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University of Pennsylvania School of Law, LL.M., 1999.
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, attended courses in Privatization, International Business Transactions, Venture Capital, Risk and Crisis Management, 1999.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Summer Program, 1998.
Universidad de Chile Law School, Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Judicial Sciences (J.D. equivalent), with honors, 1994.
Spanish (native language), Portuguese (capable of reading and commenting legal documents).
Cristián Vallejo’s practice focuses on both financial restructuring and finance and corporate transactions with particularly experience in cross border transactions. His experience includes: representation of lenders and investors in corporate finance transactions of all types; representation of clients in connection with the start-up and acquisition of companies throughout the US and Latin America; representation of clients in connection with the development and financing of large energy and other infrastructure projects throughout Latin America; representation of bondholders, lenders, servicers and other creditors in connection with financial restructuring and workouts, involving multiple jurisdictions, of US and Latin American based companies with significant US dollar-denominated debt; representation of institutional lenders and other creditors and investors in financial restructuring transactions with particular emphasis in commercial real estate and technology/venture capital areas; representation of buyers in purchasing assets from distressed sellers both in bankruptcy proceedings (section 363 sales) and other insolvency proceedings (including assignments for the benefit of creditors) as well as out of court distressed sale and other distressed transaction situations; and representation of lenders in connection with financing to Chapter 11 debtors and in other distressed situations.
Mr. Vallejo served for several years as in-house legal counsel for a major Chilean energy company active throughout Latin America, with particular experience in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, The Dominican Republic and Peru. In addition to providing advice in connection with general corporate, energy, environmental, regulatory, labor, project development, acquisition of assets, procurement and litigation matters, Mr. Vallejo led such company’s participation in several privatizations throughout Latin America as well as in negotiating and preparing project and credit documentation for various large non and limited recourse project financings.
Mr. Vallejo serves as co-editor of the firm's Cross Border Transactions Newsletter.
Co-Author, US Capital market debt meets emerging market collateral, in LAW OF INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCIES AND DEBT RESTRUCTURING (Oceana/Oxford U. Press, 2006)
Admitted to practice law in California, New York and Chile.
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Member, American Bar Association.
Member, Colegio de Abogados de Chile.
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