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

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana
AV ANDRÉS BELLO 2711, 8TH FLOOR
7550611 LAS CONDES
SANTIAGO
Chile
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Work Department

  • International Arbitration 
  • Domestic Arbitration 
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation

Position

Rodrigo Gil is co-leader of the International Arbitration and National Arbitration practice areas at BMAJ.

He is an expert in contract law and has over 20 years of experience in conflict resolution of contracutal disputes under international commercial arbitration rules (ICC, UNCITRAL, SCC, AAA, CAM Santiago), and in ad-hoc arbitrations as well as national arbitrations in Chile.

He also has extensive experience as a lead counsel in numerous investment disputes under ICSID rules, defending both investors and states; and is a permanent advisor in complex cross-border disputes and in transnational litigation.

Rodrigo is an expert in large-scale construction disputes (bridges, airports, power plants, mining infrastructure, and roads, among others) and regularly advises national and foreign clients in disputes relating to the energy, mining, construction, infrastructure and telecommunications industries, among others. He also defends clients in antitrust disputes, complex civil conflicts and in litigation procedures relating to arbitration.

In addition to his practice as a litigator, Rodrigo also regularly acts as an arbitrator, and he is professor of Civil Law at the Universidad de Chile.

Finally, Rodrigo is strongly committed to facilitating public access to justice, acting regularly in pro bono litigation cases.

Career

  • Partner, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (since 2011);
  • Associate, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (2009-2011);
  • International Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, D.C., USA and London, UK (2008-2009);
  • Associate, Alvarez Hinzpeter Jana (2003-2007);
  • Lawyer, Centro de Estudios Públicos (2003);
  • Associate, Barros Court Correa (1999).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

  • Member, list of arbitrators, CAM Santiago;
  • Advisor, International Centre for Dispute Resolution;
  • Chilean Bar Association.

Education

  • LL.M. (Fulbright), UC Berkeley Law, EEUU (2008);
  • Accepted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Chile (2003);
  • J.D., Universidad de Chile (1999).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Competition and antitrust

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana‘s six-strong competition and antitrust team covers merger reviews, cartels, abuse of dominant positions, market definition, and FNE-related litigation and investigations. In addition to acting in TDLC and Supreme Court cases, the team advises on the potential antitrust implications of transactions and agreements, and implements antitrust compliance programmes. Co-heading the TMT and public law groups, Guillermo de la Jara (merger control and investigations) leads the team, which includes co-head of the firm’s dispute resolution practice Rodrigo Gil, who acts in antitrust and unfair competition cases. Senior associate Daniela Severín is a former FNE lawyer.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana‘s 23-strong litigation practice is well known in the market for its representation of local and international clients from the mining, energy, retail, finance and infrastructure sectors. It is co-led by Andrés Jana, who led representation of the Chilean Government’s Ministry of Public Works during pre-trial negotiations concerning the construction of a suspension bridge over the Chacao Channel; Rodrigo Gil, a contract law specialist; and ‘extraordinary lawyer and litigatorKaren Werner, who was hired from Gutiérrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo in 2019. Werner recently co-led the team acting for three insurance companies in a contractual dispute regarding the Valle Grande real estate project. At senior associate level, Tomás Bown focuses on commercial lawsuits, conflicts between shareholders, insolvencies, and construction and mining-related disputes.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Chile’s leading international arbitration practice‘, Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana fields a sizeable 21-strong department that has enviable expertise in arbitrations carried out before both domestic and international forums. Notwithstanding the uncertainty generated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the team has maintained a steady caseload in proceedings held under the rules of: the Arbitration Centre of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CAM Santiago); the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC); and ad-hoc matters. Recent representative work includes defending clients’ interests in disputes involving the construction, energy, real estate and mining industries. ‘Simply brilliant‘ name partner Andrés Jana is a figure of international standing and one of the region’s foremost arbitrators; he co-leads the practice with the ‘very talentedRodrigo Gil who is active in both domestic and international arbitration. Key senior associates within the dispute resolution team are Victoria Demarchi and Nicolás Zisis (both of whom have international associate experience), and Carla Dittus, who is an arbitrator at CAM Santiago; along with Alfonso Marcos, who returned to the firm in September 2020 after completing an LLM in Spain; and Jorge Rodillo, who was promoted in early 2020. Since publication, Dittus has been raised to the partnership – effective January 2022.