Morales & Besa

José Miguel Carvajal

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Practice Areas

Mr. Carvajal concentrates his practice on commercial, finance and corporate areas, at domestic and international level. He has broad experience advising finance transactions: syndicated local and international loans, debt restructuring, bond offerings and securitizations, focused on foreign investment and exchange regulation. He also leads project finance transactions, especially in connection with energy and natural resources, and infrastructure projects. He regularly participates in several financing transactions and in securities placements, and he continuously advises local banks in regulatory matters.


Partner at Morales & Besa. He worked as a foreign associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, NY (2001-02).

He is currently a professor in commercial law at Universidad de los Andes and in the LLM program of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School.

Professional Memberships

Chilean Bar Association.


Co-author of the Chilean chapter of 12th version of the GTDT Project Finance Guide (2017 to 2019).

Co-author of Comments to the Code of Commerce, AbeledoPerrot Legal Publishing Chile (2011).


Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Chicago, Law School (2001).

Postgraduate in Economy and Finance for lawyers, Universidad de Chile (2000).

Law degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Law School (1994).