Mr Eugenio Besa > Morales & Besa > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Morales & Besa
7550106 LAS CONDES

Work Department

Banking & Finance.
Mergers & Acquisitions.
Energy and Natural Resources. 


Senior Partner at Morales & Besa


Eugenio Besa, with over three decades of experience, has mainly dedicated his practice to corporate, financial and foreign investment matters. His experience covers mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and a broad range of financial transactions, especially project finance in the infrastructure and energy fields. Among the clients that he has represented are some of the main infrastructure developers and investors.

He is an accredited arbitrator with the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.


Spanish and English.


Chilean Bar Association, accredited arbitrator with the Santiago Chamber of Commerce and British-Chilean Chamber of Commerce.


Universidad de Chile Law School, L.C.J.S., graduated magna cum laude (1986).
University of California, Davis-Berkeley, American Law Program.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Eugenio BesaMorales & Besa

With a client base evidencing a particularly strong orientation towards infrastructure, energy, mining and construction companies, the 15-strong corporate and M&A practice at Morales & Besa routinely advises on both buy-side and sell-side private and public M&A transactions for large, medium-sized and SME clients, including strategic buyers, investment banks and private equity funds. Founding partners Guillermo Morales (whose broad practice covers private acquisition and sale transactions, public tender offers, mergers and restructurings) and Eugenio Besa (a commercial, finance, foreign investment and M&A specialist), are both pillars of the Chilean corporate market. Corporate and commercial expert Michel Diban; Macarena Laso, whose experience includes publicly-listed company mergers; and Álvaro Barriga, who is active in M&A transactions as part of a wider corporate practice, are all also highly-regarded advisors. At associate level, Vicente Valdés is the key figure, advising on M&A, divestitures and restructuring.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Mining

Morales & Besa‘s team regularly advises on mining exploration, exploitation, M&A and project finance, with its advice also extending to project development, construction, and regulatory and environmental aspects. Eugenio Besa is experienced in establishing foreign mining companies in Chile. Moreover, the January 2022 arrival of the former head of the Ministry of Mining’s Sustainable Division, Aldo Cardinali, who returned to the firm as partner from Infante Valenzuela Molina Abogados expanded the team’s partner level resources, and came in the wake of the hire of mining law-focused associate Catalina Troncoso from Bertrand-Galindo, Barrueto y Barroilhet Abogados in June 2021. However, former associate Giancarlo Camillieri joined eelaw in October 2021, director Paloma Infante M left for an in-house role in early 2022, and regulatory-specialist senior Katannya Jablonski  recently went freelance.