Maria A. Alevras-Chen

Banking & Finance, Emerging Markets, Latin America & the Caribbean


Maria Alevras-Chen is a corporate finance partner in the Banking & Finance, Global Projects, and Latin America & Caribbean groups. She focuses on complex international and domestic financings, including bond and equity issuances, leveraged finance, project finance and structured finance. Maria also has experience with real estate fund formation and restructurings.

Maria represents lenders (whether they be financial institutions, private equity funds, multilateral agencies or export credit agencies) in various deal roles, such as arranger, administrative agent, underwriter and/or placement agent as well as borrowers.


  • Represented a global financial institution as agent and lender in a complex cross border restructuring of a US$105 million export receivable financing involving Brazil, Argentina and the Netherlands.
  • Represented a global financial institution as agent and lender in restructuring of a US$65 million export receivable financing in Peru.
  • Represented the Lead Arrangers in a US$90 million financing of electric transmission lines in Peru.


  • Notre Dame Law School, JD, magna cum laude
  • Instituto Brasil Estados Unidos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • University of Notre Dame, MA, summa cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, BA, magna cum laude
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Chile


  • Illinois
  • New York


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Greek