Mr Carlos Silva > Morales & Besa > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Morales & Besa
7550106 LAS CONDES

Work Department

Projects and Infrastructure
Project Finance
Corporate and M&A
Banking and Finance


Partner at Morales & Besa, head of Projects and Infrastructure.


Carlos Silva concentrates his practice in projects, financing and acquisitions, mainly in the infrastructure and energy fields. His experience covers PPP projects. He has broad experience and knowledge of the industry which provides him a global vision and the ability to manage complex projects in their different phases. He normally leads multidisciplinary teams, combining the underlying regulatory aspects of the project and the complexities involved (bidding processes, project financing, M&A or restructurings). He has advised global project developers and investors, leading banks and financial institutions.

International experience: 
Foreign associate at Shearman & Sterling, NY (1999-2000).


Spanish and English.


Chilean Bar Association.


Masters of Laws (LLM), Duke University, Law School (1999).
Law degree, Universidad de Chile School of Law (1994).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Carlos SilvaMorales & Besa

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon

Full-service law firm Morales & Besa fields a five-member group that is experienced in energy-related transactions (including complex PPA structures), for which it can leverage the firm’s expertise in projects, M&A and banking and finance; it also regularly assists with the regulatory side of energy transmission and generation project developments. Recent highlights saw the team advised Global Infrastructure Partners on its investment in a portfolio of renewable projects. The practice is co-led by Juan Carlos Valdivieso (a general counsel at Primer Energía until February 2020), who was promoted to partner in January 2022; and Carlos Silva, whose practice includes major energy transactions. At associate level, both Constanza Araya and Raimundo Ruiz (a February 2021 hire from Bertrand-Galindo, Barrueto & Barroilhet) assist with energy-related regulatory and transactional work.