Matías Langevin > Honorato | Delaveau > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Honorato | Delaveau
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Work Department

Banking, Finance and Derivatives, Corporate, M & A, Project Finance




Matías has extensive experience in corporate matters, with an emphasis on international transactions in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and project financing. In mergers and acquisitions, he has represented local, foreign and multinational clients in the purchase and / or sale of companies and assets of different classes, as well as in the corporate reorganization of their corporate structures.

Previously, he worked as a foreign associate in the New York offices of the Shearman & Sterling LLP (2009-2010), focusing on the Capital Markets practice. He was also a partner of Morales & Besa (2012-2019).


Spanish and English


Member of the International Bar Association and officer of the Banking Committee.


Attorney, Universidad de los Andes (2004).

Master in Law (LL.M.), Duke University (2009).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Honorato | Delaveau fields a nine-strong department that is highly focused on M&A deals for significant mid-market corporations; it also acts for private equity funds that acquire Chilean assets and businesses with a regional (Peru-Colombia) presence or expansion possibilities. The main advisers are name partners José Luis Honorato and Gonzalo Delaveau, along with corporate compliance of counsel Carlos Frias and associate Nicolás Garcia. The department’s capabilities were considerably upsized with the hires of corporate and M&A partner Matias Langevin from Morales & Besa; senior associate Antonia Vial (who is experienced in energy and technology-related M&A), from Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados; and compliance director Rebeca Zamora, in the second half of 2019.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity/oil and gas

Honorato | Delaveau regularly assists with the development, construction, operation and maintenance of energy and water projects. Gonzalo Delaveau has over 20 years’ experience in energy matters; engineering and construction head Juan Ignacio Peña‘s practice includes the development and implementation of generation (including hydro, solar and wind) and transmission projects. The firm hired Matias Langevin from Morales & Besa, which has strengthened its energy project finance expertise, and associate Antonia Vial (a transactions specialist) joined from Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados.

Chile > Banking and finance

Honorato | Delaveau grew its banking and finance offering in 2019, through the hire of former Morales & Besa partner Matías Langevin. The seven-member team advises domestic and foreign creditors, investors and debtors on bilateral and syndicated loans, debt restructuring, project finance, and structured products and derivative transactions. The other key individuals are name partners Jose Luis Honorato and Gonzalo Delaveau, and structured and asset-backed financing specialist Sebastián Delpiano. Former senior associate Roberto Olivos moved in-house at Inversiones Tajamar. Since publication, the firm has hired financial-regulation specialist Felipe Divin, who will also head the firm’s information technology practice.