Ms Myriam Barahona > Morales & Besa > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Morales & Besa
7550106 LAS CONDES

Work Department

Banking and Finance
Projec Finance
Restructuring & Insolvency


Partner at Morales & Besa.


Myriam Barahona, partner at Morales & Besa and co-head of Banking and Finance and Project Finance, has centered her practice in banking, financial and project finance matters and she regularly leads complex transactions in such areas. Myriam, whose practice of law extends for two decades, has vast experience in domestic and cross-border lending transactions, debt restructuring; bond placements; and project finance, especially  in connection to energy and natural resources, and infrastructure projects, advising both lenders and borrowers .

She also has ample experience in restructuring and insolvency matters, having been involved in some of the most emblematic reorganization procedures in recent times.

Myriam worked as a foreign associate at Allen & Overy LLP, New York, USA (2007-2008).


Spanish and English.


Chilean Bar Association.


University of Chicago Law School, LL.M Degree (2007).
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School. L.C.J.S. (1998).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Myriam BarahonaMorales & Besa

Morales & Besa‘s specialised 14-strong banking and finance team is regularly mandated by both local and international clients on restructurings, syndicated loans, derivatives, and structured and -particularly for infrastructure and energy matters- project finance; moreover, it enjoys a particularly strong bank-side client base. The practice also houses experts in regulatory issues, distressed debt, and the financing of acquisitions and LBOs. the department is co-led by José Miguel Carvajal, who has approximately two decades’ experience advising on significant finance deals; and Myriam Barahona, whose recent track record includes leading advice to DNB and Coöperatieve Rabobank on the refinancing of the outstanding loans of Cultivos Yadrán. With experience in insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring matters, Rocio Vergara was hired as senior associate from the Superintendency of Insolvency in April 2021, while associate Bernardo Mora recently departed to pursue an LLM degree (but is expected to return to the firm).

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.