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Guillermo de la Jara

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Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

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Antitrust, Public Law and TMT


Partner. Mr. de la Jara co-heads the Antitrust, TMT and Public Law groups of BMAJ. His areas of practice are Telecommunications, Mass Media, Regulated Markets, Administrative Litigation, Unfair Competition, Intellectual Property, Public Procurement and Antitrust.


He previously worked for Isapre Fundación Bancoestado (1990-1996) and the Telecommunications sub-Secretariat (1996-2010), where as legal adviser he partook in some of the most important reforms to the internet and mobile telephony sectors, the definition of the digital TV standard in Chile and the rules on telecommunications antennas.




He is a member of the Chilean Bar Association.


He graduated from the Universidad de Chile Law School (1990). He holds a Ph.D. from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (2008) and a Diploma in Economy and Finance for lawyers from the Economy and Administration School at Universidad de Chile (1997). 


Competition and antitrust

Within: Competition and antitrust

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana’s team regularly assists with antitrust issues, such as access to markets, price distortions, anti-competitive behaviour and public procurement; and the practice is well known for its sector expertise in media and television, and agriculture. The team advised Chile’s largest broadcast television stations in an investigation carried out by the FNE, regarding an industry-wide joint telecoms infrastructure project for the transmission of digital television. Guillermo de la Jara is highly rated.

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Within: Environment

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana’s environmental law group is part of the firm’s public law department; it has extensive experience in due diligence matters, environmental compliance, litigation and environmental assessment consultations. The firm acts as ongoing counsel to Mitsui & Co, one of the largest corporate conglomerates in Japan, in the environmental aspects of the company’s prospective projects in Chile; and it recently acted for Frontera del Oro in an environmental assessment consultation for a mining expansion project. Guillermo de la Jara is recommended.

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Public law

Within: Public law

The team at Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana advises on the administrative law aspects of urban law, water rights, electricity law, customs matters and health law. Recent highlights saw the team act as counsel to Compañía Contractual Minera Candelaria, a subsidiary of Canada’s Lundin Mining, on an audit and investigative procedure initiated by the Chilean Environmental Superintendence; the matter involved possible breaches of environmental assessment resolutions. Guillermo de la Jaraexcels in public law’.

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Within: Leading lawyers

Guillermo de la Jara - Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

Within: TMT

The team at Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Janais incredibly responsive’ and ‘has excellent legal acumen’. The practice regularly advises telecoms and broadcasting operators, including telephone, mobile phone and internet service providers, broadcast television channels, and telecoms technology service providers. The team also assists private parties and public authorities with tariff-setting procedures and TMT-related antitrust matters, as well as TMT-related labour law issues, commercial transactions (including M&A), and insolvencies. It advised major local TV network, Chilevisión, on the drafting and negotiation of its advertising agreements, which involved regulatory and antitrust compliance issues. Octavio Bofill and former Undersecretary of the Ministry of Telecommunications Guillermo de la Jara are experienced in the regulatory issues surrounding the telecoms, television and radio sectors.

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