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Marcela Silva

Partner / Chile
  • Practice areas / Banking, Finance and Capital Markets - Infrastructure and Projects
  • Languages / English, Spanish

Partner in the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets team. Her professional practice focuses in different types of financing, infrastructure and capital market transactions and insurance matters. She has represented lenders and borrowers in the financing of mining projects, hydroelectric, GNL, wind and solar energy projects and desalination plants. She also has substantial experience in advising lenders in syndicated financing and underwriters and issuers in 144A/Reg S bond and shares issuances made by Chilean companies abroad.

Associate-to-watch Marcela Silva enters the rankings this year due to strong market feedback. "She is a really good lawyer and she has a very important role in this market," according to sources. Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
An excellent lawyer. Outstanding knowledge of financing documents, managing very well the entire process and what is required at each stage Chambers & Partners 2019 - Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
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Work experience

  • 2007 - a la actualidad Senior Associate

    Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2014 - 2015 Foreign Associate

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, The Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., The Korea Development Bank, Caixabank, S.A., Kfw Ipex-Bank Gmbh, Inter-American Investment Corporation, IIC, como agente actuando en representación de Inter-American Development Bank, (todos los anteriores como acreedores), Banco Santander-Chile, como Onshore Collateral Agent y MUFG Union Bank, N.A como Offshore Collateral Agent Chile 2017

    Local counsel to the lenders in the financing for the construction and operation of wind farms Sarco, Aurora and Cuel, of an approx., 330 MW.

  • Parque Eólico Cabo Leones I Chile 2016

    Local counsel to the sponsors in the financing for the construction and operation of wind farm Parque Eolico Cabo Leones I of approx. 115.5 MW, located in Freirina, Chile

  • Banca IMI S.p.A. - London Branch, Banco Santander, S.A., Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, CaixaBank, S.A., Société Générale, Banco BICE, Banco de Crédito e Inversiones y Banco Santander - Chile Chile 2016

    Local counsel to the lenders in the financing for the construction and operation of a new terminal in the Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez airport and the extension of the current terminal

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Banco del Estado de Chile, New York Branch, Corpbanca New York Branch, ING Capital LLC, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Natixis, Export Development Canada, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, KfW IPEX-Bank Gmbh Chile 2013

    Local counsel to the lenders in the financing of the Antucoya mining project Antucoya, owned by Antofagasta Minerals

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Publications

  • January 2010

    Doing Business 2010, Reforming through difficult times

    World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
  • January 2011

    Doing Business 2011, Making a difference for entrepreneurs

    World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
  • January 2012

    Doing Business 2012, Doing business in a more transparent world

    World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
  • January 2013 Santiago Chile

    Security Interests under the Chilean Legal System

    Marcelo Armas and Marcela Silva - Doing Business in Chile 2nd Edition The British Chilean Chamber of Commerce
  • January 2013

    Doing Business 2013, Smarter regulations for Small and Medium size Enterprises

    World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
  • January 2014

    Doing Business 2014, Understanding regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprise

    World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
  • January 2014

    Chile Chapter- The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Project Finance

    Marcelo Armas and Marcela Silva - ICLG
  • January 2016

    Doing Business 2016, Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency

    World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
  • January 2016

    Chile Chapter- The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Project Finance

    Marcelo Armas and Marcela Silva - ICLG
  • January 2017 Santiago Chile

    Security Interests under the Chilean Legal System

    Marcelo Armas and Marcela Silva - Doing Business in Chile Anniversary Edition The British Chilean Chamber of Commerce
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Studies

  • 2015 The Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, EEUU Basic Negotiation Skills

  • 2014 The Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, EEUU Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer)

  • 2014 The Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, EEUU Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

  • 2011 Lawyer Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile Derecho

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Memberships

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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - 2009

    Commercial law

    Teacher's aide - Universidad Andrés Bello
  • Academic Activities - 2011

    Financing Instruments - Business law Master

    Teacher's aide - Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
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Seminars and Conferences