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Fabricio Longhin

Fabricio Longhin

Partner

Partner
Fabricio Longhin

Fabricio Longhin advises developers, commercial banks, multilateral organizations, export credit agencies, infrastructure and energy funds and institutional investors in all aspects relating to the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects in Latin America and the US.

  • Renovar, Argentina: the Argentine government in the structuring of RenovAr, along with IFC
  • Perimetral Oriental, Colombia: IDB on the financing of the Perimetral Oriental toll road in Colombia, which was awarded under the 4G concession program
  • Conexion Norte, Colombia: SMBC on the financing of the Conexion Norte toll road in Colombia, which was awarded under the 4G concession program
  • Conexion Pacifico 2, Colombia: Itau on the financing of the Conexion Pacifico 2 toll road in Colombia, which was awarded under the 4G concession program
  • Chaglla, Peru: IDB and a group of commercial banks (SocGen, BBVA, DNB, SMBC and CA-CIB) in respect of the ground-breaking financing of the US$1.2 billion Chaglla hydroelectric project in Peru
  • Eurus, Mexico: a syndicate of 13 multilateral agencies, bilateral agencies, export credit agencies and commercial banks, including IFC, IDB, CAF, DEG, Proparco, Banobras, Bancomer, Nafin and Bancomext and a consortium of Mexican banks in connection with the US$375 million financing for the development of the Eurus wind farm project in Mexico, a 250 MW power plant with related transmission assets to be developed by Acciona Energía, S.A.
  • Tumarin, Nicaragua: Centrales Hidrolectricas de Nicaragua (CHN), a joint venture formed by Eletrobras and Queiroz Galvao, in the development and financing of a 220MW Tumarin hydroelectric project in Nicaragua. With an estimated cost of more than US$1 billion, the Tumarin project will be the largest ever foreign investment in Nicaragua
  • Fenix, Peru: Sponsor in connection with the development and financing of the US$700 million Fenix gas-fired project in Peru, which is being developed by AEI
  • El Dorado, Colombia: BNP Paribas, BanColombia S.A., HSBC Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on a refinancing of project loans in support of the ongoing expansion of the El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Polesine, Uruguay: Proparco, DEG and FMO in connection with the financing of the Polesine 50MW wind park in Uruguay
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Career and qualifications

  • Universidad de Mendoza (Abogado - JD equivalent) 1996
  • Universidad Austral (Masters in Business Law) 2000
  • Harvard Law School (LLM) 2002
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2002
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law New York 2004; Washington DC 2011
  • Partner since 2009

Awards and citations

  • Ranked in Band 1. Renowned partner Fabricio Longhin enjoys an excellent reputation amongst peers for his contributions to the field. He draws from a deep well of experience to advise multinational financiers, energy companies and sovereigns on major project finance and development transactions. He has acted on a range of important renewable energy and transport infrastructure projects throughout Latin America, with noted activity in Argentina, Chile and Colombia in particular.
    Chambers Latin America 2020, Projects – Latin America-wide
  • Fabricio Longhin remains a key player in the Latin American energy market and is recognised for his knowledge of the Chilean and Mexican markets in particular. He is highly regarded for his expertise in renewable energy mandates and is described as "a top-tier partner" by a market commentator.
    Chambers Latin America 2020, Energy & Natural Resources – Latin America-wide
  • Ranked as a Leading Individual. Washington DC partner Fabricio Longhin continues to earn multiple accolades, derived in part from his leadership in Argentina and Colombia infrastructure projects, including road PPPs in the former, along with multi-source financings in Paraguay.
    Legal 500 Latin America 2019, Projects and Energy – International Firms
  • Fabricio Longhin has made a significant impression on the market in recent years and is 'a very experienced practitioner across a range of products', 'maintains an outwardly cool demeanour, seems unflappable and is smart and reasonable'; he is one of a number of Argentine natives in the team that have helped the firm gain an especially strong position in financings linked to Argentina's recent RenovAr programme.
    Legal 500 Latin America 2019, Banking and Finance – International Firms
  • Ranked in Band 1. Distinguished practitioner Fabricio Longhin comes highly recommended by clients and peers, with one source citing: "Not only does he have an amazing breadth of experience, he is also very close to the market; he knows the players and the way things work. He's an invaluable partner for us." He employs his substantial expertise to advise top-tier clients on the development and financing of sophisticated energy and infrastructure projects.
    Chambers Latin America 2019, Projects – Latin America-wide
  • Fabricio Longhin is highly regarded for his ability to handle complex renewable energy projects across Latin America on behalf of major industry. Clients value his "amazing breadth of experience" as well as "straightforward advice and excellent strategic input”.
    Chambers Latin America 2019, Energy & Natural Resources – Latin America-wide
  • Ranked in Band 1. Clients praise the "fantastic" Fabricio Longhin for being "very approachable, smart, calm and collected. He is always looking to make the transaction happen as constructively as possible." He has considerable expertise advising on a variety of complex energy and infrastructure project financings for his impressive roster of clients. Longhin has wide-ranging regional knowledge, having assisted with multi-jurisdictional mandates throughout the continent.
    Chambers Latin America 2018, Projects – Latin America-wide
  • Market sources hold practice co-head Fabricio Longhin in high esteem for his long-standing expertise in the multi-jurisdictional financing of renewable energy projects, including solar and wind. He is a well-respected practitioner and stands out to clients for being "very smart, calm, collected and rational." He is routinely called upon to assist major international investment banks with energy mandates throughout the region.
    Chambers Latin America 2018, Energy & Natural Resources – Latin America-wide
  • Ranked as a Leading Individual. Washington DC partner Fabricio Longhin is another market leader in project finance; solely focused on Latin America he has been at the forefront of the 4G infrastructure programme in Colombia, and –as an Argentine– he is also heavily involved in the development of projects, including renewable energy projects, in that jurisdiction.
    Legal 500 Latin America 2018, Projects and Energy – International Firms
  • Fabricio Longhin has been ranked as Band 2 in Chambers Latin America - Energy & Natural Resources (Latin America-wide). Fabricio Longhin is praised by clients for his language skills and "great handling of very complex situations." Interviewees add: "When I think of Latin America, I think of Fabricio." He has recently worked with prominent gas and solar power developments across the region, as well as international development and commercial banks. Longhin also brings sector-related project finance expertise to the table.
    Chambers Latin America 2017 - Energy & Natural Resources
  • Fabricio Longhin has been ranked as Band 2 in Chambers Latin America - Projects (Latin America-wide). Fabricio Longhin is described by clients as a "first-rate lawyer with phenomenal technical and interpersonal skills." His knowledge spans various jurisdictions and industries, with impressive activity across the infrastructure, oil and gas and renewable power sectors. Longhin is also valued for his ability to co-ordinate consortiums of international commercial banks. Clients highlight his Spanish-speaking skills.
    Chambers Latin America 2017 - Projects