Mr Michel Diban > Morales & Besa > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Morales & Besa
7550106 LAS CONDES

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions.


Partner at Morales & Besa, co-head of Corporate/M&A.


Michel Diban concentrates his practice on corporate and commercial matters, mainly in M&A. He has broad experience in the processes of planning, negotiating, structuring and executing M&A transactions. He regularly leads major acquisition, sale and merger processes of Chilean and foreign companies along with several domestic and cross-border financings. As to his corporate advisory, he counsels international and local companies and major local and international investment funds, among others.

International experience:

Foreign associate at Lobo & de Rizzo Advogados Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012). 


Spanish, English and Portuguese.


Master of Laws (LL.M), Northwestern University, Chicago (2010).
Law degree, magna cum laude, Universidad de los Andes, School of Law (2010).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Fielding ‘an excellent team with vast experience‘, Morales & Besa‘s 23-strong corporate and M&A practice has longstanding experience in advising domestic and international companies from a wide range of industries, including infrastructure, energy, technology, mining and construction, among others; it handles both private and public M&A transactions for strategic buyers, investment banks and private equity funds, principally in Chile. Among the several experienced practitioners are name partners Guillermo Morales (acquisitions and sales, public tender offers, mergers, restructurings and corporate finance); and Eugenio Besa (commercial, financial and foreign investment matters). Also integral to the practice are M&A expert Michel Diban (‘very good negotiation skills‘), Macarena Laso (mergers of publicly listed companies), and corporate and commercial specialist Álvaro Barriga. Associate Vicente Valdés re-joined the team in 2020 after working as a foreign associate at Dechert LLP‘s New York office, but former senior associate Guillermo Pizarro moved in house (in the asset management sector) in January 2021.