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Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

AV. SAN MARTIN, CALLE LA PLATA, ESTE 19, SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA
Tel:
Work +591 3 343 3594
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Web:
www.gg-lex.com
La Paz, Santa Cruz

Rodolfo Mercado

Tel:
Work 591 3 3433594
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Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources / Corporate M&A

Position

Partner

Career

Rodolfo Mercado is currently a partner at Guevara & Gutiérrez. He joined the firm in 2014, coming from YPFB Andina SA., where he was manager of the compliance department. He is a specialist in the field of gas and energy, and has worked in several complex national and international operations. His experience includes working as legal counsel for the Spanish company Repsol in Bolivia, and as legal counsel for the Financial Regulation Authority of Bolivia. 

Languages

He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Member

  • La Paz Bar Association
  • Bolivian Ministry of Justice

Education

  • Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Law Degree;
  • Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile, Master in Business Administration - MBA
  • University of San Francisco, United States, Postgraduate studies in Management;
  • Procaf-Asoban, La Paz, Postgraduate studies in banking law.


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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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Based primarily in Santa Cruz, the practice at Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C is led by regulatory and contracts expert Enrique Barrios, and counts Petrobras Brazil, Repsol and Occidental Petroleum among its clients. Oil and gas, particularly in the upstream space, is a core strength of the group, which also has experience in energy-sector international arbitration as well as in regulatory and cross-border transactional work. The team largely acts for private-sector clients in negotiations (and disputes) with state-owned entities. Barrios acted for YPF Argentina on a $60m oil and gas services agreement concerning the Charagua area, as well as assisting the client with procurement-related regulatory matters. Corporate work and capital-raising matters are often led by Rodolfo Mercado and Ramiro Guevara, who are based in Santa Cruz and La Paz respectively; while senior associate Julio Landivar frequently advises oil and gas companies on corporate and contractual matters. Renewable energy, especially in the wind sub-sector but also – increasingly – in the solar power segment, is a growing strength of the department.

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