María José Henríquez B.


María José Henríquez, head of the competition/antitrust and compliance practices, specializes in competition law/antitrust, with vast experience in litigation and in advising on matters regarding competition, mergers and acquisitions and compliance. She has experience representing clients before the Chilean competition authorities on M&A transactions and in complex investigations and litigation of anticompetitive conduct.

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).

  • New York University, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Trade Regulation/Antitrust (2011).
  • Universidad de Chile, School of Business, Diploma in Competition and Regulation (2010).
  • Admitted to practice (2007).
  • Universidad de Chile, School of Law, Law degree (2004).

  • María José is recognized by Chambers and Partners; by The Legal 500 as "Next Generation Partner", and by Global Competition Review 100, in Antitrust.
  • It is worth mentioning that Leaders League has recognized the Merger Control and Competition & Distribution - Antitrust practices, which are led by María José.

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