Andrés F. Chaves | Miami | Hogan Lovells

Andrés F. Chaves

Senior Attorney Corporate & Finance


English, Spanish


Andrés F. Chaves
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Andrés Chaves advises project sponsors/developers, multilateral and other lenders, private equity investors, and other stakeholders primarily in connection with renewable energy, oil and gas, and other infrastructure transactions.  He has ample experience in all phases of project finance and development. His experience also includes private mergers and acquisitions, asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, and cross-border commercial transactions.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Andrés worked in the Houston and Washington, D.C. offices of other leading international law firms, where he also concentrated on global energy transactions and project finance. Before attending law school, Andrés worked for several years with a leading global paper and packaging manufacturer in various finance, marketing, and international sales roles.

Andrés is a native of Colombia and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was one of only 10 foreign cadets worldwide admitted with his class. 

Representative experience

A privately-held energy infrastructure developer in the negotiation of an EPC contract for a 136 MW portfolio of eight PV solar power plants and associated interconnection facilities in Chile

A privately-held energy infrastructure developer in the negotiation of an O&M agreement for its solar generation facilities at its Termonorte power plant in Colombia

A joint venture of two South American state-owned oil & gas companies in the negotiation of a USD 14 billion EPC contract for a greenfield oil refining complex to be built in Ecuador

A leading infrastructure developer in the negotiation of an EPC contract and major equipment supply agreements for a 250 MW PV solar project within the Westland Solar Park in California

A private equity-backed developer in the proposed development of an LNG regasification terminal, storage, gas supply system and 3,200 MW gas-fired power project in Vietnam

A major utility in the U.S. in the negotiation of the EPC contracts for a greenfield wind farm and solar park, and the Build Transfer Agreements for the sale of such projects to a strategic buyer

A leading sugar refining company in connection with the EPC contract to rebuild certain facilities at its Baltimore sugar cane mill

A private sponsor of a solar park in Texas in its negotiation of a virtual PPA with a corporate electricity buyer and an Operation and Power Management Agreement with an independent asset manager

A private sponsor in the development (including negotiation of an EPC contract) and USD 224 million mezzanine financing of a 144 MW hydroelectric power plant in Guatemala

A publicly-traded power producer in the USD 111 million secured syndicated financing by commercial banks and DFIs for the development of a 100 MW portfolio of PV solar power plants in El Salvador

A leading utility in the U.S. in the over USD 1 billion secured syndicated financing for the development of a 250 MW photovoltaic solar park in California

A South American public utility in the USD 196 million financing from a foreign export-import bank of a 117 MW gas-fired combined-cycle generator and various upgrades to existing generation facilities

A multilateral financial institution and a group of private equity investors in their USD 384 million investment in a midstream oil & gas joint venture in Colombia

A South American sovereign in the USD 260 million financing from a multilateral lender of the capital city’s first metro line

A South American sovereign in the USD 125 million financing from a multilateral lender for the development and construction of new governmental office and administrative facilities in the capital city

A South American national oil & gas company in the sale of over 190 million barrels of crude oil to China valued at over USD 16 billion, with a prepayment structure of USD 2 billion 


  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy at West Point, 1997
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  • Florida
  • Texas