Díaz Velásquez, Javier

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Javier is a partner at Barros & Errázuriz. He has extensive experience in Capital Markets, Corporate Compliance and Corporate Governance, Securities Litigation, Commercial law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Foreign Investment.

He served as a senior attorney in the Legal Department of the Chilean Commission for Financial Markets (Comisión para el Mercado Financiero, former Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros), being involved in securities registrations, supervision of public offerings, authorization of investment and mutual funds, and securitization of assets. He also participated in securities enforcement cases (insider trading, price manipulation, financial fraud and self-dealing) as well as litigation before Chilean courts. He has participated in the drafting of legal and administrative rules concerning securities regulation.

In 2005 Javier was appointed as Expert by the Chilean Government for the first three meetings of the “UNIDROIT Committee of Governmental Experts for the Preparation of the Draft Convention on Harmonized Substantive Rules Regarding Securities held with Intermediaries” (Rome 2005 and 2006), where he was appointed as member of the drafting committee.

Practice Areas


  • Law School, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Degree awarded with two votes of distinction (1997)
  • Post-Graduate in Economics and Finances for Attorneys, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (1996)
  • Master of Laws and Finance, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt A.M., Germany (2003)

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (2007)
  • Attorney, Legal Department of the Securities Markets and Insurance Authority, currently known as Commission for the Financial Markets (Comisión para el Mercado Financiero, former Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros) (1997)
  • Professional practice, Securitization Division, Hengeler Mueller Rechstanwälte, Frankfurt A.M., Germany (2003)
  • Delegate of the Government of Chile to the UNIDROIT Committee of Government Experts for the UNIDROIT Convention Project on Harmonized Standards Relating to Rights Constituted on Transferable Securities Held in Custody of Financial Intermediaries. Appointed by the assembly as Member of the Drafting Committee (2005)
  • Delegate of the Government of Chile, Secured Transactions, Electronic Registers for the Implementation of the Inter-American Model Law on Secured Transactions, of the Organization of American States, CIDIP VII Working Group (2006)


  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
  • French

Final Acknowledgments

  • Notable Practitioner, IFRL 1000 2020, Chile, Capital Markets
  • Notable Practitioner, IFRL 1000 2020, Chile, Corporate/M&A


  • Security interests on securities held with an intermediary under the Unidroit Convention on intermediated Securities”, DeCITA, Volume 7-8, Brazil, 2007