MARÍA ESTER PAREDES M.

PARTNER

meparedes@ednabogados.cl
+56994555246

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, Finance and Financial Contracts
  • Insolvencies and Reorganization
  • Litigation

EXPERIENCE

María Ester Paredes M. is an attorney from Universidad de Chile with extensive experience in judicial collection, insolvency, reorganization and liquidation of companies and matters related to the national financial market. She was Legal Counsel of the Normalization Area of BBVA for more than 15 years.

Since 2013 she has been President of the comparte Foundation, an organization dedicated to the inclusion of vulnerable young people with different abilities, with the aim of integrating them into society through music and art. In November 2018, she jointed Palma Edwards Veszpremy as a partner and in August 2020 she joined EDN Abogados as a partner.

EDUCATION

  • Universidad de Chile, Law School, 1973-1978.
  • Title of Lawyer granted by the Supreme Court of Justice of Chile, 1980.
  • Course on Administration and Finance, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Administration in association with the BBVA Group School of Management, 2000.
  • Management Development, IESE Universidad de Navarra, Madrid, 2001 in association with the School of Management of the BBVA Group. Includes subjects in Human Resources, Marketing, Technology, New Products, Administration, Finance and Macroeconomics.
  • Leadership Development, Center for Creative Leadership, Brussels, in association with the BBVA Group’s School of Management held in Aranjuez, Madrid, 2006.
  • Diploma in Free Competition, Faculty of Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2019.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Founding Partner at Paredes & Asociados, dedicating herself to advising companies in different areas, mainly corporate, insolvencies and re-undertakings, agreements, negotiations and civil litigation, 2015 to November 2018.
  • Since 2013, she is President of the CompArte Foundation, an entity dedicated to the inclusion of vulnerable young people with different abilities, with the aim of integrating them into society through music and art.
  • Partner at Palma Edwards Veszpremy, November 2018 to July 2020.
  • Partner at EDN Abogados, since August 2020 to date.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Banco BHIF, Chief Lawyer for Judicial Collection: Position under the BHIF Bank’s Legal Counsel’s Office. In charge of the management of judicial collection related to large companies and individuals. Actively and successfully participated in the defense of civil lawsuits against the Bank between 1989 and 2000.
  • BBVA, Legal Counsel of Standardization: report to the Risk Division dedicated to managing the unpaid loans of Corporate Banks, Companies and Individuals of BBVA. Strategic management of the Judicial Collection of AFP Provida. Constant development of new collection plans and campaigns for products and sub-products. Strategic management and active participation in restructuring plans for large companies or corporations. Participation in agreements, renegotiations, syndicated loans, bankruptcy and related processes of large and small companies. Direction of bankruptcy proceedings and coordination and leadership of bank groups in bankruptcy processes. Participation in the design and development of software to control trials and other programs aimed at controlling expenses, control and monitoring of milestones in collection, management of control alerts. Implementation and disinvestment processes of portfolios between 2008-2014.
  • Founding partner of Paredes & Asociados, dedicated to advising companies in different areas, mainly corporate, insolvency, negotiations and civil litigation.
  • Since 2013, she has been President of the comparte Foundation, an organization dedicated to the inclusion of vulnerable young people with different abilities, with the aim of integrating them into society through music and art.
  • Partner at Palma Edwards Veszpremy, November 2018 to July 2020.
  • Partner at EDN Abogados, from August 2020 to date.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chilean Bar Association A.G.

LANGUAGES

Spanish and English.

Team

ANDRÉS VESZPREMY S.
ANDRÉS VESZPREMY S.

Partner

FELIPE DÍAZ T.
FELIPE DÍAZ T.

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JAVIER EDWARDS R.
JAVIER EDWARDS R.

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