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With offices in La Paz and Santa Cruz, employment boutique Carrasco Firma de Abogados counts labour litigation as a core pillar of the practice, although the team also handles a wide range of employment mandates, including large-scale restructuring, regulatory matters, individual and union conflicts, and hiring and dismissals. Practice head Pablo Carrasco Quintana is a labour law expert, and associate Boris Bustillos is noted. Past clients include Shell Bolivia, Banco de Crédito, Telecel de Bolivia and South American Express. In August 2018, Marcel Forgues Urquizo moved to Gumucio & Abogados.

Praised for 'its high level of professionalism' and 'flexible and creative thinking', Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C's department assists a client base of international organisations with remuneration policies, immigration matters, collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), and hiring and dismissal cases. Labour litigator Primitivo Gutiérrez co-leads the practice with 'creative thinker' Jaime Lora, who handles labour disputes pertaining to immigration matters and CBAs. Clients include Asea Brown Boveri and Prosalud.

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados¬†handles a wide range of employment matters for a high-profile client base, counting¬†employment contracts and outsourcing agreements,¬†hiring and dismissals, social security, immigration and CBAs among its areas of expertise. Ren√© Claure¬†continued to advise the US Embassy on negotiating wage increases and drawing up social security plans; he also teamed up with labour litigation expert Delfor Zapata¬†to assist Richline Group with terminating 800 employee contracts following the liquidation of its subsidiary company in Bolivia. Other mandates saw Ren√© Cuellar¬†and¬†Paul Aramayo¬†defend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints against a labour lawsuit filed by a former executive, who claimed unlawful contractual termination.¬†Other clients include ACI Systems, Ipsos and Bolivision. Senior associate Fernando S√°nchez Pe√Īa¬†is also recommended.

The 'very reliable' Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)¬†houses¬†'professional' and¬†'practical lawyers'; the practice is jointly led by Carolina Aguirre¬†and La Paz-based¬†Santiago Nishizawa. Aguirre continues to assist¬†Rainforest Alliance with labour matters, recently advising on a restructuring mandate; she also teamed up with the 'very responsive'¬†Milenka Saavedra¬†to defend Samaritan's Purse in a dispute with a former employee. Other clients include¬†Tetra Pak, the British Embassy and Marie Stopes International Bolivia.

Alejandro Pemintel leads the practice at FERRERE, which is noted for providing 'timely and practical solutions' across a wide spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including immigration and social security work, restructuring, hirings, CBAs and union negotiations. Pemintel recently assisted hotel company Selina with work contracts for foreign personnel, as well as representing AXS Bolivia in union negotiations and providing assistance with a CBA. Other clients include Nestlé, Wildlife Conservation Society and Huawei. Senior associates Rodrigo Montellano and Meliza Aliaga are noted for their expertise in labour work.

Gumucio & Abogados' 'excellent' team is 'very well prepared', 'efficient and proactive'.¬†¬†Practice head Daniel Gumucio¬†defended Indusfranco in a lawsuit concerning payment of social benefits; he successfully reduced the payment to zero. He also acted for¬†Cer√°mica¬†Gladymar and Industrias¬†Ferrotodo on restructuring and dismissal cases. Other clients include Agrocentro, Gra√Īa y Montero Construcciones y Montajes and¬†Compa√Ī√≠a Internacional de Comercio. In August 2018,¬†Marcel Forgues Urquizo¬†joined from¬†Carrasco, Forgues, Mercado & Aleman.

Indacochea & Asociados' 'very responsive and knowledgeable' team handles a broad range of labour matters, including social benefits and policies, hiring, restructuring and regulatory advice. The ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô Andere Indacochea¬†is praised for her 'very high level of technical knowledge', 'availability' and 'responsiveness'; associate¬†Jeannine Lozada¬†is also very active in this sector. Clients include Servicios Especiales San Antonio, BHP Billiton and El Tejar Group.

C.R. & F. Rojas ‚Äď Abogados' department counts¬†labour disputes as a key strength. The team is led jointly by La Paz-based Sandra Salinas¬†and Antonio Sanjin√©s¬†in Santa Cruz; senior associates Jorge Subirana¬†and Mery Cuellar¬†are also recommended. Past clients include¬†DHL Bolivia,¬†MI Fluids Bolivia and¬†well-established newspaper La Raz√≥n.

Based in La Paz, Mendieta Romero y Asociados is primarily active in assisting clients with contracts-related work and contentious matters. Practice head Gonzalo Mendieta defended Fundación Ayuda en Acción in a labour dispute. Percy Luza Kellemberger is a name to note.

Tufi√Īo y Villegas' practice has been active¬†in M&A-related labour work,¬†preventive issues,¬†employment litigation¬†and¬†social security matters. Practice head Gabriel Villegas¬†advised YPFB Andina on salary negotiations. Senior associate¬†Justo Galindo¬†has left the firm.

Karla W√ľrth¬†leads the practice at W√ľrth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados, which is especially strong in labour restructuring; the team also handles employment contracts and compensation, among other areas. Mauricio Costa du Rels¬†and Jorge Nelson Serrate, now a partner, are also key contacts;¬†associates Carla Saracho¬†and Gabriel Duchen¬†are noted.

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