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La Paz, La Paz, Santa Cruz

Milenka Saavedra

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


Attorney in Law - Partner.
PRACTICE AREAS: General Commercial, Corporate and Business Law; General Civil Law; Administrative Law, Antitrust, Competition and Regulation; Litigation; Tax Law; Labor Law; Contencious Judicial Process,  Collections


Past activities: Technical advisor at the Internal Revenue Office; Legal adviser at the Municipal Government of La Paz, General Legal Council AES Communications S.A. Complementary activities: Member of the Board of Director of Inversora los Andes S.A. Alternate Sindico of Minera San Cristobal, Memisa S.A., Silex S.A. and BCP (Banco de Crédito)


Spanish, french and english


  • La Paz Bar Association;
  • Bolivian Institute of Fiscal Studies (IBET)


  • Licentiate in Law (Bolivian Catholic University); 1997  
  • Postgraduate studies in Fiscal Law (Andean University Simón Bolivar); 1997
  • Masters in Regulation and Competence (Andean University Simón Bolivar); 2003 


Reading, running, biking and swimming


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Clients have ‘nothing but praise’ for the team at Bufete Aguirre Soc. Civ., which is ‘responsive, understanding and excellent in all respects’. The ‘proactive, methodicalFernando Aguirre and Milenka Saavedra are ‘good communicators and negotiators’; together with practice head Ignacio Aguirre, Saavedra assisted the Bolivian branch of thyssenkrupp Raw Materials with its closure. Indeed, branch liquidations are a niche specialisation for Saavedra, who also assisted Apia XXI Ingenieros Y Arquitectos on the closure of its Bolivian branch, as well as advising various telecoms operators – including Intelsat International Systems and Telesat – on regulatory issues. Clients in the oil, gas and power space include Gazprom EP International, Hidroeléctrica Boliviana and Repsol YPF’s Bolivian group of companies; while Minera San Cristóbal and Empresa Minera Manquiri are among the team’s mining clients. Tetra Pak, Embotelladoras Bolivianas Unidas and Accion International are also on the client roster.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Noted for its strength in domestic and international arbitration, for which the key contact is Fernando Aguirre, Bufete Aguirre Soc. Civ. also handles a range of litigation, with tax disputes and contentious administrative matters also being particular areas of expertise. Mining, power and financial services are notable sector strengths. Milenka Saavedra co-ordinates the litigation practice; Ignacio Aguirre and Carolina Aguirre are also active in the space.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

Valued for its response times and pertinent advice’, Bufete Aguirre Soc. Civ.’s ‘trustworthy’ practice provides ‘very good service’, and counts dealing with foreign employees as a particular strength. The ‘very analyticalCarolina Aguirre advises Rainforest Alliance on all its labour matters and was also active assisting Grupo Alcos with non-contentious employment issues. Tetra Pak, Embol and GP Exploración y Producción instructed the team on various regulatory labour matters. Milenka Saavedra heads the practice and counts Repsol E&P Bolivia as a client.

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Within: Tax

Clients have ‘nothing but praise’ for the practice at Bufete Aguirre Soc. Civ., which is ‘responsive, understanding and excellent in all respects’. The group is especially active in supporting the firm’s corporate department, but also advises clients on tax compliance and on appealing SIN tax-assessment rulings. Practice head Milenka Saavedra and Fernando Aguirre are ‘proactive, methodical’ and ‘good communicators and negotiators’. Embol, Fundación Construir and BSI Inspectorate are representative clients.

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