Morales & Besa

Guillermo Morales

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The practice of Mr. Morales extends for more than three decades. He has vast experience advising both national and international companies in the processes of planning, negotiating and executing acquisition transactions and mergers, debt and equity securities offerings, and corporate restructurings. Over the years he has advised and represented prominent national and international companies and institutions in a wide variety of situations and transactions, including virtually all major global banks and numerous domestic and multinational corporate clients in a variety of sectors and industries. Mr. Morales has acted as special counsel to the Republic of Chile in all its major capital market transactions since 1999 to date. In 2019 he advised Cencosud, a regional retailer, as issuer in the largest initial public offering on record in Chile among other outstanding engagements.


Partner at Morales & Besa. Since 1997, Honorary Legal Adviser to HMA British Ambassador in Santiago. Between 1987-88, foreign associate at White & Case LLP, New York.

Professional Memberships

Chilean Bar Association, Fundación Pro-Bono, British-Chilean Chamber of Commerce, North American Chilean Chamber of Commerce.


Master of Laws (LLM), University of Chicago Law School (1987). Law degree, graduated magna cum laude, Universidad de Chile, Law School (1983).