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

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.