Villaseca, Roberto

Roberto Villaseca

+56 2 2928 2213

His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, and alternative dispute resolution, both before ordinary and special litigation courts, bankruptcy and insolvency issues and international trade disputes.


  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.


  • 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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