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3477 ISIDORA GOYENECHEA AVENUE, 19TH FLOOR, 7550106 LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, CHILE
Tel:
Work +56 2 2472 7000
Fax:
Fax +56 2 2472 7001
Email:
Web:
http://www.moralesybesa.com
Morales & Besa, Michel Diban, Santiago, CHILE

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Michel Diban

Tel:
Work +56 2  24727011
Email:
Web:
moralesybesa.cl/eng/abogados/michel-diban-g/
Morales & Besa

Work Department

Corporate.
Mergers & Acquisitions.

Position

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

Career

Expertise:
Mr. Diban concentrates his practice on corporate and commercial matters, mainly in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Diban has participated in major acquisition, sale, merger and restructuring processes of Chilean and foreign companies, along with several cross-border financings, and in permanent advisory to multinational corporations and investment funds.

Awards and recognitions:
Recognized in Corporate/M&A by Legal 500 2018.
Recognized in Corporate/M&A by Chambers and Partners.
Recognized in Corporate/M&A by IFLR100.
Recognized in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Latin Lawyer 250. 

International experience:

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

Academic activities:
Teacher in the post-graduate corporate law programs at Universidad de Los Andes (Mergers & Acquisitions section).

Publications:
Co-author “Corporate M&A 2017: Chile Trends & Developments” (2016); Co-author “Corporate M&A 2017: Chile Law & Practice” (2016);
Co-author “Corporate M&A” (2015).

Languages

Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Education

Northwestern University, Chicago, LL.M degree (2010).
Universidad de los Andes Law School, L.C.J.S. (2003).


Chile

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Morales & Besa¬†'takes the time to explain things in detail to its clients'. The 28-strong practice¬†has significant cross-border transactional experience and is particularly noted for¬†the sale of state-owned enterprises and handing concession award bids to operate state-controlled activities; it also regularly assists with significant corporate governance matters, strategic associations and corporate restructuring, as well as the design and implementation of compliance programmes, anti-corruption policies and self-regulation. Recent mandates saw the team act for the shareholders of Aguas Cha√Īar on the company's $100m sale to Marubeni and Toesca Asset Management; advise two SMU subsidiaries on the $76m sale of Construmart to Private Investment Fund Hammer; and assist AAS and Acciona Aeropuertos on the acquisition of Latam Airlines Group's ground handling business at Santiago‚Äôs International Airport. Founding partners Guillermo Morales¬†and Eugenio Besa co-head the team;¬†Macarena Laso,¬† Carlos Silva, Michel Diban, Mat√≠as Langevin¬†and¬†√Ālvaro Barriga¬†are also experienced partners.¬†An excellent professional', Edmundo Varas was promoted to partner; and Lorena Barrientos became the firm's first-ever counsel. Associate Mar√≠a Teresa Manubens B is also noted. Clients include Cencosud,¬†Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Acciona Airport Services (AAS), Globalv√≠a and The Carlyle Group.

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