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Macarena Laso

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Morales & Besa

Work Department

Capital Markets
Mergers & Acquisitions
Real Estate & Construction


Ms. Laso has focused her practice on corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, public concessions, real estate and construction works and infrastructure projects.
Her most recent advices include the creation of investment funds of private equity, both regulated and private, and their corresponding investment; the negotiation of construction agreements in representation of construction companies; and advising on the bidding of public infrastructure projects, such as the drafting of guarantees and construction agreements. She also advises on mergers of publicly listed companies and in the process of buying and selling companies, advising both the sellers or buyers to such companies.


Partner at Morales & Besa (current)


Spanish and English.


Chilean Bar Association


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Law School, L.C.J.S. (1995).


Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

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Macarena Laso - Morales & Besa

Within: Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Regularly acting in private and public acquisitions, Morales & Besa’s practice handles mergers, tender offers, hostile takeovers, and capital markets matters. Recent matters saw Michel Diban lead advice to Accel-KKR group on its $120m acquisition of the I-Med Group; while on the capital markets front Guillermo Morales led on two series of global debt offerings, totalling $1.54bn and €700m (2017), and $2bn and €830m (2018), respectively. In other matters, Macarena Laso acted for Team Foods Colombia, through its Chilean subsidiary BredenMaster, on the sale of its bakery business line to Grupo Castaño. Eugenio Besa and Carlos Silva are additional principal contacts. José Miguel Carvajal - Matías Langevin and Álvaro Barriga, along with senior associate María Teresa Manubens B, are also highly regarded.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Morales & Besaprovides very quick response times and excellent value for money and industry knowledge’. The team advises significant developers, banks and other financial institutions in the infrastructure and energy sectors, handling the structuring and managing of public work concession contracts, the obtaining of authorisations and permits, along with bidding processes and financing transactions. Recent mandates saw Carlos Silva lead advice to Italy’s Astaldi on the public bidding process for a PPP dam in Chile’s Valparaíso region. Myriam Barahona, who ‘has a lot of experience and always resolves problems’, is highlighted; other key practitioners include José Miguel Carvajal - Macarena Laso, Eugenio Besa and Matías Langevin. The partners can also call on a genuinely strong senior associate bench where Sebastián Leyton, Ignacio Delpino, Ignacio Menchaca G, Javier Balbontín H and James Channing E are all noteworthy.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Morales & Besa’s recently acted for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (Chile) and Banco Security, as lenders, in CD Las Acacias’ acquisition financing for real estate assets in Santiago; the advice included the due diligence of real estate titles and negotiation of transaction agreements. Carlos Silva and Macarena Laso are highly regarded, as is senior associate James Channing E.

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