A member of the banking and finance team since 2018 and a senior associate since 2022, Valentina predominantly acts for Australian and international financial institutions, funds and fund managers, developers, investors and corporate borrowers.
Valentina has particular expertise in debt finance in the construction and commercial property industries, including acquisition and construction facilities, mezzanine, loan workouts, and related property work. In addition, she has property law experience, including advising on acquisitions, disposals, leasing matters and property due diligence.
Valentina began her career in Chile, where she was admitted to practice in 2011. Having the opportunity to work in corporate law overseas and in property law in Australia has given Valentina invaluable tools and a solid foundation for the type of work she does today.
Valentina also has experience in restructuring and insolvency law, with an interest in the Personal Properties Securities Act.
Valentina usually attends conferences and events organised by La Camara (Spanish Chamber of Commerce) and ALABC (Australia Latin America Business Council). These networking events provide an opportunity to meet and immerse herself in, what is for her, a comfortable environment and the opportunity to offer clients a rare opportunity to liaise in their native language (and with someone that understands their own legal systems).
Valentina finished the Juris Doctor program at the University of New South Wales and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2016.