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Firm Profile

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

Firm Profile

Santiago de Chile

  • Profile
  • Avenida Andrés Bello 2711, piso 8
  • Las Condes
  • Santiago de Chile
  • Santiago
  • Chile
  • ZC 7550611

Firm profile submitted by Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

Managing Partner: Ana María Yuri
Number of partners: 13
Number of lawyers: 60
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (BMAJ) is a leading Chilean business law firm recognised for providing innovative and effective client service in a broad range of practice 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.

Banks, Finance & Capital Markets:
■ Co-counsel to Pacific Hydro in a USD $500 million global funding platform from an international consortium of banks to provide financing across a portfolio of renewable energy assets throughout Chile and Australia
■ Counsel to Bice Vida Compañía de Seguros in the renegotiating of a syndicated loan facility structured as a USD $263 million credit
■ Counsel to Enjoy S.A. in the issuance of Senior Secured Notes for USD $300 million under Rule 144A of the US Securities Act of 1933 and in the registration before the Chilean Securities Exchange Commission (SVS) of a bond due on 2024 for USD 2,145,000,000 app
■ Counsel to ENAP, in its capacity as shareholder of GNL Quintero S.A., in the issuance of USD $1.1 billion
■ Advised Hidroeléctrica Ñuble SpA in the US$260 million non-recourse financing for a run of a river hydroelectric power station in the south of Chile
Key Clients: Enap, Vestas Chile, UDEC, Enjoy S.A. Bice Vida Compañía de Seguros S.A., Neorentas S.A. AGF; Asset Chile S.A.
Contacts: Octavio Bofill, Ana María Yuri
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:
■ Counsel to Pacific Hydro Chile the purchase from Cachapoal Inversiones Ltda. of the whole of its equity interest in Pacific Hydro Chacayes S.A. and its affiliate Inversiones Pacific Hydro Cachapoal for USD $ 43.750.000
■ Counsel to Enjoy’s S.A. founders, the Martinez family, on its partnership with Advent International who will acquire a significant stake of the gambling company for USD $170 million
■ Counsel to Matriz Ideas S.A. and its controlling shareholders in the transaction by which Abraaj Group acquired control of the home decor and design retail store for USD $49.2 million
■ Counsel to Tech Pack S.A. in the US$435 million sale of Alusa to Amcor Ltda
Key Clients: DSD, EPG Partners, Eléctrica Puntilla, Casino Luckia S.A.,NII Holdings Inc.
Contacts: Alejandro Álvarez, Octavio Bofill
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

■ Counsel to Alupar Investimento and CEMIG in the sale of their interests in Transchile Charrúa Transmisión S.A. to Ferrovial Transco Chile SpA, a Chilean unit of Spain’s Ferrovial S.A. for USD $138 million
■ Counsel to Pacifico HVDC Link, a Canadian company developing a transmission project running from Southern Perú to Northern Chile (Crucero-Encuentro Substation)
■ Permanent counsel to Eléctrica Puntilla in all matters regarding the acquisition, financing, development and construction of the Ñuble 136 MW run of river project
■ Counsel to Enlasa Generación Chile S.A. in spot market energy sales and public tender process of the Toll Direction
■ Counsel to Canadian Norcan Hydraulic re El Gato Hydro SpA run of river project in Southern Chile
Key Clients: Eléctrica Puntilla S.A., SCM Franke, ENAP, Etrion Corporation, Enlasa Generación, CODELCO, Emelda S.A.
Contact: Pablo Mir
Email: [email protected]

Mining & Natural Resources:
■ Counsel to Exeter in the sale of its outstanding shares to Goldcorp Inc., including the Caspiche and Cerro Casale projects
■ Counsel to Barrick Gold in a 50/50 joint venture agreement with Goldcorp in the operation of the gold and copper deposits Cerro Casale and Caspiche BMAJ advices Molyb (Codelco) in the construction and development of a molybdenum recovery plant of USD 400 million in Mejillones, Chile
■ Counsel to Sprott Resource Holdings Inc. in a share purchase agreement to acquire 70% of the outstanding equity of Sociedad Contractual Minera Tres Valles
■ Counsel to Lundin Mining Corp. re purchase of the Candelaria Mine, Region III, Chile
■ Counsel to Antofagasta Minerals in the acquisition of 50% stake of Minera Zaldívar, open pit copper mine in Chile for USD 1,005 million
Key Clients: Lundin Mining, NGEX, SCM Atacama Minerals Chile, Antofagasta Minerals, VALE, Molyb Iron Creek, Capital, Coro Mining, Etrion Corp
Contacts: Pablo Mir, Rony Zimerman
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Administrative, Environment & Regulated Markets:
■ Permanent counsel to Mitsui & Co. Ltd. in all environmental and regulatory matters regarding its activities in Chile
■ Counsel to Lundin Mining Corp. in all environmental and regulatory matters, regarding the Minera Candelaria project
■ Counsel to Minera Los Pelambres in environmental matters regarding the mining operation before de Superintendence of the Envrironment
Key Clients: Eléctrica Puntilla, HidroÑuble S.A., Mitsui & Co., Minera Candelaria, Minera Nevada, Frontera Chile Ltda. Corfo, Inversiones Alsacia S.A. and Express de Santiago Uno S.A.
Contacts: Guillermo de la Jara, Octavio Bofill
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

■ Working together with professionals from other practice areas of the firm, BMAJ’s specialists provide insight that allows tax efficient transactions. BMAJ has deep experience in tax proceedings before the Chilean tax authorities and the courts
Key Clients: EGASA Group, Bice Vida Compañía de Seguros, Pacific Hydro, Patria Investments, Revelo Resources, Río Blanco
Contact: Guillermo Fonseca
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust & International Trade:
■ Counsel to Deacero in its defense of dumping charges presented by the Chilean Steel Industry
■ Counsel to Chile’s main broadcast television channels re an investigation initiated by the Chile’s Antitrust Prosecutor
■ Counsel to Fresenius Medical Care Chile re unfair competition claim
Key Clients: Chilevisión, Canal 13, Megavisión, TVN, Fresenius, G.M., Deacero S.A.P.I de C.V., Bureau Veritas Chile
Contact: Guillermo Fonseca
Email: [email protected]

Construction, Infrastructure & Real Estate:
■ Counsel to Bice Vida Compañía de Seguros in all of their real estate investment projects
■ Counsel to Neorentas in different acquisitions and financing agreements regarding real estate projects
■ Counsel to Alumini Ingeniería Ltda. re EPC contract electricity transmission project in central Chile
■ Counsel to Hidroeléctrica Ñuble re EPC contracts for the construction of the 140 MW run of river power plant
Key Clients: Constructora Pacal, Hipotecaria La Construcción, Constructora Pocuro, Neorentas
Contact: Alejandro Álvarez
Email: [email protected]

■ Counsel in collective bargaining procedures of: Atacama Minerals SCM, Lotería de Concepción; Liebherr Chile S.A., Minera Chilpana; labour litigation: Nephrocare Chile S.A., Bureau Veritas S.A., Georgia Pacific Chile S.A., Alumini, Enjoy S.A.; review of labour and human resources matters to: EPG Partners, Enjoy, Lundin Mining, Sociedad del Canal del Maipo, Atacama minerals, Lotería de Concepción, Mitsui Mineral Resources
Contact: Pablo Gutiérrez
Email: [email protected]

Local Civil & Commercial Litigation:
■ Co-counsel to Antofagasta PLC in civil and criminal law proceedings initiated by Xstrata Pachón regarding a waste dump in the border between Chile and Argentina
■ Counsel for Mall del Centro de Concepción S.A. re USD $85 MM construction arbitration
■ Counsel for Minera Lumina Copper in a USD $50 MM arbitration initiated by Incopesa, related to the construction of the Caserones Proyect
■ Counsel for the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO) in a major economic fraud committed by Inverlink Financial Group
Key Clients: Codelco, ENAP, Minera Lumina Copper, CORFO, Mitsui &Co. Ltd.
Contacts: Andrés Jana, Rodrigo Gil, Rodrigo Quitana
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

International Arbitration:
■ Counsel to ENAP in a claim before the ICC against PMO, regarding the breach of a Joint Operating Agreement
■ Counsel to Chilean company Quiborax S.A. against Bolivia in USD $50 million ICSID arbitration
■ Counsel for Unique-IDC, a joint Swiss-Chilean venture and Swiss company Flughafen Zurich S.A., against Venezuela in USD $36 million ICSID arbitration
■ Counsel to the Republic of Chile in a claim before the ICJ against Bolivia regarding the right to use the waters of the Silala river
■ Co-counsel to the Panama Canal Authority in an ICC arbitral dispute against several construction companies in a multibillion dollar project
Contacts: Andrés Jana, Rodrigo Gil
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Pro Bono:
BMAJ has a proud tradition of participation in pro bono services, lending its time and expertise to those of limited means who require legal assistance. BMAJ’s efforts have been recognised as the firm has been honoured as the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year and members of its team have three times.


  • Avenida Andrés Bello 2711, Piso 8,
  • Torre Costanera,
  • Las Condes,
  • Santiago de Chile,
  • Santiago
  • Chile
  • 7550611
  • Tel +56 22 757 7600
  • Fax +56 2 757 7601
  • Email : [email protected]
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