Morales & Besa

Chile

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Financial and corporate

Founded in 1992, Morales & Besa has grown to become one of Chile’s leading firms in financial law. The firm is located in Santiago. 

 

Focusses/specialisms 

In addition to its top tier practice in banking and finance, capital markets and project development, the firm also has an outstanding M&A practice. In banking and finance, the firm acts for lenders and borrowers in project financing, refinancing and acquisition financing. 

 

The capital markets team has experience on both the debt and equity side, representing issuers and underwriters. In debt capital markets, the team works on sovereign bonds, green bonds, investment grade, high yield and project bond issuances. In equity capital markets, the team helps with IPOs. 

 

The M&A practice acts on the buy and sell side in strategic and private equity acquisitions and investments across a diverse array of industries. 

 

In project development, the team works on PPP and private projects in the infrastructure, energy and mining industries. It represents sponsors, concessionaires and developers. 

 

Key clients 

Key clients for the firm include Banco Santander, Itaú Corpbanca, Banco Internacional, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Accel-KKR, Republic of Chile, Cencosud Shopping, Ruta del Maipo Sociedad Concesionaria, Partners Group, FRS Capital, Merck Sharp & Dohme, EIG Atacama Management, Teras Capital Group, Meridiam Infrastructure, Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Pudahuel, WPD Chile, EIG Global Energy Partners and Arena Minerals.