Empresas Públicas de Medellín’s $750 Million Loan

Mayer Brown, Mosquera Abogados, Skadden and Brigard Urrutia advised on the deal

Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM), a multinational utilities company and the leading multi-utility services company in Colombia, secured approval for a line of credit totaling US$750 million with HSBC.

The Credit Facility has a three year maturity and a 30 month availability period. The proceeds of the Credit Facility will be used as follows, US$215 million to finance the investment plan of EPM and US$535 million for general corporate purposes.

The Mayer Brown team was led by Corporate & Securities partner Pablo Ferrante (Picture) and included Banking & Finance associates Juan Pablo Moreno (Chicago) and Andrew Houlin (Houston).

In Colombia, Mosquera Abogados advised EPM with Juan Pablo Mosquera and Nathalie Medina.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised  HSBC Bank USA N.A and HSBC México S.A. with Alejandro González Lazzeri, Nicolás Pérez Sierra and María José Carrillo Gallástegui.

In Colombia, Brigard Urrutia advised  HSBC Bank USA N.A and HSBC México S.A. with Manuel Fernando Quinche, Juan Carlos Puentes and  María José Assis Iragorri.


Involved fees earner: Juan Pablo Mosquera – Mosquera Abogados; Nathalie Medina – Mosquera Abogados; Manuel Fernando Quinche – Brigard & Urrutia; María José Assis – Brigard & Urrutia; Juan Carlos Puentes – Brigard & Urrutia; Pablo Ferrante – Mayer & Brown; Juan Pablo Moreno – Mayer & Brown; Andrew Houlin – Mayer & Brown; Alejandro Gonzalez Lazzeri – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Nicolas Perez Sierra – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Maria Carrillo Gallastegui – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom;

Law Firms: Mosquera Abogados; Brigard & Urrutia; Mayer & Brown; Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom;

Clients: HSBC; Empresas Públicas de Medellin E.S.P.; HSBC Mexico SA;