Fernanda Valdés

Associate

fvaldes@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2231



Her practice focuses on banking law, corporate law, lending transactions and project financing.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Sonnedix, through its subsidiary Sonnedix Cox Energy Chile, a joint venture with Cox Energy América, on a financing for up to USD120 million, granted by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and DNB Bank ASA, for the construction, development and operation of the Meseta de los Andes project, a 160MWp solar photovoltaic power plant, to be located in the Valparaíso region of Chile, and a transmission line of approx. 15.6 kms., connecting the solar plant with the Los Maquis substation. Also, on a VAT Facility Agreement with Banco Security to finance the VAT associated with the construction of the project.
  • Mainstream Renewable Power, and its subsidiaries in Chile, on a project financing for approx. USD162 million granted by CaixaBank, DNB Bank ASA and KfW IPEX-Bank and a VAT facility for approx. USD16 million granted by Scotiabank Chile, for the development and construction of Copihue, the last phase of its "Andes Renovables" wind and solar platform in Chile.
  • Celeo Redes on the issuance and placement of USD1.1 billion Senior Secured Notes under Rule 144A/Reg. S of the U.S. Securities Act at a 4.550% interest and due 2051, by Alfa Desarrollo. The proceeds were intended for the acquisition of Colbún Transmisión.
  • OPDEnergy, through its subsidiary OPDEnergy Generación, on the borrower's due diligence process and subsequent financing for approx. USD103 million granted by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (senior loan) and Banco Security (VAT loan), for the development and construction of two non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) projects, consisting of the PV solar plant Sol de Los Andes of 104.3 MWp and La Estrella wind farm of 50 MW, that served the 2015/1 Tender PPAs with the electricity distribution companies.
  • Mainstream Renewable Power, and its subsidiaries in Chile, on a project financing for approx. USD620 million granted by Inter-American Investment Corp., CaixaBank, DNB ASA, KfW IPEX-Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and a VAT facility granted by Banco Santander Chile for approx. USD53 million, for the development and construction of Huemul, a five non-conventional renewable energy portfolio. This portfolio is comprised by two wind farms (Ckani and Llanos del Viento) and two solar PV plants (Pampa Tigre and Valle Escondido) located in the north of Chile and one wind farm (Puelche Sur) located in the south of Chile, with a combined capacity of 630 MW. It partially serves the PPAs awarded to Mainstream in the 2015/01 public tender process to supply 3,366 GWh/year to distribution companies.
  • Mainstream Renewable Power Mezzanine Finance DAC, as borrower, and Cóndor Inversiones and Huemul Inversiones, as guarantors, on a loan for up to USD280 million, granted by AMP Capital group and the granting of certain guarantees in favor of Wilmington Trust, National Association, as collateral agent, for the financing, among others, of part of the capital contributions of the borrower, construction costs, funding of accounts and payment of certain expenses, of the wind and solar energy projects that are developed by the subsidiaries of Cóndor Energía, Huemul Energía and Puelche Sur Eólica.
  • OPDEnergy on a long-term non-rotating financing for up to USD22,5 million granted by Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI), for the development, construction, initial operation and related expenses of small distributed generation projects to be developed by Xue Solar (Llay Llay), Lingue and Litre, located in the Valparaíso region.
  • Marcopolo, as seller and lender, on a purchase agreement for USD7.56 million granted to Ascendal BMCO, as buyer and borrower, to finance the acquisition of 70 buses for the public transportation system in Punta Arenas, Chile

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Law Clerk of the Banking and Finance Group, Carey (2018-2019).
  • Teaching Assistant of Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2018).
  • Law Clerk of the Intellectual Property Group, Carey (2016-2017).

EDUCATION

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Award for academic excellence granted to the best student in Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2017).
  • Certificate of specialty in Economic and Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2018).
  • Degree in Finance, Universidad Católica de Chile (2022).

ADMISSIONS

  • Chile (2020).

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish.
  • English.

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