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EQUIPETROL NORTE CALLE F ESTE NO 285, EDIF AQUARUIS 7 PISO 1, SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA, BOLIVIA
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Work +591 3 344 8099
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Fax +591 3 345 9787
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La Paz, Santa Cruz

Mauricio Costa du Rels

Tel:
Work +591 3 3448099
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Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

Work Department

Commercial, Corporate , Oil & Gas, Electricity.

Position

Specialized in Commercial, Corporate , Oil & Gas, Electricity. He has been counsel to a major Oil & Gas company in Bolivia where he was part of the negotiation team of the New Hydrocarbon Operation Contracts with the Bolivia Government, for a value of US$ 600 million. During that process he also participated in the Due Diligence of 24 Joint Ventures Contracts for the exploration and exploitation blocks. During his practice Mr. Costa du Rels been very active in Mergers and Acquisitions, has participated in the drafting of the merger and purchase agreements in connection with the acquisition of four major Bolivian construction companies owned by a New Zealand Conglomerate. He has also been involved in the Merger between two major upstream hydrocarbons companies and the Merger of the Bolivian subsidiaries of the world's major crop protection products' manufacturers.

Career

Indacochea & Asociados, Associate 1999-2003, General Counsel PPL Bolivia 2003-2005. In 2005 founded the firm WürthKimCostaduRels, where he currently is Partner. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Bolivian American Chamber of Commerce Inc. based in New York. He also serves on the board of directors for Ferroviaria Oriental S.A.

Languages

Spanish, English and French.

Member

Member of the Bolivian Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Education

Graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz (UPSA) where he obtained his JD, has a Masters in Law in Comparative Jurisprudence from the Columbia University Law School, New York, USA.


Bolivia

Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading lawyers

Mauricio Costa du Rels - Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

Within: Corporate and M&A

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

Within: Energy and natural resources

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

Within: Labour and employment

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

Within: Real estate

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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