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La Paz, Santa Cruz

Bolivia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L.

Led by Mauricio Becerra de la Roca, the practice group at Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L. has a strong profile for loans relating to the energy, natural resources and agribusiness sectors. Recent matters include advising Root Capital on financing of projects for companies including Jacha Inti Industrial, Asociación de Caficultores de Taipiplaya and Ecologic Coffee. Other key clients include Archer Daniels Midland and YPFB Refinación. While senior associate Ibling Chavarria left in June 2016, the firm moved rapidly, hiring senior associate José Antonio Callaú, who arrived from labour law boutique RZ Consultores. Miami-based former consultant Patricia Salinas joined as of counsel in January 2017; she will continue to work from Florida.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L.

Working from offices in Santa Cruz and La Paz, the ‘efficient’ team at Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L. is ‘very communicative, prompt, and attentive to detail’. It handles M&A, due diligence, corporate regulatory matters and commercial contracts, as well as assisting clients with day-to-day corporate matters. It also has regulatory strength in energy, power and telecoms. ‘Accessible’ practice head Mauricio Becerra de la Roca has experience in numerous areas of law in a variety of industry sectors: he advised Ingenio Azucarero Guabirá on its sales of alcohol across Latin America and Europe; assisted Praxair Bolivia and Archer Daniels Midland SAO with various compliance matters; acted for Perfect Fit Industries on corporate governance, supply contracts and shareholder issues; and advised Structurys and HIPRA on incorporating companies in Bolivia. Former consultant Patricia Salinas joined as of counsel in January 2017; based in Miami, Florida, she is both US- and Bolivia-qualified, and will assist international clients with corporate matters. Departing senior associate Ibling Chavarria was replaced in July 2016 by senior associate José Antonio Callaú, who arrived from labour law boutique RZ Consultores.

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

Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L.

Mauricio Becerra de la Roca is the key contact at Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L.’s practice, which is described by clients as ‘efficient, communicative and very attentive to detail’. Based across La Paz and Santa Cruz, it is particularly strong on the regulatory side, and is active in oil and gas, electricity and mining. Becerra de la Roca advised Petrobras Bolivia on environmental and health and safety regulations, and assisted YPFB Refinación with the revocation of a sanction imposed by the Dirección General de Sustancias Controladas. Longstanding clients include Guabira Energía, Inesco, Total E&P Bolivia and Compañía Boliviana de Energía Eléctrica; Panthers Machinery is a recent client. Former consultant Patricia Salinas joined the team as of counsel in January 2017; though she is based in Miami, Florida, she is both US- and Bolivia-qualified, and will assist international clients with corporate and real estate matters. Senior associate Fernando Chávez is also noted. In July 2017 the firm announced the hire of Mario Ballivian, formerly the head of regulation and commercial management at YPFB Andina.

Leading lawyers

Mauricio Becerra de la Roca - Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L.

Next generation lawyers

Fernando Chávez - Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L.

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