Partners: Alejandro Alvarez, Octavio Bofill, Rodrigo Gil, Andrés Jana, Jorge Lembeye, Pablo Mir, Blanca Oddo, Ana María Yuri, Rony Zimerman
Number of partners worldwide: 9
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 70
Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (BMAJ) is a leading Chilean business law firm recognized 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, it’s focused and dedicated professionals, and the specialized and creative approach with which each of its various teams collaborate on behalf of the clients’ interests. The firm’s 70 plus attorneys, come from most prestigious universities in Chile, and many have LL.Ms from the finest programs in North America, Europe and Chile, 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:
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Lawyers of BMAJ are highly qualified in areas of commercial, finance, tax, labour, administrative and competition law matters, among others. This solid base of knowledge and experience permits the firm to provide comprehensive counsel in mergers and acquisitions matters, and has positioned BMAJ as a leader in the development, negotiation and execution of complex and innovative mergers and acquisitions transactions, both domestic and cross-border.
BMAJ has a strong team of corporate law specialists who guide clients through the implementation of, and 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.
Banking, Finance & Securities:
BMAJ’s banking, finance and capital markets practice provides advice to banks, financial institutions and private businesses both Chilean and foreign. The firm has a strong background in project financing in diverse areas of the economy, including, real estate, retail, power generation, mining and oil and gas sectors. BMAJ’s professionals have executed a wide range of operations from IPOs, to public takeover bids and sophisticated financing debt instruments and securitisations.
Mining, Energy & Natural Resources:
Lawyers at BMAJ are highly specialised in mining, oil and gas, geothermal power and water law and have broad experience advising major, intermediate and junior natural resources companies listed on various exchanges around the world.
Working in conjunction with members of the other practice areas of the firm, the tax specialists at BMAJ provide creative tax planning, permitting the firms clients to reach their business goals in a tax effective manner.
Regulated Markets & Competition Law:
BMAJ advises its clients in diverse regulated markets including, telecommunications, water and waste, energy, pharmaceuticals and construction and represents them in administrative proceedings before regulatory entities, and Chile’s antitrust authorities.
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution:
The vast experience and high level of professionalism of the members of the BMAJ litigation and alternative dispute resolution team, has made the firm a clear leader in this area.
The firm’s lawyers have actively and consistently participated in complex conflicts in all areas of Chilean business law such as: civil, commercial, tax, administrative and labour and are experienced litigators before both the Chilean courts and arbitration tribunals of all levels.
Professionals of BMAJ have acted in conflicts resolved under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) dispute resolution regimes.
International Litigation between States & Private Parties:
BMAJ has developed a successful practice providing counsel to both states and private parties in disputes before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The firm has experience representing the government of Chile, and has also represented investors into Chile.
The criminal litigation team of BMAJ is one of the most respected in Chile specialising in white-collar crimes, fraud, banking and securities matters and criminal negligence.
International Trade Law:
The firm advises public and private sector clients regarding a wide range of international trade issues, including the implementation and interpretation of the WTO Agreements, regional trade and free trade agreements, investment treaties and in dispute resolution before the relevant national and international authorities.
AES Gener; Asset Chile S.A.; Bice Vida/ BiceCorp; CEMEX; Deutsche Bank; Domino’s Pizza International; Enjoy; Enlasa Generación; Fresenius Medical Care; Inversiones Alsacia S.A.; ISSI (Operators of Dominio’s Pizza, Blockbuster, and other retail chains); Lundin Group Mining; Mayo Clinic; Mitsui & Co Ltd.; Molyb (Codelco); New Gold; NorCan Hydro; Quadra Mining; Riverbank Power; Sandvik; Talison Lithium; Tata Consultancy Services; Transchile Transmission; VALE; CORFO; GPS Group.
- Mergers & Acquisitions/ Corporate Octavio Bofill, Alejandro Alvarez
- Banks, Finance & Capital Markets Octavio Bofill
- Mining, Energy & Natural Resources Pablo Mir, Rony Zimerman
- Tax Octavio Bofill, Guillermo Fonseca
- Regulated Markets & Competition Andrés Jana, Blanco Oddo
- Bankruptcy & Insolvency Octavio Bofill
- Construction, Infrastructure & Real Estate Alejandro Alvarez
- Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Andres Jana
- International Arbitration Andres Jana
- Criminal Litigation & Defence Andres Jana
- International Trade Law Alvaro Jana
- Avenida Andrés Bello 2711, Piso 8,
- Torre Costanera,
- Las Condes,
- Santiago de Chile,
- Tel +56 22 757 7600
- Fax +56 2 757 7601
- Email : email@example.com
- Website : www.bmaj.cl