Bofill Escobar Silva Abogados

Dispute Resolution Department

Chile
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What the team is known for Dominant firm frequently representing clients in high-profile white-collar crime cases. Team possesses significant expertise advising on disputes related to investigations by the Chilean Securities and Exchange Commission (CMF) into securities fraud. Also handles cases involving allegations of bribery, and the illegal funding of political campaigns. Offers additional capabilities in civil litigation, often in cases with parallel criminal proceedings. Notable cases include shareholder disputes and damages claims linked to infrastructure projects. Grupo Auguri and Colún are new client wins.

Strengths Clients are very happy with the success of the work, with one stating: "The service handling a complex matter was excellent. They are excellent litigators who provide sound legal arguments."

Work highlights Represented Grupo Auguri in a USD20 million administrative investigation by the Chilean Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the alleged withholding of information that might impact the stock price.

Notable practitioners

According to clients, department head and partner Jorge Bofill is a "distinguished criminal lawyer who is not only active in academia but is always involved in the most important cases in the country." Other market observers consider that "he is exceptional; someone who is very analytical, focused and calm when it comes to managing cases."

Partner Sebastián Yanine is recognised by market onlookers as an "excellent litigator with a lot of experience, he offers good advice and is a lead practitioner in litigation strategy." He is well versed in advising clients on disputes related to construction permits.