Mr José Antonio Velasco > Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana
7550611 LAS CONDES
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Partner. José Antonio Velasco practice areas are Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Investment Funds and Corporate Law.


José Antonio worked as international associate at the Chicago and New York offices of Latham & Watkins LLP, mainly in M&A, Financing and Capital Market transactions (2013-2014).


Spanish and English.


José Antonio is a member of the Chilean Bar Association.


José Antonio Velasco graduated from Universidad de Chile (2001). He holds a Master in Corporate Law (LL.M.) from the Pritzker School of Law and a Certificate in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, both at the Northwestern University, Chicago (Class of 2013). He also studied a Master of Humanities (c) at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2006).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Banking and finance

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana‘s five-partner banking and finance team is particularly focused on advising on structured and syndicated financing arrangements on behalf of institutional investors, including insurance companies and public and private investment funds. The team also frequently assists clients within the automotive and leisure industries. Ana María Yuri‘s recent work includes the financing of a key transportation infrastructure project, while José Antonio Velasco advised an agriculture industry client on  a loan for the repayment of existing debt and general corporate purposes. Also key to the group are name partner Octavio Bofill, who is recommended for major banking and finance deals; Alejandro Álvarez, whose  broad corporate practice includes corporate finance; and Rodrigo Saffirio, whose experience includes syndicated loans. The second line comprises senior associates Manuel Sánchez, Andrea AlarcónJoaquín Recart  and Francisco Palma.

Chile > Capital markets

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana‘s capital markets team fields specialists in secondary offerings, bond and share issuances and Rule 144A / Reg S financings, and securitisation. It also assists with the launch of new investment funds. The team’s recent caseload has seen it advising clients across the mining, finance, insurance, real estate, construction and hospitality industries. Practice co-heads Octavio Bofill, Alejandro Álvarez and Ana María Yuri  are all experienced practitioners, with Rodrigo Saffirio and José Antonio Velasco also highly active in the sector. A strong second line of senior associates includes Manuel Sánchez, Andrea Alarcón, Joaquín Recart and Francisco Palma.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana fields a 21-strong department with a broad range of experience in corporate matters, from M&A, banking and finance and capital markets, to project development and real estate. The M&A practice area is also well-known in the market for structuring sophisticated corporate governance mechanisms that allow for efficient M&A transactions. Founding partners Alejandro Álvarez and Octavio Bofill co-head the corporate and M&A practice, while mining and natural resources practice head Pablo Mir leads on the corporate and transactional needs of clients in those sectors. Also key to the group are younger partners Ana María Yuri, José Antonio Velasco and Rodrigo Saffirio. Key senior associates include Manuel Sánchez, Andrea Alarcón, Joaquín Recart and Victoria Salazar. Former mining and energy and natural resources partner Rony Zimerman  moved to  Lembeye Abogados in April 2020.

Chile > Real estate

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana fields a 21-strong group that works predominantly with financial institutions, such as insurance companies, on the creation, development and financing of major real estate projects. It also assists international investment funds with major real estate investments in Chile. Alejandro Álvarez regularly assists construction and real estate companies with real estate matters, and Octavio Bofill has significant experience in advising on the financing of real estate projects, particularly when part of a merger or acquisition. Additional partners that are highly active in the sector include Ana María Yuri (real estate project finance, construction and operational contracts and subleasing – especially with insurance companies and investment funds), Rodrigo Saffirio (pre-sale analysis, real estate asset-related contracts and advisory on real estate transaction finance) and José Antonio Velasco (real estate project finance and development).

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana‘s 33-lawyer practice has a strong track record in the planning, development, construction and operation of projects in Chile. It has particular expertise in mining-related projects, but the practice is also well known for projects involving power generation facilities, ports, airports, and real estate developments. The firm boasts several experienced partners, including mining and natural resources expert Pablo Mir, and corporate co-heads Alejandro Álvarez and Octavio Bofill. Ana María YuriJosé Antonio Velasco and Rodrigo Saffirio provide additional partner-level support. Former mining and energy and natural resources partner Rony Zimerman moved to Lembeye Abogados in April 2020.

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.