Alejandro Gordano

Alejandro Gordano


Alejandro advises corporations, governments and investment banks on corporate finance transactions, including SEC-registered and exempt debt and equity offerings, credit facilities, restructurings, liability management and structured finance transactions, including diversified payment right securitizations.

He also provides SEC-disclosure and corporate governance advice, and has knowledge of the banking, transportation, TMT, biotech, retail and energy sectors.

Alejandro has been at the forefront of ESG capital market deals across Latin America, leading a number of ESG “firsts”, including the first emerging-market sustainability-linked bond, the first sustainability-linked bond by a sovereign worldwide, the first international sustainability-linked bond out of Peru, and the first exchange offer in Argentina replacing standard bonds with green bonds.


Representative matters

Liability Management Transactions

Arcor in connection with its US$500 million exchange offer. (previous firm experience)

Mastellone in connection with its US$200 million exchange offer. (previous firm experience)

The dealer managers in connection with an exchange offer and consent solicitation for Aeropuertos Argentina 2000’s US$53.0 million senior secured notes and US$326.4 million Cash/PIK Class I Series 2020 additional senior secured notes. (previous firm experience)

The dealer managers in connection with an exchange offer and consent solicitation for Telecom Argentina’s US$465 million notes. (previous firm experience)

High Yield Bond Offerings

The bookrunner in connection with an inaugural offering of US$600 million senior notes by SierraCol. (previous firm experience)

The joint bookrunners and dealer managers on an offering of US$475 million senior notes by Volcan Compañía Minera and a concurrent offer to purchase for cash up to US$125 million of its senior notes. (previous firm experience)

The initial purchasers and dealer managers and solicitation agents on a sustainability-linked bond offering of US$380m senior guaranteed notes by San Miguel Industrias PET (SMI) and a concurrent offer to purchase for cash all of its US$300 million senior guaranteed notes. (previous firm experience)

Investment Grade Bond Offerings

The joint-bookrunning managers in connection with an offering of US$2 billion notes by Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (CODELCO).

Ecopetrol S.A. in connection with its SEC-registered offering of US$1.85 billion notes.

Engie Chile in connection with its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $400 million senior notes.

Sovereign and Quasi-Sovereign Transactions

Republic of Chile in connection with the SEC-registered offering of US$1.7 billion social bonds.

The underwriters in connection with a SEC-registered offering of US$700 million sustainability-linked notes by The Republic of Uruguay.

The dealer manager in connection with a tender offer by the Republic of El Salvador. (previous firm experience)

The dealer managers and solicitation agents on the US$500 million exchange offer and consent solicitation by Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos S.A. (previous firm experience)

Province of Rio Negro on the solicitation of consents to restructure its US$300 million notes, with the application of collective action clauses. (previous firm experience)


ENGIE Energía Perú in connection with a US$300m loan facility granted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest, for the development of a wind farm project. (previous firm experience)

The lead arrangers and bookrunners, and a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a US$400 million senior unsecured term loan facility by Volcan Compañía Minera. (previous firm experience)

ENAP in connection with two bilateral loan facilities each for US$100 million. (previous firm experience)

Private Placements, Subordinated Debt, MTN Programs and DPR Transactions

Banco Internacional del Perú S.A.A in connection with the $300 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering subordinated notes and concurrent abbreviated cash tender offer.

Ferreycorp on the sale of US$90m senior notes to The Prudential Insurance Company of America pursuant to Section 4(a)(2). (previous firm experience)

Counsel on the establishment of Aguas Andinas S.A.’s Medium-Term Notes Program and offering of its AUD Fixed Rate Notes and JPY Fixed Rate Notes under its Green and Social Bond Framework. (previous firm experience)

Dealer managers on a US$500 million Rule 144A/Reg. S offering of fixed rate notes by Banco de Chile under its Medium-Term Notes Program. (previous firm experience)

Banco do Brasil S.A. in connection with the issuance by Dollar Diversified Payment Rights Finance Company of US$400m aggregate principal amount series 2022-1 floating rate notes and US$150m aggregate principal amount series 2022-3 fixed rate notes. (previous firm experience)

ESG Transactions

Republic of Chile on the first sustainability-linked bond by a sovereign worldwide. (previous firm experience)

The underwriters and dealer managers on the SEC-registered offering of US$750 million notes by Suzano, the first sustainability-linked bond issued in the emerging markets, and cash tender offers for guaranteed notes. (previous firm experience)

Genneia in connection with an exchange offer and consent solicitation relating to its US$500 million Series “XX” notes and US$53 million notes in accordance with its green bond framework. (previous firm experience)

Published Work

  • Gordano, A. (2022) “Financing Sustainable Development”, Chapter 3: Latin Lawyer’s Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance
  • Gordano, A. (2022) “How to greenify a bond”, IFLR
  • Gordano, A. (2020) “Are social bonds the answer to Latin America’s liquidity needs?”, Latin Lawyer

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Diagnosis and challenges for the development of sustainable finances”, Argentinian Banking Committee, December 2022
  • Speaker, “ESG Bonds”, Argentine Chamber of Commerce, August 2022
  • Moderator, “The State of Sustainability Efforts in Chile”, North American Chilean Chamber of Commerce, March 2022
  • Speaker, “Thematic Bonds”, University of Lima, Corporate Finance Event, November 2021
Clients note his “hands-on approach,” reporting him to be “always on call,” and providing “excellent client service.
Chambers & Partners Latin America, 2024


  • Ranked in Chambers & Partners Latin America, 2024
  • Recognized as a “Next Generation Partner” in Legal 500 Latin America Capital Markets: International Firms, 2024



New York, 2006


J.D., University of Buenos Aires, 2000
LL.M., Master of Laws, New York University, 2005
M.S., Manchester Metropolitan University, 2018
M.B.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019


English, Spanish
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.