Partners: Jorge Bofill, Ricardo Escobar, Francisco Aninat, Daniel Praetorius, Sebastián Yanine, Loreto Silva
Number of partners: 6
Number of associates: 15
THE FIRM: Bofill Escobar Abogados is a law firm focused on the resolution of complex and cross border business disputes, before local and foreign courts, governmental authorities and arbitral tribunals. At present Bofill Escobar is the largest business dispute resolution firm in the country. The firm is active in a wide range of high profile cases, covering almost all industries and markets, including retail, food & drink producers, education, energy, natural resources & mining, construction, public works, banking and securities. One of the main strengths of Bofill Escobar is the diversity of experience and specialties of its partners, which allows a comprehensive and innovative approach to the resolution of complex disputes, not necessarily limited to litigation.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Domestic & International Arbitration: The lawyers at Bofill Escobar have extensive experience representing clients in investment arbitration under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, and in domestic and international commercial arbitration proceedings before numerous arbitral institutions, including ICC, AAA, and the local Santiago Chamber of Commerce. Some of this experience was acquired by the firm’s lawyers while working at international firms in the US and Europe before joining Bofill Escobar.
Domestic & Cross Border Litigation: Bofill Escobar is particularly active in complex disputes involving interrelated proceedings, different jurisdictions or areas of law in a wide range of industries.
White-Collar & Securities Litigation: The firm is constantly active in most of the high profile white-collar cases, which require not only sophisticated legal work, but also high profile media management. Bofill Escobar has been involved in the two most notable Chilean securities cases of the decade: ‘Soquimich, caso Cascadas’ and ‘La Polar’ The firm has also vast experience advising clients in the context of anticorruption cases.
Compliance & Corporate Investigations: The firm has also experience conducting internal investigations itself or acting as external advisors of corporate investigations that are being carried out by in-house auditors or compliance teams.
Tax Litigation: Bofill Escobar is constantly involved in assisting clients in tax related conflicts with administrative and judicial authorities. The firm’s tax team members are regularly consulted by other law firms and in-house counsel on tax related conflicts and work closely with white-collar specialists if necessary.
Antitrust & Competition: Bofill Escobar has represented the interests of important multinational companies in antitrust proceedings. The firm’s lawyers have also advised the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office in two of the most notable antitrust cases of the last years.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: All of the firm´s partners have worked at or with international firms handling cross border litigation and international arbitration cases abroad. The firm’s base of clients includes various multinational companies.
LANGUAGES: English, German, Spanish CLIENTS The firm’s client base includes domestic and multinational companies. A list can be provided upon request.