Lawyer from the Finis Terrae University with multiple specializations in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Reform and Anti-Corruption Laws in the Public Criminal Defense Office. In 2005 he founded Balmaceda, Cox & amp; Pineapple Lawyers. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the compliance area by “Chambers and Partners Latinamerica 2018”. He has specialized in criminal litigation, compliance and the design and implementation of crime prevention models in more than 100 companies that have a presence in Chile and the region. Previously, he was a Public Criminal Defender at the beginning of the Criminal Procedure Reform in Chile. He has served as an academic of Criminal Law at various national and regional universities in Chile.
Lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). Doctor of Law from the University of Navarra. Scholar of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In 2005 he founded Balmaceda Cox & Piña Abogados, where he leads Criminal Law and Criminal Compliance cases. Previously, he was Undersecretary of Justice (2012-2013), Minister (s) of Justice (2013 and 2014) and President of the Chilean State Defense Council (2014-2017). Currently, he is also Co-Agent of Chile before the International Court of Justice in The Hague. For 20 years he has served as an academic of Criminal Law at the PUC and at prestigious universities in Chile, Colombia and Spain. He is the author of five books on Criminal Law and numerous academic publications in specialized magazines and collective works.
Lawyer from the Diego Portales University, Master in Law from Columbia University School of Law and participated in the International Human Rights Law Program of the University of Oxford and George Washington University. He has served as a lawyer in various complex litigation cases both nationally and internationally. He was appointed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the OAS as one of the five experts in charge of investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. Likewise, he is the only Chilean lawyer who has litigated before the International Criminal Court, currently representing more than 2,600 victims of the guerrillas in Uganda. Previously, he worked in the International Justice program of Human Rights Watch and was a partner of Hermosilla y Cía.
Lawyer from the University of Chile and Master in Criminal Law from the same university. Director of the Compliance Area of Balmaceda, Cox & Piña Abogados. He has been recognized by “Chambers and Partners Latinamerica 2018”, for his outstanding practice in the Compliance Area. Previously, he worked in the Public Ministry as a deputy prosecutor, adviser lawyer and as chief prosecutor of the specialized prosecutor’s office for economic crimes and officials of the North Central Prosecutor’s Office. He has served as a professor of Criminal Law, as well as litigation, at multiple universities in Chile. Currently he is the chair of Criminal Law at the Central University of Chile.
Lawyer from the University of Chile. Master and Doctor of Laws, Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Director of the Compliance Area of Balmaceda, Cox & Piña Abogados. His areas of expertise extend to litigation in all areas of criminal law, especially economic, property and corruption crimes, as well as counseling on crime prevention, especially the design and implementation of criminal compliance models and the detection and analysis of criminal contingencies for corporate governance. He worked professionally in the North Central Metropolitan Prosecutor’s Office of the Public Ministry, serving as Head of the Legal Advisory team, specializing in economic crimes and against the public function.
Degree in Legal Sciences from the Universidad de Los Andes, with Diplomas of In-depth Studies in Business Law at the same university and in Litigation, and New Procedures from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Head of the Compliance unit at Balmaceda, Cox & Piña Abogados, designing and implementing crime prevention models in accordance with Law 20,393; ML / FT Prevention Systems, Anti-bribery Management Systems according to ISO 37.001 and investigations within companies of various sectors, such as the media, retail, mining, electricity, education, among others.
Lawyer Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Since the beginning of 2019, he has been a member of the Compliance area of Balmaceda, Cox & Piña Abogados. In addition, he actively collaborates with the judicial area of the study, in highly complex cases.
Lawyer University of Los Andes. Diploma in Natural Resources and Environment, Universidad de Los Andes. Compliance and Good Governance Course, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Compliance area of Balmaceda, Cox & Piña Abogados. Previously, he worked as a lawyer in the compliance area of Hayes & Co., a corporate lawyer at Clemsa and as a legal investigator for FMR lawyers. He completed internships at the State Defense Council and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic.