Firm Profile

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

Chile

Mining tradition with disputes prestige

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 2009

Partners: 12

Lawyers: 62

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados is a standout firm that clients and competitors respect and admire. Its disputes prestige and mining expertise are equally matched by its M&A and project finance and infrastructure areas. With a young partnership and forward-thinking outlook, BMAJ works to its core strengths while staying agile and adapting to market needs.

BMAJ's trump suit is its successful offering of litigation, arbitration, natural resources and corporate and M&A advice. The firm favours complex transactional work, and its blend of disputes and natural resource capabilities makes it well-positioned to help mining and energy clients handle increased scrutiny by regulators.

The firm has remained busy with its transactional offerings over the last 12 months, despite national – even global – economic slowdown during the covid-19 pandemic. Its disputes and project finance expertise give it an edge over other competitors, with clients still returning to BMAJ for multifaceted legal counsel.

The jewel in BMAJ’s crown, its dispute resolution area, was as busy as ever in 2020, with many companies facing an array of problems in the face of the pandemic and the business disruption it caused. With disputes expected to continue well into 2021 and beyond, the firm is in a good position to handle this increase in mandates.

BMAJ prides itself on having a relatively young partnership and sees itself as a disruptive force in Chile’s traditionally conservative legal market. Partners typically range in age from early 30s to early 50s, and the traditional family-led business structure of many firms in the region is simply not the case at BMAJ. The firm deserves praise for its fresh outlook, which has led to a diverse workforce and a staunch commitment to pro bono work. Ana María Yuri, a talented transactional lawyer, is one of very few female managing partners in Chilean firms.

BMAJ has an exchange programme with law firms in Australia and Canada, and with a German law school.

Clients applaud this firm’s services year on year with one highlighting the lawyers’ “responsiveness, business sense and ability to get things done”, while another points out the impressive deep bench at the firm as a reason to return. Additional feedback underlines the firm’s total commitment to its clients, that lawyers are always available and have excellent knowledge of the practical side of transactions.

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