Mr Rodrigo Gil > Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana
7550611 LAS CONDES
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Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration


Partner. His practice areas are Civil Litigation, and Domestic and International Arbitration (ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL). He has successfully represented Chile and several Latin American countries and foreign investors in numerous foreign investment disputes before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank. He has also extensive experience as a litigator in domestic and international commercial arbitration.


Mr. Gil previously worked for Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington D.C. – London (2008-2009), Álvarez Hinzpeter Jana, Santiago, Chile (2003-2007), as well as the Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP) Santiago, Chile (2003) and the Firm Barros Court Correa, Santiago, Chile (1999). In 2015, he was appointed Chair of the Private Law Department at Universidad de Chile, where he has been Professor for Civil Law since 2010.  Mr. Gil was a Research Assistance on UNCITRAL arbitration rules at Berkeley Law School (2008).
He received the recognition as Attorney of the Year by the Chilean Pro Bono Foundation in 2006


Spanish and English.


Rodrigo received his J.D. degree from Universidad de Chile (1999) and holds his LL.M. degree as a Fulbright Scholar from Berkeley Law School, California (2008).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Competition and antitrust

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana‘s six-strong competition and antitrust team is led by TMT specialist Guillermo de la Jara. The group has been active in merger control matters, recently (particularly in the logistics, mining, consumer products, real estate, forestry and construction sectors); competition compliance; anti-competitive behaviour investigations; and associated litigation and civil claims. Co-head of the firm’s dispute resolution practice, Rodrigo Gil is increasingly involved in significant antitrust and unfair competition cases, while former FNE litigator Daniela Severin is the senior associate to note.

Chile > Dispute resolution

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana‘s experienced 22-strong dispute resolution practice handles the full range of civil and commercial litigation, but its core strength and differentiator is an arbitral capability that sees the team regularly participate in significant domestic and international commercial arbitration mandates, including investment treaty disputes. The practice also has particular expertise in disputes involving the mining, construction and energy industries. Name partner and practice head Andrés Jana is an international figure and one of the region’s foremost arbitrators. Rodrigo Gil also has considerable experience in investment treaty and international commercial arbitration, domestic arbitration and associated judicial issues, as well as niche specialism in cross-border construction disputes. Karen Werner, who joined as partner in 2019 from Gutiérrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo, leads on litigation matters and has both local and international experience in all Chile’s key industries. A strong second line includes senior associates Carla DittusVictoria DemarchiNicolas Zisis and Tomás Bown.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity/oil and gas

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana‘s energy practice area is a multi-disciplinary and six-strong team, led by natural resources partner Pablo Mir, that comprises members of the firm’s corporate, regulatory and dispute resolution groups. It primarily advises clients from both the conventional and non-conventional renewable energy sectors, including solar, wind energy, mini-hydro and geothermal projects. Also key to the department are Ana María YuriJosé Antonio Velasco, co-public law head Guillermo de la Jara, and arbitration specialist Rodrigo Gil. Former co-department head Rony Zimerman moved to Lembeye Abogados in April 2020.