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

A telecommunications company and its Colombian subsidiary in connection with US$300 million facility.

The joint lead arrangers and bookrunners in connection with a US$200 million facility for a Colombian subsidiary of a Chilean commercial bank.

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. as facility agent and Wells Fargo Securities LLC and Banco Latino Americano de Comercio Exterior, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners in connection with a US 125 million senior unsecured syndicated facility for Scotiabank de Costa Rica.

Pesquera Exalmar S.A.A., a Peruvian fishmeal producer as borrower, in its US $140 million senior secured term loan facility, and in a senior secured facility the proceeds of which will be used by the borrower in connection with a tender offer of outstanding bonds maturing in 2020.

IC Power Distribution Holding Pte. Ltd. as borrower, in its US $120 million secured term loan facility to finance a portion of the acquisition of power generation facilities in Central America.

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.

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.

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.

Invenergy in the acquisition of, and project financing for, the 70 MW Campo Palomas Wind Farm in Uruguay.

The underwriters and lenders in the ongoing bond and loan financing, worth over US$3 billion, for a petroleum refinery project in Peru The lenders in the ongoing bond and loan financing, worth over US$3 billion, for a petroleum refinery project in Peru.

Awards & Recognition

Daily Business Review Top Deal Makers of the year (2016) (International Financing)