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Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Work +591 2 277 0808
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La Paz, Santa Cruz

Jaime Lora

Work 591 2 2770808
Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Work Department

Labour and employment




Jaime Lora is a partner at Guevara & Gutiérrez, specialized in the fields of labour law, immigration law and administrative litigation. He has ample experience in the electricity industry, and is the co-head of the labour law department of the firm since 2005. Before joining the firm, Mr Lora acted as legal counsel to the Bolivian Senate, as secretary of the Military Supreme Court, and as legal counsel to the department of peacekeeping operations of the Bolivian Army.


He is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.


  • La Paz Bar Association
  • Bolivian Ministry of Justice
  • Bolivian Bar Association


  • Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Law Degree;
  • Diplomatic Academy of Bolivia, La Paz, Master of laws in International Law and Foreign Affairs;
  • Bolivian Military Academy, La Paz;
  • Defense Language Institute, Texas, Postgraduate studies.


Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C counts the hiring and dismissal of high-ranking employees and foreign personnel as a key strength; moreover, as well as assisting international organisations with ensuring their termination packages are compatible with local law, the practice been increasingly active advising clients on complex remuneration policies and different types of work contracts, of late. Primitivo Gutiérrez is a renowned labour litigator and defended Prosalud against a claim brought by medical staff who sought recognition as general employees under the Bolivian labour code. Jaime Lora, who co-leads the practice in conjunction with Gutiérrez, assisted Trafigura Group with work contracts and obtaining work visas for foreign personnel and their families. Asea Brown Boveri is another client in the immigration space.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

The practice at Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C is particularly involved in matters concerning contested land holdings and it is especially strong on the regularisation of property rights. Often involved in the contentious side of this process, Santa Cruz-based group head Primitivo Gutiérrez is a widely respected litigator; he is supported by Ana Lora and the La Paz-based Jaime Lora. The department also assists clients with high-value land purchases and has experience in construction litigation. Active clients include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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