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Estamos a la vanguardia de las transacciones internacionales y del desarrollo legal en Chile, principalmente por nuestra perspectiva global.

Industry and technical expertise to help our clients see around corners

Hemos estado presentes en los principales hitos del desarrollo de nuestro país, gracias a nuestra experiencia sin comparación en el mercado en desarrollo de proyectos, financiamiento, mercado de capitales, fusiones y adquisiciones, litigios y arbitrajes y regulación, entre otros. Así como en inmobiliaria y construcción, bancaria y financiera, tributaria, libre competencia, propiedad intelectual, laboral, energía, recursos naturales y minería, y derecho público.

Operaciones destacadas

Morgan Stanley
We provided ongoing legal advice to Morgan Stanley's representative office in Chile, including offering and contracting services, among others.
L Catterton
We assisted L Catterton and its specialized fund Heathcote in the establishment of Heathcote Chile to which we provided ongoing corporate advice, among others.
Cencosud S.A.
We provide corporate legal advice to this company in all its corporate and regulatory matters with the CMF, commercial contracts with its related parties and suppliers, and financial matters.
Bank of China
We advised the bank in obtaining its banking license with the CMF and we are currently providing ongoing legal advice on all corporate aspects, contracts and banking operations, among others.
BCI Pagos
Permanent tax advice in the operation in Chile and relationship with its related entity in Mexico, providing our experience in tax matters applicable to the Fintech industry.
Anglo Pacific plc
Tax advice related to the purchase of a mining royalty contract from South32 on Minera Santo Domingo SCM.
Credit Suisse
Permanent tax advice to the operation in Chile, highlighting our extensive knowledge in tax advice in banking and financial matters.
Electronic Industry Supplier
We advised a major electronics company regarding the design and implementation of its criminal law compliance.
Construction Company
We advise a major construction company, providing regular counsel regarding its criminal law compliance program as well as with compliance with applicable consumer law, as well as with other relevant regulation (e.g., labor law, data privacy, etc.)
Telecoms Company
We advised a telecoms company in the review of its compliance programs, providing an assessment of the risks related to competition and consumer law in its particular industry.
Beverage Company
We are advising a major company in the beverage industry, reviewing its compliance, competition and consumer policies, as well as designing their compliance program.
Las Cenizas, SCM Franke
We advised Las Cenizas, SCM Franke in obtaining environmental permits for the operational continuity of the Franke mine. The advice included strategies to resolve complex issues and the obtainment of sectorial environmental permits to continue with the exploitation of Franke.
EOSOL New Energy
We advised EOSOL New Energy from the beginning to the start-up of the development of a 250MW photovoltaic project (Tocopilla), located in the north of Chile. The advice consisted of a strategic issue: identifying the layout of the project, with the objective to recognize the necessary permits to then obtain all the environmental and sectorial permits, land, easement, and mining rights, and, also, in the operation of mergers and acquisitions of the project.
Pfizer Inc
We advised Pfizer Inc. regarding the processing of its employees’ personal data in Chile, in the context of a joint venture with another relevant actor in the pharmaceutial market.
Concessionaire Company
We are representing a concessionaire company before the arbitration commission established in a concession contract, regarding a lawsuit aimed at adapting the contractual conditions, so as to distribute the decrease in revenues produced by COVID-19, which has been estimated at several hundred million dollars.
Concessionaire Company
We successfully represented a concessionaire company in an arbitration for an amount of USD 230 million, with a major international construction company, which incurred in serious breaches of the EPC contract that compelled it to build the concessioned works for the benefit of our client.
Mining Company
We are representing one of the largest copper mining companies in the world in an arbitration suit related to the execution of an EPC contract for the expansion of our client's refining plant.
Public University
We advised a major Chilean public university in a dispute with a recognized international construction company, regarding a contract for approximately USD 56 million for the construction of a university campus located in downtown Santiago.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC
Advised to GlaxoSmithKline PLC in connection with the acquisition of Novartis’ global vaccines business (excluding influenza vaccines), creating a new world-leading joint venture with Novartis and divesture of GSK’s Oncology business to Novartis.
Accel-KKR
Advised to Accel-KKR in the acquisition of several companies connected to the development of technological products destined to support the business of Isapres and health service providers, among which the most relevant is I-Med S.A.
Sociedad Concesionaria Metropolitana de Salud
Globalvía
Banco Internacional
Ongoing labor advice to Banco Internacional on general labor issues, collective matters and labor lawsuits. More recently, our team has focused on guiding this company in day-to-day corporate labor matters, review of policies, employment contracts and termination procedures.
Atlas Renewable Energy (ARE)
Advising Atlas Renewable Energy, a leading renewable energy company with operations throughout the Americas, in connection with its photovoltaic power plant "Sol del Desierto", located in María Elena, Northern Chile. Morales & Besa provides ongoing day-to-day support to Atlas on general labor issues.
Constructora Ingevec S.A. (leading construction company)
Permanent advice to Constructora Ingevec (Ingevec), a leading construction company with operations in many cities in Chile on general labor issues and labor lawsuits. More recently, our team has focused on guiding this company in day-to-day corporate and collective labor matters.
Iron Mountain Chile S.A.
Permanent advice to Iron Mountain on general labor matters, collective matters and labor lawsuits. More recently, our team has focused on guiding this company in day-to-day corporate and collective labor matters.
Acciona Concesiones and Cobra Infraestructura
Advised the joint venture formed by Acciona Concesiones and Cobra Infraestructura in the evaluation of its participation in the public bidding process called by the National Electricity Coordinator for the awarding of the exploitation rights of the new works established by Exempt Decree No. 229/2021 and the construction rights of the expansion works established by Exempt Decree No. 185/2021, both of the Ministry of Energy of Chile.
Coz & Blavi
We conducted a constitutional brief before the Constitutional Court. In a $1.2 billion partition trial of a mining family office, the parties challenged a civil procedural statute that was critical to resolving the case. The petition was filed with the Constitutional Court and an expert opinion was required to support and uphold the petition.
KGHM
We provide KGHM with legal reports on different aspects of its mining activities, such as environmental, water, mining and constitutional law.
Official committee of Unsecured Creditors (UCC) of LATAM Airlines Group S.A.
Constitutional Counsel to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in Chapter 11, LATAM Airlines Group S.A., Case No. 20-11254. The advice was requested by UCC, inquiring whether the reorganization program that was the subject of a negotiation was feasible to be implemented in Chile, according to the Chilean Public Order Law.
San Vicente Terminal Internacional S.A.
We participated in the successful advice to San Vicente Terminal Internacional S.A. in the request for the lifting the vertical restrictions applicable to such concessionaire before the Competition Tribunal.
SMU
We participated in the approval by the National Economic Prosecutor's Office of the sale of the Ok Market convenience store chain to the FEMSA group.
Glencore
We advised them in the approval by the National Economic Prosecutor's Office of the sale of its interest in a coal mine to BHP and Angloamerican.
Stars Investments
We advised our client in the approval by the National Economic Prosecutor's Office of the acquisition of a percentage interest in the restaurant chain “NIU Foods”.
Hitachi Energy
We advised our client in the preparation of its privacy policies in Chile.
Noodle Time Inc.
We advised them in the renewal of its trademarks in Chile.
Aosphere LLC.
We participated in the drafting of the chapter referring to the Chilean legislation on data protection for the Rulefinder Data Privacy platform of Aosphere LLC.
Caleta Bay Mar SpA
We represented our client in the registration and protection of the trademarks corresponding to their new corporate identity in Chile and advised them in the preparation of their e-commerce privacy policies.
Morgan Stanley
We provided ongoing legal advice to Morgan Stanley's representative office in Chile, including offering and contracting services, among others.
L Catterton
We assisted L Catterton and its specialized fund Heathcote in the establishment of Heathcote Chile to which we provided ongoing corporate advice, among others.
Cencosud S.A.
We provide corporate legal advice to this company in all its corporate and regulatory matters with the CMF, commercial contracts with its related parties and suppliers, and financial matters.
Bank of China
We advised the bank in obtaining its banking license with the CMF and currently provide ongoing legal advice on all corporate aspects, contracts and banking operations, among others.
Arena Minerals Inc. and Arena Minerals Chile SpA
We advised them in their participation as owner of 80% of a contractual mining company incorporated with SQM (as owner of 20%). Arena Minerals Chile SpA and SQM contributed to such contractual mining company, mining concessions located in the district of Antofagasta, corresponding to the porphyry copper project Pampa Unión.
Ecora Resources PLC (formerly Anglo Pacific Group PLC)
We advised Ecora Resources PLC (formerly Anglo Pacific Group PLC) on the postponement of a mortgage established by Mantos Copper S.A. in favour of Southern Cross Royalties Limited; in favour of a new mortgage established by Mantos Copper S.A. in favour of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, as local collateral agent.
KGHM
We advised KGHM in obtaining legal reports on different aspects of its legal activities, such as environmental, water, mining and constitutional law. Likewise, in the environmental proceedings to obtain environmental permits for the realization of 400 exploration platforms in the north of Chile, for the development of the Carrizalillo Mining Project.
Rio Tinto
We advised Rio Tinto in the negotiation for the issuance of a permit to explore on military lands, which has been denied for the past fourteen years for all national and international mining companies (including BHP and Anglo American).
Sociedad Concesionaria Metropolitana de Salud S.A. (“SCMS”)
Obtaining an innovative ruling on liquidation proceedings (bankruptcy). SCMS requested the forced liquidation of Inversiones Leivi SpA for debts that it has with SCMS, a liquidation request that was finally granted by the Court and is being executed.
Official Unsecured Creditors Committee (UCC)
Advised the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee (UCC) on different arguments that took place before the Chapter 11 court, mainly related to effects in Chile of certain aspects of the plan proposed by the Company.
Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura, S.A. (CIFI)
Advised CIFI with respect to the reorganization procedure of Itelecom, including continue advise on the discussions faced by the reorganization agreement and its amendments.
Banco de Crédito e Inversiones
Advise with respect to certain credits granted to entities related to Corpgroup Banking S.A. and specially in the deposition filed on the Chapter 11 Corpgroup case.
Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Pudahuel S.A.
We advised Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Pudahuel S.A. in the restructuring of its outstanding loans with a syndicate of Chilean and international lenders.
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Instituto de Crédito Oficial, E.P.E.
Advice our clients in the financing granted to Parque Eólico Atacama SpA (owned by Ibereolica and Repsol) for the design, construction and operation of a 165 MW wind park located in the commune of Freirina, Huasco Province in the Atacama region, Chile.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, MUGF Bank, Ltd. and Banco Santander, S.A.
We advised Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, MUGF Bank, Ltd. And Banco Santander, S.A. in the refinancing granted to Amanecer Solar SpA, a company controlled by Brookfield Asset Management, for an amount of USD 200 million.
Banco Santander-Chile and Banco de Chile
We advised Banco Santander-Chile and Banco de Chile in a financing for the issuance of stand-by letters of credit and imports for an amount of 250,000,000 required by Comercial Motores de los Andes SpA (Kaufmann)
Advising the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Chile in the issuance of sustainable sovereign bonds
Morales & Besa acted as special local counsel to the Republic of Chile and its Ministry of Finance in connection with the issuance, global offering and placement of the world's first sovereign bonds linked to sustainability in the amount of US$ 2,000,000,000 with maturity in 2042 and an interest rate of 4.346%.
Advising in the processing of sectorial permits for the Minera Franke project
We advised Las Cenizas, SCM Franke in obtaining environmental permits for the operational continuity of the Franke mine. The advice included the presentation of strategies to resolve complex issues and the obtaining of sectorial environmental permits to continue with the exploitation of Franke.
Advised on the environmental and sectorial processing of the Sondajes Mineros Carrizalillo Project
We advised KGHM in obtaining legal reports on different aspects of its legal activities, such as environmental, water, mining and constitutional law.
Advised in the environmental and sectorial evaluation process of the 227MW Tocopilla Solar Project
We advised EOSOL New Energy from the beginning to the start-up of the development of a 250MW photovoltaic project (Tocopilla), located in the north of Chile.
Port company
We advise you in the filing and processing of a criminal complaint for the crime of theft of containers of your property, which concluded with a conviction against the person responsible to serve a prison sentence.
Stock Brokerage Firm
We advised them in the filing and prosecution of a criminal complaint for the crime of fraud of which they were victims in relation to the amounts stolen from their bank accounts. The case was concluded with alternative solutions and a sentence of imprisonment for the various defendants.
Agro-industrial products manufacturing and exporting company
We advised a leading company in the manufacture and export of agro-industrial products, in the filing and prosecution of a criminal complaint for the crimes of theft and receiving of products of their property, which concluded with the alternative departure of one of the accused.
Constructora Ingevec
We have permanently assisted Constructora Ingevec in several real estate and construction projects throughout the country.
ENAP Refinerías S.A
We advised ENAP in the negotiation and review of several contracts for the development of their projects.
Grupo Enjoy
We advised Enjoy in the negotiation of several contracts for the development of its casinos and hotels.
Grupo Enel
We advised the Enel Group in the sale of its Santiago offices to Inmobiliaria Territoria and the corresponding lease of Mercado Urbano Territoria (MUT).
Ruta del Loa Sociedad Concesionaria S.A.
We acted as legal counsel of Ruta del Loa (a public work (toll road) concessionaire company) in the issuance and placement of its second project bonds, for a total amount of UF 1,927,500 (approx. USD 70,760,000) due to 2050 ("Series C Bonds").
Falabella S.A.
Advice to Falabella S.A., in the registration process of six indentures for a total amount of up to UF 30,000,000 (approximately US 1,280,000,000) in the Securities Registry of the CMF, and in the issuance and placement of Series AK Bonds for a total amount of UF 5,000,000 (approximately US 213,000,000).
The Republic of Chile – Ministry of Finance
We acted as special local counsel to the Republic of Chile and its Ministry of Finance in connection with the issuance, global offering and placement of the first sustainable sovereign bond denominated in pesos for an amount of CLP$1,000,000,000,000 due in 2034 and a 7.0% interest rate.
The Republic of Chile – Ministry of Finance
We acted as special local counsel to the Republic of Chile and its Ministry of Finance in connection with the issuance, global offering and placement of the world's first sovereign sustainability-linked bonds for an amount of US$ 2,000,000,000 due in 2042 and a 4.346% interest rate.
Transmission Bidding for a consortium of global infrastructure companies.
We provided advice to a consortium of international infrastructure operators in the preparation and presentation of their joint bid for the bidding of the 2020 Expansion Plan of the National Transmission System
Development of WPD Chile wind projects and participation in the CNE 2022/01 bidding process.
We have advised our client Wpd Chile in the development, construction and financing of three wind farms with a total installed capacity of 356,274 MW, in different regulatory matters.
Huemul Financing
Advice to a syndicate of lenders for the senior financing of the Huemul Portfolio, owned by a subsidiary of Mainstream Renewable Power, consisting of five renewable energy projects (solar and wind) with a combined total capacity of 630 MW (one of the biggest portfolios of its type in Chile), and which were awarded a series of 75 public-tendered PPA by the local distribution accompanies and National Energy Commission.
GIP’s Acquisition of Atlas Renewables
Advised Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in the acquisition from Actis of the portfolio of renewable energy assets operated by Atlas Renewables, with a total installed capacity of 2.3 GW, located in different jurisdictions, including Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Mexico.
Sale of Sungrow’s projects to Toesca
Advised Sungrow in the sale process to Toesca of several generation assets in COD status.
SMU – OK Market
Advice to SMU S.A., a Chilean supermarket retailer, in the sale of 100% of the shares of its subsidiary OK Market S.A. to FEMSA Comercio, S.A. de C.V.
Cencosud – The Fresh Market Holdings
Advice Cencosud in the purchase of 67% of The Fresh Market Holdings, Inc. the holding company of the U.S. supermarket chain "The Fresh Market".
Cencosud – The Fresh Market Holdings
Advice Cencosud in the purchase of 67% of The Fresh Market Holdings, Inc. the holding company of the U.S. supermarket chain "The Fresh Market".
Global Infrastructure Partners
Advice Global Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of several energy assets owned by Actis in different jurisdictions, including Brasil, Chile, Uruguay, Spain and Mexico.