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

The energy practice at full-service firm Morales & Besa covers transactional work (handled jointly with the firm’s projects, banking and finance, and M&A departments), as well as regulatory and commercial advice involving energy project developments. The five-member group is co-led by Carlos Silva, who focuses on the infrastructure and energy sectors, particularly PPP projects; and ‘prominent lawyer‘ and senior associate Juan Carlos Valdivieso (who was general counsel at Primer Energía until February 2020). Additional partner-level support is provided by Eugenio Besa, while associate Constanza Araya (a June-2020 arrival from Quintanilla & Busel Niedmann) advises on energy and natural resources matters. Energy-focused associate Raimundo Ruiz was hired from Bertrand-Galindo, Barrueto & Barroilhet in February 2021 following the departure of former associates Gabriela Leaño and Augusta Quiñones, who both moved in house during the course of 2020. Since publication, Valdivieso has been raised to the partnership, effective January 2022.