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Morales & Besa

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2 ranked lawyersBand 1ChileLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Outstanding projects team with particular expertise advising on the lender side of transactions. Highly experienced advising banks and financial entities on projects in the energy, road and port sectors. Adept at handling PPP matters and tender processes, along with financing facilities and loan agreements. Also highly capable of advising on relevant regulatory issues.

Strengths

Clients remark: "They have the knowledge and drive that make it easy to move forward with the structuring of a project finance."

Another source highlights the firm's "ability to mobilise high-quality resources in a short period of time."

Work highlights

Advised Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Pudahuel on the concession to build and operate the new terminal at the Santiago Airport.

Notable practitioners

Pre-eminent practitioner Carlos Silva leads the department and comes highly recommended by market sources for his longstanding presence in the projects field. Clients praise "his analytical capacity," as well as "his broad and pragmatic insight into matters." He concentrates his practice on infrastructure and energy projects, covering the full spectrum of projects including structuring, development and financing.

Key partner Myriam Barahona regularly acts on project finance matters, with a particular connection to energy, natural resources, and infrastructure projects, advising both lenders and borrowers. Market commentators laud her practice, with one client enthusing: "I have peace of mind when she is involved in matters."

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Overview

We are at the forefront of innovation, when it comes to structuring projects mainly in the infrastructure and energy fields; which allows us to be part of the most sophisticated and challenging transactions.

With respect to our transactional work, we are usually involved in high-end projects, structuring, developing, purchasing/selling and/or financing them, and we characterize for not representing always the same type of party; on the contrary, we advise investors and developers, as well as lenders, including banks and other type of investors participating in project finance.

We have regulatory experience advising on due diligence process, participating in bidding processes, negotiating with the relevant authorities in all matters related to the projects, and in litigation. As consequence, we have the role of lead adviser for a number of leading infrastructure developers and investors, not only in connection with their acquisition or financing transactions related to the project, but also during the whole life and development of the project, with regards to the main regulatory issues including tenders for public works concessions (toll roads, hospitals, airports, etc.), negotiations and litigation.

Members

Silva, Carlos (Head of Department)

Barahona, Myriam

Carvajal, José Miguel

Clients

Acciona

Banco Santander

Banco Security

Capvert

DIF Capital Partners

DNB Bank

Efacec

EIG Global Energy Partners

Ferrovial

Global Vía

Hanwha Q Cells

Intervial (ISA Group)

Itaú Corpbanca

Meridiam Infrastructure

Roadis

Scotiabank

Sociedad Concesionaria Embalse La Punilla

Sociedad Concesionaria Metropolitana de Salud

Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Pudahuel

Solairedirect

Sonnedix

Sumimoto Mitsui Bank Company

Vinci: Vinci Airports S.A.S and Vinci Concessions

WPD

X- Elio (ex Gestamp Solar)

Industries

Airports

Construction

Energy and Renewable Energy

Hospitals

Mining and metals

Oil and gas

Public Works

Reservoirs

Toll roads

Water and wastewater treatment

Projects

Morales & Besa

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Location

Av. Isidora Goyenechea 3477

Piso 19

Las Condes

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

7550106

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Projects


Carlos Silva
Band 1
Myriam Barahona
Band 2