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Guido Liniado

Guido Liniado


Guido Liniado

Guido Liniado is a member of the firm's Latin America group.

Guido advises banks, institutional investors, development finance institutions, sponsors and corporates in a broad range of matters involving Latin America and the Caribbean, including leveraged finance, acquisition finance, asset finance, project finance and project bonds, structured finance and private placements. He has experience with senior and subordinated debt, bridge facilities, revolving facilities, mezzanine facilities, L/C facilities, receivable purchase facilities, credit enhancement, intercreditor arrangements and security matters.

He has substantial experience in project development and complex project, structured and multi-source finance transactions, particularly in Colombia, Paraguay and Argentina.

Guido is ranked as a "next generation" lawyer in Legal 500 Latin America for Banking & Finance and Projects & Energy.

  • JPMorgan and Scotiabank (i) as joint bookrunners, lead arrangers and lenders, on the US$80 million bridge financing transaction and (ii) as initial purchasers on the US$186 million notes reopening transaction by TermoCandelaria Power Limited to convert its TECAN power plant located in Cartagena, from a Bryton-cycle power plant to a combined cycle power plant
  • Goldman Sachs, as global coordinator and joint bookrunner, on the multi-source 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/IDB Invest to facilitate working capital advances from the bond proceeds. This project was the largest-ever private investment in Paraguayan infrastructure
  • Argentina's Ministry of Finance and its PPP Unit on the design and implementation of the country's multi-billion PPP program, and the arrangers in the financings for the construction of five of the six toll roads awarded by Argentina under such program
  • Mizuho, as global coordinator and joint bookrunner, and SMBC, as joint bookrunner, on the US$273 million 144A/Reg S securitization of CPAOs for the Lima Metro Line 1 Expansion and partial repayment of the CPAO term loan facility
  • Goldman Sachs, Bancolombia, FDN and the CAF-AM Ashmore Debt Fund in the US$708 million multi-source and multi-currency bank/bond financing for the Ruta al Mar toll road project in Colombia sponsored by Construcciones El Condor and InfraRed Capital Partners. Ruta al Mar was the first private initiative to be financed under Colombia's 4G program and also the first toll road to be financed in Colombia based entirely on traffic revenues; Transport Deal of the Year, IJGlobal Awards 2017
  • Albanesi in the US$395 million financing of the development of the 133MW Arroyo Seco cogeneration power plant and the refinancing of the 170MW Timbúes cogeneration power plant
  • Bancolombia and a group of other Colombian and Central American banks in the US$465 million financing of three hydro projects in Guatemala with a combined capacity of 246MW, sponsored by Renace
  • Goldman Sachs, Bancolombia, Corpbanca and the Compartimento de Deuda Privada Infraestructura Debt Fund in the US$877 million multi-source and multi-currency bank/bond financing for the Conexion Pacifico 3 4G toll road project in Colombia; Latin American P3 Deal of the Year 2016, Project Finance International; Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016, Latin Lawyer Magazine; Best Road Financing and Best Infrastructure Financing 2016 – Andes, Latin Finance
  • Several entities of the Mexican Grupo R conglomerate in a secured sale and leaseback financing of the Cantarell III jack-up rig with Fels Asset Co 2 Pte. Ltd., an affiliate of the Singaporean Keppel Corporation. The Cantarell III jack-up rig was in turned sub-leased to a Mexican offtaker, Hokchi Energy, S.A. de C.V., an affiliate of Pan American Energy, S.L., a Latin America-based oil and gas company
  • Bancolombia, as arranger and lender, on the US$130 million financing for the acquisition by Putney Capital Management, Ltd. and Darby Private Equity of a significant indirect stake in EGE Haina, which is jointly owned by the Government of the Dominican Republic and is the largest energy generator in that country, with eight wind power, fuel oil and coal-based plants combining 905 MW of capacity
  • Clifford Chance Wins Big at the 2017 LatinFinance Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards
    10 October 2017
    Press Release

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Career and qualifications

  • Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina, J.D.-equivalent) 2004
  • Bruchou, Fernandez Madero & Lombardi (Buenos Aires, Argentina) as an associate 2005
  • Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain, LL.M.-equivalent) 2008
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York, NY) as an international lawyer 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance New York as an associate 2013
  • Partner since 2019

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Argentine Bar
  • Member of the New York Bar

Awards and citations

  • Ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer
    Legal 500 Latin America 2019, Projects and Energy – International Firms
  • Ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer
    Legal 500 Latin America 2019, Banking and Finance – International Firms
  • Ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer
    Legal 500 USA 2019, Project Finance
  • Ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer. Senior associate Guido Liniado is impressing the market.
    Legal 500 Latin America 2018, Banking and Finance – International Firms
  • Ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer. Senior associate Guido Liniado, who is highly acclaimed by clients, is recognized for Colombia and Argentina projects.
    Legal 500 Latin America 2018, Projects and Energy – International Firms