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Sustainable Finance as a trend and financing option has grown exponentially and shows no signs of slowing down. In this series of short podcasts, our ESG Debt & Equity experts discuss key tips and things you should you when considering raising sustainable finance, including the ever-evolving legal and regulatory requirements across regions.

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Pieter-Jan Denys, senior associate from our Brussels office, discusses the new and upcoming European directive, and the need to develop the CSRD from the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) currently in place.

ESG Debt in Latin America

Lima partners, Pablo Berckholtz and Luis Ernesto Marin, discuss the trends contributing to the growing ESG debt market throughout Latin America, including what we can expect to see over the next few years in this space.

Green and Sustainability-Linked Loans: Under the Microscope

Paris partner, Michael Foundethakis, discusses sustainability-linked loans – what they are and key features, including a feature on the Turkish market.

The Seismic Shift – A Background to the Huge Growth in the Sustainable Finance Market

This podcast edition, delivered by Vienna partner Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac, focuses on the political, legal and regulatory dynamic of the ever-evolving sustainable finance market over the last five years.

Dramatis Personae in ESG Finance – 2nd Review Opinions, Auditor Certifications, KPIs

London’s James Tanner delivers our next in series ESG Debt & Equity podcast, with a focus on some of the parties that become involved with ESG finance transactions.

ESG Debt in the EMEA Emerging Markets

This podcast edition, from London partner Megan Schellinger, focuses on the trends within, and growth of, ESG debt activity within EMEA’s emerging markets, including case studies on some of our recent experience.

Top 10 Tips for ESG Debt Financing

Rob Mathews and Samantha Greer share helpful tips and insights for those considering undertaking ESG-related bonds and loans.

Green Bonds – Growth and Challenges in the 144A Market

Ben Bierwirth discusses the growth of the green bond market, the 144A liability concerns associated with these and buy-side incentivization.


Pablo Berckholtz is the head of Estudio Echecopar's Banking & Finance practice in Lima and Chair of Latin America Capital Markets Steering Committee. He focuses on capital markets, corporate finance and derivatives, with experience in initial public offerings, high-yield debt and project bonds, representing both issuers and investment banks. He also has experience in derivatives matters, advises derivatives counterparties on regulatory and other Peruvian law matters.


Luis Ernesto Marin is a senior associate in Estudio Echecopar. He possesses significant expertise in regulatory banking and insurance matters (including experience advising Fintech companies) and his prior experience as in-house counsel of two of the major banks in Peru provides him a deep understanding of the financial services industry. He has also a broad experience representing lead financial institutions and companies in an assortment of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including the San Martin Hydroelectric Project in Nicaragua which was awarded the "Latin America Hydro Deal of the Year" at the IJGlobal Awards 2017, and Ergon Perú's US$ 219.4 million senior secured notes due 2034. He has been recognized as a "Associate to watch" by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America and as a "next generation lawyer" by The Legal 500 in the Banking & Finance practice, as well as a "rising star" by IFLR1000 in the Project Finance practice. About his practice, Chambers & Partners Latin America notes: "he's demonstrated that he is on top of it all. His knowledge is proficient and his willingness to do things is also good. He's always positive and available." Luis has authored a number of articles and other publications in topics related to his area of practice. His pro bono practice includes advising SINBA, winner of the 2017 Kunan Award and several other matters sponsored by Alianza PRO BONO Perú.

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