Marcela Silva

Partner

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Chile

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Infrastructure and Projects

Personal contact

Partner at PPU expert in Banking and Finance and Capital Markets. Her professional practice focuses in different types of financing, infrastructure and capital market transactions and insurance matters. She has represented lenders and borrowers in the financing of mining projects, hydroelectric, GNL, wind and solar energy projects and desalination plants. She also has substantial experience in advising lenders in syndicated financing and underwriters and issuers in 144A/Reg S bond and shares issuances made by Chilean companies abroad.


Education

2015
Basic Negotiation Skills
The Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, EEUU
2014
Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer)
The Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, EEUU
2014
Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals
The Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, EEUU
2011
LAWYER
Law
Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile

Work experience

2007 - PRESENT
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
2014 - 2015
FOREIGN ASSOCIATE
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Publications

Marcela Silva
Doing Business 2010, Reforming through difficult times
JANUARY 2010
Chile
  • World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
Marcela Silva
Doing Business 2011, Making a difference for entrepreneurs
JANUARY 2011
Chile
  • World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
Marcela Silva
Doing Business 2012, Doing business in a more transparent world
JANUARY 2012
Chile
  • World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
Marcela Silva
Security Interests under the Chilean Legal System
JANUARY 2013
Chile
  • Marcelo Armas and Marcela Silva - Doing Business in Chile 2nd Edition The British Chilean Chamber of Commerce
Marcela Silva
Doing Business 2013, Smarter regulations for Small and Medium size Enterprises
JANUARY 2013
Chile
  • World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
Marcela Silva
Chile Chapter- The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Project Finance
JANUARY 2014
Chile
  • Marcelo Armas and Marcela Silva - ICLG
Marcela Silva
Doing Business 2016, Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency
JANUARY 2016
Chile
  • World Bank and Internacional Finance Corporation -
Marcela Silva
Chile Chapter- The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Project Finance
JANUARY 2016
Chile
  • Marcelo Armas and Marcela Silva - ICLG
Marcela Silva
Security Interests under the Chilean Legal System
JANUARY 2017
Chile

Marcelo Armas and Marcela Silva - Doing Business in Chile Anniversary Edition The British Chilean Chamber of Commerce

Marcela Silva
PPU advises on financing Parque Eólica Atacama
26 AUGUST, 2022
Chile
Marcela Silva
PPU advises on Innergex’s $710m green bond issue
11 AUGUST, 2022
Chile
Marcela Silva
Rising Stars Awards Americas 2020
28 JANUARY, 2021
Chile
Marcela Silva
ISA Inversiones Costera Chile’s Acquisition of Concesión Costera Cartagena Barranquilla
17 NOVEMBER, 2020
Regional
Marcela Silva
Winners of Latin Lawyer’s 2019 Deal of the Year Awards announced
13 OCTOBER, 2020
Chile
Marcela Silva
Cleary Gottlieb Advises on $3.24B in Financing for Chile
22 MAY, 2020
Chile
Marcela Silva
GeoPark’s $350 Million Notes Offering
13 MAY, 2020
Chile
Marcela Silva
PPU Chile’s Banking and Finance Team receives two new awards
6 FEBRUARY, 2020
Chile
Marcela Silva
Chile raises US$1.9 billion through peso-denominated issuance
29 MAY, 2019
Chile
Marcela Silva
Scotiabank instructs PPU on $485m financing to Chilean telecom company
12 JULY, 2018
Chile
Marcela Silva
Banco Santander Chile offers debt
4 JANUARY, 2018
Chile
Marcela Silva
Two Chilean wind farms get project finance
24 AUGUST, 2017
Chile
Marcela Silva
World’s largest copper miner offers US$2.75 billion in bonds
9 AUGUST, 2017
Chile
Marcela Silva
Cleary, Morales & Besa and PPU in multi-currency Chile debt taps
7 JULY, 2017
Chile
Marcela Silva
Peru’s GyM completes restructuring after Odebrecht pipeline fallout
6 JULY, 2017
Chile
Marcela Silva
Peru’s GyM completes restructuring after Odebrecht pipeline fallout
6 JULY, 2017
Chile
Marcela Silva
Pacific Hydro secures a $500 Million innovative global funding platform
30 MAY, 2017
Chile
Marcela Silva
PPU agrees Canadian export financing in Chile
16 MAY, 2017
Chile
Marcela Silva
LATAM bond offer calls on five firms
8 MAY, 2017
Chile
Marcela Silva
Barros Errázuriz and PPU sign US$400 million paper financing
24 MARCH, 2017
Chile
Marcela Silva
Chile completes historic 1 trillion peso debt tap
26 JANUARY, 2016
Chile

Academic and Teaching Activities

2009 - 2009
Commercial law
ASSISTANT - Universidad Andrés Bello
2010 - 2011
Financing Instruments - Business law Master
ASSISTANT - Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
Key partner and co-head of department Marcela Silva garners particular recommendations for her capabilities in the project and corporate finance spheres in Chile. She is commended by market commentators, one of whom says: Marcela Silva is a strong lawyer in financing matters”. Chambers & Partners, 2023.