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Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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La Paz, Santa Cruz

Jorge Inchauste

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Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

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Corporate M&A / Banking & Finance




Currently a partner of Guevara & Gutierrez with expertise in international business transactions, structured finance, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, alternate dispute resolution, and development of natural resources: energy and mining. He was a foreign associate at Piper Rudnick LLP in New York USA, General Secretary of the Mediation and Arbitration Center and Legal Counsel at the National Chamber of Commerce between.

He has several publications related to his areas of expertise that include Bolivian regulations on Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance and Environmental Law.


He speaks fluent Spanish and English.


  • La Paz Bar Association
  • Bolivian Ministry of Justice
  • Authorized to practice law in the State of New York, USA
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • American Bar Association  (ABA)


  • Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Law Degree;
  • Georgetown University, Washington DC, LLM in International Legal Studies;
  • Universidad de Los Andes, La Paz, Master in Law and Economics.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

While also strong in litigation, Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C’s disputes practice is renowned for its capabilities in both local and international arbitration. Santa Cruz-based senior partner Primitivo Gutiérrez, a labour litigation specialist, co-leads the team with the La Paz-based Rodrigo Rivera, who handles litigation and arbitration and is especially active in competition disputes. Ramiro Guevara has extensive experience in international arbitration and in 2016, he and Rivera represented GCC of America in a high-profile $40m arbitration case regarding its ownership of shares in Soboce, as well as handling related constitutional litigation against Compañía de Inversiones Mercantiles. Jorge Inchauste is also active in disputes work: he acted for Quiborax in arbitration against the Bolivian government regarding the latter’s alleged expropriation of Quiborax’s mining concessions without fair compensation. Other clients include South American Silver, Cervecería Boliviana Nacional and Cinemark Holdings. Senior associate Zoya Galarza, who focuses on competition law disputes, is one to watch.

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Within: Tax

Based in La Paz, Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C’s department primarily assists foreign clients with the tax aspects of incorporating subsidiaries in Bolivia, and representing clients in administrative and judicial challenges to tax assessments. Practice head Mauricio Dalman assisted Minoil with the reduction of its tax liability in front of an administrative court, and also acted for Alta Estética, Petrobras Bolivia and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on similar matters. Dalman and Rodrigo Rivera (who also has experience in tax litigation), advise Repsol E&P Bolivia on all its tax issues. The team also handles the tax aspects of M&A transactions.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: Local practitioners of note (by country)

Criales & Urcullo’s founding partner José Criales has experience in international arbitration, including representing Bolivia in its disputes. The ‘excellentRamiro Guevara and Rodrigo Rivera are the key contacts at Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C. They continue to act for GCC of America in a dispute arising from its sale of shares in Bolivian company Soboce. Bufete Aguirre Soc. Civ.’s head of dispute resolution Fernando Aguirre is active in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, having been an ICSID panel approved arbitrator prior to Bolivia denouncing the Washington Convention. The ‘very sharp lawyers’ at Moreno Baldivieso Estudio De Abogados include Andrés Moreno, who has recently handled disputes heard under UNCITRAL and ICC rules. At Wayar & Von Borries Abogados S.C., Bernardo Wayar is ‘a safe bet for a Bolivia-related dispute’, according to a peer in an international law firm.

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