Morales & Besa

Banking & Finance Department

Chile
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Overview

We have vast experience in restructuring, syndicated loans, structured finance, derivatives, regulatory matters, distressed debt, financing acquisition and leveraged buyouts.

In project finance, we regularly act for developers, sponsors, lenders, multilateral institutions, guarantors and EPC contractors on project structuring, financing, and construction and contractual issues.

On the more traditional banking transactions, we have knowledge in the different types of transactions, the different legal tools available to lenders and borrowers and the most current industry trends.

On the non-transactional side, we have vast experience in assisting companies with licensing, regulatory and compliance matters. This year we launched a  Financial and Capital Markets Regulation practice, considering, in particular, the amendments to the banking law recently published, the new regulations to be approved and the merger of the banking and the securities regulators.

Our main covered industries are energy (especially renewables), utilities, infrastructure, retail, real estate and mining, among others. 

We are regularly at the forefront of some of the country’s most emblematic transactions, typically working on behalf of big-name lenders, but also assisting important borrowers. Our strong practice has allowed us to develop strong links with both lenders and borrowers and to lead complex local and cross-border financings on regular basis.

Members

Barahona, Myriam (Head of Department)

Carvajal, José Miguel (Head of Department)

Silva, Carlos

Clients

Banco BICE

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Chile

Banco de Chile

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI)

Banco Internacional

Banco Santander-Chile

Banco Security

Bank Julius Baer

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of China

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

DnB Bank ASA

Intervial Group

Itaú - Corpbanca

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Industries

Banks

Construction & Materials

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Mining and Metals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Transportation

Utilities