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 > Banking and finance

Fielding one of the largest, most specialised banking and finance teams in Chile, Barros & Errázuriz‘s practice is able to leverage off the firm’s substantial real estate, energy, environmental and regulatory groups. It is particularly highly rated in the market for energy and infrastructure project finance deals, while the firm’s membership of the Affinitas network facilitates exchanges of ideas on regional banking and finance developments with peers in Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The practice co-heads are project and corporate finance specialist Francisco De la Barra, who recently advised the lenders on the financing of two energy projects; Nicolás Balmaceda, whose experience includes port, road and electric transmission project financings; Bernardo Simian (M&A, foreign investment, financing and capital markets); and Enrique Barros (corporate and structured finance), who was raised to the partnership in July 2020. María Olga RiveraFernando CampinoPedro Pablo Cruz and Valentina Villalobos are the senior associates to note.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Bernardo SimianBarros & Errázuriz

The large, 63-strong team at Barros & Errázuriz is held in high esteem in the market and advises on private acquisitions, cross-border takeovers of listed companies, acquisitions of controlling and minority interests, divestitures, and corporate restructuring programmes; moreover, the ‘unique‘ group has also developed a substantial public M&A presence. Clients additionally benefit from the firm’s full-service status, which affords access to business-oriented tax expertise, as well as specialist antitrust, banking and finance, restructuring, energy and real estate practices. Widely respected for public M&A and international cross-border transactions, Pablo Guerrero heads the department, which includes Bernardo Simian (M&A, foreign investment, financing and capital markets); Fernando Barros (investment projects and corporate and financing structures – in addition to heading the tax practice); and M&A, finance and capital markets specialists Cristián Barros and Luis Alberto Letelier. Also integral to the practice are Emilio Vásquez and Carlos Ducci, who both focus on corporate law, foreign investment, M&A and joint ventures; and José Tomás Errázuriz , who handles corporate matters in addition to leading the dispute resolution group. The next generation partners to note are Vicente Cordero, who was promoted in 2020, and Sergio Eguiguren, while counsel Daniela Peña and senior associate Lucas Marinovic are also experienced advisers.