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Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

CALLE 15 DE CALACOTO, TORRE KETAL, OF 402, LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
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Work +591 2 277 0808
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Fax +591 2 279 6462
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La Paz, Santa Cruz

Zoya Galarza

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

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources / Dispute Resolution

Position

Senior Associate

Career

She has a strong background in regulatory compliance, increasingly specializing on antitrust, transportation and environmental issues. Her experience in these regards relates to both advising and litigation aspects. She actively advocated in administrative proceedings, including administrative stages and judicial review appeals. She has also advocated in for clients in constitutional proceedings including amparo suits, annulment claims and unconstitutional actions. She has participated in international arbitrations and litigations including cases conducted by the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC).

From 2012 to 2013, she worked as a foreign associate of the firm Infante Zumpano, Attorneys at Law, in Miami, Florida, EE.UU.

Languages

She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Member

  • La Paz Bar Association
  • Bolivian Ministry of Justice
  • President of the Board of Directors of Fundación Pro Bono Bolivia
  • Founding Member of the group Women in the Profession “WIP”- Bolivia

Education

  • Universidad Católica Boliviana, Tarija – Bolivia, Law Degree (Summa Cum Laude);
  • New York University, New York- United States, LLM in Environmental Law (Fulbright Scholarship);
  • Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Postgraduate studies in Corporate Law;
  • Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz – Bolivia, Diploma in Higher Education.


Bolivia

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C has been handling a high volume of M&A for high-profile domestic and international clients and, accordingly, it has also been increasingly active in competition work. Energy, mining, consumer goods and manufacturing are all sectors in which the practice has notable expertise: recent mandates saw team co-head Jorge Inchauste assist Alicorp with its $200m purchase of Industrias del Aceite (as well as with its purchase, alongside Inversiones Piuranas, of ADM SAO); while fellow co-head Ramiro Guevara advised Italian manufacturer Bottero on $4m-worth of commercial contracts relating to the construction of a glass-processing factory in Bolivia. Other clients include Verizon, Cervecería Boliviana Nacional and PepsiCo. Inchauste, Guevara and senior associates José Bernal and Alejandra Guevara comprise the core team in La Paz, supported by competition expert Zoya Galarza; in Santa Cruz, energy is a key strength, with Enrique Barrios and Rodolfo Mercado assisted by senior associates Jairo Guiteras and Julio Landivar.

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Dispute resolution

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Zoya Galarza - Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Within: Dispute resolution

The ‘highly capable’, ‘multi-disciplinary’ team at Guevara & Gutiérrez S.Cworks very hard for its clients’ and is ‘very honest and professional in all senses’. The practice, which prides itself on its administrative and constitutional litigation capabilities, frequently represents Cervecería Boliviana Nacional in antitrust litigation: Rodrigo Rivera recently defended the beverages company in Supreme Court competition proceedings and against lawsuits brought by competitors such as Amazónica. Arbitration is another strong suit: Rivera acted for Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua in a $40m international arbitration brought by Turkish cement group Çimsa. Rivera co-leads the practice with Santa Cruz-based labour litigator Primitivo Gutiérrez, who also has arbitration experience. Ramiro Guevara is a renowned international arbitrator; associates José Bernal and Zoya Galarza, who is a competition expert, are also recommended.

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