Banking and Finance
Morales & Besa has a highly regarded and experienced banking & finance team. We have participated in numerous highly complex financings in both local and international markets, including: foreign exchange transactions;, syndicated financings; club deals; and refinancing of existing debts.
We represent both creditors, whether banks or other financial institutions, and debtors, in all kinds of transactions, including: secured and unsecured financings; structured financings; acquisition financings; securitizations; restructurings and capitalizations.
We have also actively participated in various project financing transactions, mainly in the energy and infrastructure sectors, including some of the most emblematic of recent years. We have extensive experience in the financing of power generation projects, transmission lines, highways, airports, hospitals, dams and ports, among others, whether advising financiers, sponsors, shareholders, operators, advisors, suppliers, purchasers and underwriters.
Chambers & Partners / 2023
Morales & Besa fields a powerhouse banking and finance practice and occupies a market-leading position in the Chilean arena. The team possesses a wealth of experience in the field, and advises international lenders on cross-border corporate finance mandates. The law firm’s expertise extends to debt restructuring, as well as project finance deals involving syndicated loans and structured products. Morales & Besa also offers significant expertise in regulatory banking matters, and the team is retained by Chilean and international banks, as well as major project developers and sponsors. Enerside Solar is a new client win.
The Legal 500 / 2023
Routinely advising both domestic and international clients from the financial, energy, infrastructure, entertainment and retail sectors, Morales & Besa’s 12-strong practice is best known for its lender-side credentials, while also being sought out by major borrower clients. ‘Among the top-five Chilean law firms for cross-border financings’, the practice acts on a wide range of banking and finance deals in relation to restructurings, syndicated loans, derivatives, and structured and project finance. It also assists with transactions involving distressed debt, acquisitions and LBOs. On the non-transactional side, the team is also experienced in assisting companies with licensing, regulatory and compliance matters. The practice is jointly led by José Miguel Carvajal, who has enviable experience in domestic and foreign loans, project finance, bond offerings, and foreign investment and foreign exchange matters; and infrastructure and energy project finance specialist Myriam Barahona, ‘undoubtedly the soul of this practice’. Former senior associate Rocio Vergara left to establish her own practice in September 2022.