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Firm Profile

Balmaceda, Cox y Piña Abogados

Firm Profile

Santiago de Chile

  • Profile
  • Nueva York Nº9, Piso 16
  • Santiago de Chile
  • Santiago
  • Chile

Firm profile submitted by Balmaceda, Cox y Piña Abogados

Senior Partners:
Matías Balmaceda Mahns, Francisco Cox Vial, Juan Ignacio Piña Rochefort
Number of partners: 3
Number of associates: 11

Criminal Law:
Matías Balmaceda Mahns
Criminal Compliance: Iván Millán Gutiérrez
International Human Rights/International Criminal Law: Francisco Cox Vial
Administrative Sanctions Law, Civil Liability: Juan Ignacio Piña Rochefort

Balmaceda, Cox & Piña Abogados (BCP Abogados) is a law firm specialising in litigation. Lawyers Matias Balmaceda, Francisco Cox and Juan Ignacio Piña founded it in 2005 while a new criminal proceedings system was starting in Chile. Thereafter, other fields in law have been addressed by the firm, offering a comprehensive service, with effective and innovative solutions for complex private and public litigation.


Criminal Law:
Corporate and individuals representation in criminal cases, both defending them against criminal prosecution or promoting their interests as victims. Lawyers of the firm have extensive experience in investigation, litigation and negotiation of complex criminal cases, such as whitecollar crimes, corruption, public health, environment, trademarks, etc. The firm has successfully participated in numerous high public exposure cases.

Criminal Compliance: Design and implementation of criminal compliance programs, specially working out in the improvement of corporate behaviour standards, advising companies in their criminal risks assessments and training their boards, high executives and employees, mostly in the prevention of corruption. By this means corporations can fully comply with the requirements of both domestic and international laws, such as FCPA and UK Bribery Act.

International Human Rights/International Litigation: The defense and investigation of mass violations of human rights both litigating before the Inter American Human Rights System and integrating investigative bodies of human rights violations. The firm also is the only firm in the country that litigates before the International Criminal Court, at The Hague, currently representing victims of the conflict in northern Uganda in the case of the OTP vs Dominic Ongwen. One of the Senior Partners is also the Chilean co-agent before the International Court of Justice, appointed by the Chilean Government.

Administrative Sanctions Law, Civil Liability: Long experience in administrative sanctions, developing public and private litigation before administrative authorities in regulatory matters. A specific area covers civil liability litigation, such arising from private wrongs or as a consequence of criminal responsibility.

INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm litigates before the Inter American Human Rights System. It is also the only one in the country that litigates before the International Criminal Court. Besides, it has designed and implemented criminal compliance programs in countries in Latin America others than Chile.


■■Real state


  • Nueva York Nº9, Piso 16,
  • Santiago de Chile,
  • Santiago
  • Chile
  • Tel +56 22 671 3323
  • Fax +56 2 672 7373
  • Email : [email protected]
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