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AV. PIRAÍ #2115 ESQ. BARACEA, SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA, BOLIVIA
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Work +591 3 353 5356
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Bolivia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Indacochea & Asociados

Mariana Pereira leads Indacochea & Asociados’ ‘multidisciplinary’, ‘responsive’ and ‘very professional’ practice, which is particularly active on bond issuances, debt restructuring and loan agreements. Recent matters saw Pereira and Andere Indacochea assist Industrias de Aceite with a $100m bond issuance and two financial promissory notes; the pair also advised Tienda Amiga on raising funds via the Bolivian Stock Exchange for operational purposes. In the project finance sub-sector, the ‘very proactive and committed’ Alonso Indacochea advised Riverfront Inversiones on drafting an investment agreement for both public and private investors regarding the $20m financing of an international clinic. The team also often assists clients with regulatory and governance matters.

Leading lawyers

Mariana Pereira - Indacochea & Asociados

Next generation lawyers

Alonso Indacochea - Indacochea & Asociados

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Indacochea & Asociados

Classic cruceño firmIndacochea & Asociados is ‘increasingly institutionalised’ and has developed a significantly more diverse client roster, as it responds to market changes and the wholesale arrival of La Paz-based law firms. Its ‘responsive’, ‘multidisciplinary’ team provides ‘solid support’ and ‘strong technical knowledge’, and is noted for its ‘personalised, professional service’, ‘transparency’ and ‘work ethic’. Incorporations, corporate restructuring and M&A, particularly acting as local counsel on multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions are all key strengths. ‘Great strategist’ Ricardo Indacochea heads the practice; an ‘excellent problem-solver’, he assisted JPNOR Ingeniera with due diligence relating to its participation in three energy contract bids called by YPFB and ENDE Corporación, one of which was won by the client. The ‘business-focused’ Alonso Indacochea is ‘very proactive, committed and skilful’; together with Lorena Otero, he advised Chuanqing Drilling Engineering, China’s largest public oil-and-gas producer, on its incorporation of a Bolivian subsidiary. He also, together with senior associate Ana Carola Muñoz, assisted Savino del Bene, CPW Cereales and Sturia with their liquidations in Bolivia. Other clients of the practice include Riverfront Investments. Andere Indacochea made partner in June 2016; Mariana Pereira is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Alonso Indacochea - Indacochea & Asociados

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Indacochea & Asociados

Traditionally strong on the litigation side, the disputes practice at Indacochea & Asociados offers ‘a complete range of services’ and is increasingly active in arbitration. It also counts tax disputes and administrative procedures as key strengths. Department head Ichin Ma specialises in civil litigation and arbitration; the ‘proactive’ Alonso Indacochea is also active in contentious matters and ‘knows how to manage conflicts’. In arbitration the team is notably active in the infrastructure sector: Ma advised Tradeco Infraestructura in international arbitration against Administradora Boliviana de Carreteras regarding the latter’s termination of a road construction contract. In litigation, healthcare is an area of particular activity; representative clients include Bayer Boliviana, Distribuidora Gutierrez y Cia and Kimberly Bolivia. Senior associate Anwar Farah ‘is a strong defender of clients’ interests’, and senior associate Úrsula Font, who is fluent in six languages, is an experienced arbitrator.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Indacochea & Asociados

Commended for its ‘very satisfactory service’, the ‘punctual’ team at Indacochea & Asociados is especially active on regulatory and transactional matters in the hydrocarbons sector. Ricardo Indacochea is the key contact, and along with Mariana Pereira is described by clients as having ‘wide-ranging competence, knowledge and clear communication skills’. Pereira and senior associate Ana Carola Muñoz acted for Pampa Energía on the Bolivian aspects of its purchase of Petrobras Argentina. The team also advised EIG Management, a key shareholder in Gas Transboliviano, on its shareholder obligations. Other clients include GasOriente Boliviano (which the firm is assisting with ongoing corporate matters relating to its takeover by J&F Investimentos), and Pan American Energy.

Leading lawyers

Ricardo Indacochea - Indacochea & Asociados

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Indacochea & Asociados

The ‘efficient, reliable’ lawyers at Indacochea & Asociados are praised for their ‘technical knowledge, personalised service, transparency and work ethic’; moreover, they are reported as ‘good value for money’. The ‘experienced’ and ‘dynamic’ team is strong on redundancies, compliance, and labour matters for newly incorporated companies, and also handles litigation. Andere Indacochea, who has ‘good business sense’, heads the team with Mariana Pereira; the ‘accomplished’ Alonso Indacochea is also highlighted. Clients include CAINCO, Contreras Hermanos, Kimberly Bolivia and El Tejar Group.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Indacochea & Asociados

The ‘multidisciplinary’ team at Indacochea & Asociados provides ‘excellent, professional service’, and has particular experience in subsectors including urbanisation and closed condominium housing, as well as in the agrarian sector. The ‘very proactive’ and ‘committed’ Alonso Indacochea leads the team; in conjunction with senior associate Anwar Farah, he advised Index on an urbanisation project involving various transactions and mixed-use developments in the Suant District. The practice also gained valuable experience in the healthcare sector when it acted for Riverfront Investments and Riverfront Salud on the financing and development of a $20m clinic in Porongo. Senior associate María José Martinez is also noted. Other clients include Agropecuaria Algarrobal.

Leading lawyers

Alonso Indacochea - Indacochea & Asociados

Next generation lawyers

Anwar Farah - Indacochea & Asociados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Indacochea & Asociados

Indacochea & Asociados is particularly strong in pre-emptive tax advice and regulatory compliance; it also represents clients in tax litigation. Mariana Pereira leads the team, which recently welcomed Candys Dorado from her public position at Gerencias de Grandes Contribuyentes, an arm of the Bolivian tax authority, the Servicio de Impuestos Nacionales (SIN). Dorado assisted Arreador with reducing an alleged $1m tax liability to $250,000, and advised Agropecuaria Algarrobal on similar matters. She also advises clients on the tax aspects of customs law.

Next generation lawyers

Candys Dorado - Indacochea & Asociados

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