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Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

CALLE 15 DE CALACOTO, TORRE KETAL, OF 402, LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
Tel:
Work +591 2 277 0808
Fax:
Fax +591 2 279 6462
Email:
Web:
www.gg-lex.com
La Paz, Santa Cruz

José Bernal

Tel:
Work 591 2 2770808
Email:
Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Work Department

Banking & Finance / Dispute Resolution

Career

He provides advice to companies on aspects related to compliance of corporate and financial obligations in Bolivia. He has experience in the negotiation and execution of complex commercial contracts, in M&A transactions, and in corporate governance. Within the arbitration department, he provided advice in arbitration proceedings at national and international levels, including complex investment arbitration cases involving the State of Bolivia.

During 2016, he worked as a foreign associate in the financial law department of the firm Uría Menéndez, in Madrid, Spain.

Languages

He is fluent in Spanish, English, and Intermediate in German and Portuguese

Member

  • La Paz Bar Association
  • Bolivian Ministry of Justice
  • Admitted to practice of law in the State of New York
  • New York State Bar Association - NYSBA

Education

  • Universidad Privada Boliviana, La Paz, Law Degree (Summa Cum Laude);
  • Harvard Law School, Massachusetts – United States, LL.M in Corporate Law and Governance;
  • Universidad Real de la Cámara Nacional de Comercio, La Paz, postgraduate studies in commercial and investment arbitration


Bolivia

Banking and finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

José Bernal - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Widely recognised for its corporate experience and firepower, Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C’s corporate group is led by Jorge Inchauste and Ramiro Guevara in La Paz; with Enrique Barrios the key contact in Santa Cruz. The practice’s clients are largely international investors, and accordingly, the team’s core strengths -aside from M&A- are establishing and handling complex business structures, including joint ventures. Barrios continued to advise YPF, Argentina’s state-owned oil-and-gas company, on day-to-day matters regarding three of its Bolivian investment vehicles. Guevara and José Bernal assisted FLSmidth with negotiating and executing a commercial agreement with Fábrica Nacional de Cemento regarding a large new cement plant. On the M&A side, Inchauste acted for Avantica Technologies on initiating its operations in Bolivia through the acquisition of a local company. The Santa Cruz-based Rodolfo Mercado was also busy in 2016, assisting Finilager with the execution of its largest commercial contract in Bolivia, and advising its board members on corporate governance issues, as well as acting for SK Rental and Makita on their local investments and day-to-day operations.

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