Represents the interest of the CAP S.A Group in North America, giving legal presence to CAP and its subsidiaries in whatever matters that may require it. CAP’S mission is to create sustainable value in iron-ore mining, steel production and steel processing. CAP Group is committed to the progress of Chile. Before joining CAP, spent 16 years in the financial services industry. Graduated Cum Laude from Adelphi University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Manager New York Operations; CAP S.A.
Oscar Stephens is a partner in the New York finance group of Hogan Lovells US LLP, an international law firm. Oscar has vast experience representing issuers, originators and underwriters in public and private cross-border debt issuances, mainly in connection with Latin America and in different economic sectors.
He has a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and an LL.M from Northwestern University School of Law. He has also practiced law in Chicago and New York at international law firms and in the Republic of Chile at a leading local firm.
Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP
Mr. Bianchi has had over 25 years of experience as an international corporate and tax attorney, and over 15 years of experience as an arbitrator and mediator. He has practiced extensively in the U.S.A., Latin America, and Europe. Currently based in New York, he is qualified as an attorney in New York, Chile, England and Spain. He speaks English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese. He is a national of Chile.
Principal; Law Office of Carlos J. Bianchi
Roger W. Thomas
Roger W. Thomas
Mr. Thomas is a Senior Counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, engaged in the general practice of law, with particular emphasis on international financial matters. Over the years, Mr. Thomas has been responsible for providing advice and assistance to numerous foreign governments, state owned enterprises and private sector companies, principally in Latin America, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Peru. Mr. Thomas received an L.L.M. degree in Comparative Law in 1964 and an LL.B. degree in 1963, both from New York University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire. He also attended the Free University of Berlin and the University of Chile. He is a member of the Bar in New York.
Senior Counsel; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
General Manager of CorpBanca, New York Branch, since June 2010. He joined Banco Unido de Fomento in 1976 later becoming Head of its Foreign Trade Area. He later moved to Banco de Santiago, as Deputy Manager of the International Division. In 1985 he travels to New York to become the Representative for the Bank, until 1987 when he returns to Chile to join Banco O´Higgins as Head of the International Division. In 1995 entered Banco Osorno as Head of Investment Banking. Due to the sale of this bank to Banco Santander, he moves to Banco Concepcion, just acquired and controlled by Mr. Alvaro Saieh. Banco Concepcion later changes name to CorpBanca. Fernando Burgos becomes Head of the International Division at CorpBanca in 1996. Member of the Board of CorpBanca Venezuela until its sale in 2006. Fernando Burgos is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy located in Colorado, USA, majoring in Business and Economics. Speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and can get by reasonably in French.
General Manager; CorpBanca New York
After graduation from Princeton in 1956 and service in the US Navy Mr. Mills joined Rheem
International, Inc., an international manufacturing company. In 1961-63 he was Manager of Rheem Chilena SA in Santiago, subsequently serving as Manager of affiliated companies in Mexico City and Milan, as Vice President-Operations and then Vice President and Treasurer. His business career culminated as US representative of the Argentine industrial group Garovaglio & Zorraquin.
Mr. Mills is on the Boards of four not-for-profit institutions: North American Chilean Chamber of Commerce, The New York Youth Symphony, Princeton Reachout 56-81-06 and Union Settlement Association.
Chairman; San Martin Investments Inc.
Marketing & Communications
Alejandro Cerda is the President of ABEA Global, an International Business Development Company and an International Consultant. Previously, Mr. Cerda was the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner of Chile in the USA and also the General Coordinator for North America for the Trade Commission of Chile, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing the promotion of trade, business and investment between Chile and North America. He has spearheaded various campaigns to brand Chileâ€™s image in the United States. He has also launched numerous initiatives to support Chilean exporters to the World including a successful web-based Chilean marketplace. He was also a member of the Chilean negotiation team for the Free Trade Agreement between Chile and the USA. Mr. Cerda also worked as Co-Director of the Administration and Control Unit for the Center for Mining and Metallurgic Investigation (CIMM), Ministry of Mining of Chile, where he was in charge of the administration and control of all business agreements between CIMM and CODELCO, the world's largest copper producer. Before joining CIMM, Mr. Cerda was a consultant for the Chilean Foreign Investment Committee, Ministry of Economy, and Chilean National Fisheries Research & Development Institute. He also was a research leader in the Department of Industrial Engineering of the Universidad de Chile working for the Chilean Internal Revenue Service, the Chilean Economic Development Agency among others.
President; ABEA Global LLC
Mario J. Paredes
Mario J. Paredes
Mr. Paredes was created Knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 2012.
Mr. Paredes, President of the North American Chilean Chamber of Commerce, currently serves at American Bible Society as Presidential Liaison to Roman Catholic Ministry, and is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL). He also serves as Vice President of Gabriela Mistral Foundation.
Mr. Paredes joined Merrill Lynch as Vice President of Business Development in April 2001. In 2002, he was appointed Director of U.S. Hispanic Market for the Multicultural & Diversified Business Development. In February of 2007, he was transferred to the Corporate Division and appointed National Director of the Latino Market.
For 30 years, Mr. Paredes directed the operations of the USCCB’s (United States Catholic Conference of Bishops) in the Northeast Region. He served as Founder and Director of the Northeast Hispanic Catholic Center.
He served as a White House appointee for Latin America under President Reagan. Under Mayor Ed Koch, he served as Commissioner for the Charter Revision of New York City and as Personal Advisor to John Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop of New York. He has served as Consultant to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America as well as consultant to the USCCB for the Committee of International Justice and Peace and the Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs.
Mr. Paredes earned his Masters of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Argentina, Masters in Religious Education at Loyola University Chicago and postgraduate studies at Georgetown University.
Editor of the Polyglott Boble and Camino a Emaus, both published by ABS, and the Lectionario Dominical and Ferial for the United States. Author “History of the National Encuentros of Hispanic Catholics” 2014, “Un Papa para la Urbe y Orbe” 1979 and “Catecismo del Pueblo” 1976
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Association for Latino Leaders (CALL), Cuatro LLC dba Access Medicare, World Youth Alliance, Hope for a Healthier Humanity Foundation, and Resource Center for Community Development – Hopeline and En Familia Radio. He also served on the board of the National Salvation Army, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Board of Trustees of Douglaston College and on the Advisory Boards of Cervantes Institute and Catholic New York.
Founder of the national weekly El Visitante Dominical in USA and El Visitante de Puerto Rico. He has served as an Editorial Board Member of El Diario-La Prensa, Catholic New York, The Tablet and El Pregonero.
Awards received by the Catholic Press Association, Archbishop Patrick Flores Medal from the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB), the Joseph P. Fitzpatrick Award from Fordham University and the Venerable Pierre Toussaint Award from the Archdiocese of New York.
Presidential Liaison, Roman Catholic Ministry; American Bible Society
Juan C. Cappello
Juan C. Cappello
Juan C. Cappello is the Chairman and Managing Partner, Contemporanea LLC, a consulting firm. Mr. Cappello, a journalist, corporate executive and entrepreneur was the CEO and managing partner for Hill & Knowlton (H&K)/Latin America until 2008. Prior to joining H&K he was Sr. Vice President, ITT Corporation – the first and only Latin American member of the ITT Management Policy Committee, the group of the nine top executives with worldwide responsibilities for operations in 65 countries. Mr. Cappello, a past-President of the North American/Chilean Chamber of Commerce in New York, and a director of Fundación Chile for 25 years. He is a member of The President’s Circle at the Americas Society, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a director of several business and civic organizations. He is a member of the editorial board of The Americas Quarterly, a leading publication on culture, politics and society in the region and is the US correspondent for R&P, the electronic magazine published by the Universidad de Chile, School of Law. His international and professional work has been recognized by the US Information Agency and by the governments of Chile (1994), France and Austria. He also received a special award for his journalistic work from the Inter American Press Association and from the NACCC, as an entrepreneur. Mr. Cappello holds an MSJ from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chile.
Chairman and Managing Partner; Contemporanea LLC
David Spencer is an attorney in New York City specializing in tax and banking law. David has written seventy professional articles on international banking and taxation, published in the Journal of International Taxation (New York), and International Financial Law Review (London), and he is on the Board of Advisers of both journals. Mr. Spencer’s particular interest is exchange of tax information, and related tax justice issues. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and he has a Master’s of Law in Taxation from the New York University Law School Program in Taxation. Mr. Spencer previously practiced law at a major Wall Street law firm, and at Citicorp/Citibank. He is a Senior Adviser of the Tax Justice Network.
Law Offices of David E. Spencer
Jeanne M. Del Casino
Jeanne M. Del Casino
Jeanne Del Casino is a Vice President & Group Credit Officer with the Americas Banking Group of Moody’s Investors Service in New York. Ms. Del Casino is the credit officer for banks in the Latin American region and is also the principal bank analyst for banks in Chile, Peru, Central America, and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Moody’s in 1997, Ms. Del Casino was Vice President and Relationship Manager for U.S. banks and finance companies at Deutsche Bank New York, from 1992 to 1997. From 1981 to 1992, she was a banking officer with the International Division of Chemical Bank, with responsibility for banks and corporations in Latin America and Europe. Before entering the finance field, Ms. Del Casino taught Spanish and Latin American literature at the University of Pennsylvania and Chestnut Hill College. She has served on the Board of Directors of the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce since 2002. Ms. Del Casino holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Spanish and a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in Hispanic Studies.
VP - Regional Credit Officer Banking Group; Moody’s Investors Service
Tim is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and co-heads the Global Power Business within the Investment Banking Division. From 1991 to 2001 he served as a founding member of the Latin America Group at Goldman ultimately serving as Chief Operating Officer. Part of Tim’s family has resided in Chile for five generations and they still manage a working farm in Casablanca: www.kingstonvineyards.com where Tim worked after college and prior to joining Goldman in 1988. Tim is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is on the Advisory Board of the Program of Latin American Studies at Princeton, the North American Advisory Board of INSEAD, he is a member of Technoserve, LevantandoChile.org, and the President’s Council of Accion. Tim is a graduate of Princeton University and has an MBA from INSEAD.
Managing Director; Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Francisco del Campo
Francisco del Campo
Recently appointed as Consul General of Chile in New York, he took office on September 16th. He is a career diplomat for more than 30 years. This is his second consecutive term in New York, as he served during 5 years as a member of the Chilean Mission to the United Nations, from 2009 to 2013.
He is a graduated from the University of Chile in juridical and social sciences and he became a lawyer after receiving his professional license from the Supreme Court of Justice in the early eighties. As a lawyer he joined the Foreign Service in 1983, studying for 2 years at the Academy for Diplomats.
As a diplomat he served in the Embassies of Chile in India, New Zealand, Croatia, Cuba, the United States and the Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations, a post from which he integrated several delegations to meetings and international conferences. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has integrated the Directorates for Bilateral Policy, International and Human Security, he was Chief of Staff of the Director General of Ceremonial and Protocol and Deputy Director of North America, Central America and Caribbean, his last assignment before being appointed as Consul General in New York.
Consul General; Consulate General of Chile in New York
Bachelor in Business Administration of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Extensive experience in management with recognized Chilean and global financial companies. Proven abilities and expertise in balancing budgets, growing commercial deals and loan portfolios, reducing costs, and leading working teams with excellent negotiation skills, interpersonal relationships and prepared to take on new working projects.
BancoEstado NY Branch
Brian D. O’Neill joined Lazard International as a Vice Chairman in 2009 and is currently a Senior Advisor, at the Lazard. Prior to that Mr. O’Neill, served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary with the U.S. Treasury Department, is a former Head of Investment Banking for Latin America and Canada at J.P. Morgan Chase where his career spanned 30 years
He has extensive experience working with governments, financial institutions and corporate clients globally. Mr. O’Neill lived and worked in South America for 12 years, and was based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, São Paulo, Brazil and Santiago, Chile. At Lazard, he is based in New York and works closely with Signatura Lazard in Brazil and MBA Lazard in Central and South America, as well as with the firm’s strategic alliance Alfaro, Davila y Rios S.C. (ADR) in Mexico.
Senior Advisor at Lazard
Oliver J. Armas
Oliver J. Armas
Oliver Armas is a Partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP where he handles complex domestic and international disputes. He has an extensive practice in U.S. federal and state courts, as well as before regulatory agencies, such as the SEC, the U.S. Department of Justice, the New York Attorney General and state insurance regulators (including internal investigations, FCPA investigations, advice on OFAC and export controls, etc.). A significant part of Mr. Armas's practice involves representing foreign and domestic clients in arbitrations before the ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and other arbitral tribunals. Because he is fluent in Spanish (and can understand Portuguese), he routinely counsels clients on matters involving Latin America. Mr. Armas has acted as a legal expert in certain aspects of U.S. law in foreign proceedings (e.g., Mexico and Peru), and has supervised litigation and conducted FCPA investigations in almost every country in Latin America. Mr. Armas is a recognized practitioner in legal guides around the world, including Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Chambers USA, Who's Who of International Arbitration, Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Who's Who of International Litigation and Benchmark: Litigation. He earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. from New York University.
Partner; Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Stuart Fleischmann, a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets Group, has worked since 1982 at Shearman & Sterling in a wide range of securities and financing activities and has broad experience in public and private securities transactions, particularly those involving Latin American issuers and structured financings. He regularly represents underwriters and issuers, primarily in the oil and gas, steel, telephone, electricity and financial institution industries, on a wide range of SEC registered, 144A/Regulation S and private placements of debt and equity securities. He is also regularly involved in such novel transactions as toll road financings and securitizations involving credit cards, residential mortgages, international oil payments, money transfers and electronic remittances, loan pools, auto and farm equipment loans and leases and franchise revenues.
Partner; Shearman & Sterling
Manuel Casanova has seven years of international transportation experience. At LAN Airlines Manuel develops new businesses and manages global and domestic corporate clients including major financial firms. Manuel joined LAN Airlines in 2007. Before LAN Airlines, Manuel worked for CSAV, a Chilean shipping company with operations in the US and around the world. Manuel graduated with a Masters on Business Administration from Florida International University and he is currently studying a Masters in Elections and Campaigns at Fordham University. Manuel lives with his wife and two daughters on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where he enjoys the diversity of its people and proximity to Central Park.
Corporate Sales Manager; LAN Airlines
Frederick M. Tibbitts, Jr
Frederick M. Tibbitts, Jr
Tibbitts was Director of Sales-East for National Account Sales, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons at their Park Avenue headquarters. After eleven years at Seagram, he served for two years as Director of National Account Sales, Kobrand Corporation and in April 1992, he founded and in 1998 globalized his own national accounts sales & marketing agency. He resides at Bangkok, Thailand, while still maintaining a U.S. office at Albany, New York. Tibbitts is a wine & spirits columnist for LifeStyle (China) and New Western Cuisine (China) Magazine. He is a Fellow of the School of Hotel & Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a member of the Advisory Board of both the University of Delaware; and a Founding Member of the Advisory Board for the Florida International School at Tianjin, the Peoples Republic of China.
President & CEO; Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.
Alex Ibrahim joined the New York Stock Exchange in the fall of 1999 as an account manager for the International Client Services department of the New York Stock Exchange covering Latin America, Portugal and Spain. In 2004 he was promoted to Managing Director of the Global Corporate Client Group where he is responsible for managing the relationships between the New York Stock Exchange and listed companies, investment banks, law firms and exchanges throughout Latin America. Mr. Ibrahim, a Brazilian native, began his career in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the marketing department of a multinational corporation. He later managed the United States operations of this organization. In the United States he developed, evaluated and assisted in executing strategic partnership, agreements, alliances and joint ventures in the Unites States and Brazilian markets. Mr. Ibrahim holds a B.S. degree in marketing and international trade and an MBA degree from the Zicklin School of Business in New York. He also attended the school of engineering at Universida de Gamma filho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr. Ibrahim is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Managing Director and Regional Head; NYSE Euronext
Howard L. Vickery II
Howard L. Vickery II
Howard Vickery specializes in the area of complex commercial litigation with most of his work involving international disputes. In his twenty-five years of practice, Mr. Vickery has acquired broad experience with conflict of laws, civil law legal systems, recognition of foreign judgments here and abroad, parallel judicial proceedings, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, transnational discovery, proof of foreign law, provisional remedies, long-arm jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, and cross-border litigation generally. From December, 1999 to January, 2004, Mr. Vickery served as the lead counsel for Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company, in an action against U.S. performance bond sureties and a consortium of Brazilian construction companies in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The case involved claims and counterclaims in excess of one billion dollars for cost overrun and delay damages arising from the conversion of two offshore oil production platforms in Brazil. Experts in the case compared the platforms to NASA space projects in terms of technological sophistication. In describing the discovery in the case as "massive," the Court noted that that the parties exchanged more than a million pages of documents and took 110 depositions. After a two month bench trial, the Court awarded Petrobras $370 million in damages. The Court observed that the case "required an understanding of complex issues of naval architecture, construction contracts, performance issues, financial and accounting issues, suretyship law, Brazilian corporate law, and many other issues." Moreover, "the case was exceedingly difficult and pursued with skill and efficiency" by the Petrobras legal team. Mr. Vickery speaks Portuguese and is a director of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce in New York. From 1978 to 1981, Mr. Vickery was a defense analyst in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Mr. Vickery spoke on litigating international construction and performance bond disputes at the 2004 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. He has written articles on drafting shipbuilding contracts, recovering assets from offshore asset protection trusts, money-laundering, international bank regulation, and judicial appeals of informal agency action.
Partner; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Mauricio Banchieri holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Universad Nacional Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile and a Master of Science in Information Systems from American University, Washington DC. Newly appointed as Chile's trade commissioner to New York, he brings private sector and import expertise to the commercially focused trade organization. He specializes in strategic business development, marketing, and key account management. Having founded and developed, among others, MZZO.COM one of Chile's leading producers of added value content and services for the cellular phone industry. In the US, he
founded Puro Chile, a 'retail diplomacy' business platform which promotes Chilean culture through luxury goods, gourmet, textile products, and wine.
ProChile New York
Marc Rossell is the head of Chadbourne’s capital markets group. Mr. Rossell was involved in many of the largest securities offerings out of Latin America, has represented underwriters in several major IPO’s and has also been involved in high-yield debt offerings and equity offerings of companies in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Rossell is a regular speaker throughout Latin America and has been recognized for his work by The Legal 500 Latin America, Chambers Global, IPO Journal and Who’s Who Legal.
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