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Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

TORRE EMPRESARIAL CAINCO, 15TH FLOOR, SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA, BOLIVIA
Tel:
Work +591 3 3 353 515
Fax:
Fax +591 3 3 353 518
Web:
www.emba.com.bo
Cochabamba, La Paz, Potosi, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Sucre, Tarija

Bolivia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados' department is especially strong in handling high-value loan agreements and insurance matters for¬†international financial institutions. Ramiro Moreno¬†and Andr√©s Moreno¬†lead the practice; the pair continued to advise¬†regional development bank CAF on several large transactions, including a $40m loan agreement with Banco Uni√≥n and a $25m loan renegotiation with Banco Mercantil. Ren√© Claure¬†is well known for his expertise in¬†insurance and reinsurance work; Miguel √Āngel Jemio, Daniel Arredondo¬†and Luis Moreno¬†are also active in this sector. Other clients include¬†BUPA Insurance,¬†Sogaz Insurance Group and¬†Credit Suisse.

Leading individuals

Ramiro Moreno - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

Next Generation Partners

Miguel √Āngel Jemio - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

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

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados counts corporate work as a core strength, and the team is well known for assisting high-profile clients with multi-jurisdictional mandates. Andrés Moreno teamed up with René Claure to advise Google on the corporate aspects of its launch of YouTube and YouTube Premium in Bolivia; and with Luis Moreno to assist insurance company Fidelidade with its acquisition of a 24% stake in Alianza Seguros as part of an M&A deal involving the purchase of Peruvian insurance company La Positiva Seguros y Reaseguros; key senior associate Teddy Mercado also participated in this mandate. In other work, Andrés and Ramiro Moreno have been advising Amazon on an array of local matters - including regulatory issues. Daniel Arredondo and René Cuellar are also noted for their corporate expertise. The practice is co-led by Andrés, Luis and Ramiro Moreno.

Leading individuals

Ramiro Moreno - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados has an excellent reputation for its arbitration capabilities, and in this arena, arbitration expert Andrés Moreno and Daniel Arredondo are acting for mining company Macallum Group in a $15m arbitration against Guong Ho regarding damages to a zinc and tin processing plant. In the area of domestic arbitration, litigator Delfor Zapata and René Claure are representing Spanish company SACYR in two administrative claims concerning the award of a public procurement construction contract to the client. Insurance litigation is another key area of expertise for the department. Andrés and Ramiro Moreno jointly head the practice.

Leading individuals

Andrés Moreno - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

Next Generation Partners

Daniel Arredondo - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

René Claure - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

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

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

The team at Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados is led by Luis Moreno, Ramiro Moreno and Andrés Moreno, and counts oil, power, gas and mining work as core pillars of the practice. The group has extensive experience in EPC contracts and M&A matters, and handles prominent contractual and investment mandates for mining, oil and gas clients. Together with Daniel Arredondo, Ramiro and Andrés Moreno assisted German company ACI Systems Alemania with all aspects of the public-private agreement the client entered into with Bolivian lithium deposits company Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) for the extraction and industrialisation of lithium from Salar de Uyuni. Other mandates saw Luis and Ramiro Moreno advise Halliburton Latin America on entering into seven oil and gas services agreements with local operators, as well as two oil well intervention agreements with YPFB Chaco and YPFB Andina, with an aggregate value of $12m. Other clients include Samsung Engineering, Vestas, NucAdvisor and Pan American Silver.

Leading individuals

Ramiro Moreno - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

With over 80 years' experience in IP, Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados' La Paz-based IP branch, Gabriel Patent & Trademark Office, is very well known for its expertise in contentious and non-contentious patent work and trade mark renewals and registrations. Ramiro Moreno leads the practice; he recently teamed up with associate director Rodrigo Moreno to assist KFC with a trade mark infringement case. Senior associate Freddy Paredes and associate director Yamila Droguett are active on IP work.

Leading individuals

Ramiro Moreno - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

Next Generation Partners

Freddy Paredes - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados¬†handles a wide range of employment matters for a high-profile client base, counting¬†employment contracts and outsourcing agreements,¬†hiring and dismissals, social security, immigration and CBAs among its areas of expertise. Ren√© Claure¬†continued to advise the US Embassy on negotiating wage increases and drawing up social security plans; he also teamed up with labour litigation expert Delfor Zapata¬†to assist Richline Group with terminating 800 employee contracts following the liquidation of its subsidiary company in Bolivia. Other mandates saw Ren√© Cuellar¬†and¬†Paul Aramayo¬†defend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints against a labour lawsuit filed by a former executive, who claimed unlawful contractual termination.¬†Other clients include ACI Systems, Ipsos and Bolivision. Senior associate Fernando S√°nchez Pe√Īa¬†is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Delfor Zapata - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

Next Generation Partners

René Claure - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

Luis Moreno¬†and Delfor Zapata¬†jointly lead Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados' practice, which counts property finance as a cornerstone area of expertise and is strong in high-value corporate real estate matters. Zapata, who is an expert in land site acquisitions, recently advised national network Bolivision on its purchase of a 4,000m¬≤ plot of land for the construction of a repeating station in Cochabamba and¬†a¬†1,500m¬≤ plot for a large-scale antenna station in Santa Cruz.¬†Zapata and Miguel √Āngel Jemio have also been active advising a real estate developer in relation to a major project in La Paz. Other matters saw Moreno, a property finance specialist, teaming up with¬†Paul Aramayo¬†to assist Caribbean Cinemas with its $15m acquisition of Bolivian cinema chain Cine Center. Daniel Arredondo¬†and¬†Ren√© Cuellar¬†are also key contacts. Other clients include¬†the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and¬†the US Embassy.

Leading individuals

Delfor Zapata - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados¬†counts litigation as a core pillar of its tax practice, which is well known for assisting the firm's other departments with complex mandates, particularly on the corporate side. The team was strengthened in September 2018 with the incorporation of tax-dedicated counsel¬†Rodrigo Burgos, a former manager at KPMG; he co-leads the practice with¬†Delfor Zapata. The pair represented mining company¬†Compa√Īia Minera Tiwanacu in litigation regarding the payment of capital gains tax after selling a 78% stake, worth $19m, in an affiliated company to another entity based in Canada. Regional development bank CAF instructed the team on a number of matters, including the extension of its tax-exempt status. Other clients include Pan American Silver, ADM and Pan American Energy.

Leading individuals

Delfor Zapata - Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados

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