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Carla Ruggero (She/Her)

Carla Ruggero (She/Her)


Carla Ruggero (She/Her)

Carla Ruggero is a partner in the Corporate/M&A practice and a member of the Clifford Chance Latin America Group and the Clifford Chance Energy and Infrastructure Group.

Originally from Argentina and dual qualified in New York and Argentina, she regularly advises financial investors and corporate enterprises in complex cross-border M&A transactions.

Carla has extensive practice in cross border M&A transactions, with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure.

  • Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. E.S.P. (ISA) on its joint venture with Transelec and CSG for Chile’s Kimal-Lo Aguirre energy transmission line
  • Iberdrola on the sale of 50% of the shares of Neoenergia Transmissora of Brazil to the GIC Group
  • Mitsubishi on the sale its stake in the Cochrane coal-fired power project located in Chile
  • An affiliate of a U.S. conglomerate on its acquisition of a SPV that owns interests in an electricity generator in Argentina
  • An Administrative Agent for a group of secured lenders in a credit bid in connection with the chapter 11 cases of Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd. and affiliates
  • CDPQ, a leading long-term institutional investor, on its acquisition from Banagricola S.A. and International Investments S.A. of a strategic minority interest in Grupo SURA’s subsidiary SURA Asset Management (SUAM). SUAM is a leading insurer in Latin America and has more than 20 million clients in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, El Salvador and Uruguay and US$135 billion in AUM
  • CVC funds on its first investment in Latin America, a joint venture with Cosan, one of the largest Brazilian conglomerates with assets in the energy and logistics sectors

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Career and qualifications

  • Universidad de Buenos Aires (Abogada JD equivalent) 2010
  • Admitted as an abogado in Buenos Aires 2013
  • New York University (LLM in Corporate Law) 2018
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2018
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2019
  • Partner since 2024

Awards and citations

  • Ranked as a Rising Star in Corporate and M&A
    Legal 500 Latin America 2023 and 2024
  • Recognized as a recommended lawyer in the Corporate and M&A practices in Argentina
    Legal 500 Latin America 2015 and 2016