María José Henríquez G.

Ms. Henríquez specializes in competition law/antitrust, with vast experience in litigation and in advising on matters regarding competition, mergers and acquisitions and compliance.

She joined Morales & Besa in 2016. Previously, she worked as a lawyer at the Fiscalía Nacional Económica (2008-2010), the Chilean competition agency, where she was appointed as Head of the Anti-Cartel Unit (2012-2016) directing complex cartel case investigations. Prior to that, she worked as an associate lawyer in Carey specializing in competition and mergers & acquisitions (2005-2008).




  • L.C.J.S.(2004), graduated magna cum laude, Universidad de Chile School of Law.
  • Diploma in Competition and Regulation (2010), Universidad de Chile, School of Economics and Business.
  • Yale University, Yale Law School Linkages Student Exchange Program (2003).
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Trade Regulation/Antitrust (2011), NYU, School of Law.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law and Policy, Universidad de Chile Law School (2020).
  • Professor at School of Business Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, course “Regulation and Competition”, Master in Economy and Public Policies (2017-2018).
  • Universidad de Chile, School of Law, Teaching Assistant of the Department of Legal Theory, (2003-2005).
  • Universidad de Chile, School of Law, Teaching Assistant of Telecommunications Law (2003-2005).
  • NYU, School of Law, Research Assistant (2010-2011).
  • NYU, School of Law, Associate to Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy.

María José Henríquez has been recognized as “Rising Star” in Competition and Antitrust by Legal 500 Latam 2019.

She has also been recognized as “Up-and-coming” by Chambers Latin America 2020 Chile.

  • She is praised by clients for “finding solutions to complex antitrust issues”.They go on to explain: “In particular we work with her on new regulations, the competition elements of M&A transactions, and the structuring of businesses taking into account antitrust stipulations”.

Another recognition that is worth mentioning is that GCR 100 2019 recommended the Competition team, which is under María José’s leadership.

It is worth mentioning that Leaders League has recognized  Merger Control and Competition & Distribution – Antitrust practices, which are under María José’s leadership.

María José has also been recognized in the area of Competition and Antitrust by Best Lawyers 2019 and Best Lawyers 2020.

Experience of de María José Henríquez G.