Ferrere

2014, Chambers Latin America Bolivia

CORPORATE / M&A

THE FIRM:FERRERE's regional reach comes into its own for corporate services, and the Bolivian arm is a key part of the network. The corporate team advises both domestic and international clients on the spectrum of related matters. It is particularly active handling matters for foreign clients looking to establish and manage operations within Bolivia. A recent headline matter was representing Deutsche Bank in a commercial agreement with the Bolivian Central Bank. In a further key mandate the group assisted Cotas in a finance and operating agreement. Other representative names in its client roster are Wells Fargo, FLAR and Lazory Trading. Sources also appreciate the firm's responsiveness.

KEY INDIVIDUALS: Partner Cristian Bustos is hailed by clients for his pragmatism, congenial working style and communication skills.

Partner Carlos Pinto-Meyer is highlighted by sources for his responsiveness and clear communication style. He has a broad practice that includes the structuring and securing of financial instruments.


LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT

THE FIRM: The five-strong labour department at this regional firm handles a wide range of matters, including due diligence, compliance, regulatory, contracts and disputes. The group advises both domestic and international clients from a broad range of industries, such as natural resources and pharmaceuticals. In a recent work highlight it has been assisting Akzo Nobel with the international establishment of its safety policy. Other representative names in its client roster include American Airlines, Microsoft and Helmerich & Payne.

KEY INDIVIDUALS: Cristian Bustos is the point of contact at the firm for labour matters.


TAX

THE FIRM: The tax group at this general practice firm provides the full array of services, from tax consultancy through to tax litigation, for clients such as Oppratel, Skanska and Cargill. It provides long-term advice in addition to handling mandates for domestic and international clients with operations in Bolivia and the wider region. In a recent work highlight the team has advised Ericsson in several administrative disputes with the regulator.

KEY INDIVIDUALS: Cristian Bustos is the first point of call for tax clients.

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