Guillermo Chahuán

Máster Avanzado en Ciencias Jurídicas, Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Máster en Derecho Penal y Ciencias Penales, Universidad de Barcelona y Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile

Guillermo Chahuán graduated from Universidad de Chile Law School with the highest honors. He obtained a Master degree in Advanced Legal Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University, and a Master degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences at University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Criminal Procedure from Universidad de Chile and completed a Compliance specialization course at University of Barcelona.

He focuses his practice on Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Administrative Law. He has participated in White-Collar Crime cases and Securities Regulation, Public Sector and Bankruptcy disputes, among others.

Mr. Chahuán previously worked at Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana.

Guillermo Chahuán was an advisor to the commission designated by the Chilean Government for drafting the new Criminal Code. He also was an advisor to the Commission of Constitution, Legislation and Justice of the Chilean Senate in the discussion of Law No. 20,639 (which modified the regulation of the crimes of robbery and theft of motorized vehicles in the Criminal Code) and of Law No. 20,653 (which modified the regulation of the crimes of forest fires).

He works as a Visiting Professor of Criminal Law at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and was Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at Universidad de Chile.

He is coauthor of several publications, including “Sistema Nacional de registro de ADN regulado en la ley N° 19.970: análisis de sus presupuestos de aplicación”, in Informes en Derecho, Centro de Documentación Defensoría Penal Pública, N° 16, 2015, and “La causal de justificación de legítima defensa ante la práctica jurisprudencial chilena”, in Revista de Doctrina y Jurisprudencia Penal, N° 16, Universidad de Los Andes, 2014.

Mr. Chahuán is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and of Libertades Públicas A.G.

Languages: English.