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Latin America 2023
Chile Banking & Finance
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Band 1

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Morales & Besa

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.

Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Chile
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Morales & Besa fields a powerhouse banking and finance practice and occupies a market-leading position in the Chilean arena. The legal team possesses a wealth of experience in the field, and advises international lenders on cross-border corporate finance mandates. The law firm's expertise extends to debt restructuring, as well as project finance deals involving syndicated loans and structured products. Morales & Besa also offers significant expertise in regulatory banking matters, and the team is retained by Chilean and international banks, as well as major project developers and sponsors.

Work Highlights

Provided by Morales & Besa
  • Morales & Besa advised BTG Pactual Chile on the financing and refinancing granted to two entities of the Territoria real estate group regarding two developments in Las Condes, Santiago.

Notable Practitioners

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Myriam Barahona
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Band 1

Acclaimed practitioner Myriam Barahona leads on the law firm's most prominent mandates, such as debt refinancing, syndicated loans and VAT credit facilities. She receives widespread praise for her expertise in the Chilean banking and finance arena. One client notes: "Myriam Barahona is a good lawyer, with knowledge in many legal areas and not just her own. As a client you feel you can trust her due to her vast amount of experience." Another market observer enthuses: "She is very knowledgeable and supports her clients well. She is capable of handling many matters and transactions at the same time."

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José Miguel Carvajal
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Band 3

Co-head of department and key partner José Miguel Carvajal is acclaimed for his work in the Chilean banking and finance arena. One client remarks: "José Miguel Carvajal is a very knowledgeable and technical lawyer. It is very easy to work with him, as he provides prompt and timely responses."

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Carlos Silva
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Band 4

Carlos Silva possesses significant experience advising on syndicated loan facilities to finance energy and infrastructure projects in Chile. He also has solid experience in debt restructuring mandates. One market commentator enthuses: "Carlos Silva is very acute in his approaches and legal advice."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Banking & Finance

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Myriam Barahona
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Band 1
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José Miguel Carvajal
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Band 3
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Carlos Silva
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Band 4

Members

Provided by Morales & Besa

José Miguel Carvajal

Head of Department

Myriam Barahona

Head of Department

Rocío Vergara

Clients

Provided by Morales & Besa

Banco BICE

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Chile

Banco Internacional

Banco Santander-Chile

Banco Security

Banco de Chile

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of China

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

DnB Bank ASA

Intervial Group

Itaú - Corpbanca

Scotiabank

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Industries

Provided by Morales & Besa

Banks

Construction & Materials

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Mining and Metals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Transportation

Utilities