Mr Bernardo Simian > Barros & Errázuriz > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Barros & Errázuriz

Work Department


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (1998).


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (1998).
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (2002 – 2004).


Spanish and English


  • Member of the National Arbitration Center.


  • Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2003.
  • Master of Tax Planning and Management, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Santiago, Chile, 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Bernardo SimianBarros & Errázuriz

The substantial 61-strong team at full-service, market stalwart Barros & Errázuriz is consistently involved in private acquisitions and cross-border takeovers of listed companies, acquisitions of controlling and minority interests, divestitures, and corporate restructuring programmes. The practice is also expert in establishing business structures, and it frequently assists foreign investors with establishing operations in Chile. In addition, the group has an impressive track record advising real estate and investment funds. The practice houses several impressive partners including corporate and M&A leader Pablo Guerrero, founding partner Fernando Barros (development of investment projects and corporate and financing structures), José Tomás Errázuriz  – also a founding partner – who enjoys a strong market reputation, and managing partner Cristián Barros (private equity transactions). Also key to the group are fund formation and capital markets head, Luis Alberto LetelierBernardo Simian, Carlos DucciEmilio Vásquez, Sergio Eguiguren and Vicente Cordero, who made partner in July 2020. The partners are supported by a talented team of associates, with senior Lucas Marinovic foremost amongst them.

Chile > Banking and finance

Serving both lenders and borrowers, Barros & Errázuriz fields one of the largest, most specialised banking and finance teams in Chile. With several partners practicing in the area and 20-plus lawyers with experience in financing, the practice is a market leader for energy and infrastructure project finance transactions; clients also benefit from the firm’s significant real estate, energy, environmental and regulatory groups. The firm is part of the Affinitas network, which facilitates exchanges of ideas on regional banking and finance and capital markets developments. Francisco De la Barra particularly stands out for project financing, Nicolás Balmaceda is an energy and infrastructure finance specialist, and Bernardo Simian plays a key role on local and international acquisition and corporate financings. The firm’s strong second line includes cross-border expert Enrique Barros V and Vicente Cordero, who regularly acts on  international matters; both made partner in July 2020; and corporate and project finance specialist, senior associate María Olga Rivera.