"They dive deep into the matters and are clear when explaining the different alternatives to the client. We had an excellent experience with them and we have recommended them for other cases."
Chambers and Partners.

BACS Abogados "made up of very good professionals who are extremely proactive and focus passionately on resolving conflicts"
Legal 500.

Esteban Barra, Alejandro Awad, Marcos Contreras and Miguel Schürmann were recognized in the latest version of the Best Lawyers 2020 ranking.

"BACS Abogados' partners prepared the Anti-Corruption section of the
Chambers Global Practice Guide 2019".

BACS Abogados is recognized by the Leaders League 2020 ranking in the sections Arbitration, Dispute resolution, Dispute resolution in construction and white-collar crime.

Our partner Antonio Bascuñán promotes and is a member of the commission for the law on economic crimes that is currently being processed in the Chilean Congress.



BACS Abogados Bascuñán Barra Awad Contreras Schürmann is law firm highly specialized in conflict resolution, integrating a strategic view with deep knowledge and vast experience, both in consultancy and litigation, in the fields of criminal, civil, commercial and administrative – sanctioning law, proposing creative and efficient solutions to concrete problems.

The members of the firm have a solid academic and professional background which, along with their experience in cases of high complexity, allows them to provide a specialized and personalized service to meet the client’s needs.

When consulted for international rankings, their clients have defined them as a firm "composed of very good professionals, extremely proactive and passionately focused on resolving conflicts". In relation to their lawyers, another client has affirmed that "they immerse themselves deeply in the issues and are clear in explaining the different alternatives to the client. We had an excellent experience with them and have recommended them for other cases.”



  • High complexity

  • Criminal defense
    and representation

  • Civil and
    Business Litigation

  • Arbitration

  • Administrative and
    Regulatory Law

  • Compliance

  • Health

  • Internal

  • Legislative

  • Law


All of the firm’s members are first-rate professionals, with prestigious academic trajectories in the main universities of the country.

The partners have received the highest honors from Chilean and foreign law schools and have studied postgraduate programs in several fields. They began their professional careers in the most renowned firms of the country.



The expansion of criminal law - Twenty years later

We invite you (next July 30)  for a conversation between Antonio Bascuñán (BACS Abogados, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Universidad de Chile) and Jesús-María Silva Sánchez (Universidad Pompeu Fabra) about the problems addressed in his book entitled “The expansion of law penal ”(Civitas: 1999, 2nd ed. revised and expanded: 2001; publication in German in Klosterman: 2003), in light of the evolution of legislation and comparative doctrine, including a consideration of the Chilean bill on economic crimes currently being processed in the Chamber of Deputies.

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Two doctors from the Arturo López Pérez Foundation will be formalized for quasi-delict of homicide after the death of a patient

Miguel Schürmann, partner of BACS Abogados and plaintiff in the case: "there is evident medical negligence in this case"

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Bill that modifies the Civil Code

We share document of the second exposition of Esteban Barra Olivares, partner of BACS Lawyers, in the Commission of Constitution, Legislation, Justice and Regulations of the Chamber of Deputies regarding the bill that modifies the Civil Code and other legal bodies, and which corresponds to an analysis prepared jointly with BACS associates: attorney Isabel Cholaky Rojas, in relation to the first article, and attorney Francisco Bassi Díaz, in relation to the second article.

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Judgment on drug coverage for high-cost diseases

We share the sentence in a case led by BACS team (Esteban Barra Olivares, partner, and Isabel Cholaky Rojas and Francisco Bassi Díaz, associates) where a new favorable ruling is obtained in a case on drug coverage for high-cost diseases. This time with therapy based on Eculizumab or Soliris - known as the "most expensive drug in the world" - and in the private system.

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