Pedro Eraso is a finance associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Eraso represents financial institutions, institutional investors, public companies, sovereign governments, asset managers, sponsors and developers in domestic and cross-border transactions, including securitizations, project finance, capital market offerings, private placements, syndicated bank credit facilities, and lease financing.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Eraso was a corporate and securities associate at an AmLaw 100 law firm in Chicago. While in law school in Bogotá, Colombia, he was an assistant professor of banking contracts and financial law and a leading researcher for the Sixth Edition of the treatise Contratos Bancarios en America Latina (Banking Contracts in Latin America) published by Legis Press, Bogotá, 2009.

Mr. Eraso is active in pro bono initiatives and has represented asylum seekers in the United States.

Thought Leadership

  • “A Risk Avoidance Primer for Cross-Border Aircraft Investors and Lessors in Latin America,” International Bar Association, September 12, 2019

Mr. Eraso's experience includes representing:

  • A syndicate of Colombian banks in a US$115 million securitization of credit card receivables issued by a major Latin American airline
  • US private investment firms on a US$527 million securitization of lease payments of commercial aircraft, including aircraft leased to airlines in Latin America*
  • US security services company in its acquisition of a US$28 million real estate company in Colombia*
  • Lenders and lead arranger on a US$100 million credit facility for a major Latin American airline*
  • US investors in a US$450 million and €180 million private placement of a maritime port operator with operations in Latin America, North America, Asia, and Europe*
  • A Latin American state‐owned power corporation in a US$220 million syndicated loan secured by energy receivables*
*Matters handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Colombia (Abogado)
  • Florida
  • Illinois

Education

  • JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • MSF, Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá)
  • LLB, Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish