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Santiago’s practice focuses on the structuring and financing of infrastructure and energy projects, government procurement, public-private partnerships and corporate matters related to such projects, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions.
He has experience in various sectors, including water, transportation, toll roads, renewable and conventional energy, social and cultural infrastructure, where he has advised financial institutions, governmental entities, national and multinational companies and private equity funds in project structuring, bidding, acquisition, financing and negotiation of material agreements, including PPAs, EPC and O&M contracts.
Santiago is also a member of the firm’s Aviation Practice Group; he has mainly represented banks and institutional lessors in the leasing and secured financing of private and commercial aircraft, including SLB, JOLCO transactions and PDP financings.
He worked as a Visiting Attorney at the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (2013-2014), where he mainly participated in M&A transactions, and in the structuring, financing and acquisition of energy and infrastructure projects.
Recognized as a Rising Star in Projects and Infrastructure by The Legal 500, by Best Lawyers in Aviation Law and as an associate-to-watch by Chambers and Partners, described by clients as a “responsive and professional lawyer with ample experience and knowledge of the aviation arena.”
Santiago graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana, attorney at law (2009) and received his LLM from Harvard Law School (2013).
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