Morales & Besa was established in 1992 by a group of leading legal professionals in corporate and M&A, finance, capital markets, dispute resolution, projects and infrastructure, energy, administrative law, intellectual property and tax. We are recognised for our execution and teamwork capabilities, and our ability to provide comprehensive legal services to clients with varied interests, both at local and international level. We promote talent and diversity to offer our clients innovative perspectives and creative solutions, rooted in the legal system and the demands of their businesses.
More than a third of our lawyers hold or are pursuing a law master’s. Of these, over 80% obtained it from international universities, from the US and Europe, and the remaining part, from the most prestigious Chilean law schools. The ample majority of those who study abroad participate in a foreign associate programme in some of the most prestigious law firms, supported by our policy of collaboration with leading law firms around the world, which opens doors for the exchange of ideas, approaches, knowledge and experience, resulting in innovative solutions.
Our firm and team have been recognised by some of the most prestigious legal directories and publications, both by our technical and organisational performance. Practices such as projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, and capital markets are among the top tiers and leading positions of Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000, among others. Environment, energy, competition/antitrust, dispute resolution, insolvency and reorganisation, tax, mining and intellectual property and data protection, among others, are also highly positioned in these and other specialty rankings, and so are our most experienced members.
We are among the 10 Chilean firms included in the “International and Cross Border Capabilities” section of Chambers and Partners Global Guide, which recognises those firms that offer the best experience in transactions with international components.
We are one out of only seven Elite Firms in Chile, as awarded by Latin Lawyer, that are recognised for their institutional strength, international outlook and social responsibility. In 2018, our firm created a Diversity Committee, which was formed with the goal of providing a formal space to develop new activities and continue encouraging and promoting meritocracy and diversity within the firm and beyond. We were awarded with the Latin Lawyer “Diversity Initiative of the Year Award” (2020) for our remote work programme, which was the first of its kind in the Chilean legal market, to include both men and women, when launched in 2019. Finally, we have received multiple nominations for Chambers' Diversity & Inclusion, which include two “Highly Commended” achievements in pro bono.
Regarding pro bono, we have been recognised as a “Leading Light” by Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center for nine years in a row for our contribution helping strengthen the practice within the country and, as stated by Latin Lawyer 250 2019, “Morales & Besa was one of the first firms in Chile to create a dedicated pro bono practice”.
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish.Av. Isidora Goyenechea 3477, 19th floor
Las Condes, Santiago 7550106
Tel: +56 2 2472 7000
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