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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 antitrust team is known for its competition expertise in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, automobiles, media and telecoms, and it stands out for its international trade remedy experience. Guillermo de la Jara led advice to Fresenius Medical Care Chile on an unfair competition claim filed against it by a Chilean competitor. The practice also advised major Mexican steel producer Deacero in its defence against dumping charges. Octavio Bofill is the key adviser.

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Within: Environment

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana handles environmental law as a subset of its broader public and environmental law practices and the team has a strong focus on environmental compliance, due diligence and litigation, as well as on the processing of environmental assessment consultations. Recent matters include the defence of Minera Candelaria before a sanctioning procedure by the Environmental Superintendence, while ongoing matters include acting as standing environmental counsel to Mitsui regarding all its local and environmental issues. Guillermo de la Jara and senior associate Cristián Franetovic are experienced practitioners.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana’s public law group incorporates the firm’s administrative law, environmental and regulated markets’ practices. Areas of note include the public law aspects of water rights, electricity law, customs law, health law and urban development law, as well as public law litigation and the public law issues surrounding major projects. The team acted for Compañía Contractual Minera Candelaria in an audit and investigative procedure initiated by the Chilean Environmental Superintendence regarding possible breaches of environmental assessment resolutions. Guillermo de la Jara is highly rated.

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Within: Leading lawyers

Guillermo de la Jara - Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

Within: TMT

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana’s practice head (and former Undersecretary of the Ministry of Telecommunications), Guillermo de la Jara is well known for providing administrative and regulatory advice to companies. The team acted for Globalsat Latam in its bid to Chile’s public procurement system to provide satellite communications services across the country. Octavio Bofill is also a key contact. Other notable clients include Televisión Interactiva and Antofagasta Minerals.

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