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La Paz, La Paz, Santa Cruz

Bolivia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

In operation since October 2018, Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)¬†is well known for its capabilities in assisting investor and lender clients with cross-border transactions and public entity financing. The practice is noted for its strength in representing financial institutions: Santiago Nishizawa¬†continues to¬†advise Inter-American Investment Corporation on providing working-capital loans to small enterprises, while Ignacio Aguirre¬†assisted Incofin Investment Management with providing loan agreements to Bolivian borrowers. Fernando Aguirre¬†is a highly regarded practitioner;¬†Eduardo Quintanilla, Julio Quintanilla¬†and newly promoted partner Leonardo Azurduy Saunero¬†are other key contacts.

Leading individuals

Fernando Aguirre - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

Ignacio Aguirre - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

Santiago Nishizawa - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

Next Generation Partners

Leonardo Azurduy Saunero - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

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.

Leading individuals

Eduardo Quintanilla - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

Fernando Aguirre - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

Ignacio Aguirre - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

Next Generation Partners

Leonardo Azurduy Saunero - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

Eduardo Quintanilla¬†and Santiago Nishizawa¬†jointly head the practice at the recently formed¬†Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN), which counts the hydrocarbons, mining, renewables, electricity and extractive sectors as key areas of strength. The team regularly handles corporate governance, contractual, regulatory and contentious work within the energy space.¬†Recent matters saw Ignacio Aguirre¬†advise Minera San Crist√≥bal, Silex Bolivia and Empresa Minera Memisa on corporate governance and compliance matters; he also assisted¬†GP Exploraci√≥n y Producci√≥n, a branch of Gazprom, with an agreement with YPFB to create a mixed economy company. Fernando Aguirre¬†is well known for advising the National Association of Medium Miners on a range of regulatory matters.

Leading individuals

Fernando Aguirre - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

In operation since October 2018,¬†Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)¬†recently¬†incorporated Meliora IP, the firm created by the merger of the IP departments of Bufete Aguirre and Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa, as its IP practice. The team is especially active in trade mark infringement work; practice head Perla Koziner¬†represented Louis Vuitton in an appeal before the Supreme Court concerning significant infringement of the client's trade mark. Patent prosecution and filing work is another area of instruction.¬†Forever 21, Bulgari, Bayer,¬†L‚ÄôOr√©al and Starbucks are included in the¬†client roster. Julio Quintanilla¬†is noted for handling trade mark litigation.¬†In 2018,¬†Moira Ascarrunz¬†joined from Estudio Jur√≠dico Orpan, and in 2019 senior associate¬†Ana Valeria Escobar¬†left to join FERRERE.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

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.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

In operation since October 2018, Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)'s real estate department is jointly led by Fernando Aguirre¬†and Santiago Nishizawa.¬†Colinas De Achumani instructed the team on the real estate aspects of the construction of a condominium project in La Paz; the first phase of the project is now completed. Carolina Aguirre¬†is very active in this sector.

Leading individuals

Fernando Aguirre - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

Operating since October 2018, Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)'s tax department handles both advisory and contentious mandates, including tax planning, compliance and challenges to SIN tax-assessment rulings. Mauricio Torrico Galindo, who co-leads the team with¬†Milenka Saavedra Mu√Īoz,¬†recently advised¬†LATAM Airlines Group on transfer pricing matters regarding fund transfers between Bolivia and Spain. In the Santa Cruz office,¬†Gonzalo Prudencio Goz√°lvez¬†is noted for his tax expertise.

Leading individuals

Mauricio Torricio Galindo - Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil ‚Äď (BAQSN)

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