Lawyers of the Month are individuals who impressed our research team through their work or career development during the relevant month.


Marcela Silva, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Chile

Promoted to partner in January this year, Silva led on several notable deals in Chile in June, including the country’s debut sovereign green bond issue, the $195 million financing of the María Elena 190MW photovoltaic power plant, and Tasty Bondco 1’s €335 million notes issue. 


Michael Yu, Cooley – Hong Kong

Former Sidley Austin counsel Yu was recently recruited as partner by Cooley in Hong Kong. The hiring firm, which only launched in Hong Kong this year, is targeting equity capital markets work in the region, which is Yu’s area of focus. 

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Fernando Navarro, White & Case – Spain

White & Case recruited Navarro from Ashurst in Madrid last month. He will lead the white shoe firm’s banking team in Spain.