Morales & Besa

Energy & Natural Resources Department

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Our clients appreciate our expertise and the active role we play in the development and deregulation of the Chilean energy, utilities and infrastructure sectors. We also advise on power generation, transmission and distribution, fuel transportation and distribution, water and sewage and public works regulations. We are known for advising multinational companies which have made significant investments in power plants, gas pipelines, transmission lines and privatized toll roads in Chile.

Our experience in the energy sector includes all kinds of investments, developments, financings and acquisitions in power generation, transmission and distribution, oil and gas, upstream and downstream, and non conventional renewable energy (NCRE) projects. Our lawyers have cutting edge expertise in the regulatory framework that models the industry with rapid pace.

In the field of natural resources, we have been involved in all key areas of the Chilean economy. In the area of mining, we have advised numerous companies in all stages of their mining projects, including the establishment of mining property rights, permitting, financing, construction and operation of plants. In the area of forestry we have extensive experience in the regulation of the sector, as well as industrial related projects. In the water sector, we have advised investors and operators of water distribution and treatment operations.


Besa, Eugenio (Head of Department)

Leyton, Sebastián (Head of Department)

Silva, Carlos


Aaktei Energía

Banco Santander Chile

Banco Security

Crea Energía

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

EIG Global Energy Partners

Ferrovial Transco



Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


X-Elio (formerly Gestamp)



Construction & Materials



Real Estate