Mr Ignacio Aguirre > Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ > La Paz, Bolivia > Lawyer Profile

Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ
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Attorney at Law – Managing Partner. 
PRACTICE AREAS: General Commercial, Corporate and Business Law; Civil Law; Administrative Law, Antitrust, Competition and Regulation; Mining and Hydrocarbons Law; Banking and Financing Law; Environmental Law.


Past activities: 1994 Empresa Minera Inti Raymi S.A., Legal Department, Assistant on environmental matters; Participation in the drafting Committee of the Regulation of Environmental Impact Assessment to the Bolivian Environmental Law. Past lecturer on Environmental Law, Universidad Católica Boliviana ³San Pablo², La Paz, Bolivia. Past Member of the Board of Directors of: Hidroelectrica Boliviana S.A., Electricidad de La Paz S.A., Empresa de Luz y Fuerza Electrica de Oruro S.A., Compania Administradora de Empresas Bolivia S.A., Empresa de Servicios EDESER S.A., Iberbolivia de Inversiones S.A., Iberdrola de Inversiones S.A. Current additional: CREDIBOLSA S.A. ­ Agencia de Bolsa Filial del Banco de Crédito de Bolivia S.A., BANCO SOLIDARIO S.A.: Main Sindico. Advises to other Board of Directors of Bolivian companies.


Spanish and English


La Paz Bar Association


  • LLM in Law and Development (The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London – Graduated with Merits); 1999
  • Licentiate in Law (Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo”, La Paz, Bolivia); 1996

Lawyer Rankings

Bolivia > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Ignacio AguirreBufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil – (BAQSN)

In operation since October 2018, Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil – (BAQSN) is well known for its capabilities in assisting investor and lender clients with cross-border transactions and public entity financing. The practice is noted for its strength in representing financial institutions: Santiago Nishizawa continues to advise Inter-American Investment Corporation on providing working-capital loans to small enterprises, while Ignacio Aguirre assisted Incofin Investment Management with providing loan agreements to Bolivian borrowers. Fernando Aguirre is a highly regarded practitioner; Eduardo Quintanilla, Julio Quintanilla and newly promoted partner Leonardo Azurduy Saunero are other key contacts.

Bolivia > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Ignacio AguirreBufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil – (BAQSN)

In operation since October 2018, Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil – (BAQSN)‘s combined team is praised for its ‘experience and solidity‘ across a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. The practice has been especially active in the mining, aviation, real estate and telecoms sectors; for example, Julio Quintanilla continues to advise LATAM Airlines Group on a range of corporate matters, including establishing a subsidiary entity in the country. Fernando Aguirre and Ignacio Aguirre assisted Minera San Cristóbal with corporate governance work, while Milenka Saavedra advised a number of telecoms operators on regulatory and compliance issues. Eduardo Quintanilla and Mauricio Torrico Galindo are providing ongoing advice to Orvana Minerals on the corporate restructuring of its subsidiary Empresa Minera Paititi. Santiago Nishizawa is noted for his expertise in M&A, while Sergio Antelo assists foreign companies with their entry into the Bolivian market. Leonardo Azurduy Saunero was made up to partner in January 2019.

Bolivia > Energy and natural resources

Eduardo Quintanilla and Santiago Nishizawa jointly head the practice at the recently formed Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Sociedad Civil – (BAQSN), which counts the hydrocarbons, mining, renewables, electricity and extractive sectors as key areas of strength. The team regularly handles corporate governance, contractual, regulatory and contentious work within the energy space. Recent matters saw Ignacio Aguirre advise Minera San Cristóbal, Silex Bolivia and Empresa Minera Memisa on corporate governance and compliance matters; he also assisted GP Exploración y Producción, a branch of Gazprom, with an agreement with YPFB to create a mixed economy company. Fernando Aguirre is well known for advising the National Association of Medium Miners on a range of regulatory matters.