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Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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La Paz, Santa Cruz

Julio Landivar

Work 591 33433594
Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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Corporate M&A / Energy and Natural Resources


Senior Associate


He advises several firms in different fields, including trade (food, goods and heavy machinery), oil services and oil exploration and production companies. He works regularly in the incorporation of foreign and national companies in Bolivia, with ample experience in complex corporate transactions, including mergers, spin-offs, share purchases, and capital increases, dissolution and liquidation of companies.

He worked in several Due Diligence processes of companies, in order to identify corporate contingencies and advise on compliance of corporate obligations, following parameters and regulations of the Companies Controller of Bolivia AEMP.

He worked in various administrative tax proceedings before the National Tax Office and administrative proceedings before the Bolivian Gaming Authority.

His practice in Guevara & Gutiérrez is reinforced with his experience as former in-house attorney of YPFB Andina S.A. (Oil & Gas company).


He is fluent in Spanish, English and German.


  • Santa Cruz Bar Association
  • Bolivian Ministry of Justice


  • Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz - UPSA, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, Law Degree;
  • Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz - UPSA, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, Master in Business Law. (in progress)


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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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Based primarily in Santa Cruz, the practice at Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C is led by regulatory and contracts expert Enrique Barrios, and counts Petrobras Brazil, Repsol and Occidental Petroleum among its clients. Oil and gas, particularly in the upstream space, is a core strength of the group, which also has experience in energy-sector international arbitration as well as in regulatory and cross-border transactional work. The team largely acts for private-sector clients in negotiations (and disputes) with state-owned entities. Barrios acted for YPF Argentina on a $60m oil and gas services agreement concerning the Charagua area, as well as assisting the client with procurement-related regulatory matters. Corporate work and capital-raising matters are often led by Rodolfo Mercado and Ramiro Guevara, who are based in Santa Cruz and La Paz respectively; while senior associate Julio Landivar frequently advises oil and gas companies on corporate and contractual matters. Renewable energy, especially in the wind sub-sector but also – increasingly – in the solar power segment, is a growing strength of the department.

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