With more than 28 years of experience Indacochea & Asociados, abogados Sociedad Civil (IA) is considered a national and regional leader in corporate law. Since its beginnings, national and international institutions praise the legal advice provided by its lawyers who are committed in providing the absolute best legal counsel to its clients thanks to their experience, knowledge and complying with high-quality standards.

Considered as the largest law firm in Santa Cruz, in 2018 three new attorneys joined IA to strengthen its litigation, arbitration, labour and corporate departments, making it an important year for IA not only due to the number of hirings but also owing to the number of projects that were led by our lawyers. Likewise, in 2018, IA partner Mariana Pereira received the Award for “Bolivia Lawyer of the Year” in The Chambers Women in Law Awards: Latin America 2018.

Main areas of practice

Agroindustry and real estate: IA is a preferred source of advice for clients in sell-purchase agreements, agrarian title analysis, corporate restructuring and financing, company buyouts and share-pledge agreements, financing deals for construction, obtaining municipal licences, drafting horizontal property contracts, urban map approval and all necessary requirements to convey ownership rights to clients.

Banking and finance: Qualified in counselling clients in debt reorganisation, leasing and loan agreements, credit lines, bond placing and public offerings, trusts, debt restructuring and bank restructuring and acquisition of portfolios.

Corporate: IA specialises in corporate and commercial law and advises local and foreign clients on the best approach to starting business in Bolivia, from the inception of incorporating the type of entity that best meets the client’s needs (corporations, pass-through entities, branches, foundations, associations, joint ventures, among others), its customary administration of the entities (minute books, shareholder meetings, assemblies and board meetings, powers of attorney, etc), due diligences, M&As up to dissolution and liquidation of companies. 

Energy and natural resources: IA has been catalogued as the leading law firm in Bolivia in these areas. Legal assistance includes negotiating and drafting agreements, including sale of energy resources, services agreements, gas transportation agreements, easement and right-of-way agreements, exploration, exploitation and commercialisation of hydrocarbons, as well as representing clients before different instances of the public sector. 

International and domestic contracts: IA is experienced in negotiating and drafting in all types of contracts, always taking into consideration expediency and clients’ business needs while also applying our experience in dispute resolution and other areas of law to prevent legal contingencies, or in successfully overcoming them, should they arise. 

Intellectual property: Lawyers advice on subjects related to inventions, literary work, art, symbols, names and images used in commerce, which is likewise subdivided into industrial property and author rights.

Labour: Our team of lawyers provides legal counsel and draft labour contracts for local and international companies to assure they comply with labour regulation. IA also diligently represents clients in issues related to individual/collective rights in labour conflicts and employer-employee disputes before administrative bodies such as the Ministry of Labour, the National Health Fund and Pension Fund Administration.

Tax: IA provides permanent legal advice in the tax area working closely with clients and their external auditors in order to adequately fulfil tax regulations or, alternatively, to identify and rectify internal tax processes that could generate sanctions by the Tax Administration. Lawyers from our firm work together with external auditing firms in order to provide clients not only with legal counsel, but also with help regarding tax planning.

Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Tel: +591 33 3535355

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