José Antonio Velasco


‘José Antonio Velasco stands out for his profound understanding not only of the legal aspects but also of the business itself and clients’ idiosyncrasies. The understanding of the urgency of response even for last minute requests, and giving reliable and relevant advice to clients, allows clients to make the appropriate decisions in a timely manner.’

– The Legal 500 Latin America


José Antonio is a partner in BMAJ’s Corporate Law practice area.

He advises local and foreign clients in the incorporation of their companies in Chile, and in the development of their businesses in the country. He also advises on merger and acquisition transactions and has extensive experience in local and international financing operations, corporate restructuring, real estate issues, public bidding processes and project development.

Work experience
  • Partner, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (since 2017);
  • Associate, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (2014-2017);
  • International Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP (Chicago and New York), USA (2013-2014);
  • Associate, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (2009-2012);
  • Associate, Alvarez Hinzpeter Jana (2006-2009).
  • LL.M. (Corporate Law), Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA (Class of 2013);
  • Certificate in Business Administration, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA (Class of 2013);
  • Master, Humanities, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile (2006);
  • Admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Chile (2000);
  • J.D., Universidad de Chile, Chile (2001).
Awards and acknowledgments
  • Best Lawyers Chile: Recommended in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions, and Structured Finance Law (2020);
  • The Legal 500: “Recommended Lawyer” (since 2018);
  • Fundación Pro Bono de Chile: Recognized by his Pro Bono work (2008 and 2010).
  • Chilean Bar Association.
Publications and seminars
  • Contributor, “Nullity and Rescission in the Chilean Civil Law” by Arturo Alessandri Besa, Editorial Jurídica de Chile, 2008 edition.