Overview

Valentina Castillo is an associate in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Banking & Finance practice and Emerging Markets, Project Finance and Latin America & the Caribbean groups.

Valentina advises both lenders and sponsors in the areas of project finance, structured finance and acquisition financing, particularly in Latin America. Her Latin American experience includes transactions in Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama and Honduras. Valentina has experience representing commercial banks and multilateral organizations in connection with international project finance and development transactions, including power projects.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Experience

  • Represented the investors in the B-bond refinancing of the Campo Palomas wind farm in Uruguay. This was only the second B-bond structure used by IIC/IDB.
  • Represented Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) as lender, in connection with three direct loans totaling $33.6 million to finance the construction and operation of three solar projects in Panama.
  • Represented InterChile S.A. (a subsidiary of Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. E.S.P. (ISA)) in relation to a $737.6 million term financing with a syndicate of six banks led by BBVA financing for the greenfield construction of three transmission lines in the Central Interconnected System and the Encuentro - Lagunas 2x220 kV line of the Large Northern Interconnected System in Chile.
  • Represented the arrangers, lenders and administrative agent in connection with a $223 million loan to finance the acquisition by Promerica Financial Corporation of Citibank’s Guatemalan banking operations and secured by assets in Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.
  • Represented the arranger and lenders, including Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V (FMO), in connection with US$150 million in loans secured by diversified payments rights originated by Banco Davivienda Salvadoreño.
  • Represented the lender in a $100 million loan that was backed by diversified payment rights originated by a bank in El Salvador.
  • Represented a multilateral agency, as lender, in a $48 million loan facility to finance small business loans.
  • Represented OPIC in an approximately $15 million financing of an off-grid electricity provider in Nigeria.
  • Represented the arranger and lenders in a $42 million refinancing of a geothermal project in Guatemala.
  • Represented the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), as lender, in connection with a $5 million secured loan to Telconet, S.A., an Ecuadorian telecommunications company.
  • Represented IFC, Central American Bank for Economic Integration and OPEC Fund for International Development in an approximately $146 million senior secured loan facility to finance the construction of the 81.7 MW portfolio of utility-scale solar projects in Honduras.
  • Represented IFC and OPIC in a $212.5 million construction loan facility to finance the construction of the approximately 100.85 MW Amanecer Solar CAP project in Chile.
  • Represented OPIC, the Inter-American Development Bank and Corpbanca in a $155 million construction loan facility to finance the construction of the approximately 72.8 MW Maria Elena solar project in Chile.
  • Represented IFC and OPIC in an approximately $100 million construction loan facility to finance the construction of the 50.7 MW San Andres merchant solar project in Chile.
  • Represented the sponsor in an approximately $128 million refinancing of a renewable energy portfolio in the United States.
  • Represented the sponsor in an approximately $280 million financing of a 200 MW wind project in Texas.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, JD

Columbia University, BA

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals