Jorge Bofill

Doctor en Derecho (Dr. Jur.)
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Jorge Bofill has vast experience as an attorney in Dispute Resolution, including Civil and Commercial litigation and White Collar Crime matters, as well as in Internal Corporate Investigations. He has acted as lead Of Counsel in various high profile, public cases. He has also played an active role in arbitration matters with international components, including cases before the ICSID and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Jorge Bofill was designated by Best Lawyers’ 2013 as “Lawyer of the Year” in the category of Arbitration and Mediation. Since 2014, Mr. Bofill has been distinguished as star individual in the category White Collar by Chambers Latin America. Since 2009, Mr. Bofill has also been ranked by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global in the top tiers in the category Dispute Resolution.

Jorge Bofill has extense experience acting as an advisor to the Chilean Constitution and Legislation Committee in important legislative reforms, including the Criminal Procedure Reform and Law No. 20,393, which created for the first time in Chile the statute for the criminal liability of companies in connection with the crimes of money laundering, financing of terrorism and bribery, and other related bills, such as projects related with bank secrecy. He currently presides over the commission designated by the executive branch for the elaboration of a preliminary project for a new criminal code.

Before founding Bofill Escobar Abogados he was a partner at Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana and at Grasty Quintana Majlis y Cía.

Jorge Bofill received his law degree (J.D. equivalent) from the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, summa cum laude, and also a JSD, Doctoral Degree from the Friedrich- Alexander Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, summa cum laude.

Mr. Bofill was a professor of Business Criminal Law at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Professor of Criminal Law at the Universidad de Los Andes. Since 1998, he has been a Professor of Criminal Procedure and Trial Litigation Techniques at the Universidad de Chile. He is also a Professor at the Judiciary Academy of Chile.

He has been a member of the Board of the Chilean Bar Association since 2007. He is also a member of the Institute of Criminal Sciences and of the Institute of Judiciary Studies.

He is a founding member of Libertades Públicas A.G., a non-governmental organization focused on the protection of civil liberties in Chile.

Languages: German and English.