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

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


María José Henríquez, partner in the Antitrust and Compliance areas, has extensive experience representing clients before the Chilean competition authorities in mergers and acquisitions transactions and in complex investigations and litigation for anti-competitive behavior before the Antitrust Court and the Supreme Court. In the compliance area, he has experience in the design and implementation of compliance programs and prevention models.

She joined Morales & Besa in 2016. Previously, she was a lawyer at the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (2008-2010), reaching the position of Head of the Anti-Cartel Unit in that agency (2012-2016). Previously, she was an associate lawyer at Carey y Cía. specializing in antitrust matters (2005-2008).


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

Covering the full range of antitrust and competition law work, Morales & Besa fields lawyers with backgrounds in both private practice and at the antitrust agencies. The three-member team is particularly active in complex merger-review procedures, as well as high-profile cartel litigation. It is also a notable presence in regulated-market matters -such as maritime transportation and ports- and is developing its caseload in relation to the regulation of the payments market. The department is led by former FNE anti-cartel unit head, María José Henríquez, an ‘extremely detail-oriented‘ expert in pre-merger reviews, and FNE and Supreme Court litigation. Benjamín González is the associate to note.