘
‘Great results were obtained by the highly experienced lawyers involved.‘
‘Extremely good practitioners who also understand the key aspects of business deals.‘
‘The best is Gonzalo Delaveau. Technically fantastic but he also has very good knowledge of the market and sectors.‘
‘Gonzalo Delaveau – excellent work, knowledge and skills.‘
‘Matias Langevin is highly appreciated for his superb work.‘
Administradora General de Fondos Vision Advisors
EDF Renewable Energy
Administradora General de Fondos Sura
Banco de Crédito e Inversiones
Liberty Compañía de Seguros
China-Lac Industrial Cooperation Investment Fund
Singular Asset Management
Open Trading Group
Fressenius Medical Care
- Advised EBI Operation on the acquisition of 51% of the Cosemar Group, including five operating companies involved in waste management collection and treatment.
- Advised Innergex Renewable Energy and Energía Llaima on acquiring PV Salvador, which develops and operates renewable energy projects.
- Advises EDF Renewables on ongoing corporate matters.
The six-strong team at Honorato | Delaveau regularly assists with the acquisition and development of renewable energy and water projects, including construction, operation and maintenance matters. An energy, water, and natural resources lawyer for over 20 years, team head Gonzalo Delaveau advises particularly with regard to renewable energy projects; engineering and construction leader Juan Ignacio Peña assists with generation and transmission projects; and Matias Langevin (previously a partner at Morales & Besa), is an energy project finance expert. At senior associate level, Antonia Vial assists with developing and financing renewable energy projects (particularly distributed generation projects).
‘Great experience in the sector.‘
‘Good business acumen.‘
‘Very supportive at all stages, and very flexible and collaborative on fee arrangements.‘
‘Detail oriented when conducting legal due diligence and able to spot red flag issues!‘
Consorcio Constructor BOV
EDF Renewable Energy
Innergex Renewable Energy
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Consorcio Constructor BYO
Central Nueva Frontera
Obras Especiales Chile
- Advised Innergex Renewable Energy and Energía Llaima on the acquisition of PV Salvador, a 68MW solar project.
- Assisted EDF EN with regulatory matters.
- Assisted Consorcio Constructore BOV, a joint venture between Obras Especiales and Valko, with the construction of Central Hidroeléctrica Los Lagos.
Chile > Real estate Tier 3
Honorato | Delaveau consistently advises real estate and construction companies, property investment funds, investment banks, family offices and private clients on real estate project developments, including residential, industrial, office and commercial projects; the team additionally assists with the establishment of development-related operating vehicles and financial structures, as well as with the real estate aspects of agricultural businesses, including fruit and wine producers. Team leader Juan Ignacio Peña has substantial experience in real estate, engineering and construction law, and project finance; and Sebastián Delpiano is an asset-backed structured finance expert. At associate-level, Antonia Vial is experienced in real estate transactions involving the development of shopping centres and Stripcentres, while Macarena Riquelme assists with real estate developments.
Juan Ignacio Peña
Patagonia Invest (Inmobiliaria Parque Los Alerces)
Socovesa Desarrollos Comerciales
Zurich Asset Management
Obras Especiales Chile
HMC Administradora General de Fondos
GLL Real Estate
Honorato | Delaveau > Firm Profile
Honorato | Delaveau was founded in 2014 by José Luis Honorato, Gonzalo Delaveau, and Sebastián Delpiano, attorneys with vast experience in the areas of corporate, finance, and capital markets law. Juan Ignacio Peña, an expert in the areas of real estate, engineering, and construction law, was incorporated as a partner in 2017. Then, and due to the strong growth experienced by Honorato | Delaveau, Matías Langevin was incorporated as a partner in June 2019. He has extensive practice in banking and financial operations, and also on international transactions. Finally, Felipe Divin, an expert in corporate governance, regulated markets, and information technology, joined the team in 2021.
Honorato | Delaveau provides personalized advice, where its partners are constantly and permanently involved. This differentiating aspect is key to achieve the expected results. The firm offers a value proposal that goes beyond quality in the service since this is inherent in any legal advice. The team seeks to be proactive, efficient, innovative, and always governed by strict ethical conduct.
Honorato | Delaveau has a recognized leadership in the legal market for providing personalized legal advice, according to the needs of each client. In order to achieve this, the company structures efficient and professional work teams, through a strict selection process.
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