Chambers and Partners lauds BCP Abogados as Chile’s best compliance law firm


“Chambers and Partners Latin America 2018” ranked BCP Abogados as a Band 1 law firm in the Compliance category in Chile, and mentioned partner Matías Balmaceda as “Top Professional” in this area.

This past September 20th, UK-based publication Chambers and Partners – which year to year ranks the world’s best law firms and legal professionals – published a new ranking titled “Chambers and Partners Latin America 2018”, which for the first time ever rated compliance-related legal practices in our country.

In this category, BCP Abogados reaped twofold recognition since the publication – which classifies law firms from Band 1 to Band 3 depending on how successfully they perform – ranked BCP Abogados in the top spot in Band 1, and it also recognized partner Matías Balmaceda as “Top Professional” in the area and Head of Compliance Iván Millán in Band 2.

Additionally, Chambers and Partners described BCP Abogados as a “criminal law boutique firm with a distinguished team in compliance matters. Impressive strength in developing risk assessments and designing and implementing crime prevention models. Regularly instructed by local and multinational companies from a wide range of industries such as banking, retail and media, as well as energy and mining. Forestal Arauco is a new client win for the firm.”

It is worth noting that, ever since the rollout of Law 20393 – which regulates the criminal liability of bodies corporate – BCP Abogados has implemented crime prevention models in over 100 companies in Chile, Argentina and presently in Peru, where such models will become mandatory as from January 2018.