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Octavio Bofill

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Work +56 227 577 693
Email:
Web:
www.bmaj.cl
Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Senior partner. He coleads the Corporate practice area of BMAJ. His practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking, Finance and Securities, Regulated Markets and Telecommunications.

Career

He previously worked at Jorge Bofill Vergara (1983-1987), the Chilean Army (1985-1987) and the firms Magasich & Cía. (1987-1990), Slaughter & May, London (1994), Allgemeines Treuunternehmen, Liechtenstein (1994) and Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cía. (1990 -2006). Mr. Bofill is a Professor of Corporate Law, Universidad de Chile, since 1992.

Languages

Spanish, German and English.

Member

Member of the Panel of Arbitration and Mediation Center of Santiago’s Chambers of Commerce since 2009 and also Member of the Panel of Arbitration of Concessions Agreements of the Ministry of Public Works since 2010. Is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the Chilean Institute of Trade Law.

Education

Mr. Bofill received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.


Chile

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Octavio Bofill - Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

Within: Banking and finance

Fielding an impressive 24-strong team, Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana is particularly noted for its advice to institutional investors -including insurance companies and public and private investment funds- on structured and syndicated financing arrangements; the practice is also experienced in structuring corporate and securitised bonds. Significant clients include Inversiones e Inmobiliaria Almonacid (IIA), EuroAmerica, Sandvik Credit and Energía Latina. Recnet matters saw the team act for Canada's Coro Mining on the structuring and execution of a $58m financing plan, including both a private placement and a  rights offering; and advise IIA, as debtor, on the granting of a syndicated loan facility with a lender group of several Chilean Banks and life insurance companies. Ana María Yuri and name-partner Octavio Bofill co-lead the departmetn; Rodrigo Saffirio and José Antonio Velasco are also highly regarded. Former senior associate Daniela Buscaglia moved in-house at WeWork in February 2019.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Octavio Bofill - Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

Within: Corporate and M&A

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana's 21-strong practice group has broad experience in corporate matters, from M&A, capital markets and banking and finance, to project development and real estate; it is paticularly well known for structuring complex M&A-related corporate governance mechanisms. Recent mandates incuded acting for private equity firm Patria Investment on its $35m acquisition of a Chilean gym chain, undertaken in partnership with a Brazilian gym chain's controlling shareholders and involving the due diligence of 15 Chilean companies, tax planning and coordination with Brazilian lawyers. Alejandro Álvarez and Octavio Bofill co-head the corporate practice; also highly rated are Ana María Yuri, José Antonio Velasco and Rodrigo Saffirio. Clients include Nutrien, CCU Inversiones, Alef Biotechnology and Bayer.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana has particular expertise in mining-related projects, but the practice is also well known for advising on power generation facilities, ports, airports, and real estate developments. Significant clients include  Innovación Energía (IE), Oceanus Power & Water, EuroAmérica, Ferrostaal and Eléctrica Puntilla; the team assisted IE, a joint venture between Energía Latina and Empresas Gasco, with the development of an electricity generation plant. Pablo Mir, Alejandro Álvarez, Octavio Bofill and Alejandro Álvarez are all highly regarded. Ana María Yuri and José Antonio Velasco are also key contacts.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana advises financial institutions and international investment funds on the development and financing of major real estate projects and investments in Chile. Tech Pack, EuroAmerica, Nueva Costanera Gestión Inmobiliaria and Constructora Pacal are clients; the team assisted industrial company Tech Pack with the sale of several real estate assets. Alejandro ÁlvarezOctavio Bofill and Ana María Yuri are the key contacts.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana's TMT sector experience includes the handling of regulatory issues, contract negotiations and TMT-related litigation; the group also works extensively on TMT projects with public authorities. Active clients include Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN), Grupo Copesa, Globalsat Latam and Pacal Grupo Inmobiliario; the team recently assisted Chile's state television broadcaster, TVN, with permit applications for the operation of satellite transmission data services from the Telecommunications Secretariat. Guillermo de la Jara and Octavio Bofill lead the team.

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