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Work +56 2 2472 7000
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Fax +56 2 2472 7001
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Web:
www.moralesybesa.com

Myriam Barahona

Tel:
Work +56 2 2472 7050
Email:
Web:
moralesybesa.cl/eng/abogados/myriam-barahona-a/
Morales & Besa

Work Department

Banking & Finance
Projects

Position

Ms. Barahona centers her practice in banking and finance, including domestic and cross-border syndication, project finance specially with respect to infrastructure and energy projects, and debt restructuring; capital markets, in particular bond placements in Chile or abroad and derivatives transactions.

Career

Partner at Morales & Besa (current).
Teacher of Commercial Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law (2010).
Allen & Overy LLP, New York, USA (2007-2008).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Chilean Bar Association.

Education

University of Chicago, The Law School, LL.M Degree (2007).
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (1998).


Chile

Banking and finance

Within: Leading lawyers

Myriam Barahona - Morales & Besa

Within: Banking and finance

Advising major lenders, borrowers, guarantors and collateral agents, Morales & Besa’s ‘excellent team consistently impresses with its top-level service’. The team acts in a wide variety of banking and financial transactions, including syndicated loans, project finance and restructuring, in sectors such as natural resources, retail, public infrastructure, energy, oil and gas, and utilities. On the non-transactional side, the team assists with licensing, regulatory matters and compliance. Myriam Barahona, whose broad experience covers infrastructure and energy project-finance, bank finance, investment funds and the capital markets, advised Banco de Crédito e Inversiones and Itaú Corpbanca on the restructuring of listed-company Cementos Bío Bío’s current debt and a new facility to finance working capital. Barahona ‘provides good planning from a time and structure standpoint’. Other matters saw the team advise Banco Santander-Chile on the financing of the VAT costs associated with the construction of two wind farms. In other areas, José Miguel Carvajal, who has extensive experience in loans, bond offerings, securitisation, foreign investment and foreign exchange matters, assisted Forum Servicios Financieros, part of BBVA Group, with filing 12 series of commercial papers with the Chilean securities market regulator. Guillermo Morales, Carlos Silva and Matías Langevin are all highly regarded; as is the ‘very savvyEugenio Besa. Ignacio Delpino and Ignacio Menchaca G are key senior associates.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Morales & Besaprovides very quick response times and excellent value for money and industry knowledge’. The team advises significant developers, banks and other financial institutions in the infrastructure and energy sectors, handling the structuring and managing of public work concession contracts, the obtaining of authorisations and permits, along with bidding processes and financing transactions. Recent mandates saw Carlos Silva lead advice to Italy’s Astaldi on the public bidding process for a PPP dam in Chile’s Valparaíso region. Myriam Barahona, who ‘has a lot of experience and always resolves problems’, is highlighted; other key practitioners include José Miguel Carvajal - Macarena Laso, Eugenio Besa and Matías Langevin. The partners can also call on a genuinely strong senior associate bench where Sebastián Leyton, Ignacio Delpino, Ignacio Menchaca G, Javier Balbontín H and James Channing E are all noteworthy.

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