Bolivia plunged into a political crisis after the country’s former leader Evo Morales was forced to step down at the end of 2019, following accusations he committed electoral fraud in October’s election. With an election rerun looming in May, some of the country’s top lawyers reflect on the crisis and predict what might be next for the South American country.
Lack of regulation on how Latin American companies should accommodate employees suffering from health-related issues in and outside the workplace means employers should establish clear company-wide policies to avoid falling foul of discrimination claims, heard delegates at the sixth annual Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held on 9 October in Miami.
Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima has helped Portuguese insurance company Fidelidade increase its interest in two Bolivian counterparts through a Peruvian subsidiary.
A senior partner at Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados says more public-private tie-ups in Bolivia are likely as his firm helps German construction company ACI Systems secure the first partnership of its kind in the Andean country.
Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima and Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados in La Paz have helped Portuguese insurance company Fidelidade acquire a majority stake in its Peruvian counterpart La Positiva through a tender offer worth US$107 million.
To correspond with the launch of the 20th edition of the Latin Lawyer 250, the Latin Lawyer news briefing will include a daily insight into developments at the leading business law firms in Latin America’s key jurisdictions. Here, we focus on Bolivia.
Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados has promoted six lawyers who are not from the Moreno family to the partnership, shaking up one of the region's more traditional legal markets in an effort to address retention concerns.
Bolivia is the next stop on Latin Lawyer’s country-by-country tour of the region’s legal markets, as analysed in the latest edition of the Latin Lawyer 250.
Ferrere has opened an office in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba just three months after moving to larger premises in the capital La Paz.
The Bolivian electorate’s decision to deny President Evo Morales a fourth term in office is good for democracy, agree lawyers, but many predict troubled times ahead as corruption and economic decline take their toll after more than a decade of strong growth.