Ms María José Henríquez > Morales & Besa > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Morales & Besa
7550106 LAS CONDES

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Partner at Morales & Besa. Head of Competition / Antitrust and Compliance practice areas.


María José Henríquez, head of the antitrust practice, specializes in competition law/antitrust, with vast experience in litigation and in advising on matters regarding competition, mergers and acquisitions and compliance. She has experience representing clients before the Chilean competition authorities on M&A transactions and in complex investigations and litigation of anticompetitive conduct.

She joined the firm in 2016. Prior to that, in 2012 she was appointed as Head of the Anti-Cartel Unit until 2016. Between 2008 and 2010 she worked as a lawyer at the FNE were she focused her practice in litigating before the Competition Tribunal. 


Spanish and English.


She is a member of Red Procompetencia, organization that gathers female competition experts, both lawyers and economists. 


Master of Laws (LL.M.), in Trade Regulation and Antitrust, New York University Law School (2011).
Law degree, graduated magna cum laude, Universidad de Chile, Law School (2004).
Certificate in Regulation and Competition, Universidad de Chile Business School (2010).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Competition and antitrust

(Next Generation Partners)

María José HenríquezMorales & Besa

With ‘a proven track record and experience in ​​antitrust‘, Morales & Besa‘s practice covers a broad range of competition and antitrust matters, including complex phase II merger-review procedures, as well as cartel litigation. The group is also developing its expertise in regulated markets, such as port concessions. Heading up the group is the former head of the FNE’s anti-cartel unit, María José Henríquez, who ‘always provides solid advice on complex issues‘. Henríquez’s recent experience includes pre-merger reviews, litigation and antitrust investigations. Key support is provided by associate Benjamín González whose practice centres on competition law and compliance matters. Former associate Claudia Arce left the firm in May 2021.