Adrian Leal

Associate, Miami

Biography

Overview

Adrian Leal is an associate in White & Case LLP's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Practice, focusing on corporate and project finance transactions in Latin America.

Adrian's experience includes the representation of both borrowers and lenders in the development, construction, purchase, sale and financing of a wide array of infrastructure and power projects, including ports, toll roads, renewable and conventional power plants. He also has extensive experience representing agent banks, senior lenders, lead arrangers, private equity funds and other borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities and acquisition financings.

Adrian has represented some of the world's largest financial institutions and corporate entities. His broad experience in Latin America includes transactions in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, as well as other Latin American jurisdictions.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
Florida State Bar
Education
JD
University of Texas at Austin
MS
at El Paso
University of Texas
BA
at El Paso
University of Texas
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

CAF and DEG as lenders in connection with the project financing of a hydroelectric power plant to be owned and developed by La Virgen S.A.C. in Peru, a subsidiary of Alupar.

Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as administrative agent and joint lead arranger and bookrunner, in connection with the merger, amendment and restatement of two existing credit facilities into a single senior unsecured US$465 million term loan facility for Itaú CorpBanca, the third largest commercial bank in Chile.

The Bank of Nova Scotia, Banco del Estado de Chile - New York Branch and Export Development Canada, as lenders, in connection with a senior unsecured US$300 million term loan facility for Flakeboard America Limited, a US manufacturer of composite wood products, as borrower. The loan facility was guaranteed by the borrower's parent, Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A., a Chilean wood pulp, engineered wood and forestry company.

Representation of KfW IPEX-Bank and DEG in the project financing of the 101 MW Pomona Wind Farm in Argentina, which is supported by a RenovAr PPA. The financing consisted of Hermes-covered and uncovered facilities.

Representation of Corporación Andina de Fomento, EKF, the Danish export credit agency, FMO and SMBC in the portfolio project financing of the Villalonga and Chubut Norte RenovAr wind power projects in Argentina, which are supported by RenovAr PPAs.

Representation of The Bank of Nova Scotia as lender and lead arranger in a US$190 million credit facility granted to Internacional de Cerámica, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: CERAMICB), a wall and floor tiles Mexican company, guaranteed by some of Interceramic's subsidiaries. The credit facility included a US$170,000,000 term loan facility and a US$20,000,000 revolving credit facility. The proceeds of the loans were used for the refinancing of existing indebtedness and general corporate purposes.

Representation of Banco BICE, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, The Iyo Bank, Ltd. and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance in connection with the negotiation and execution of the financing documents for a non-recourse project financing for a 98 MW PVAc one axis tracker solar photovoltaic power generation plant known as Project Huatacondo, located in the region of Tarapacá, Chile, and its related 10 km 200 kv high tension transmission line.