Firm Profile > Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L. > Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L.

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L.'s department counts compliance and regulatory work as a core area of expertise, and also has experience in environmental, restructuring, contractual and labour matters. Practice head Mauricio Becerra de la Roca is 'very well regarded in the industry', with 'extensive experience in regulatory issues' and 'very good analytical skills'; he is assisting a gold exporting company with regulatory issues regarding exports to international markets, as well as advising on joint venture contracts with miners. Inesco is another prominent client. The practice was bolstered by the arrival of senior counsel Victor Hernán Lema, who joined the Santa Cruz office in June 2018; he has over 25 years' experience in the sector following in-house positions at YPFB Andina and YPFB Petroandina, to name a couple. In September 2018, Mario Ballivián moved to Criales & Urcullo.

Banking and finance Tier 3

Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L. counts financial litigation, structured finance and regulatory matters as core pillars of its practice, and is especially strong in handling work for international clients. As well as continuing to assist clients drawn from the agribusiness, energy and mining sectors, the department has seen an uptick in instructions from insurance companies: Seguros Provida and Fortaleza Seguros are new clients in this sector. Mauricio Becerra De La Roca co-leads the team with associate José Antonio Velásquez; the pair are representing YPFB Refinación in litigation against debtors relating to unpaid diesel contracts. Other clients include Root Capital, Industrial Hilandera and Guabirá Energía. Senior associate Dario Martinez is recommended in the La Paz office.

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The 'methodical and detail-oriented' Mauricio Becerra de la Roca leads Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L.’s practice, which is especially active in corporate governance, regulatory matters, restructuring, commercial agreements and competition issues. Becerra de la Roca, who is an expert in agribusiness, energy and telecoms, is assisting Spanish company HIPRA with its entry into the Bolivian market, as well as advising SOBOCE on competition matters regarding a proposed deal with a Bolivian competitor. He is also assisting ADM SAO with restructuring following its acquisition by Alicorp. The team provides ongoing advice to Perfect Fit Industries on day-to-day corporate matters. Senior associate Dario Martinez is the key name in La Paz. In September 2018 Mario Ballivián moved to Criales & Urcullo.

Becerra de Ia Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L. (BDA Abogados) is committed to serve clients in an efficient and efficacious manner, providing a service of quality. It helps them to not only solve problems but also to anticipate them, so their businesses develop in an optimum way, covering their necessities, and protecting their projects and investments.
Many of the firm’s members have a technical degree, besides holding a law degree that allows the firm to render a full range of legal services in the principal areas of law in everyday operations, as well as complex transactions that require specialized and technical knowledge.
BDA Abogados possesses the knowledge and experience necessary to guarantee optimal decision-making, providing qualified legal counseling paired with high commitment and dedication, in order to handle complex legal issues with reliability, suitability, professionalism and responsibility.
The firm provides or has provided legal assistance to the following representative companies: Ingenio Azucarero Guabirá S.A.; Guabirá Energía S.A. Total E&P Bolivie; Petrobras Bolivia S.A.; Ypfb Refinación S.A.; Adm Sao S.A.; Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd.: Vallourec Soluções Tubulares Do Brasil S.A.; Lincoln Electric; Praxair Bolivia S.R.L.; Root Capital, Inc.; Caysi Ltda.; Inesco S.A.; Papa John’s International, Inc. among others.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, M&A and general business law, Banking and Finance, Energy and Natural Resources, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, Intellectual Property and IT Mauricio Becerra de la Roca Donoso +591 3 3334433
Energy and Natural Resources Lourdes Roxana Terrazas +591 3 3334433
Energy and Natural Resources Carol Arias Lopez +591 3 3334433
Corporate, M&A and general business law Manfred Arauz Olavarria +591 3 3334433
Energy and Natural Resources Gustavo Fernando Ortega +591 3 3334433
Corporate, M&A and general business law, Banking and finance, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Dario Martinez Leyes +591 3 3334433
Corporate, M&A and general business law, Intellectual property and IT Mauricio Torrelio Aguilera +591 3 3334433
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
ABA (American Bar Association)
ICC Commission on International Arbitration