Barros & Errázuriz promotes two new partners
News | April 29, 2021
Barros & Errázuriz has promoted two senior associates as new partners. Francisco Bórquez Electorat, part of the Competition & Antitrust group and José Luis Corvalán Pérez, part of the Dispute Resolution area.
“We are happy to welcome these two outstanding lawyers, with important trajectories in their specialties. Both Francisco and José Luis have been invited to be part of the future of our Firm thanks to the talent, commitment and ethics that have characterized their professional development. Their contribution will undoubtedly be very relevant to continue projecting our Firm the coming years.”
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With these new additions, the structure of Barros & Errázuriz is made up of 26 partners and more than 100 lawyers, consolidating itself as one of the most important legal firms in the country.
Francisco Bórquez is a partner in the Competition & Antitrust area at Barros & Errázuriz. He is a lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, holds a Diploma in Competition & Antitrust from the same house of studies and has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Laws & Economics from University College London, where he studied with the support of the Chile and Chevening Scholarships. He also studied the Concentration Control module at the Brussels School of Competition. In 2013, Francisco worked in the Cartels Unit in the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, in Brussels, Belgium. Before joining Barros & Errázuriz, he worked as a lawyer in the Litigation Division of the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office.
In the academic field, Francisco has participated as a visiting professor in the Competition & Antitrust Diplomas of the University of Chile and the Pontificia Universidad Católica.
He has focused his practice on Competition & Antitrust, both in cartel investigations, unilateral conduct and concentration operations before the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office, and contentious and non-contentious procedures before the Court for the Defense of Free Competition.
José Luis Corvalán is a lawyer from the Universidad de Chile, Diploma in Competition & Antitrust and in Public Economic Law from the same house of studies and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard University, where he studied with the support of the Chilean Government and Fulbright scholarships.
In the academic sphere, José Luis has served as a professor of Civil Law at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and is currently an instructor professor in the Department of Economic Law of Universidad de Chile Law School. He has also participated as a visiting professor in the Competition & Antitrust Diplomas at Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica and Universidad Finis Terrae. He is the author of the book “Delimitation of Property Rights” (2016) and other academic and professional publications.
He has focused his professional practice in national and international arbitrations before ad-hoc arbitrators or under the rules of institutions such as CAM Santiago or the ICC, as well as in civil and commercial litigation before ordinary and superior courts of justice.
Since January 2021, he has been part of the roster of young arbitrators at the Arbitration and Mediation Center (CAM for its acronym in Spanish).