Franco Acchiardo is the Managing Partner of Clyde & Co’s Chile office. Franco leads the Corporate/M&A practice in Chile with extensive transactional experience counselling local and foreign clients (including VC and PE) from diverse sectors, such as TMT, retail, insurance, mining, agriculture, education and healthcare.
Franco is a Partner in our Santiago office and leads the Corporate/M&A practice in Chile. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets and financing transactions, including debt and equity offerings, credit facilities and project financing.
Franco has worked in deals from a wide variety of industries, including mining, food and beverages, telecommunications, oil & gas, real estate, financial services, education and healthcare. He has advised domestic and foreign clients, from start-ups to listed companies. He also regularly advises clients in corporate governance matters that include conflict scenarios and distressed assets.
Recent editions of The Legal 500 recognize Franco as a ‘Next Generation Partner’, who is ‘an excellent lawyer, with outstanding experience for his young age; he constantly provides clever solutions to situations that can potentially bring down a deal. He is also very committed to his clients’ other testimonials highlight ‘Franco Acchiardo’ s high levels of competence and creativity when resolving situations that require innovative solutions. His professional ethics at all levels also stand out, both his commitment to the client and his unrestricted adherence to the law’’ with ‘excellent knowledge of commercial law’ and ‘impressive’. In 2020, Franco received the Client Choice Award by Lexology for his M&A work in Chile.
Venture Capital (VC)