Marcela Vega

Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile

Marcela Vega is a litigation attorney. She has represented companies and natural persons in commercial, civil, criminal, labor trials and administrative matters related to public institutions and superintendences, including antitrust matters. In these areas she has specialized in the realization of corporate internal investigations and compliance investigations in Chile and abroad.

Her experience includes: representation of a university in a civil trial for nullity and a labor trial, initiated by a former rector; administrative-sanctioning proceedings before the Superintendence of Securities and Insurance representing the directors of a financial institution accused of breach of obligations as directors; ordinary civil trial and arbitration in a conflict between the partners of a law firm; ordinary civil trial in Chilean courts with application of law of the State of Delaware in a case of conflict regarding representations and guarantees in a purchase contract of shares of a telecommunications company; internal investigations, principally of Chilean affiliates of transnational companies; in antitrust matters, securities market, unfair competition and fraud (corporate investigations); representation of foreign bank in criminal proceedings against former executives for the crime of disclosure of industry secrets; oral trial for the crime of defamation linked with the Securities Market; and oral trial for negligent homicide in a medical negligence case.

Before becoming Of Counsel at Bofill Escobar, she worked at Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana, at Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brünner, and at Figueroa & Coddou Attorneys. She was Legal Manager of BH COMPLIANCE where she directed the first certification in Chile of a model of prevention of crimes in accordance with Law No. 20,393 on criminal liability of legal entities.

Ms. Vega received her law degree (J.D. equivalent) from the Universidad de Chile, from where she graduated with highest honors. She holds a post-graduate degree in the Criminal Procedural Reform from the same University of Chile and a post-graduate degree in Antitrust Law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

She was a professor of a course of the Legal Clinic at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and to date she is an assistant professor to professors Julián López and Jorge Bofill for an Oral Litigation course given by the Universidad de Chile.

Marcela Vega is a member of Libertades Públicas A.G. and of the Chilean Bar Association where she was named as a Judge at the Ethics Court, a position that she currently holds.

Languages: English.