Roberto Villaseca

+56 2 2928 2213

His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution, both before ordinary courts and special litigation.


  • Agrofoods Central Valley Chile on a reorganization proceeding involving debt of over USD65 million that concluded with a reorganization agreement approved by a 100% of its creditors, among them Banco de Chile, Banco Bice, Rabofinance, Banco de Crédito e Inversiones and Banco Security, under a USD40 million syndicated loan, other local banks and multiple suppliers.
  • Credit Suisse Securities, Credicorp Capital Sociedad Agente de Bolsa, Morgan Stanley & Co. and Scotia Capital, as initial purchasers, on an offering of USD350 million of 4.875% Notes due 2026 issued by Kallpa Generación, a Peruvian corporation. The offering was conducted in reliance upon Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett).
  • Graña y Montero, a Peruvian construction company, on presenting its 20-F annual form in New York under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett).
  • Fundación Social, a Colombian foundation, on the purchase from J.P. Morgan of a 18.8% stake in the Colombian bank Banco Caja Social (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett).
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith on the placement in New York of American Depositary Shares (ADS) representing 93.8 million ordinary shares of Pampa Energía, an Argentinean energy company (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett).
  • Pro bono counseling of an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant on processing a Class U Visa for victims of crimes in the United States (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett).
  • J.P. Morgan Securities and Scotia Capital (USA) on a cash tender offer for Masisa’s international 144A/Reg S bonds, for an amount of USD100 million (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett).
  • Danaher Corporation on the acquisition of Ingeniería y Procesos, the holding company of two Chilean engineering companies (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett).
  • MetLife on the legal and regulatory aspects of the creation of a new P&L insurance company in Chile, including the regulatory approval process before the Superintendency of Securities and Insurance (Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros).
  • Inkia Energy, a subsidiary of Israel Corp., on the USD77 million acquisition of a 92.8% stake in the Central Tierra Amarilla power plant from private equity fund Southern Cross Group.
  • Emerson Network Power, an American conglomerate with presence in the technology and industrial sectors, on the acquisition of the Chilean company Elevair, which operates in the markets of air conditioning, UPS, and data backup.


  • Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2016).
  • International Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York (2015-2016).
  • Research Assistant, Professor Richard R.W. Brooks, Columbia University (2014-2015).
  • Teaching Assistant of Civil Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2012-2014).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the New York Bar Association.


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • LL.M., Columbia University (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) (Fulbright and Beca Chile scholarship) (2015).


  • Chile (2012).
  • New York (2016).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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