Local Partner Chile
k.verbeken@aurigon.ch
M: +56 – 9-8808-6061

Kristoffer is an insurance and corporate lawyer with many years of experience and an outstanding academic background. He is partner at the law firm Castellón, Frontaura & Perez, and partner at BFV Liquidadores, a registered and supervised loss adjusting company in Santiago de Chile. Due to his expertise on the loss adjusting side, mainly in property, machinery, construction and liability lines, he knows the Chilean insurance market inside out. He is also familiar with the markets of the neighbor states Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Through his law firm he advises national and international clients on insurance matters but also in commercial and corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements or contract wordings. This combination of pure legal work and practical experience on the claims-front is very rare in South-American markets.

Kristoffer studied law in Santiago de Chile and Heidelberg, Germany, where he obtained an LL.M. in international law. He was a scholar of the German Hanns-Seidel-Foundation and is currently teaching International Private Law as professor at the Universidad Católica in Santiago de Chile.

He is fluent in Spanish, English and German.

Work Experience

2012 to date Representative of AURIGON Advisors AG in Santiago de Chile
2004 to date Partner at BFV Liquidadores in Santiago de Chile
2003 to date Partner at Castellón, Frontaura & Perez Abogados in Santiago de Chile

Academic Background

2007 LL.M. of the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
2006 – 2007 Legal studies in Heidelberg and scholarship of Hanns-Seidel Foundation Munich
2002 Qualification as lawyer from the Chilean Supreme Court
1996 – 2001 Legal Studies at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiogo de Chile, LL.B.

Memberships
Chilean-German Chamber of Commerce
Chilean-Belgian Chamber of Commerce