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Tufiño y Villegas

Work +591 3 388 8771
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Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz

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

Tufiño y Villegas

Tufiño y Villegas’ practice has been increasingly busy and the firm opened a new office in Cochabamba in June 2017 which -complementing its La Paz and Santa Cruz offerings- focuses principally on corporate and tax work. Although best known for its tax capabilities, the firm has a significant corporate offering including incorporations, corporate structuring and commercial contracts. José Luis Tufiño and Gabriel Villegas are the key partners; recent matters saw Villegas act for JTI Holding on its acquisition of BIS Overseas Bolivia, and assisted Corporación CFC with creating a Bolivia-based holding company. He also advised Grupo Hausland on its incorporation in Bolivia. Other clients include Alfaparf Group, Empresa Minera Santa Lucía and, particularly on the regulatory side, Droguería INTI and Grupo Predial Desarrollo Inmobiliaro. Partner Ismael Franco has temporarily relocated to New York University to complete an LLM, but is due to return in 2018.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Tufiño y Villegas

Known throughout Bolivia for its tax capabilities, Tufiño y Villegas also assists clients with labour matters – particularly dismissals, employee immigration law and compensation issues. It also has experience in the transactional area, recently acting for JTI on the labour elements of its acquisition of BIS Overseas Bolivia. José Luis Tufiño and Gabriel Villegas are the key contacts. Other clients include Avon Products, Rash Peru and BIGSOMER.

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Tax - ranked: tier 1

Tufiño y Villegas

Advisory tax planning work and tax litigation are the key pillars of Tufiño y Villegas’ ‘knowledgeable’ and ‘professional’ practice, which is increasingly busy advising clients on the regulatory and financial risks of transfer pricing. Primarily based in La Paz and Santa Cruz, the tax boutique opened a branch in Cochabamba in June 2017 to handle additional tax and corporate matters. Headline matters saw name partner Alvaro Villegas advise JTI on the tax elements of its purchase of BIS Overseas Bolivia, and he also represented Avon Products in a lawsuit challenging various allegedly-excessive tax assessments. Villegas’ fellow name partner, the ‘analytical’ José Luis Tufiño is also widely recognised as a leading lawyer; and the pair can call on key senior associate Sandra Vasquez as required. Clients include Granja Avícola Integral Sofia, Millicom International Cellular and Industrias De Aceite.

Leading lawyers

Alvaro Villegas - Tufiño y Villegas

José Luis Tufiño - Tufiño y Villegas

Next generation lawyers

Sandra Vasquez - Tufiño y Villegas

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