Chantal Kordula

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Liberty Street 1
New York 10006 NY US

Chantal E. Kordula’s practice focuses primarily on transactions in Latin America, particularly mergers and acquisitions, project and acquisition finance, and restructurings. Chantal joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2008.



  • Vitro Mexico in the $2.15 billion sale of its food and beverage glass containers business to Owens-Illinois.
  • Grupo Bimbo in its $709 million acquisition of Sara Lee Corporation’s North American Fresh Bakery; its €115 million acquisition of Sara Lee’s fresh bakery business in Spain and Portugal; its acquisition and financing of its $2.5 billion purchase of Weston Foods; and its $650 million acquisition of East Balt Bakeries.

Project and Corporate Finance

  • The Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation in the $1 billion (first stage) and $3 billion (second stage) secured financings to develop the new Mexico City international airport.
  • TAG Pipelines Sur, a 50:50 joint venture between Pemex and GDF Suez, in the approximately $1.2 billion financing for the construction and operation of the Ramones II Sur pipeline.

Latin American Restructurings

  • An ad hoc committee of international bank creditors in the $3 billion debt restructuring of Controladora Comercial Mexicana (Comerci).
  • An ad hoc bondholder committee in the $420 million restructuring of Industrias Unidas’s indebtedness, which included a simultaneous Chapter 11 reorganization and an out-of-court restructuring.


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1997
  • Amherst College, B.A., 1994


  • New York


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