Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

Santiago de Chile Office

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Managing Partner: Ana María Yuri
Partners: Octavio Bofill, Pablo Mir, Alejandro Álvarez, Andrés Jana, Rodrigo Gil, Ana María Yuri, Guillermo de la Jara, Guillermo Fonseca, Rodrigo Saffirio, José Antonio Velasco, Pablo Gutiérrez, Karen Werner
Number of partners: 12
Number of lawyers: 57
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (BMAJ) is a leading Chilean full-service law firm recognised for providing innovative and effective client service in a broad range of practices areas. The firm’s recognition is based on its unwavering commitment to its clients, its focused and dedicated professionals and the specialised and creative approach with which each of its various teams collaborate on behalf of the clients’ interests. The firm’s attorneys come from the most prestigious universities in Chile and many have completed postgraduate study at the finest programs in North America, Europe and Latin America. They have worked in major international law firms abroad, acted as professors at Chile’s leading universities and held key government positions.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Mining, Natural Resources & Environmental Law:
BMAJ lawyers are highly specialised in matters related to mining, oil and gas, geothermal power and water law, and have significant experience advising major, intermediate and junior natural resources companies listed on various exchanges around the world.
Key Contacts: Pablo Mir ([email protected]), Rony Zimerman ([email protected])

International Arbitration:
BMAJ is globally-recognised for its impressive experience in international arbitration, above all in Latin America. The team’s lawyers have acted in several investment-treaty arbitrations before ICSID, and in many international commercial disputes before the ICC. BMAJ is particularly experienced in international construction disputes in Latin-American countries, representing sovereign and state entities as well as foreign investors and international construction companies. BMAJ also practices under UNCITRAL and LCIA dispute resolution regimes.
Key Contacts: Andrés Jana ([email protected]), Rodrigo Gil ([email protected])

Domestic Arbitration:
BMAJ is the leading Chilean law firm in major domestic arbitrations and has the largest arbitration team in Chile. The team has been involved in major Chilean arbitrations, mainly in the construction, energy and mining industries. It also has extensive experience in disputes concerning transportation, telecommunications, the financial sector and international franchises.
Key Contacts: Andrés Jana ([email protected]), Rodrigo Gil ([email protected])

Mergers & Acquisitions:
BMAJ is an industry leader in the structuring, preparation, due diligence, negotiation and execution of complex domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances covering a broad array of business and industry sectors.
Key Contacts: Alejandro Álvarez ([email protected]), Octavio Bofill ([email protected]), José Antonio Velasco ([email protected]), Rodrigo Saffirio ([email protected]), Ana María Yuri ([email protected]

BMAJ corporate lawyers advise on the implementation of, as well as compliance with, the increasingly complex rules and regulations of company law and corporate governance. The corporate team offers counsel to local and foreign clients on a broad range of business activities including complex reorganisations, structuring and negotiation of commercial transactions in all sectors of Chile’s diverse economy.
Key Contacts: Alejandro Álvarez ([email protected]), Octavio Bofill ([email protected]), José Antonio Velasco ([email protected]), Rodrigo Saffirio ([email protected]), Ana María Yuri ([email protected])

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
BMAJ’s banking, finance and capital markets practice provides advice to local and international banks, financial institutions and private businesses. The firm has a strong background in project financing in the real estate, retail, power generation, mining and oil and gas sectors; among others. BMAJ’s professionals have executed a wide range of operations, from IPOs to public takeover bids and sophisticated financing debt instruments and securitisations.
Key Contacts: Alejandro Álvarez ([email protected]), Octavio Bofill ([email protected]), José Antonio Velasco ([email protected]), Rodrigo Saffirio ([email protected]), Ana María Yuri ([email protected])

Civil & Commercial Litigation:
The team has experience with disputes before lower level courts, courts of appeal and the Supreme Court. It has a wide network of correspondents throughout Chile and its lawyers are recognised for their courtroom expertise.
Key Contacts: Andrés Jana ([email protected]), Karen Werner ([email protected])

Construction, Infrastructure & Real Estate:
BMAJ regularly counsels national and foreign clients acting as investors, shareholders, developers, contractors or suppliers. The firm habitually counsels major developers and project sales for commercial, retail, industrial and residential use, amongst others.
Key Contacts: Alejandro Álvarez ([email protected]), Octavio Bofill ([email protected]), José Antonio Velasco ([email protected]), Rodrigo Saffirio ([email protected]), Ana María Yuri ([email protected])

BMAJ lawyers are experienced in the development, construction and operation of traditional and renewable energy generation plants, as well as large-scale transmission and distribution projects. The team has expertise in related contractual matters including PPAs and in the financing of these projects, with advice on community and environmental matters from its expert environmental and regulatory teams.
Key Contacts: Pablo Mir ([email protected]), Rony Zimerman ([email protected])

Regulated Markets:
BMAJ advises its clients in diverse regulated markets including telecommunications, water and waste, energy, pharmaceuticals, and construction, as well as representation before administrative proceedings with regulatory entities.
Key Contacts: Guillermo de la Jara ([email protected])

Antitrust & Unfair Competition:
BMAJ’s specialised antitrust department is experienced in complex merger reviews, cartel investigations, market concentration and abuse of dominant position issues, market definition, unfair competition, as well as counsel in connection with investigations conducted by antitrust authorities.
Key Contacts: Guillermo de la Jara ([email protected])

Public International Law:
The team has advised states and international organisations in disputes related to the delimitation of boundaries, international waters, immunity from jurisdiction and execution of states, war damages and use of force.
Key Contacts: Andrés Jana ([email protected])

The firm advises clients in all sectors of the Chilean economy both regarding day to day employment matters such as hiring and compliance; and with long term strategic analysis and planning. The firm handles complex union matters, as well as migration issues.
Key Contacts: Pablo Gutiérrez ([email protected])

BMAJ tax lawyers counsel on complex tax issues in all types of transactions. The team advises parties investing in Chile on cross-border and transactional tax considerations and offer expertise to Chilean affiliates regarding local tax planning. The team has particular expertise in managing tax controversies and investigative procedures, as well as representing clients before the Chilean courts.
Key Contacts: Guillermo Fonseca ([email protected])

Telecommunications, Media & Technology:
BMAJ assists private parties and public authorities, and regularly provides key counsel on commercial transactions in TMT industries. The team has significant expertise advising operators in the telecommunications and broadcasting sector.
Key Contacts: Guillermo de la Jara ([email protected])

Pro Bono:
BMAJ has a proud tradition of participation in pro bono services. Lawyers lend their time and expertise to those of limited means who have difficulty accessing the justice system, as well as nonprofit organisations and public interest causes. In the last year the firm’s lawyers dedicated over 1,000 hours to cases ranging from advising indigenous communities on corporate issue, to wrongful imprisonment. BMAJ is regularly recognised by the Vance Center for International Justice as a Pro Bono ‘Leading Light’.
Key Contacts: Alejandro Álvarez ([email protected]), Pablo Mir ([email protected])