Miguel Schürmann Opazo

Academic Background

Universidad de Chile, 2005 (summa cum laude). In 2006 he received the “Pedro Nicolás Montenegro” award, granted to the best student of the class. Master of German Law (L.L.M), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 2018 (summa cum laude).

Professional Experience

Prior to this, he worked at Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana (2008-2011) and Cariola Diez Pérez Cotapos & Cía (2005-2008) focusing on economic criminal law, internal investigations, litigation, antitrust law and compliance matters. He was an advisor to the Constitution, Legislation and Justice Committee of the Senate for the analysis, debate and promulgation of the Law on Criminal Responsibility of Legal Persons 

Academic Experience

Professor of the Department of Criminal Sciences at the University of Chile. Visiting professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Master in Law).He has presented training courses for lawyers of the criminal Public Defender's Office and the Public Prosecutor's Office. He has been professor of the program of Magister of Law with mention in Criminal Law and of Criminal Law of the Businesses and of the Company, both of the University of Chile, and has been expositor in congresses and seminars on criminal law, criminal procedural law and right of the Free competition.


He wrote "Orden Público Económico y Principio de Subsidiaridad, argumentos para una crítica" (Revista Derecho y Humanidades N° 12, año 2006). He is the co-author of "The regulation of White collar crime in Chile" (Financier Worldwide Corporate Finance Intelligence). Author "El control de la actuación del Ministerio Público en la etapa de investigación". (Revista Gaceta Jurídica, 2011. N° 376.). Permanent commentator of judicial sentences for Revista Gaceta Jurídica (May 2011-2013) and Revista de Ciencias Penales (2013 to date). He is co-author of Proceso Penal", en Revista de Derecho de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Comentario de la Jurisprudencia de la Corte Suprema y el Tribunal Constitucional, N° 3, Legal Publishing, 2013 and N° 4, Legal Publishing, 2016. Author of "“¿Qué entendemos por tentativa inidónea impune?” A review of Chilean doctrine and jurisprudence, "in Criminal law as theory and practice. Book in homage to Alfredo Etcheberry Orthusteguy.


Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G., Libertades Públicas A. G. y del Instituto de Ciencias Penales.


Spanish, english and german.



M. Schürmann BL 2019