Firm Profile > Ferrere > Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Edificio Tacuaral, Av. San Martín 1800 - Of. 403

From its office in Santa Cruz, Ferrere has been a relevant player in the Bolivian market since 2004. With a strong specialized team that offers first-class service in all major practice areas, it is valued as a “one stop shop” by the most prestigious local and multinationals companies along with multilateral organizations operating in Bolivia.

Ferrere is the only multi-jurisdictional, purely South American law firm. It has +200 attorneys throughout Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay and stands out for its US-style structure, methodologies and policies. The firm has developed international standards and homogeneous services, guaranteed by integrated, vertical practice groups and procedures, and a firm-wide training programme.

FERRERE is exceptional in the four jurisdictions in which it operates. It is a fully merit based organisation and has a mandatory early retirement policy and a strong focus on promoting diversity, with women making up 30% of the partnership. Many of FERRERE’s lawyers have US or European degrees and have worked for global law firms, financial institutions or at the headquarters of major multinationals. Regional and international companies, as well as global law firms, take advantage of the firm’s footprint to achieve full coverage of the region.

The firm has invested decades of hard work building practice groups dedicated to the areas of both law and industry. The firm’s industry specialization is a differentiating feature that, along with cutting-edge technology, allows it to provide clients outstanding quality legal advice with a high level of cost efficiency. FERRERE’s regional structure and depth of resources also enable it to handle the most complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

The firm regularly deploys members of its highly specialised talent pool to any jurisdiction where they may be required, at any time.


The firm advises mainly multinationals, including five of the top 25 Fortune 500 companies, global financial institutions and some of the largest Latin American companies. Many large global law firms also use Ferrere to complete their coverage of the region, given its multijurisdictional presence.

Main areas of practice

Banking and finance: FERRERE has outstanding work relationships with commercial banks and major multilateral lending organizations operating across the region.

M&A: FERRERE is consistently involved in almost all the market’s biggest and most sophisticated transactions and high-value projects.

Corporate: FERRERE has an outstanding team who is able to handle the biggest, most complex cross-border deals, as well as multi-jurisdictional transactions in the countries it operates in.

Dispute resolution: a significant part of the firm’s dispute resolution work involves the representation of clients who are not corporate clients, but who resort to FERRERE for their most complex commercial, investment, administrative or tax disputes.

Tax: FERRERE’s tax practice group advises clients on all tax matters and participates in business structuring, from corporate mergers or acquisitions through obtaining tax benefits for investment projects.

Employment: FERRERE is equally strong in the entire range of contentious and non-contentious labor and employment matters and focuses on providing high-quality advice on large, complex and highly strategic matters.

Intellectual property: FERRERE represents individuals and companies in developing and protecting their products, in drafting their assignment or license agreements, and in litigation focusing on violation of trademarks, patents, copyrights or unfair competition.

Energy and natural resources: FERRERE represents gas and liquid fuel as well as renewable energy companies. It advises the industry’s principal companies on day-to-day legal affairs, partner relationships, and governmental and regulatory matters.

Anti-corruption/compliance/internal investigations: FERRERE has unmatched experience in risk management and compliance. The firm’s multi-jurisdiction coverage and its practitioners’ international experience assure clients the meticulous and multifaceted approach required by today’s interconnected regulatory environment.

Other fee earners: 250
Country Head: Diego Villarroel

Santa Cruz
Avenida San Martín 1800.

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Country Head Diego Villarroel
Other fee-earners : 223
Partners : 27