Cristián Bonacic

Cristián Bonacic

Servicios Legales Baker McKenzie SpA


Cristián Bonacic is a member of the Tax practice group in Baker McKenzie's Santiago office. He advises on tax-related issues in mining projects, manufacturing, financing, IT and banking matters for Chilean and multinational companies. He has also relevant experience in tax controversy and tax administrative issues. He joined the Firm in 2019.

Cristián is a lecturer in Tax Litigation at the Universidad Diego Portales and in Business Tax at eClass-Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

Practice Focus

Cristián supports the Tax team focusing his practice in tax litigation, administrative tax matters, corporate restructuring, and local and international tax advice.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented Chilean and foreign companies obtaining the reduction of taxes and tax reimbursement.

  • Represented national and international companies in relevant tax trials against the local tax authority.


  • Chile (2004)


  • University of Sydney (Master of International Taxation) (2011)
  • Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Master of Tax Management) (2007)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (LLB) (2001)


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Author, "El nuevo impuesto sobre incremento de valor por ampliaciones de los límites urbanos: análisis crítico a partir de la revisión de sus elementos esenciales," Revista de Estudios Tributarios, Centro de Estudios Tributarios, Universidad de Chile, N° 19, 2018