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CALLE 9 CALACOTO ESQ. SANCHEZ BUSTAMENTE NO.7979, ED. VITRUVIO II PISO 5., LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
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La Paz, Santa Cruz

Bolivia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

Annona Sustainable Investments, BTG Pactual Chile, Banco Nacional de Bolivia and Penta Las Américas are among the key clients of Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados’ practice, which is especially active in the hydrocarbons sector and is noted for its loan-agreement work and project-related, asset-purchase financing expertise. The team also handles debt structuring. Karla Würth has considerable expertise in project finance and capital markets, while Fernando Bedoya is a banking expert. Senior associate María Pía Arce is also noted for her strength in corporate finance and capital markets.

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

Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

Fernando Bedoya heads the team at Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados; he is supported by fellow name partners Mauricio Costa du Rels and Karla Würth. Particularly noted for her expertise in the oil and gas industry, Würth is active across a wide range of sectors, recently assisting Agence France-Presse Latin America with its corporate reorganisation and continuing to advise clients such as DXN Bolivia, Soprastelle, Rigmaster Bolivia and Rockwell Automation with all their corporate and commercial matters. Bedoya, in turn, acted for Hylea 1884 on its $11m international expansion, while Costa du Rels assisted Grupo El Deber with its corporate reorganisation and Argentine design and logistics company Invap with the establishment of an affiliate in Bolivia. Itacamba Cementos is a corporate governance client. At the associate level, both María Pía Arce and Jorge Nelson Serrate are noted.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

The team at Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados, which is based across Santa Cruz and La Paz, has longstanding experience in several energy and natural resource sub-sectors. Project finance expert Karla Würth is strong in power projects and midstream matters, while Mauricio Costa du Rels is noted for his corporate and contractual expertise in relation to oil, gas and power activity. Fernando Bedoya also has experience in energy-sector corporate matters. Environmental compliance, permits, power supply agreements and the negotiation of mining contracts with the government are also areas of expertise for the practice.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

Known for assisting clients with a range of employment matters, including labour restructuring, compensation and employment contracts, Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados’ practice is led by Karla Würth; she is supported by fellow-name partner Mauricio Costa du Rels and associates Jorge Nelson Serrate, Carla Saracho and Gabriel Duchen. Clients include Bebidas Bolivianas and Rockwell Automation.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

Active in urban, rural and industrial real estate, Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados’ practice handles transactions involving commercial property as well as land; it also has experience assisting clients with civil procedures to ensure legal ownership of property. Mauricio Costa du Rels, Fernando Bedoya and senior associate Jorge Nelson Serrate are the names to note. Empacar is a local client; the team also assists law firms – particularly US firms such as Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston – with real estate matters.

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