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Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

CALLE 15 DE CALACOTO, TORRE KETAL, OF 402, LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
Tel:
Work +591 2 277 0808
Fax:
Fax +591 2 279 6462
Email:
Web:
www.gg-lex.com
La Paz, Santa Cruz

Jorge Inchauste

Tel:
Work 591 2 2770808
Email:
Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Work Department

Corporate M&A / Banking & Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Currently a partner of Guevara & Gutierrez with expertise in international business transactions, structured finance, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, alternate dispute resolution, and development of natural resources: energy and mining. He was a foreign associate at Piper Rudnick LLP in New York USA, General Secretary of the Mediation and Arbitration Center and Legal Counsel at the National Chamber of Commerce between.

He has several publications related to his areas of expertise that include Bolivian regulations on Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance and Environmental Law.

Languages

He speaks fluent Spanish and English.

Member

  • La Paz Bar Association
  • Bolivian Ministry of Justice
  • Authorized to practice law in the State of New York, USA
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • American Bar Association  (ABA)

Education

  • Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Law Degree;
  • Georgetown University, Washington DC, LLM in International Legal Studies;
  • Universidad de Los Andes, La Paz, Master in Law and Economics.


Bolivia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The team at Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C has been increasingly active in large-scale restructuring activities in the banking and finance sector: Ramiro Guevara assisted Grupo Financiero Bisa with the $300m reorganisation of all its companies. As well as continuing to provide regulatory advice to global financial institutions – such as Standard Chartered and Citibank – which have interests in Bolivia but are not domiciled in the country, the team continues to act for locally active international lenders such as International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Project finance and structured finance are other areas of particular strength. Guevara co-heads the practice with Jorge Inchauste in La Paz; while Enrique Barrios is the key contact in Santa Cruz. La Paz-based associates José Bernal and Alejandra Guevara are frequently active on high-value matters.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C has been handling a high volume of M&A for high-profile domestic and international clients and, accordingly, it has also been increasingly active in competition work. Energy, mining, consumer goods and manufacturing are all sectors in which the practice has notable expertise: recent mandates saw team co-head Jorge Inchauste assist Alicorp with its $200m purchase of Industrias del Aceite (as well as with its purchase, alongside Inversiones Piuranas, of ADM SAO); while fellow co-head Ramiro Guevara advised Italian manufacturer Bottero on $4m-worth of commercial contracts relating to the construction of a glass-processing factory in Bolivia. Other clients include Verizon, Cervecería Boliviana Nacional and PepsiCo. Inchauste, Guevara and senior associates José Bernal and Alejandra Guevara comprise the core team in La Paz, supported by competition expert Zoya Galarza; in Santa Cruz, energy is a key strength, with Enrique Barrios and Rodolfo Mercado assisted by senior associates Jairo Guiteras and Julio Landivar.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C is especially experienced in trade mark litigation and, as well as handling trade mark filings, renewals and registrations, it is increasingly active in patent work. Marcos Mercado, who co-leads the team with Jorge Inchauste, acted for clients including Empresa Hotelera La Quinta, Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano and Ajinomoto in trade mark opposition litigation, as well as assisting Toyo Tire and Rubber with multi-jurisdictional trade mark proceedings. On the patents side, Mercado is handling two of Gilead Sciences’ patent portfolios. New clients of the department include BlackBerry, Tetra Pak and Teleticket; Healing Sports is a more longstanding client.

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