Four new partners appointed at Barros & Errázuriz

Affinitas is delighted to announce that Chilean member firm Barros & Errázuriz appointed four new partners. Cristóbal Pellegrini, Lucas Marinovic, María Olga Rivera and Tomás Kovacevic have been elected as partners in the Energy, Corporate/M&A and Venture Capital, Projects – Banking & Finance and Tax practices, respectively.

As a result, Affinitas is now made up of 103 partners, 17 counsel and more than 450 professionals.

Cristóbal Pellegrini focuses his practice on advising energy companies in the different areas of the business, both in corporate and regulatory matters and in the negotiation of supply and transportation contracts; the structuring, financing, and implementation of energy projects; acquisition of assets and companies; tenders and other administrative processes; enforcement proceedings and dispute resolution among industry players.

Lucas Marinovic has developed an extensive practice of corporate law, he has specialized in advising national and foreign clients in M&A processes. He has stood out for his role in the development of the Venture Capital practice of Barros & Errázuriz, advising both entrepreneurs and investors in the creation, development and financing of emerging companies.

María Olga Rivera focuses her practice on infrastructure, construction, public works concessions, structured and corporate financing and the purchase and sale of companies. She has taken part in projects related to the acquisition of electric companies, the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal, the development of the first sulfuric acid production plant in the country, construction and financing of projects in the infrastructure area, among others. Also, María Olga is part of the  Firm’s Gender Equity Committee.

Tomás Kovacevic is a tax specialist with more than eleven years of experience. He has participated in several tax structuring transactions for various businesses and industries, for local and international companies, including local and international taxation matters, application of international treaties, reorganizations, preparation of legal opinions, funds, among others.

With these appointments, Barros & Errázuriz ratifies its commitment to offer comprehensive advice of the highest quality to its clients and its support to the professional growth of talented young lawyers.

Bernardo Simian appointed as member of Affinitas' Steering Committee

Affinitas is delighted to announce the appointment of Bernardo Simian as new member of its Steering Committee, as of March 16, 2022.

Bernardo, partner of Chilean member firm Barros & Errázuriz, is part of our Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets practices.

Bernardo’s profile, extensive experience and excellent relationships with partners from fellow member firms, as well as several organizations and leading international law firms across the globe, make him an outstanding addition to the team.

Affinitas’ Steering Committee is now composed of Fernando Garrido and Bernardo Simian of Barros & Errázuriz (Chile) Lina Uribe and Ricardo Fandiño of Gómez-Pinzón (Colombia), Manuel Echave and Horacio De Uriarte of Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes (Mexico), and Alberto Delgado and Luis Miranda of Miranda & Amado (Peru).

We wish Bernardo the best of success in this new responsibility and take this opportunity to thank Cristián Barros for his valuable contribution as a member of Affinitas’ Steering Committee during all these years.

Affinitas present at the IJLATAM 22 forum in Miami

Affinitas participated on the 16th edition of the region’s leading event for energy and infrastructure finance in Latin America: IJLATAM22, hosted by IJGlobal.

Nicolás Balmaceda, Enrique Barros, Cristóbal Pellegrini, Patricia Arrázola, Ricardo Fandiño, Horacio De Uriarte, Patricio Trad, Anacandy Perusquía, Gabriela Dañino and José Miguel Puiggros attended the event held in Miami, FL from March 15-16, 2022.

Cristóbal also participated on a panel titled “Power & Transmission: Plugging the Gap in Power”, alongside experts Francisco Zúñiga (MPC Energy Solutions), Roberto Voskuilen (FMO), Andreas Cremer (DEG), Marta Veloso (Fitch Ratings) and Joaquim Marques (Marathon Capitals).

The moderated session focused on the following topics:

  • How much of a gap in demand is there in power in LATAM? What is the scope of opportunity in the power sector?
  • Breaking down preferential terms for transmission projects – what is working and what mechanisms and financial structures show promise?
  • Which markets are poised for substantial project pipelines in 2022?
  • How are investors and project sponsors adapting to the evolving PPA market?
  • What are project sponsors and lenders looking for to both attract financing and lend?

For more information about IJLATAM22, click here.