Bancaria y Financiera


En Morales & Besa contamos con un equipo de alto reconocimiento y vasta experiencia en materias Bancarias y Financieras. Hemos participado en numerosos financiamientos de alta complejidad en el mercado local e internacional, que incluyen, entre otros,  transacciones con distintas divisas, la colocación simultánea de deuda privada o pública y el refinanciamiento de deudas existentes.

En Chile, hemos participado activamente en variados  financiamientos de proyectos e infraestructura, incluídos algunos de los más emblemáticos  de los últimos años. Tenemos amplia experiencia en financiamiento de carreteras, aeropuertos, embalses y puertos, entre otros, ya sea asesorando a accionistas, operadores, patrocinadores, asesores, socios, financistas, proveedores, compradores  y colocadores.

El Estudio representa regularmente a acreedores, deudores, emisores e instituciones financieras en toda clase de transacciones, incluyendo financiamientos con garantías reales, securitizaciones, financiamientos estructurados y otros tipos de financiamientos, adquisiciones y financiamiento de gran envergadura, para convenios preventivos, reestructuraciones y capitalizaciones.

Premios y Reconocimientos

Ranked Band 1 Chambers & Partners Latin America 2021

«What the team is known for: Powerhouse banking and finance practice occupying a market-leading position in this 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. Team is retained by local and international banks, as well as major project developers and sponsors.

Strengths: Clients hold the firm in high esteem, with one source stating: «They know what we as a bank need and want. We feel safe with the knowledge and experience they have in various banking matters and those related to our clients’ industries.»

Work highlights: Represented Banco Santander-Chile in the financing granted to Sociedad Concesionaria Autopista del Sol to finance additional works to be performed as agreed with the Ministry of Public Works by means of complementary agreement to the concession agreement.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department José Miguel Carvajal is singled out by market commentators, with one source noting: «He is excellent, I really like working with him. He has an extraordinarily pragmatic approach to solving several problems.»

Myriam Barahona commands immense respect among interviewees for her activity in the banking and finance sphere. She leads on the firm’s most prominent work, such as debt refinancing, syndicated loans and VAT credit facilities. She is described by clients as «our star adviser, one of the best lawyers in this type of financing in the market,» adding: «In the case of Myriam she has very good knowledge and ability to analyse the law and she is very practical and effective in her work.»

Carlos Silva offers notable expertise advising on syndicated loan facilities to finance energy and infrastructure projects. He also has solid experience in debt restructuring mandates. Sources identify him as a «good practitioner in the field.»

Ranked Tier 1 Legal 500 2021

«Morales & Besa fields one of the most specialized banking and finance teams in the Chilean legal market. The group is vastly experienced in restructuring, syndicated loans, structured finance, derivatives, distressed debt, and acquisition financing. It also regularly acts for developers, sponsors, lenders, multilateral institutions, guarantors, and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors on project finance. In addition, the team is recognized for its non-transactional work, namely in banking and financial regulations, licensing and compliance. José Miguel Carvajal has over two decades’ experience in finance transactions; and Myriam Barahona focuses on banking and financial matters and project finance, both at national and foreign levels. Founding partner Guillermo Morales is also a key contact».

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