Ferrere

Chambers Latin America Bolivia, 2015

Banking & Finance

Multinational firm providing counsel to a range of financial entities in Bolivia, particularly to international clients regarding the structuring of financial instruments with domestic companies. Also known for advising clients on matters involving the Bolivian state, multi-jurisdictional credit agreements, financial services involving offshore entities and sector-related regulatory matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm did excellent work and is capable of working at an international level. The lawyers were very responsive, very good at co-ordinating independently with the other side and at keeping us informed without our direct involvement."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Pinto-Meyer is experienced advising financial entities on both international and domestic aspects of regulatory and transactional matters. He has worked on the development of financial services, credit agreements, the sale of structured financial products and issues involving offshore entities.

Corporate/Commercial

Advises international and Bolivian clients on corporate matters including M&A, contracts and due diligence. Particularly experienced in assisting clients from other jurisdictions with the establishing and management of operations in Bolivia.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Ferrere provides a high-quality service. Working with them gives us the guarantee that we will be well advised and our issues resolved in the best way."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Pinto-Meyer is particularly experienced on corporate matters such as M&A and due diligence, as well as in banking and finance matters. Clients appreciate his "great customer service and corporate focus."

Intellectual Property

Recognised regional firm with an expanding IP practice, advising both domestic and international clients on the registration of trademarks and patents as well as prosecution, opposition, infringement and cancellation matters. Regularly advises TMT, finance and pharmaceutical clients within the IP sphere.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm does excellent work; the lawyers are straightforward in their opinions, prompt in their responses, and they build a case according to the client's needs. It has a seamless service culture, which is easier for those of us who work on an international level."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Pinto-Meyer is the key client contact.

Labour & Employment

Full-service firm increasingly active in the Bolivian labour sphere, advising both local and international clients. Handles due diligence, contracts and regulatory and compliance aspects of the sector. Also involved in dispute resolution relating to labour matters and regularly handles negotiations with government bodies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The lawyers at Ferrere take their time to understand our business, our needs and problems and guide us in how to solve them. They give us peace of mind knowing that all our legal matters are being handled properly."

Notable practitioners

The key client contact is Alejandro Pemintel.

Real Estate

Well-respected regional firm with a growing presence in the Bolivian real estate sector. Experienced representing clients from sectors including electricity, food and beverage, finance and telecommunications. Advises on matters such as acquisitions, due diligence on real estate assets and licensing negotiations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"This firm has a strong practice in this sector."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Pinto-Meyer is the key client contact.

Tax

Well-established regional firm developing its presence in the Bolivian tax market. Advises both domestic and foreign clients on tax matters such as international trade and customs, financial transactions and government tax investigations. Also experienced in sector-related administrative and judicial litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm is high-quality and I am very comfortable with the work they have done for us."

Notable practitioners

Delma Paz is the key client contact.

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