Jose Manuel Vivanco Letelier

Jose Manuel Vivanco Letelier

Associate, Corporate


Jose Vivanco focuses his practice on cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other corporate matters, with a particular focus in Latin America. Mr. Vivanco was named one of Latinvex’s 2021 Rising Legal Stars, which recognizes “up-and-coming attorneys from international firms doing business in Latin America,” and a Stand-Out Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in 2021 and 2022.

Mr. Vivanco has experience representing clients in a variety of industries in a wide range of transactions, including:

  • Actis in the sale of Atlas Renewable Energy, an international renewable energy generation company with 14 fully contracted solar assets that produce 2.3 GW of installed capacity, across Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay;
  • multiple clients in the energy and mining industries, including, most recently, a Canadian company in its bid to acquire a Latin America mining project, an Asian company in connection with a proposed sell-side auction of its interest in a Latin America mining project and a Chilean energy company in its bid to acquire a Colombian utility;
  • Moneda Asset Management in its business combination with Patria Investments Limited to create a leading investment platform in Latin America with over $26 billion in assets under management;
  • Grupo Patio in its co-investment with BTG Pactual Strategic Capital in a platform company targeting acquisitions of $1 billion-plus of U.S. Midwest industrial real estate over a three-year period;
  • InRetail Peru Corp, an Intercorp Group company, in its:
    • subsidiary Supermercados Peruanos S.A.’s acquisition of Latin American wholesaler Makro Supermayorista S.A. from Dutch group SHV; and
    • $583 million acquisition of Quicorp S.A., the parent company of Química Suiza, a distributor of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador. This deal was named 2018 Domestic M&A Deal of the Year by LatinFinance;
  • Deutsche Bank AG and its affiliates in connection with its sale of Deutsche Bank Argentina; its proposed sale of Deutsche Bank Mexico; and sale of its trust business in Mexico to CIBanco, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple;
  • Hocol S.A. in its acquisition of certain assets, rights and obligations of the Colombian branch of Chevron Petroleum Company related to the Chuchupa and Ballena natural gas fields in Colombia;
  • Marubeni Corporation (Japan) in its acquisitions of noncontrolling stakes in multibillion-dollar copper mining projects in Chile from Antofagasta plc (U.K.);
  • Citigroup Inc. and its affiliates in the sale of its consumer banking and credit card businesses through international auction processes to: Scotiabank, in Panama and Costa Rica; Promerica Financial Corporation, in Guatemala; Grupo Financiero Ficohsa S.A., in Nicaragua; and Terra Group, in El Salvador;
  • Visa Inc. in connection with its equity interest in, and contractual relationship with, Prisma Medios de Pago S.A., the leading cards and payments company in Argentina;
  • Walmart Inc. in its sale of an 80% stake of Walmart Brazil to Advent International; and
  • Grupo Gloria in its:
    • $300 million acquisition of an additional 51% stake in Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento S.A.; and
    • $230 million acquisition of a 63.5% stake in Unión Cementera Nacional.


  • Latinvex Latin America Rising Legal Star, 2021
  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer, 2021 and 2022



  • LL.M., University of California, 2014
  • Master of Business Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile, 2010
  • J.D., Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2006


  • New York
  • Chile


  • English
  • Spanish

Jose Manuel Vivanco Letelier