Competition & Antritust
Morales & Besa’s antitrust team has vast experience advising national and international clients.
Our advice extends to representation in merger approval proceedings before the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (“Fiscalía Nacional Económica” or “FNE”), as well as to judicial representation before the Chilean Competition Tribunal and the Chilean Supreme Court. We also have extensive experience advising clients in investigations by the FNE, in regulatory compliance and antitrust compliance.
We are known for providing advice in highly regulated markets and industries, both in competition matters and in compliance with sector regulations. We advise our clients on the design of compliance policies and their implementation, as well as in the development of strategies to prevent violations of the law.
The Legal 500 2023
Covering the full range of antitrust and competition law work, Morales & Besa fields lawyers with backgrounds in both private practice and at the antitrust agencies. The three-member team is particularly active in complex merger-review procedures, as well as high-profile cartel litigation. It is also a notable presence in regulated-market matters -such as maritime transportation and ports- and is developing its caseload in relation to the regulation of the payments market. The department is led by former FNE anti-cartel unit head, María José Henríquez, an ‘extremely detail-oriented’ expert in pre-merger reviews, and FNE and Supreme Court litigation.
Chambers & Partners
Morales & Besa offers a noteworthy competition practice in Chile that is recognised for its
activity advising on investigations filed by the FNE and merger control matters as well as
preventive strategies and disputes related to the rigging of public bids. The group is also
adept at handling high-profile transactional cases and cartel investigations. Morales & Besa
frequently assists clients hailed from a range of industries, from automotive and retail to