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Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

AV. SAN MARTIN, CALLE LA PLATA, ESTE 19, SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA
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Work +591 3 343 3594
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www.gg-lex.com
La Paz, Santa Cruz

Bolivia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Large-scale restructuring mandates, project finance and credit facility matters have been prominent in the workload of Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C's 'very experienced' team. Jorge Inchauste assisted Alicorp with a $400m credit facility agreement - entered into with a syndicate of foreign banks - for the acquisition of two companies in Bolivia. In the Santa Cruz office, Enrique Barrios is an expert in project finance in the energy and hydrocarbons sector; he assisted Danske Bank with the €103m financing of three wind farm projects in Bolivia. Regulatory work is another area of expertise for the group. Inchauste co-heads the practice with Ramiro Guevara out of the La Paz office, which houses noted associates José Bernal and Alejandra Guevara. Other clients include Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Simmons & Simmons and the Export-Import Bank of China.

Leading individuals

Ramiro Guevara - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Next Generation Partners

José Bernal - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Active in M&A, restructuring and liquidations, Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C's department comprises practice co-heads Ramiro Guevara and Jorge Inchauste and senior associates José Bernal and Alejandra Guevara in La Paz, and Enrique Barrios, Rodolfo Mercado and senior associates Jairo Guiteras and Julio Landivar in Santa Cruz. Recent work includes Ramiro assisting New Pacific Metals with its $6m purchase of mining company Jisasjardan, while Inchauste advised telecoms company Verizon on the liquidation of its Bolivian subsidiary. Other clients include Alicorp, PepsiCo and Explora.

Leading individuals

Enrique Barrios - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Ramiro Guevara - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Next Generation Partners

José Bernal - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

The 'very knowledgeable' team at Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C stands out for its strength in constitutional and administrative litigation, and counts arbitration as a core pillar of the practice. The group is well known for frequently acting for Cervecería Boliviana Nacional in antitrust litigation: Rodrigo Rivera continues to defend the company in Supreme Court competition proceedings, most recently in a coercive collection claim. Rivera co-leads the practice with Santa Cruz-based Primitivo Gutiérrez, who is an expert in labour litigation. Ramiro Guevara is highly regarded for his international arbitration expertise. Associates José Bernal (who is active in arbitration) and competition law expert Zoya Galarza are names to note.

Leading individuals

Ramiro Guevara - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Rodrigo Rivera - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Next Generation Partners

Zoya Galarza - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C's primarily Santa Cruz-based practice continues to handle a high volume of hydrocarbons work, notably in the upstream oil and gas space, which forms a core pillar of the department. On the renewables side, the team assists clients with wind and solar power-related energy matters; hydropower is a growing area of instruction for the group. Cross-border transactions, energy-sector litigation and arbitration, and regulatory work are additional key strengths. Enrique Barrios, well known for his contractual and regulatory expertise, jointly heads the practice with La Paz-based Ramiro Guevara, an expert in project finance. Senior associate Julio Landivar assists oil and gas companies with the corporate-related aspects of energy mandates.

Leading individuals

Enrique Barrios - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Ramiro Guevara - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

The practice at Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C has particular expertise in trade mark litigation, registrations, renewals and filings, and counts patent work - notably in the pharmaceutical sector - as a growing area of instruction. Marcos Mercado, noted for his 'excellent knowledge of trade mark law', and Jorge Inchauste jointly head the 'very responsive' department; the pair advised Alicorp on transferring a portfolio containing over 70 trade marks following its acquisition of a Bolivian company, as well as acting for Institut National de L'Origine et de la Qualité and Interprofession du Gruyére in trade mark opposition litigation. Other clients include Marriott International, Samsung and American Airlines; Gilead Sciences is a key client in the patents area. Diego Benavides is an expert in trade mark work.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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.

Leading individuals

Primitivo Gutiérrez - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Contested land holdings and regularisation of property rights are core pillars of Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C's practice, which also handles construction litigation and high-value land purchases. Based in the Santa Cruz office, practice head Primitivo Gutiérrez is highly regarded for his litigation expertise; Jaime Lora (based in La Paz) and senior associate Ana Lora are also key contacts. Clients include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Praxair Bolivia and Inter-American Development Bank.

Leading individuals

Primitivo Gutiérrez - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Next Generation Partners

Ana Lora - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Noted for assisting the firm's energy and corporate departments with the tax-related aspects of sizeable mandates, Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C’s 'efficient' team is especially strong in tax litigation. Practice head Mauricio Dalman is well known for his expertise in litigation and tax planning; he recently represented Planta Recicladora Commetal in a successful tax annulment process before the SIN. Other clients include Explora, Petrobras Bolivia, Ferroviaria Oriental and Repsol E&P Bolivia. Associate Mauricio Viscarra is also recommended.

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