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Active in M&A, restructuring and liquidations, Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C's department comprises practice co-heads Ramiro Guevara and Jorge Inchauste and senior associates José Bernal and Alejandra Guevara in La Paz, and Enrique Barrios, Rodolfo Mercado and senior associates Jairo Guiteras and Julio Landivar in Santa Cruz. Recent work includes Ramiro assisting New Pacific Metals with its $6m purchase of mining company Jisasjardan, while Inchauste advised telecoms company Verizon on the liquidation of its Bolivian subsidiary. Other clients include Alicorp, PepsiCo and Explora.

Indacochea & Asociados‚Äô 'outstanding' corporate practice provides a 'very efficient service', especially in M&A and restructuring work. Mariana Pereira¬†and¬†Ricardo Indacochea¬†represented Alicorp in its $115m acquisition of ADM SAO; Pereira also advised the client on the incorporation of its subsidiary¬†Alicorpgroup Inversiones Bolivia as part of its reorganisation following the acquisition. Alonso Indacochea¬†advised Quimpac on setting up a subsidiary in Bolivia as its entry into the market; he also assisted Inverparabano with its $2m joint venture with food producer Avicola Sofia. Andere Indacochea¬†handles labour-related corporate matters. Also noted are¬†associates¬†Ana Carola Mu√Īoz,¬†Maria Jos√© Martinez¬†and Heidy Sandoval.

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados counts corporate work as a core strength, and the team is well known for assisting high-profile clients with multi-jurisdictional mandates. Andrés Moreno teamed up with René Claure to advise Google on the corporate aspects of its launch of YouTube and YouTube Premium in Bolivia; and with Luis Moreno to assist insurance company Fidelidade with its acquisition of a 24% stake in Alianza Seguros as part of an M&A deal involving the purchase of Peruvian insurance company La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros; key senior associate Teddy Mercado also participated in this mandate. In other work, Andrés and Ramiro Moreno have been advising Amazon on an array of local matters - including regulatory issues. Daniel Arredondo and René Cuellar are also noted for their corporate expertise. The practice is co-led by Andrés, Luis and Ramiro Moreno.

In operation since October 2018, Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)'s combined team is praised for its 'experience and solidity' across a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. The practice has been especially active in the mining, aviation, real estate and telecoms sectors; for example,¬†Julio Quintanilla¬†continues to¬†advise LATAM Airlines Group on a range of corporate matters, including establishing a subsidiary entity in the country. Fernando Aguirre¬†and Ignacio Aguirre¬†assisted Minera San Crist√≥bal¬†with corporate governance work, while Milenka Saavedra¬†advised a number of telecoms operators on regulatory and compliance issues. Eduardo Quintanilla¬†and Mauricio Torrico Galindo¬†are providing ongoing advice to Orvana Minerals on the corporate restructuring of its subsidiary¬†Empresa Minera Paititi. Santiago Nishizawa¬†is noted for his expertise in M&A, while Sergio Antelo¬†assists foreign companies with their entry into the Bolivian market. Leonardo Azurduy Saunero¬†was made up to partner in January 2019.

C.R. & F. Rojas ‚Äď Abogados¬†counts corporate governance, incorporations, liquidations, commercial contracts,¬†cross-border M&A and restructuring as key strengths, particularly for clients drawn from the agribusiness and real estate sectors. In the La Paz office, Fernando Rojas, Sandra Salinas¬†and Mar√≠a del Carmen Ballivi√°n¬†are the key contacts, while in Santa Cruz, Elizabeth Landivar, Diego Rojas¬†and senior associate Mery Cuellar¬†are the names to note. Past clients include Ceibos Group, TA Gas, Rio Bueno and Herbalife.

Carlos Pinto¬†and 'good relationship manager' Gerardo Villag√≥mez¬†jointly head¬†FERRERE's corporate practice, which operates out of¬†the firm's offices in La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. The department handles a broad spectrum of corporate work; recent matters saw Pinto and¬†Villag√≥mez advise beverage producer¬†Compa√Ī√≠a de las Cervecer√≠as Unidas (CCU) on its acquisition of a 51% stake in¬†Bebidas Bolivianas BBO, making CCU the majority shareholder. Pinto also teamed up with Pablo Ordo√Īez¬†to assist¬†Minera Alcira, a subsidiary of Canadian company New Pacific Metals, with entering into a mining production agreement with¬†Corporaci√≥n Minera de Bolivia regarding the Silver Sand project in¬†Potos√≠. Senior associates¬†Mattias Garr√≥n, Delma Paz¬†and Mar√≠a Ren√© Su√°rez ¬†are all also noted.

Active across a wide spectrum of corporate matters, W√ľrth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados' team is led by Fernando Bedoya, who is noted for handling high-value acquisitions and transactional work across a range of sectors. Karla W√ľrth, well known for her strength in oil and gas sector matters,¬†continues to advise clients such as¬†Rockwell Automation,¬†Rigmaster and Industria Soprastelle on all their corporate and commercial matters.¬†Mauricio Costa du Rels¬†is highly regarded for his M&A expertise; newly promoted partner Jorge Nelson Serrate¬†is also a key name.¬†Associate Mar√≠a P√≠a Arce¬†is recommended.

The 'methodical and detail-oriented' Mauricio Becerra de la Roca leads Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L.’s practice, which is especially active in corporate governance, regulatory matters, restructuring, commercial agreements and competition issues. Becerra de la Roca, who is an expert in agribusiness, energy and telecoms, is assisting Spanish company HIPRA with its entry into the Bolivian market, as well as advising SOBOCE on competition matters regarding a proposed deal with a Bolivian competitor. He is also assisting ADM SAO with restructuring following its acquisition by Alicorp. The team provides ongoing advice to Perfect Fit Industries on day-to-day corporate matters. Senior associate Dario Martinez is the key name in La Paz. In September 2018 Mario Ballivián moved to Criales & Urcullo.

Primarily based in Santa Cruz, Tufi√Īo y Villegas' practice is jointly led by¬†Gabriel Villegas¬†and La Paz-based¬†Jos√© Luis Tufi√Īo. The department counts¬†incorporating branches of foreign companies, M&A, trust fund-related matters and distribution agreements as prominent areas of activity. Recent work includes Villegas assisting Japanese company Miniso with its expansion into Bolivia, as well as advising AccorHotels on implementing a hotel franchise. Other clients include Petrobras Bolivia,¬†Droguer√≠a Inti and YPFB Andina.¬†Senior associate¬†Milenka Salvatierra¬†has left the firm.

Real estate mandates have been prominent in Criales & Urcullo’s recent workload, with the energy, telecoms and financial sectors also areas of expertise. José Antonio Criales heads the practice with Daniel Mariaca and Adrián Barrenechea, who has notable expertise in cross-border transactions. Recent work includes assisting Innovasol with $10m-worth of EPC, operation and maintenance, and solar panel contracts. Javier Urcullo is a key name for financial matters. Other clients include San Cristobal Tesa and Pan American Group. In September 2018, Mario Ballivián joined from Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L..

Corporate boutique LVRH Estudio Jurídico is 'very professional'; the team is 'always diligent, fast and attentive' and provides 'clear, precise advice'. Corporate restructuring, regulatory and compliance issues, and M&A are key strengths for the practice. Recent mandates include Daniel Roca and Pablo Heredia, who provides an 'always impeccable' service, assisting PR Marriott Drilling with commercial contract negotiations with YPFB; the pair also advise the client on corporate governance matters. Heredia also advised Ecuador-based company Plasticaucho Industrial on its entry into the Bolivian market. Associate Daniela Terrazas is also noted.

Based in La Paz, Mendieta Romero y Asociados' corporate team is especially active in M&A, restructuring, shareholder matters, service agreements and asset transactions. Recent work includes practice head Gonzalo Mendieta assisting Inversiones IKM with multiple corporate restructurings. Associates Gabriela Loza and Percy Luza Kellemberger regularly act on corporate mandates.

ONTIER ‚Äď Urenda Abogados Soc. Civ.'s 'very professional' corporate team 'inspires confidence', and is 'knowledgeable about the specific legal issues¬†of the country'. The group is active across a broad range of sectors, including construction, oil and gas, and technology, and is led by¬†Mauricio Salda√Īa,¬†in conjunction with¬†Hans Voss¬†and¬†Efra√≠n Su√°rez. Recent work includes acting for Mediapro in acquiring a 100% stake in wTVision, and assisting Emporio with a $4bn merger. Other clients include Total E&P Bolivia,¬†Funci√≥n Digital and Altamira Trade.

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