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Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 1ChileLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent team with widely renowned arbitration expertise. Showcases international experience acting for relevant clients under ICC and ICSID rules, as well as domestic mandates under CAM rules and ad hoc arbitration hearings. Regularly advises on commercial and investor-state disputes within the oil and gas, construction and energy sectors regarding major infrastructure projects, shareholder conflicts, breaches of contract and expropriation of mining concessions.

Strengths

One client highlights that "the team is noted for their adept handling of ICC arbitrations; they are true experts in matters relating to the construction sector."

Another interviewee adds: "It is clear they have vast experience in the industry and a solid academic record; they are a very cohesive team and are fully involved in the technical aspects."

Work highlights

Represented EIMISA in a CAM Santiago arbitration against the Chilean subsidiary of Mitsubishi regarding a contract for the construction of a thermoelectric power plant in northern Chile.

Notable practitioners

Prominent partner Andrés Jana has forged a formidable reputation in the arbitration space and is described by market commentators as "a superb lawyer and among the most important figures in the international arbitration practice." He represents clients in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under ICC and ICSID rules. A client further praises "his vast experience, profound knowledge and strategic approach to disputes," adding: "He is always available for us and we appreciate that."

Karen Werner enters the rankings this year after receiving praise from clients. One interviewee says: "She stands out for her ability to grasp the details of a case quickly, suggest creative solutions and advise on strategic issues in potential disputes."

Partner Rodrigo Gil receives high praise from clients for his skilful handling of domestic and international arbitration proceedings. "He has a keen eye for the opponent's weak spot and that is very impressive. His global insight and in-depth knowledge of the law make him a brilliant lawyer," one client reports, while another interviewee highlights "his extraordinary performance at hearings and his advocacy skills, especially when it comes to cross-examination."

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Overview

Our Disute Resolution team is recognised as one of the best in Chile and Latin America.  We offer clients a service comparable in quality to the world’s leading law firms in complex, high stakes national and cross-border disputes.

Clients turn to us for major disputes related to construction, energy and mining, as well as for disputes in the engineering, transportation and financial industries, thanks to our exceptional experience in similar cases in international fora and our ability to apply the high standards of international arbitration to domestic arbitration.

Our Litigation practice area combines the courtroom expertise of our litigation lawyers with the knowledge and experience of our regulatory, corporate, antitrust and natural resources practice areas. Our comprehensive advice ensures clients are well equipped with a strategy that adapts to the challenges of any litigation challenge they may face.

To learn more about our practice, please visit bmaj.cl/our-work/practice-areas

Members

Gil, Rodrigo (Head of Department)

Jana, Andrés (Head of Department)

Bown, Tomás

Demarchi, Victoria

Dittus, Carla

Marcos, Alfonso

Rodillo, Jorge

Silva, Benjamín

Werner, Karen

Zisis, Nicolás

Industries

Banks and Finance

Concession projects

Construction

Franchising and trademarks

Gas and Energy

Mining

Natural Resources

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

Sports

Telecommunications and media

Transport

Dispute Resolution

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

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Location

Avenida Andrés Bello 2711, piso 8

Las Condes

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

ZC 7550611

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Chile

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Andrés Jana
Band 1
Rodrigo Gil
Band 2

Dispute Resolution: Litigation


Karen Werner
Up and Coming