Chantal Kordula is a go-to lawyer for complex, cross-border matters involving Latin America.

Her practice focuses on international business and financing transactions, regularly representing blue chip companies, state-owned entities, and investment funds in their M&A, financing, and infrastructure development activity in the Latin America region and globally, as well as multinationals in their investments throughout the area.

The work Chantal advises on is often multifaceted and multidisciplinary, bridging M&A and finance to devise creative solutions to her clients’ biggest challenges. She also has substantial experience in a wide range of industries, including consumer products, energy, manufacturing, and infrastructure.

Chantal’s work has been recognized by The American Lawyer, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Chambers USA, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 Latin America, and The Legal 500 U.S., among others, and Latinvex has included her on its list of the “Top 50 Female Lawyers.”

Chantal joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2008.

Notable Experiences

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  • Grupo Bimbo in its cross-border acquisitions over the past 15 years, totaling over $4 billion

  • Vitro, the leading glass manufacturer in Mexico, in its cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, totaling over $3.5 billion

  • LATAM Airlines Group S.A. in its $2.25 billion strategic partnership with Delta, bringing together the leading airlines in North and Latin America for the first time, whereby Delta acquired a 20% stake in LATAM

  • Coca-Cola FEMSA in its acquisitions and divestitures, totaling over $2 billion, including its recent sale of its Panama-based joint venture with the Coca-Cola Company, Estrella Azul, to Panama Dairy Ventures

  • The Government of Puerto Rico in connection with the procurement process for the award of a $1.4 billion operation and management contract for the Puerto Rico transmission and distribution system and the procurement process for the award of a $120 million operation and management contract for the Puerto Rico legacy generation assets

  • Softbank in its $1 billion equity investment in Univision in connection with Univision’s acquisition of the content and media assets of Grupo Televisa S.A.B., creating the largest Spanish-language media company in the world, Televisa-Univision

  • Island Global Yachting LLC (IGY Marinas) in its $480 million sale to MarineMax East, the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer

  • Mitsui in the $303.3 million deal to increase its shareholding in Salmones Multiexport S.A., a pioneer and leader of salmon farming in Chile, and adding Cargill, the global food and agriculture company, to the partnership

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Select Finance Experience

  • Cоrpоración Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco), the Chilean state-owned company and the world’s largest copper producer, as part of the team that has advised on over $27 billion in financings over the past two decades

  • Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican state oil company, in connection with over $10 billion in financings over the past decade

  • Comisіón Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s government-owned electric utility, as part of the team that has advised on over $12 billion in financings over the past decade

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Selected Activities

  • Member, Board of Trustees of Amherst College

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