Mr Francisco De la Barra > Barros & Errázuriz > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Barros & Errázuriz
Francisco De la Barra photo

Work Department


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz.


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (2010).
  • Associate, Morales, Noguera, Valdivieso & Besa (2000-2005; 2008-2010).
  • Associate, Inter-American Development Bank (Private Sector), Washington DC, United States (2007).
  • Foreign Associate, White & Case LLP, New York, United States (2006).


Spanish and English


  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Francisco De la BarraBarros & Errázuriz

Fielding one of the largest, most specialised banking and finance teams in Chile, Barros & Errázuriz‘s practice is able to leverage off the firm’s substantial real estate, energy, environmental and regulatory groups. It is particularly highly rated in the market for energy and infrastructure project finance deals, while the firm’s membership of the Affinitas network facilitates exchanges of ideas on regional banking and finance developments with peers in Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The practice co-heads are project and corporate finance specialist Francisco De la Barra, who recently advised the lenders on the financing of two energy projects; Nicolás Balmaceda, whose experience includes port, road and electric transmission project financings; Bernardo Simian (M&A, foreign investment, financing and capital markets); and Enrique Barros (corporate and structured finance), who was raised to the partnership in July 2020. María Olga RiveraFernando CampinoPedro Pablo Cruz and Valentina Villalobos are the senior associates to note.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Consistently advising developers, sponsors, constructors, operators, suppliers and financiers, Barros & Errázuriz‘s large practice assists with sizeable and complex developments and financings of infrastructure (tendering processes and public and private works concessions) and energy (renewables, conventional and transmission) projects, along with mining companies’ desalination projects. Clients also benefit from the firm’s litigation practice that can boast both domestic and cross-border expertise. With approximately 24 years’ experience, Nicolás Balmaceda is a cross-border project finance specialist; Francisco De la Barra, who ‘always provides excellent advice‘ is an infrastructure and energy project expert; and Fernando Garrido and counsel Cristóbal Pellegrini advise on energy generation and transmission projects. Elevated to the partnership in July 2020, Enrique Barros V is noted for renewable power project financings, while the key senior associates are María Olga Rivera and Diego Ovalle.