Sebastián Delpiano > Honorato | Delaveau > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Honorato | Delaveau
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Work Department

Capital Markets, Asset Management, M & A, Corporate, Venture Capital




Sebastián has a great deal of experience advising clients on corporate and financial matters, M&A and especially capital markets and managing financial assets and instruments. He has provided ongoing counsel to a significant group of securities brokers and fund managers in Chile and abroad.

He previously worked as a senior associate at Aninat Schwencke y Cía. (2012- 2014) and, before that, at Guerrero Olivos (2009-2012).

Between 2004 and 2009, he worked as an attorney and then Chief Counsel at Banchile Corredores de Bolsa S.A. and Banchile Administradora General de Fondos S.A.


Spanish and English


He is a member of the Legal Committee of the Chilean Investment Fund Management Association and is a member of the Legal Committee of the Chilean Fintech Association


Attorney, Universidad de los Andes (2004).

Master’s degree in Tax Management and Consultancy, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2008).

Accredited by the Committee for Accreditation of Securities Market Knowledge (CAMV Chile).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Sebastián Delpiano – Honorato | Delaveau

Honorato | Delaveau fields a small, seven-strong team in the capital markets area which nevertheless both punches-above-its-weight and stands apart from competitors primarily dedicated to issuance-work as a result of its additional and in-depth focus on the establishment and registration of funds with the Risk Classification Commission (CCR) and Chilean Financial Markets; Commission (CMF). Head of the firm’s capital markets and legal asset management department, Sebastián Delpiano has enormous experience across the full range of capital markets and stock exchange matters, including  stockbroker and fund manager advisory, and fund regulation; while head of the firm’s corporate finance practice Matías Langevin  has over 15 years’ experience in equity and debt transactions, including under Rule 144A/Reg S. and private placements. Senior partner Gonzalo Delaveau, in turn, has particular expertise in cross-listings on the Chilean Off-Shore Exchange and the obtaining of CCR approvals. Additional key figures in the practice include counsel and practice director Carlos Frias, who can draw on in-house experience in both banking and multilateral finance institutions; and senior associate Nicolás Garcia, who is particularly active advising fund managers, stockbrokers and security agents on their day-to-day activities. The team also includes economist Carolina Phillips.

Chile > Real estate

The five-member team at Honorato | Delaveau advises real estate and construction companies, real estate investment funds, investment banks, family offices and private clients on the development of residential, industrial, office and commercial projects. It also assists with the establishment of operating vehicles and financial structures. A specialist in real estate, engineering and construction law, as well as project finance, Juan Ignacio Peña leads the team, which also fields asset-backed finance expert Sebastián Delpiano. The firm responded rapidly to the departure of former senior associate Roberto Olivos in August 2019, drafting in Macarena Riquelme from Quintanilla & Busel Niedmann as a senior the same month, hiring and Antonia Vial from Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados in November.

Chile > Banking and finance

Honorato | Delaveau grew its banking and finance offering in 2019, through the hire of former Morales & Besa partner Matías Langevin. The seven-member team advises domestic and foreign creditors, investors and debtors on bilateral and syndicated loans, debt restructuring, project finance, and structured products and derivative transactions. The other key individuals are name partners Jose Luis Honorato and Gonzalo Delaveau, and structured and asset-backed financing specialist Sebastián Delpiano. Former senior associate Roberto Olivos moved in-house at Inversiones Tajamar. Since publication, the firm has hired financial-regulation specialist Felipe Divin, who will also head the firm’s information technology practice.