Juan Pablo Cappello
Greenberg Traurig, Chair, Latin American Practice
Juan Pablo Cappello is a Senior Partner and Shareholder at Greenberg Taurig in New York. He has wide-ranging capital markets experience in cross-border corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.
Juan Pablo was the Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and General Counsel of Patagon, a financial institution with retail brokerage and banking operations in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Spain, U.S., and Venezuela. While at Patagon, Juan Pablo was responsible for all legal and compliance matters. He structured acquisitions of financial institutions in six countries and the sale of a controlling interest in Patagon to Banco Santander for more than US$750 million.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Cappello was the General Counsel and SVP of SKY Latin America, a more than $1 billion joint venture of News Corp, Televisa, Globo and Liberty Media. Mr. Cappello also established The Private Advising Group, a unique and successful international private equity and strategic consulting firm.
Juan Pablo, a Chilean native, has law firm experience both on Wall Street and in his home country. Earlier in his career, he worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York and at Philippi, Yrarrazaval in Santiago, Chile, where he focused on international finance, securities offerings, and joint ventures. Juan Pablo is a frequent lecturer at international conferences. He speaks often on the structure of international business transactions and cross-border investments.
Cappello also co-founded Ideame, the first Latin America crowd-funding site and Sauber Energy, a green energy company in Chile that resolves the problem of “harmonics” in the electrical grid.
Cappello is highly involved in the business community. In addition to acting as a Senior Advisor to Endeavor Global, he is also on the Legal Advisory Board of the Latin American Venture Capital Association, the Advisory Board of the Pino Entrepreneurship Center at Florida International University and of the Institute of Global International Effectiveness at the Kelly School of Management at Indiana University.
Juan Pablo is married to Ana Maria Larrain.