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Alberto Haito

Alberto Haito

Associate

Associate
Alberto Haito

Alberto Haito has extensive experience in financial markets and project financing and has represented various financial institutions, including multilateral organizations, commercial banks and sponsors in numerous energy and infrastructure projects in Latin America.

  • IDB Invest on the hybrid financing for the construction of the first toll road awarded under the PPP scheme in Paraguay, which included a forward purchase agreement, a Rule 144A/Reg S securitization of government receivables and the first ever letter of credit facility by IDB Invest to facilitate working capital advances from the bond proceeds. This project was the largest-ever private investment in Paraguayan infrastructure
  • SMBC, IDB, SocGen, KfW, ICO, FDN, Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF), a global investment management firm and ICO on the multi-currency financing for the Mar 1 toll road project in Colombia, which include a combination of a Dollar, COP and UVR tranches. Mar 1 is being developed by Strabag, Sacyr and Concay; Infrastructure Financing of the Year: Andes; and Road Financing of the Year, Latin Finance Awards 2019
  • Banco Itaú, Banco Santander, ING, CDPQ, Banco de Crédito del Perú and a group of Colombian banks in respect of the financing of the Conexión Pacífico 2 toll road in Colombia; Best Loan, Latin Finance Awards 2018
  • Goldman Sachs and the Central American Development Bank (CABEI) in the approximately US$390 million multi-source and multi-currency term loan financing for the Alto Magdalena toll road project in Colombia; Best Local Currency Financing, Latin Finance Awards 2017
  • Bancomext, ING and KfW on the financing of a 300MW PV project in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, which was awarded under the second Mexican clean energy auction and is being developed by Fotowatio Renewables
  • Hanwha Q CELLS in connection with the development and financing of the 101MW Laguna Solar PV project in Coahuila, which was awarded in the second Mexican clean energy auction
  • Petroperu on the US$2.7 billion revamping of the Talara refinery
  • Sociedad Portuaria Puerto Bahia S.A., a Colombian subsidiary of Pacific Rubiales in the US$370 million financing of a mixed-use private port terminal to be developed in Cartagena, Colombia
  • US Ex-Im Bank and IDB in connection with a new 20 turbine / 50 MW wind power generation facility to be located at a site in Cuchilla de Peralta, Department of Tacuarembo, Uruguay, along with the construction of a 34 kilometer transmission line and interconnection facilities, with a total project value of more than US$150 million
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Career and qualifications

  • Universidad de Lima (Abogado – JD equivalent) 2006
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Peru 2006
  • Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Postgraduate diploma in Mergers and Acquisitions) 2008
  • Columbia Law School (LL.M. Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2011
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2012
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the District of Columbia 2018

Awards and citations

  • Ranked as a Rising Star
    Legal 500 Latin America 2019, Projects and Energy – International Firms
  • Ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer
    Legal 500 Latin America 2018, Projects and Energy – International Firms
  • "Recommended" for Project Finance in Legal 500 USA 2019
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar – Columbia Law School