With more than 27 years of experience, national and international institutions have ranked Indacochea & Asociados, abogados Sociedad Civil (IA) as one of the best and most prestigious law firms in Bolivia, providing its clients with comprehensive legal counsel in a full range of areas and services.
Comfortably the largest law firm in Santa Cruz – with 24 legal practitioners with extensive knowledge and vast experience, IA also has the ability to assist clients in matters involving government representations in La Paz, the seat of government, and other regions in Bolivia.
In 2017 two new attorneys joined IA and strengthen its litigation and corporate department. Likewise, in 2017 IA won the 11th edition of the Deal of the Year Award in M&A and Restructuring for the deal Pampa Energía buys Petrobras Argentina.
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 in order 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