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Julian Hurtado Vallejo

Julian Hurtado Vallejo


Julian Hurtado Vallejo

Julian Hurtado Vallejo is in the Americas Energy and Infrastructure Group. He has vast experience in the projects market in Colombia.

  • Bancoldex, Colombia's state-owned development bank, in connection with a US$400 million credit facility provided by JP Morgan, Santander and BBVA, and guaranteed by the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency – World Bank (MIGA). The facility will be used to provide financing to financial intermediaries in connection with Colombia's COVID-19 response programs
  • Goldman Sachs on the hybrid financing for the construction of the first toll road to be 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 first-ever public-private partnership in Paraguay and the largest-ever private investment in Paraguayan infrastructure
  • IDB, CAF, CAF – Asset Manager, SMBC and Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. on the US$855 million financing of the design, construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of 272 kilometers of railway from Paso de los Toros to Montevideo in Uruguay, which will operate as a Public-Private Partnership and is considered a key transport infrastructure investment for the country
  • Itaú Unibanco S.A., New York Branch and Banco de Crédito del Perú as lenders in the multi-source and multi-currency financing of the Conexión Pacífico 2 toll road project in Colombia; Best Loan, Latin Finance Awards 2018
  • IDB Invest in a US$1 billion financing to Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) to develop the 2,400MW Ituango hydroelectric project, which included a US$650 million B-loan funded by a combination of institutional investors and commercial banks (CDPQ, KFW IPEX, BNP Paribas, ICBC, SMBC, BBVA and Banco Santander)
  • IDB Invest, Banco Santander and ICBC on the financing to a subsidiary of Pampa Energía for the construction of the 100MW El Corti wind power project, the first financing by international lenders to a project developed under the RenovAr renewable energy program in Argentina; Power Finance Deal of the Year, Bonds and Loans Latin America Awards 2017
  • Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse Securities and Export Development Canada as lenders in the structuring of a project financing for the Tucumán and Loma Campana II thermal power plants, developed by Argentina's state-run energy company YPF Energía Eléctrica and GE Energy Financial Services. This was the first international project finance loan to close in Argentina in more than a decade; Structured Financing of the Year, Latin Finance Awards 2017
  • IDB and other lenders in the US$80 million financing for the design and construction of a 213-Km transmission line connecting the converter of Melo with the future station of Tacuarembó in Uruguay; Transmission/Distribution Deal of the Year, IJGlobal Awards 2017
  • A consortium led by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), SP Ingenieros SAS, Unidad de Infraestructura y Construcciones Asociadas SAS and Termotécnica Coindustrial SAS. in the approximately US$658 million multi-tranche, multi-currency, term loan financing for the Mar 2 toll road project in Colombia. The transaction was comprised of a combination of USD and COP commercial bank loans and interest rate and currency hedges. Mar 2 is the first private investment made by a Chinese construction company under Colombia's 4G highway infrastructure program and is also the first financing made by China Development Bank under the 4G program

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Career and qualifications

  • Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Law Degree - JD equivalent) 2009
  • Admitted as an abogado in Medellín, Colombia 2009
  • Columbia Law School (LLM) 2016
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2016
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2018

Awards and citations

  • I may highlight Alberto Haito (Counsel) and Julian Hurtado (Associate) within Clifford Chance team as the best lawyers I have dealt with.
    Legal 500, 2022 – United States: Finance Project finance: advice to lenders – Tier 3 Project finance: advice to sponsors – Tier 4