Practice areas: capital markets, financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, infrastructure. Education: Pontificia Catholic University of Chile, School of Law, Santiago, LLB. Admitted in 2000. Universidad de Salamanca, School of Law, Spain, 1998. Northwestern University, Chicago, United States, law master’s (LLM), 2008. Previously to Barros & Errázuriz Abogados Francisco de la Barra was with Morales, Noguera, Valdivieso & Besa (2000–2005 / 2008–2010); as international associate at White & Case LLP, New York (2006–2007), and as counsel of the legal department for private operations of the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), Washington DC (2007–2008). Is professor of commercial law at the Pontificia Catholic University of Chile, School of Law. Member of the Chilean Bar Association. Languages: Spanish and English.