Guillermo Chahuán


Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile

Guillermo Chahuán focuses his practice on Criminal, Administrative Law and Civil Litigation.

He has intervened in diverse cases principally linked to white collar crime and dispute resolutions related to the securities market, bankruptcies and real estate.

Mr. Chahuán previously worked at Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana.

He received his legal education at the Universidad de Chile, graduating from that house of studies with highest honors.

He also holds a post-graduate degree in Criminal Procedure from the Universidad de Chile.

Guillermo Chahuán was an advisor to the commission designated by the executive branch for the elaboration of a preliminary project for a new criminal code. He also was an advisor to the Commission of Constitution, Legislation and Justice of the Chilean Senate in the discussion of Law No. 20,639 (which modified the regulation of the crimes of robbery and theft of motorized vehicles in the Criminal Code) and of Law No. 20,653 (which modified the regulation of the crimes of forest fires) together with the attorneys Jorge Bofill and Carlos Sánchez.

He works as a Visiting Professor of Criminal Law at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and as an assistant professor of the same area of law at the Universidad de Chile. He also was an assistant professor of Civil Law at the Universidad de Chile.

He published the article “La causal de justificación de legítima defensa ante la práctica jurisprudencial chilena”, along with Pablo Letelier Cibié, in the Revista de Doctrina y Jurisprudencia Penal, N° 16, Universidad de Los Andes, 2014.

Mr. Chahuán is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and of Libertades Públicas A.G.

Languages: English.