Ferrere

Chambers Latin American 2016, Bolivia

Banking & Finance

Dynamic banking and finance practice which is regarded for advising international banks and financial institutions. Provides counsel to clients in complex financial transactions and sector-related regulatory matters. Further areas of related involvement include corporate, tax, labour and dispute resolution.

Strengths

"The lawyers are very responsive and practical, and provide concise and easy-to-digest opinions."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Pinto heads the department and is recognised by sources for his regulatory and transactional advice for international banks and financial institutions. One market onlooker says: "He has proved to be efficient and communicated very clearly."

Up-and-coming partner Lindsay Sykes has significant experience in several areas of banking and finance law including the structuring of financial transactions. Sources endorse her practice in this field, commenting: "I have a good impression of her, she is very analytical."

Corporate M&A

Well-established regional firm with strong capabilities in cross-border M&A transactions, regulatory advice and company incorporations. Particularly adept at assisting international companies with their operations in Bolivia. Lawyers have expertise in the telecommunications, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries.

Strengths

"The service we have received has been excellent. The lawyers are very good at communicating, proactive and always available."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Pinto is acknowledged by sources for his knowledge of M&A transactions and company incorporations. One satisfied client comments: "He is a very good corporate lawyer, he really understands our business," while another adds: "He is precise and always very objective."

Labour

Active labour practice advising a notable roster of local and international clients. Well versed in due diligence, compliance, regulatory matters, disputes and drafting employment contracts. Frequently advises employers in the agribusiness, finance, pharmaceutical and transportation industries.

Strengths

"The team is experienced in a variety of different matters and was therefore able to tend to our needs with a lot of quality and dedication."

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Alejandro Pemintel is described by clients as an "intelligent, diplomatic, knowledgeable and skilled lawyer," and "a good strategist." He advises employers on their hiring policies and disputes with unions.

Real Estate

Renowned Latin American player with a strong presence throughout Bolivia. Handles a diverse range of matters including the leasing, development, acquisition and financing of real estate projects. Advises prominent clients primarily from the international marketplace in the hospitality, energy, agribusiness and telecommunications industries.

Strengths

"The firm is diligent, prestigious and renowned in the market."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Pinto receives praise from clients who highlight his skill and activity in the field. They say: "He is a very capable professional who keeps us constantly up to date," adding: "He is a talented lawyer who carries out an in-depth analysis on everything we ask of him."

Tax

What the team is known for Established regional firm with particular strength in tax litigation. Advises both local and international clients in sector-related matters including regulatory advice, administrative claims and the tax implications of M&A transactions. Experienced advising on fiscal matters concerning the logistics, banking, energy and telecommunications industries.

Strengths

"The firm offers a very high-quality service which is oriented around client satisfaction and swift execution."

Notable practitioners

Gerardo Villagómez is the key client contact.

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