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 developed a successful career in complex litigation and arbitration. He has focused on civil liability, representing several banks, public works concessionaries and retailers. He has also developed a renowned practice regarding construction disputes representing construction companies , principals and contractors. He also has ample experience in consumer protection disputes, representing utilities and banks in several cases. He has also successfully represented regulated clients in high-profile administrative litigation.

International experience:
Foreign associate, Internacional Arbitration and Trade Law groups at White & Case LLP, Washington D.C. (2003 – 2005). 


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

Fielding an 11-strong commercial and civil litigation practice, Morales & Besa‘s recent caseload includes administrative disputes and civil liability claims, along with class actions regarding alleged construction defects and several Transparency Law-related claims. The practice is co-led by Gonzalo Cordero, a specialist in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, as well as antitrust matters; and recently promoted associate practice-director Juan Ignacio Eymin, who undertakes litigation and ADR matters involving civil, commercial, administrative and arbitration proceedings. At senior associate level, Nicolas Corbeaux is on hand for civil and commercial procedures, and arbitration. However, Orlando Palominos left the firm January 2022.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Morales & Besa‘s 11-member practice is particularly noted for infrastructure and construction-related disputes. Recent highlights include acting for the concession holder for the operation of Santiago’s civil airport, which was impacted by the pandemic and reduced air traffic, suffering huge losses. The practice is led by Gonzalo Cordero (‘stands out for his assessment of conflicts‘), whose experience includes working in the international arbitration and trade law groups at White & Case LLP‘s Washington DC office. Primary support comes from fellow partner Juan Ignacio Eymin and senior associate Nicolas Corbeaux, both of whom have broad disputes practices that includes arbitration proceedings. Former senior associate Orlando Palominos left for Lembeye Abogados in January 2022.

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

Housing a 13-strong restructuring and insolvency practice, Morales & Besa consistently acts for creditors and debtors in high-profile reorganisation proceedings. Representative matters include out-of-court debt restructurings, insolvency and restructuring-related litigation and arbitrations (including clawback actions), and cross-border insolvencies. In addition to her general banking and finance and project finance practice, Myriam Barahona    is increasingly active in restructuring and insolvency work, while Gonzalo Cordero    focuses on the associated contentious aspects – litigious or arbitral. Also key to the group are commercial, finance and corporate law expert José Miguel Carvajal   , and recently promoted litigation director Juan Ignacio Eymin   . Experienced in insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring matters, Rocio Vergara   was recruited as senior associate in April 2021 from the Superintendency of Insolvency, while former fellow senior Orlando Palominos joined Lembeye Abogados in January 2022.