Gonzalo Delaveau > Honorato | Delaveau > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Honorato | Delaveau
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Work Department

Corporate, M & A, Energy, Mining and Natural Resources, Conssesions and Infrastructure, Antitrust




Gonzalo has vast experience in complex and innovative domestic and international corporate, financial and commercial transactions and in the development of projects related to energy, mining, public concessions and natural resources.

Between 2012 and 2014 he served as Of Counsel at Aninat Schwencke y Cía. Prior to that, he was a partner at Guerrero Olivos (2000-2012).

Gonzalo also worked as Corporate Area Counsel for The Chase Manhattan Bank in Santiago, Chile, and was an associate at Ossandón, Uribe y Hübner.


Spanish and English


He is a member of the Best Practice Committee of the Santiago Stock Exchange and Chilean Electronic Exchange.


Attorney, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1990).

Graduate studies at the Academy of American and International Law, International and Comparative Law Center of the Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dallas, Texas, USA (1993).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Gonzalo DelaveauHonorato | Delaveau

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 > Mining

Honorato | Delaveau has extensive experience in the structuring of greenfield mining projects, as well as assisting with mining-related M&A, purchases and sales, restructurings, investments, and project finance. The four-strong team’s projects experience further includes mining concessions, rights of way, regulatory and environmental permits, water rights, and engineering and procurement contracts. Gonzalo Delaveau is active in exploration level-related mining activity. Former of counsel Rodrigo Delaveau left the firm in 2019 to become Deputy Justice of the Chilean Constitutional Court.

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 > Capital markets

Honorato | Delaveau fields a small, seven-strong team in the capital markets area which nevertheless both punches-above-its-weight and stands apart from competitors primarily dedicated to issuance-work as a result of its additional and in-depth focus on the establishment and registration of funds with the Risk Classification Commission (CCR) and Chilean Financial Markets; Commission (CMF). Head of the firm’s capital markets and legal asset management department, Sebastián Delpiano has enormous experience across the full range of capital markets and stock exchange matters, including  stockbroker and fund manager advisory, and fund regulation; while head of the firm’s corporate finance practice Matías Langevin  has over 15 years’ experience in equity and debt transactions, including under Rule 144A/Reg S. and private placements. Senior partner Gonzalo Delaveau, in turn, has particular expertise in cross-listings on the Chilean Off-Shore Exchange and the obtaining of CCR approvals. Additional key figures in the practice include counsel and practice director Carlos Frias, who can draw on in-house experience in both banking and multilateral finance institutions; and senior associate Nicolás Garcia, who is particularly active advising fund managers, stockbrokers and security agents on their day-to-day activities. The team also includes economist Carolina Phillips.

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.