Banking & Finance


Our Banking & Finance team regularly provide advice as special counsel for most major lenders in the Chilean and international banking sector. We advise borrowers, guarantors and collateral agents in a variety of financial transactions, domestic and cross-border. Our experienced banking team focuses on providing advice in connection with:

  • Syndicated loans
  • Commercial lending
  • Secured financings
  • Structured financings
  • Acquisition and leveraged financings
  • Derivative instruments
  • Restructurings
  • Capitalizations

We have unrivalled capabilities when undertaking high-complexity finance transactions, especially in cross-border situations. These include project financing, export-import finance, multi-currency facilities, and simultaneous placement of private and public debt, debt rescheduling and sophisticated refinancing arrangements. Clients choose us  for our reputation in both the international and Chilean market – our knowledge and experience allows broad thinking when handling highly complex matters – we know the global market.

Our banking regulatory group is a key component of our practice. We actively assist and advise our commercial bank and private banking clients on bank licensing, ongoing advice on prudential supervision, compliance, exchange controls anti money laundering, structuring and implementation of banking services and products including, issuance and operation of credit cards, consumer credit, and other bank-related transactions.

Awards & Recognition

Ranked Band 1 Chambers Latin America 2019

Ranked Tier 1 Legal 500 2017

“Outstanding practice group occupying a market-leading position in the Chilean banking and finance arena. Possesses a wealth of experience in the field advising international lenders on cross-border corporate finance mandates, including leveraged buyouts and debt restructuring, as well as project finance deals involving syndicated loans and structured products. Also offers significant expertise in regulatory banking matters. Aside from local and international banks, the team is also retained by major project developers and sponsors”.

The firm comes highly recommended by clients for its work in the banking and finance ambit. One interviewee reports: “The quality of their work is very good. I would highlight their knowledge, practical approach to problems, and their work in complex cross-border transactions. They are among the best in Chile.”

Chambers Latin America 2019

Morales & Besa is ‘a top Chilean law firm that has a reliable team of broadly experienced lawyers, who have strong knowledge of local market and international standards’. The practice covers investment banking and finance, including corporate finance, syndicated loans, and structured finance. It is also highly rated for project finance, derivatives, regulatory matters and debt restructuring; and has specific expertise in regulated sectors, such as energy and natural resources and infrastructure”.
Legal 500 2017

Experience in Banking & Finance