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Morales & Besa

Capital Markets

2 ranked lawyersBand 2ChileLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Morales & Besa is a renowned full-service firm with recognised capital markets expertise. Possesses significant experience advising on IPOs and secondary offerings, as well as on the issuance of debt securities, most notably sovereign bonds. Clients include major investment banks acting as underwriters or placement agents. Also advises a range of major issuers. Parque Arauco is a new client win.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the firm's approach to deals, with one stating: "They are very open to innovation, as long as it is done well and works for the regulator and investors."

Work highlights

Morales & Besa acted for the Republic of Chile and its Ministry of Finance on its sovereign bond issuance. The transaction was valued at USD1.458 billion.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Andrea Díaz enters the rankings this year in recognition of her noteworthy experience in the capital markets arena. "Andrea Díaz has a lot of availability for clients and provides considered responses in a timely fashion."

Eminent practitioner and founding partner Guillermo Morales is well known by respondents for his capital markets work and remains a respected figure in this space. A client reports: "Guillermo Morales knows the market really well and is on top of things. You can tell that he is experienced." He focuses his practice on advising both national and international banks on corporate finance matters including domestic and cross-border debt and equity offerings.

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Overview

Our capital markets practice is unrivalled in execution capabilities and in-depth industry knowledge of the law and practice of financial transactions. We typically represent all the major global banks (e.g., Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, JP Morgan), the local securities firms (Banchile, LarrainVial), the global private equity funds (Apollo, BlackRock) and seasoned issuers (Cencosud, Embotelladora Andina, ENAP, Ingevec). The marketplace knows that we excel in this field because of our commitment to challenging structures and deadlines, our highly specialized securities and banking regulatory practice, a fundamental component of a successful and effective capital markets practice, and our ongoing and effective professional relationship with the regulatory agencies and the stock exchanges.  

In terms of our comprehensive experience, we have been involved in the major Chilean capital market transactions executed in recent years whether as issuer’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel or placement agents’ counsel. 

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AVLA

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Cencosud S.A.

Cencosud Shopping S.A.

Citigroup

EFG Capital International Corp

Embotelladora Andina S.A.

Enjoy S.A.

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Ingevec S.A.

ISA Intervial

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Morgan Stanley & Co

Parque Arauco S.A.

SMU S.A.

The Republic of Chile

Wenco S.A.

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Av. Isidora Goyenechea 3477

Piso 19

Las Condes

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

7550106

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Andrea Díaz T
Up and Coming
Guillermo Morales
Band 2