Benjamín Silva

Associate

Benjamín is an associate in BMAJ’s Dispute Resolution practice area.

About

His practice focuses on the resolution of complex and commercial lawsuits, conflicts between shareholders, insolvency processes and company reorganizations, and lawsuits in the construction and mining sectors, among others.

He also advises in cases administered under different arbitral institutions and rules, such as ICC, ICSID and CAM Santiago, as well as in ad-hoc arbitral tribunals.

Work experience
  • Associate, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados (since 2021);
  • Associate, Baker Botts LLP, UK (2019-2020);
  • Associate, Alessandri Abogados (2015-2018).
Education
  • Intensive Course in Public International Law and Private International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands (2020);
  • LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution, King’s College London, UK (2018-2019);
  • Diploma in Litigation and New Procedures, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2017);
  • Diploma in New Trends in Contracts and Damages, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2016);
  • Accepted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Chile (2016);
  • J.D., Universidad del Desarrollo (2013).
Academic activities
  • Teaching Assistant, Public International Law, Universidad del Desarrollo (2012-2013).
Awards and acknowledgments
  • Best Lawyers: Recognized in Arbitration and Mediation;
  • The Hague Academy of International Law: Scholar of the Curatorium (2020);
  • The Hague Academy of International Law: First place – Best Negotiating Team, “Hours of Crisis” Competition (2020);
  • The Hague Academy of International Law: Second place – Best Written Presentations, “Hours of Crisis” Competition (2020).
Publications and seminars
Memberships
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Santiago Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (SVYAP) (2021-2022);
  • Chilean Bar Association.