Valentina Castillo

Associate, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Valentina is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Practice. She regularly represents commercial banks, multilateral organizations and sponsors in project financing, structured financing and acquisition financing transactions.

Prior to joining White & Case, Valentina worked on the Banking and Finance team of an international law firm including in their Latin American & Caribbean and Global Projects groups. She has recently been involved in project development and financing matters across Uruguay, Chile, Panama, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic.

Valentina is admitted to practice law in New York and Washington DC, and is fluent in Spanish.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Education
JD
Georgetown University Law Center
BA
Columbia University
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Among others, Valentina has represented:

Samay I S.A., a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, on the US$330 million refinancing of its 708 MW cold reserve power plant located in the district of Mollendo, province of Islay, Arequipa Region, Peru. This is one of the largest single-asset energy refinancings in Latin America this year. The refinancing loan provided by international commercial banks is being used to repay indebtedness under an existing project finance facility and other purposes.

A New York commercial bank on a bond-to-bank financing of up to US$250 million with MIGA's NHFO cover to a state-owned financial institution in Panama.

SCB, MUFG, Citibank and SMBC on a EUR350 million financing to the Eastern and Southern Africa Trade and Development Bank with MIGA's NHFO cover for regional development banks.