Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (BMAJ) was recognized by Leaders League as the best Latin American Law Firm (Dispute Resolution) in 2018.
BMAJ is a leading Chilean full-service law firm recognised for providing innovative and effective client service in a broad range of practices. 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.
BMAJ is globally-recognised for its impressive experience in international arbitration, above all in Latin America. The team’s lawyers have acted in several investment-treaty arbitrations before ICSID, and in many international commercial disputes before the ICC. BMAJ is particularly experienced in international construction disputes in Latin-American countries, representing sovereign and state entities as well as foreign investors and international construction companies. BMAJ also practices under UNCITRAL and LCIA dispute resolution regimes.
BMAJ is the leading Chilean law firm in major domestic arbitrations and has the largest arbitration team in Chile. The team has been involved in major Chilean arbitrations, mainly in the construction, energy and mining industries. It also has extensive experience in disputes concerning transportation, telecommunications, the financial sector and international franchises.
Civil & Commercial Litigation
The team has experience with disputes before lower level courts, courts of appeal and the Supreme Court, and has a wide network of correspondents throughout Chile. BMAJ litigation lawyers are distinguished for their courtroom expertise. Among the firm’s notable cases is the defense of Chilean investment department CORFO in several civil cases related to the collection of USD $150 million embezzled from the state in the Inverlink fraud.
Public International Law
The team has advised states before ICJ and international organisations in disputes related to the delimitation of boundaries, international waters, immunity from jurisdiction and execution of states, war damages and
use of force; including representation of Chile in state disputes against Bolivia in the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Litigation & Criminal Defence
The law firm’s criminal practice concentrates on litigation and criminal defence of white-collar crimes and the related civil liability and corporate/criminal liability.