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Firm Profile

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

Firm Profile

Santiago de Chile

  • Profile
  • Avenida Andrés Bello 2711, Piso 8
  • Torre Costanera
  • Las Condes
  • Santiago de Chile
  • Santiago
  • Chile
  • 7550611

Firm profile submitted by Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

Managing Partner: Ana María Yuri
Number of partners: 12
Number of lawyers: 60
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
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:
■Counsel to ENAP, in its capacity as shareholder of GNL Quintero S.A., in the issuance of US$1.1 billion. Partner: Jorge Lembeye
■Counsel to Enjoy in its renegotiation of a syndicated loan agreement. Partners: Octavio Bofill and Ana Maria Yuri
■Counsel to Enlasa Generación S.A. in the issuance of a corporate bond. Partners: Octavio Bofill and Ana Maria Yuri
■Counsel to Vestas Chile Turbinas Eólicas Ltda, in the Chilean portion of a new five-year revolving credit facility of EUR 1bn. Partner: Jorge Lembeye
■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. Partner: Jorge Lembeye
■Advised Etrion Corporation in a bond loan agreement for €80 million in the Norwegian bond market. Partners: Pablo Mir and Jorge Lembeye
Key Clients: Enap, Vestas Chile, UDEC, Enjoy S.A.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
■Counsel to Grupo EGASA in the Arica Casino project. Partner: Alejandro Alvarez
■Sale of NEXTEL Chile. Partner: Octavio Bofill
■Counsel to Tech Pack S.A. in the US$435 million sale of Alusa to Amcor Ltda. Partner: Octavio Bofill
Key Clients: DSD, EPG Partners, Eléctrica Puntilla, Casino Luckia S.A., NII Holdings Inc.

Energy:
■Counsel to Enlasa Generación Chile S.A. in spot market energy sales and public tender process of the Toll Direction. Partner: Jorge Lembeye
■Counsel to Canadian Norcan Hydraulic re El Gato Hydro SpA run of river project in Southern Chile. Partner: Rony Zimerman
■Counsel to Etrion in the financing of its Aguas Blancas three solar projects located in the Antofagasta region. Partners: Pablo Mir and Jorge Lembeye
■Counsel to ENAP in the negotiation and drafting of a development agreement with Codelco , regarding a Thermoelectric Central project. Partner: Jorge Lembeye
■Counsel to Alupar Investimento and CEMIG in the sale of Transchile Charrúa Transmisión to Ferrovial Airports International. Partner: Jorge Lembeye.
Key Clients: Alusa Ingeniería, Eléctrica Puntilla S.A., Etrion Corporation, Enlasa Generación, B&A Mineracao, CODELCO, Emelda S.A.

Mining, & Natural Resources:
■Counsel to Lundin Mining Corp. re purchase of the Candelaria Mine, Region III, Chile. Partner: Pablo Mir
■Counsel to Antofagasta Minerals in the acquisition of 50% stake of Minera Zaldívar, open pit copper mine in Chile. Partner: Pablo Mir
■Counsel to Fortress Minerals Corp. re purchase of Fruta del Norte Gold Project located in Ecuador Partner: Pablo Mir ■Counsel to BMO re underwriting of Mandalay Share Issuance. Partner: Rony Zimerman
Key Clients: Lundin Mining, VALE, Molyb Iron Creek Capital, Coro Mining, Etrion Corp.

Administrative & Environment Law & Regulated Markets:
■Counsel to Lundin Mining Corp. in all environmental and regulatory matters, regarding the Minera Candelaria project. ■Counsel to Antofagasta Minerals in the review of the environmental assessment and the sectorial environmental permits associated to the acquisition of 50% stake of Minera Zaldívar
■Counsel to Minera Los Pelambres in enviromental matters regarding the mining operation before de Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente. Partner: Andrés Jana
Key Clients: Los Parques, Electrica Puntilla, HidroÑuble S.A.

Tax:
■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

Bankruptcy & Insolvency:
■Counsel of Pescanova in a complex bankruptcy restructuring plan. Partner: Alejandro Alvarez
■Counsel to various creditors including AES Gener, Enlasa Generacion,Transchile Charrua Transmission, in the bankruptcy of Campanario Generacion S.A.
Key Clients: AES Gener, Enlasa, Transchile, Somontur, Patagonia Salmon Group.

Antitrust & International Trade:
■Counsel to Chile’s main broadcast television channels re an investigation initiated by the Chile’s AntiTrust Prosecutor. Partner: Guillermo de la Jara
■Counsel to Fresenius Medical Care Chile re unfair competition claim. Partner: Guillermo de la Jara
Key Clients: Chilevisión, Canal 13, Megavisión, TVN, Fresenius, G.M., Bureau Veritas Chile

Construction, Infrastructure & Real Estate:
■Counsel to Alumini Ingeniería Ltda. re EPC contract electricity transmission project in central Chile. Partner: Alejandro Alvarez
■Counsel to Hidroeléctrica Ñuble re EPC contracts for the construction of the 140 MW run of river power plant. Partners: Alejandro Alvarez

Labour:
■Counsel in collective bargaining procedures of: Atacama Minerals SCM, Lotería de Concepción; Liebherr Chile S.A., Compañía Minera Chilpana S.A.; labor litigation: Nephrocare Chile S.A.,Inversiones Nutram S.A., Bureau Veritas S.A., Georgia Pacific Chile S.A., Alumini, Enjoy Chile S.A.; review of labor and human resources matters to: EPG Partners, Enjoy, Lundin Mining, Sociedad del Canal del Maipo, Atacama minerals, Lotería de Concepción, Mitsui Mineral Resources Development (Latin America), others

National Civil & Commercial Litigation:
■Counsel for Mall del Centro de Concepción S.A. re USD $85 MM construction arbitration. Partners: Andrés Jana and Rodrigo Quintana
■Counsel for Minera Lumina Copper in a USD $50 MM arbitration initiated by Incopesa, related to the construction of the Caserones Proyect. Partners: Andrés Jana and Rodrigo Gil
■Counsel for CODELCO in a USD $40 MM arbitration involving the electric power producer E-CL (Suez Energy) related to the interpretation of a Power Purchase Agreement for its largest project Chuquicamata. Partners: Andrés Jana and Rodrigo Gil
■Counsel for the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO) in a major economic fraud committed by Inverlink Financial Group. Partners: Andrés Jana and Rodrigo Quintana
Key Clients: Codelco, ENAP, Minera Lumina Copper, CORFO, Mitsui &Co. Ltd.

International Arbitration:
■Defense of the Republic of Chile in an ICJ dispute initiated by the Plurinational State of Bolivia claiming sovereign access to the sea. Partner: Andrés Jana
■Counsel for Chilean company Quiborax S.A. against the Plurinational State of Bolivia in a USD $50 MM ICSID arbitration. Partners: Andrés Jana and Rodrigo Gil. Counsel: Johanna Klein
■Counsel for Unique-IDC, a joint Swiss-Chilean venture and Swiss company Flughafen Zurich S.A. against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in a USD $36 MM ICSID arbitration. Partners: Andrés Jana and Rodrigo Gil. Counsel: Johanna Klein
■Counsel for ENAP in a USD $76 MM arbitration against a German Hydrogen supply company related to the execution of a Hydrogen and Steam Supply Agreement. Partners: Andrés Jana and Rodrigo Gil
■Counsel for Swedish Mining Company in a USD$75MM construction arbitration against a Chilean company. Partners: Andrés Jana and Rodrigo Gil
■Counsel for a Chilean advertising agency in a USD $60MM international ad hoc arbitration against the French holding company. Partners: Andrés Jana and Rodrigo Gil
■Counsel for a Brazilian engineering company in an ICC arbitration against a Chinese construction company. Partners: Andrés Jana and Rodrigo Gil

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 honored as the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year and members of its team have twice.