Ana Maria Arias | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Ana Maria Arias

Associate, Miami

T +1 305 995 5205

E aarias@whitecase.com

Overview

Ana Maria is an associate in White & Case's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Practice. Since joining White & Case, her practice has focused on project finance and banking transactions in Latin America. Ana Maria received her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. Ana Maria received her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and International Relation with Honors and Distinction from Florida International University.

Bars and Courts

  • Florida State Bar

Education

  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • BA, Florida International University

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Experience

San Juan Solar Project

Representation of AB Svensk ExportKredit, Banco Security, DNB Group, Agencia en Chile, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, as lenders, and Eksport Kredit Fonden, the Danish export credit agency, in the US$306 million project financing of the San Juan Project being developed by Latin America Power, a 185 MW wind electricity generation facility in the Province of Atacama, Chile and the related 220-kV, 86 km transmission line that will connect the Project to Chile's Central Interconnected System (SIC). The financing, which consists of commercial and ECA-guaranteed loan facilities, is supported by long-term power purchase agreements with distribution companies awarded in the December 2014 regulated market auction.

Peru Transmission Line Project

Representation of a  group of commercial banks in the project financing of an over US$1 billion transmission line project in Peru.

US$220 Million Syndicated Loan Facility

Representation of Mizuho Bank Ltd. as administrative agent and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Mizuho Bank Ltd, as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in connection with a US$220 million senior unsecured syndicated facility for Banco Safra. S.A., acting through its Luxembourg Branch.

US$205 Million Syndicated Loan Facility

Representation of Standard Chartered Bank as administrative agent and Standard Chartered Bank and Mizuho Bank Ltd, as Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners in connection with a US$205 million senior unsecured syndicated facility for Banco Safra S.A., acting through its Luxembourg Branch.