Mr Gonzalo Cordero > Morales & Besa > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Morales & Besa
7550106 LAS CONDES

Work Department

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and litigation. 
Bankruptcy & Insolvency


Partner at Morales & Besa, head of Dispute Resolution arbitration and litigation and co-head of Bankruptcy and Insolvency.


Gonzalo Cordero has concentrated his practice in the areas of litigation and arbitration, both national and international, and in reorganization and insolvency.

Prior to joining Morales & Besa he worked as an attorney in the Prosecutor’s Office of the Ministry of National Assets (1997 – 1999). He also worked with the International Arbitration and International Trade groups at the law firm White & Case LL.P., Washington D.C., United States (2003 – 2005).

He is a member of the arbitration body of the National Arbitration Center, having served as arbitrator on several occasions.



Spanish and English.


Chilean Bar Association.
Arbitrator of the Chilean National Arbitration Center.


Columbia University,  LL.M. degree (2000).
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, L.C.J.S. (1996).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Leading individuals)

Gonzalo CorderoMorales & Besa

Notably active on behalf of international clients, Morales & Besa‘s large commercial and civil litigation practice covers disputes between contractors and infrastructure project owners, as well as class actions filed by final owners against construction companies. Recent mandates further include a tort case for a major bank, along with administrative disputes and civil liability claims. Group head Gonzalo Cordero is an expert in litigation, national and international arbitrations, reorganisations and insolvency; while Juan Ignacio Eymin -who has been director of the judicial group since the beginning of 2022- appears before a range of courts, from first instance tribunals to the Supreme Court. Senior litigation associate Nicolas Corbeaux ​​is experienced in ADR, and civil and commercial procedures.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

The 10-strong practice at full-service firm Morales & Besa is routinely mandated for ‘bet-the-company’ national and international arbitrations. Recent matters include acting for concessionaires and a copper producer in high-stakes disputes; and -while the group is active across several sectors- it has notable expertise in disputes involving energy and infrastructure projects. The department is headed up by construction arbitration specialist Gonzalo Cordero (‘crucial to disputes‘), whose career includes a stint as a lawyer for the Ministry of National Assets’ Prosecutor’s Office. Cordero is supported by director Juan Ignacio Eymin and senior associate Nicolas Corbeaux, both of whom maintain arbitration practices.

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

Further to Chile’s 2019 social crisis (as well as the pandemic), the recent track record of Morales & Besa‘s sizeable bankruptcy and restructuring practice focused on assisting domestic and international creditors and debtors with large companies’ reorganisation proceedings. The team’s expertise covers out-of-court debt restructurings, insolvency and restructuring-related litigation and arbitration (including claw-back actions), and cross-border insolvency matters; it priarily acts for a client base of businesses drawn from the healthcare, financial services, aviation, construction, entertainment and energy sectors. The practice is co-led by financing and restructuring specialist Myriam Barahona; and dispute resolution expert Gonzalo Cordero, whose practice includes insolvency and bankruptcy-related disputes. Former senior associate Rocio Vergara left the firm in September 2022.