Ricardo Escobar


LL.M., Universidad de California, Berkeley
Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile

Ricardo Escobar concentrates his professional practice on corporate, tax and foreign investment, dispute resolution.

He has vast experience in both the public and private sectors. During the last two decades, Mr. Escobar has played a pivotal role in the design of public policy and legislation in matters related to concessions for public works, double taxation and the capital market. He has also worked at the Foreign Investments Committee and has acted as a negotiator of foreign investment protection treaties and conventions to avoid double taxation. He was the Commissioner of the Chilean Internal Revenue Service (SII) from 2006 to 2010, where he led one of the key teams in the process of the incorporation of Chile to the OECD.

Mr. Escobar has acted as an advisor for the Government of Paraguay (IDB Program for Tax Reform) and delegate of the Finance Ministry of Chile before the Fiscal Affairs Committee of the OECD.

In the private sector he was a partner at Carey y Cía. Before becoming a founding partner at Bofill Escobar he was a partner at Ernst & Young in Chile, being designated as the partner in charge of Tax Policy of the Americas, as well as partner in charge at a global level of Tax Policy for the mining industry.

He received his law degree (J.D. equivalent) from Universidad de Chile and obtained a Master's Degree (L.L.M.) at the University of California at Berkeley.

Ricardo Escobar is a professor of the Universidad de Chile where he has given courses in Tax Law and Economic Policy. He is also a visiting professor at the School of Law of the University of Miami, where he teaches the seminar on Taxation in Latin America.

He is a member of the Chilean Bar Association as well as a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Languages: English.