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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

Fernando Bedoya and Karla Würth are the key contacts at Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados, where clients include ANNONA Sustainable Investment, BTG Pactual Chile, Penta Las Americas and Banco Nacional de Bolivia. Würth is experienced in project finance and capital markets, while Bedoya has considerable banking expertise; senior associate María Pía is also noted for her experience in capital markets and corporate finance. Particularly active in the hydrocarbons sector, the practice is known for its handling of project asset-purchase financings and loan agreement work.

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

Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

All three name partners at Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados play a significant role in the corporate practice. Fernando Bedoya leads on much of the firm’s transactional caseload, and also focuses on foreign investment-related matters; Karla Würth has strong experience in the energy and –particularly- infrastructure sectors; and Mauricio Costa du Rels is also an experienced transactional lawyer with extensive knowledge of the oil-and-gas sector. Recent matters saw Costa du Rels lead advice to Catering International Services on bids with YPFB and Samsung, and advise Grupo Corimon on a partnership agreement with Grupo Tuma. Other mandates involved transactional matters (including due diligence, data rooms, SPAs and associated negotiations), reorganizations and regulatory advice; the team is also adroit at helping foreign investors do business in Bolivia, assisting clients with corporate governance issues, and advising companies on a range of international commerce matters, including imports, exports and free trade zones. Associates Jorge Nelson and Olga Villarroel are recommended; and the team was expanded with the hire of associate Maria Pia Arce.

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

Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

With offices in La Paz and Santa Cruz, Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados assists clients with a range of matters, including project finance, environmental compliance, permits, the negotiation of mining contracts with the government and drafting power service agreements. It also acts for oil-and-gas clients, suppliers and distributors on negotiations with national hydrocarbons entity YPFB. Key contact Karla Würth has longstanding experience in project finance, power projects and advising on all aspects of midstream matters. Mauricio Costa du Rels is recommended for his corporate, transactional and contractual expertise in relation to electricity and oil and gas; and Fernando Bedoya also has experience in corporate transactions in the sector. Recent matters saw Wurth advised Intermodal Solutions Group on establishing a transportation equipment procurement contract with YPFB; Costa du Rels advised joint venture COINSA and Transportadora Petrolera Transol on their respective EPC and distribution contracts – again with YPFB; and Bedoya assisted Germiex on the revision of its contracts with Samsung Engineering.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

Karla Würth is the key labour contact at Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados, with Mauricio Costa du Rels also increasingly active in the sector. The team acts for clients on a variety of matters, including personnel restructuring, labour contracts and compensation. Recent matters have seen the team predominantly occupied with restructuring mandates for clients including CIS, Rockwell Automation and Bebidas Bolivianas, along with associated issues including negotiated workforce reductions and dismissals. Senior associate Jorge N Serrate is also noted.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados

Würth Bedoya Costa Du Rels Abogados’ ‘healthy’ real estate practice has been active recently with civil procedures to ensure legal ownership, as well as acquisition of terrains and properties in both the rural and prime urban real estate subsectors. Both the ‘industrious and engagedMauricio Costa du Rels and his fellow name partner Fernando Bedoya are active in the sector, working directly with local clients, such as EMPACAR; and also on behalf of the clients of (primarily) US law firms such as Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston. Other matters include the transferral of industrial properties. Senior associate Jorge N Serrate is also a key team member.

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