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Clifford Chance
WASHINGTON DC 20006-1001
United States

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Alberto Haito has extensive experience in financial markets and project financing and has represented various financial institutions, including multilateral organizations, commercial banks and sponsors in numerous energy and infrastructure projects in Latin America.


Columbia Law School (LL.M. Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) 2011, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Postgraduate diploma in Mergers and Acquisitions) 2008, Universidad de Lima (Abogado – JD equivalent) 2006

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Project finance

(Rising stars)

Alberto HaitoClifford Chance

The team at Clifford Chance is truly international, with recognized expertise in offices across the US, Latin America and Europe. As a result, the firm is particularly strong in international project financings. On the lender side, the group regularly assists large investment banks in transactions relating to South American projects, while its sponsor side mandates include securing financing for waste, water treatment and paper production facilities. Lori Bean leads the team from Washington DC and is consulted by numerous agency lenders on infrastructure and energy project financings, while Catherine McCarthy works with commercial banks in international project and export finance transactions. At associate level, Alberto Haito is uniquely placed to advise on Latin America projects; he is admitted to practice in Peru as well as in New York. In January 2021, Gianluca Bacchiocchi and Guido Liniado left the New York team for Latham & Watkins LLP.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

(Rising stars)

Alberto HaitoClifford Chance

Clifford Chance has been a dominant force in Latin America projects and energy for some years now, having leveraged its tight links to investment and commercial banks, development finance institutions (DFIs) and agency lenders, and a range of sponsors. The firm has particularly strong connections to the likes of IDB Invest and Goldman Sachs. It has also been at the forefront of project bonds and multi-source financings, though the recent departures of Gianluca Bacchiocchi and Guido Liniado represent a blow to this side of the practice. Despite this, it continues to receive engagements in private placement financings and refinancing. The firm has impressive deal flow in most of the major economies in Latin America, including Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, along with a tremendous record in smaller markets such as Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Fabricio Longhin is at the forefront of infrastructure financings and PPPs, most notably in Colombia, Peru, Paraguay and other jurisdictions, while remaining active in renewable energy financings in Chile and elsewhere. Lori Ann Bean is key to agency and DFI relationships, including IDB Invest and IFC. Catherine McCarthy  is also key to connections with multilateral agencies and export credit agencies (ECAs), along with a number of commercial banks. New York’s Hugo Triaca is key for bond and private placement financings; while both Jessica Springsteen (who made partner in May 2021) and counsel Alberto Haito, continue to impress. However, New York-based Chris Willott, who focuses on Brazil project financings, left in August 2021. All named individuals are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.