Maria A. Alevras-Chen is a corporate finance associate in the Banking & Finance, Project Finance, and Latin America & Caribbean groups. She focuses on complex international and domestic financings, including bond and equity issuances, leveraged finance, project finance and structured finance. Maria also has experience with real estate fund formation and restructurings.
Maria represents lenders (whether they be financial institutions, private equity funds, multilateral agencies or export credit agencies) in various deal roles, such as arranger, administrative agent, underwriter and/or placement agent as well as borrowers.
Maria’s practice focuses on Latin America, including transactions in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Panama and Uruguay. Maria has also structured and executed transactions in several other emerging markets jurisdictions including Russia, Turkey, Indonesia and Zimbabwe during her time at Mayer Brown.
Maria developed her business acumen as internal counsel for ED&F Man Capital Markets. Her experience, directing the activities of outside counsel and participating in business decision making, give her a valuable and unique perspective. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Greek and proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
- Notre Dame Law School, JD, magna cum laude
- Instituto Brasil Estados Unidos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- University of Notre Dame, MA, summa cum laude
- University of Notre Dame, BA, magna cum laude
- New York
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