Proyectos e Infraestructura


Morales & Besa ha asesorado a importantes empresas concesionarias, bancos e instituciones financieras y al Estado de Chile en proyectos de infraestructura pública nacional, incluyendo materias relacionadas con la estructuración, gestión y aplicación de los contratos de concesión de obras públicas.

Entre los clientes se cuentan empresas de los rubros de energía, construcción y obras públicas, entre otros, en el proceso de obtención de autorizaciones y permisos para el desarrollo de sus proyectos. También ha participado en numerosas operaciones de financiamiento de infraestructura, en todo lo relativo a la revisión de las bases de licitación, marco regulatorio aplicable y contratos de construcción.

Premios y Reconocimientos

Ranked Band 1 Chambers Latin America 2022

«What the team is known for Outstanding projects team with particular expertise advising on the lender side of transactions. Highly experienced advising banks and financial entities on projects in the energy, road and port sectors. Adept at handling PPP matters and tender processes, along with financing facilities and loan agreements. Also highly capable of advising on relevant regulatory issues. DIF is a new addition to the client roster.

Strengths «The service is excellent, top-notch,« a source comments. They go on to add: «The lawyers provide comprehensive advice and form a multi-disciplined team.» Another client enthuses: «The firm provides a high-quality service highlighting the lawyers as «timely, efficient and proactive, with a lot of knowledge and experience.»

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Meridiam Infrastructure and Sociedad Concesionaria Metropolitana de Salud on a PPP hospital development.

Notable practitioners

Department head Carlos Silva is «a versatile lawyer: very impressive and a great adviser to clients a source states. Another interviewee appreciates that «he not only understands the law, but also the big picture and the commercial side,« while a further source reports: «He has a lot of experience and is very well known in concessions.» He acts on a range of projects, including PPP developments.

Associate-to-watch Javier Balbontín is lauded by a client as «highly practical, deeply knowledgeable, responsive and always looking for solutions.» He is also praised as «a tremendous lawyer« by another interviewee, while a further source describes him as «highly available and always providing good analysis and recommendations.«

One client lauds Myriam Barahona as «extraordinary, a tremendous lawyer,« adding that she is detail-oriented. Another source comments that she is «meticulous and knowledgeable of the financial arena.» She regularly acts on infrastructure matters in sectors such as the energy industry».

Ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500 2021 (Projects and Infrastructure)

«Morales & Besa is consistently involved in complex projects, predominantly in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Its transactional experience is characterised by work for investors, developers and lenders on the structuring, developing, purchase, sale and financing of high-end projects. The firm also has a robust regulatory practice, which advises on due diligence, bidding processes, negotiations with the authorities, and litigation, including in relation to tenders for public works concessions. Carlos Silva is an infrastructure and energy specialist; José Miguel Carvajal focuses on commercial, corporate and financial aspects; Myriam Barahona is a banking, finance and project finance expert; and Macarena Laso heads the real estate and construction practice. Support at senior associate level is provided by Javier BalbontínJames Channing and Katannya Jablonski«.

Experiencia en Proyectos e Infraestructura