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Bofill Mir Abogados
Av. Andrés Bello 2711, 8th floor
Las Condes, Torre Costanera
7550611 Santiago
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Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance and Capital Markets.




Founding partner Octavio Bofill has dedicated his more than 30 years of practice to corporate matters, especially mergers and acquisitions, financing, restructuring and insolvency, and capital markets, among others, both at the local and international level. 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.

He 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.


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;
Member, Chilean Bar Association.


– Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (1987).
– Admitted to practice, Supreme Court of Justice, Chile (1990).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

(Leading individuals)

Octavio Bofill – Bofill Mir Abogados

The largest of the firms emerging from the dissolution of Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana (BMAJ) in early 2022, Bofill Mir Abogados‘ insolvency and restructuring practice assists with all stages of insolvency procedures, including advising on the restructuring of debt, cessation of operations, and liquidations. ‘Fully committed to clients‘, the group’s strong background in cross-border matters facilitates its ability to assist with high-stakes Chapter 11 procedures. The team is jointly led by ‘outstanding‘ founding partner Octavio Bofill, who has significant experience in commercial restructurings, refinancings, and out-of-court agreements; and corporate law experts Rodrigo Saffirio and Ana María Yuri. Bofill’s recent track record includes advising the ad hoc bondholders on Vivocorp’s insolvency.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Octavio BofillBofill Mir Abogados

Emerging from Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana’s (BMAJ) 2022 dissolution, Bofill Mir Abogados fields a 12-strong corporate transactional team that consistently assists with the planning and execution of complex M&A deals, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships. ‘Effective in the strategies proposed and executed‘, the group is particularly experienced in advising buyers, sellers and targets from the mining, agribusiness, energy, real estate and maritime sectors; and it is also increasingly active in relation to family offices and companies’ corporate restructurings. The department is co-led by renowned founding partner Octavio Bofill, who ‘has extensive business knowledge‘; cross-border deal specialist Ana María Yuri; and Rodrigo Saffirio, a frequent M&A adviser to national and international clients. Other active practitioners include corporate and M&A expert Feliciano Tomarelli (raised to the partnership in March 2023); and senior associate Antonia Ballacey, who focuses on corporate and transactional matters. The practice was further strengthened in June 2023 with the arrival of regulated markets’ specialist Andrea Abascal from Jara Del Favero Abogados.

Chile > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Octavio BofillBofill Mir Abogados

Emerging from the dissolution of Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana in early 2022, Bofill Mir Abogados‘ ‘first-rate‘ banking and finance team advises both borrowers and lenders, including banking and financial institutions, insurance companies and investment funds, on major financings at local and cross-border levels. The department’s expertise covers project finance, corporate and structured finance, and bilateral and syndicated loans, along with the refinancing and restructuring of existing financings, and it is particularly experienced in relation to  the mining, infrastructure, insurance and energy industries. The group is co-led by name partner and longstanding banking and finance specialist Octavio Bofill; ‘excellent professionalRodrigo Saffirio, whose specialisms include project finance, corporate loans and syndicated loan agreements; and banking, finance and capital markets expert Ana María Yuri. In recent boosts to the practice, transactional specialist Feliciano Tomarelli was elevated to the partnership in January 2023; and Victoria Salazar, whose practice covers capital markets, projects and aviation law, was made director in June 2022. The team is completed by senior associates Gonzalo Barceló and Antonia Ballacey, who are both experienced in corporate financing and project finance work.

Chile > Public law

Bofill Mir Abogados‘ public law department consists of experts in constitutional and administrative proceedings and evidences a caseload that extends to judicial reviews, as well as litigation before the local courts, Courts of Appeals, Supreme Court and Constitutional Court. The group is led by Cristián Franetovic, whose practice includes administrative law and litigation, regulatory matters, and environmental law. Senior associate Pablo Nogueira, whose career includes working at the Superintendence of Pensions and General Secretariat of the Presidency, provides key support, while name partner Octavio Bofill brings additional senior involvement in the sector. Former practice leader Jorge Barrera and senior associate Daniela Severin both recently departed the firm.

Chile > Real estate

The real estate department at Bofill Mir Abogados is a core part of the firm’s corporate offering and assists at all stages of real estate work, including the real estate aspects of agricultural and energy projects. Its advice ranges from the negotiation and execution of financing agreements, to construction matters and day-to-day advice on operational requirements. Other key areas include obtaining permits for project developments, and the execution of leasing agreements. The principal figures are Ana María Yuri, whose broad practice covers real estate, construction and projects; founding partner and real estate project finance specialist Octavio Bofill (the pair, highlighted ‘for their extensive legal knowledge and ability to lead highly complex negotiation processes’; and Rodrigo Saffirio, whose experience includes property sales, property finance, and real estate-related asset agreements.

Chile > Capital markets

Emerging from the dissolution of Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana during 2022, Bofill Mir Abogados houses a 12-strong department that is experienced in both equity and debt capital markets matters (both at domestic and international levels). Its specialisms comprise IPOs and secondary offerings, bond and share issuances, Rule 144A/Reg.S financings, and securitisation work. The team is co-led by founding partner Octavio Bofill, whose recent workload includes advising bondholder groups on their rights during company reorganisations (including Chapter 11 processes), and assisting with the purchase and issuance of bonds; bond issue expert Rodrigo Saffirio; and Ana María Yuri, whose broad transactional practice includes capital markets’ matters. Senior associate Gonzalo Barceló is experienced in debt issuances and securitisations. Since publication, the practice has been strengthened further with the return of Andrea Alarcón as associate practice director – effective as of October 2023.