Octavio Bofill

Partner

Octavio Bofill is described by sources as ‘a senior lawyer who is very qualified, has prestige in the market and is easy to engage in conversations about financial mandates’; and ‘an amazing M&A lawyer.’ They go on to say: ‘He is deeply involved in every deal and his knowledge doesn’t just focus on the legal aspects of a transaction, but rather, it encompasses the entire Chilean market.’

– Chambers and Partners Latin America

About

Octavio Bofill is a founding partner of BMAJ and co-head of the Corporate Law practice area.

He leads a strong transactional practice with particular expertise in structured finance operations for local and international clients including banking institutions and insurance companies. Octavio has also acted in countless major local and cross-border M&A transactions, as well as on behalf of issuers and investors in capital markets operations.

Octavio’s experience spans a range of industries including energy, finance, insurance, professional services, infrastructure and construction, real estate, mining, consumer products and retail, among others. He also has in-depth knowledge of the telecommunications industry and co-leads BMAJ’s TMT practice area.

Octavio has been a professor of Commercial Law at the University of Chile for over 20 years. He is also a member of the list of arbitrators at the Santiago Chamber of Commerce and has been a member of the panel of arbitration of concessions agreements at the Ministry of Public Works since 2010.

Work experience
  • Founding Partner, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados (since 2009);
  • Founding Partner, Bofill & Cía (2006-2009);
  • Partner, Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cía (1990-2006);
  • Trainee, Allgemeines Treuunternehmen, Vaduz, Liechtenstein (1994).
Education
  • Accepted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Chile (1990);
  • J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica De Valparaíso (1987).
Academic activities
  • Professor, Accreditation of Securities Intermediation, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2011);
  • Professor, Executive LL.M., Universidad del Desarrollo (since 2007);
  • Professor, Corporate Law, Universidad de Chile (since 1992).
Awards and acknowledgments
  • Chambers and Partners Global: Corporate/M&A (Band 2); Capital Markets (Band 3); Banking & Finance (Band 4);
  • Chambers and Partners Latin America: Corporate/M&A (Band 2); Capital Markets (Band 3); Banking & Finance (Band 3);
  • The Legal 500: “Leading Individual” – Corporate and M&A; Banking and Finance;
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Highlighted in Corporate and M&A; Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Telecoms & Media; Corporate Governance;
  • IFLR1000: “Highly Regarded” Banking & Finance; M&A;
  • Latin American Corporate Counsel: “LACCA Approved” – Banking & Finance;
  • Best Lawyers: “Lawyer of the Year” – Structured Finance Law (2020);
  • Best Lawyers: Recommended in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Communications, Corporate and M&A, Corporate and Compliance, Investment, Project Finance and Development Practice, Structured Finance, Technology and Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
Memberships
  • Member, panel of arbitrators for concessions agreements, Ministry of Public Works;
  • Member, list of arbitrators of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce;
  • Member, Chilean Institute of Commercial Law;
  • Member, Legal Circle, Icare;
  • International Bar Association (IBA);
  • Member of the Board for several open and closed corporations;
  • Chilean Bar Association.
Publications and seminars
  • Co-author, “Analysis and Comments on the Reform of the Chilean Bankruptcy Regime (Bulletin 8324-03)”, Revista de Derecho, Escuela de Postgrado N° 4, Universidad de Chile and Thomson Reuters Chile (2013);
  • Author, “Some Reflections on the new Regulation of the Law on Corporations”, Revista Estudios de Derecho Comercial, III Chilean Conference on Commercial Law, Universidad de Chile (2013);
  • Author, “Reflections on capital in Chilean Corporations”, Chilean – Uruguayan Conference on Commercial Law, Universidad de Chile (2011);
  • Author, “Getting the Deal Through – Corporate Law,” Law Business Research (2012, 2011 and 2010);
  • Author, “Securitization in Chile”, Law Magazine of the University of the Americas (2004);
  • Author, “Securitization in Chile”, ISR International Securitization Report, Thomson Financial Publishing (2000);
  • Author, ”Infrastructure Bond in Chile”, publication for the Capital Market Committee of the Ministries of Finance and Public Works of Chile (1996).