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Marcelo Carlos Villegas

Nicholson y Cano Abogados

Extensive experience in Finance, Banking, Capital Market and Corporate. Serves as counsel to companies with an integral view on legal matters regarding their activities, focusing on funding in general, corporate and contractual financing. Participated in several financial transactions, both domestic and international, including capital market and M&A transactions. Also participated in many corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring and IPOs. Participated in several financial projects transactions, mainly in the energy sector. In the financial area, his job included: secured and non-secured line of credit; sovereign and sub-sovereign credits, leasing financing, structured financing; loan renegotiation and debt restructuring; real estate financing; securitization and investment funds; syndicated loans and issue of bonds and shares (IPOs). Counsel to important clients in the drafting and negotiation of documents related to corporate governance and regulatory compliance. As a consequence of the issuance of new corporate governance rules in 2001 under Executive Order 677/01 (currently Capital Market Act), served as counsel to several clients, assisting directors and senior managers in the adjustment of corporate structures to the new regulation. Extensive experience regarding (i) regulatory matters of financial institutions, working for Banks and brokers in the performance of the regulatory framework; (ii) Chapter 11 proceedings, especially in the area of extrajudicial restructuring (Extrajudicial Agreements); and (iii) regulation of public companies and public offerings; institutional investors’ rights and duties as shareholders of public companies.