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Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ

AV JOS√Č SALM√ďN BALLIVI√ĀN (LOS √ĀLAMOS), NO 322, LA FLORIDA, PO BOX 994, LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
Tel:
Work +591 2 277 6628
Email:
Web:
www.baqsn.bo
La Paz, La Paz, Santa Cruz

Fernando Aguirre

Tel:
Work +591 22776628
Email:
Web:
www.basc.com.bo
Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ

Position

Attorney at Law. Senior Partner.
PRACTICE AREAS: General Commercial, Corporate and Business Law; Civil Law; Administrative Law, Antitrust, Competition and Regulation; Labor Law; Tax Law; Mining and Hydrocarbons Law; Banking and Financing Law; Arbitration.

Career

Continued practice as a lawyer for over forty years. He has also held other positions like external director of the Bolivian Central Bank. At present he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of EMBOL S.A., the Coca Cola bottling company for Bolivia and an External Comptroller (Sindico) for various mining companies. Also Past President and board member of the American Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia. Mr. Aguirre is a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, PDAC (Canada), Latin America Arbitration Association and other professional international organizations, being an active participant at conferences, in some of which he has been a panelist on different subjects of international interest. He has contributed to various legal publications. In connection with his arbitration practice he has been appointed as member of the Latin America Arbitration Group of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

  • La Paz Bar Association

  • Santa Cruz Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • International Bar Association

  • International Petroleum Negotiators

  • Latin America Arbitration

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

  • Prospectors and Developers Association Canada

  • ICC

  • Arbitrator National Chambers of Commerce and Hydrocarbons 

  • Arbitrator Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Center.

Education

  • Licentiate Law, Political and Social Sciences/Lawyer, La Paz University, 1968;
  • Law Diploma Oxford University, 1971


Bolivia

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

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

Within: Banking and finance

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.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

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

Within: Corporate and M&A

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.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Leading individuals

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

Within: Energy and natural resources

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.

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Real estate

Within: Leading individuals

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

Within: Real estate

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.

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