Founded in 1931 as intellectual property practice, Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados is currently considered as a leading full-size corporate and commercial law Bolivian law firm. With offices in four of the nine most important cities of the country, the firm caters to domestic and foreign clients in most areas of law. With a highly specialised team of 40 lawyers nationwide, Moreno Baldivieso has vast international experience serving as local counsel to the most important multinational corporations and to various international organisations such as the World Bank, International Development Fund (IDB), USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), United States Embassy and others.
The firms highly trained team of lawyers have obtained postgraduate, masters and doctorate law degrees from some of the most important and recognised universities around the world, such as Harvard Law School, Oxford University, New York University, Sloan School of Management MIT, Yale School of Management, Instituto de Empresa IE, Universidad de Comillas ICADE, University of Salamanca and Université Panthéon – Assas Paris II to mention a few.
Almost 80 per cent of the firm’s portfolio is made up of international clients in the following practice areas:
Corporate and commercial: Companies, corporations, contracts, mergers, acquisitions, project finance, corporate governance and others.
Energy: Oil and gas, electricity, forestry, regulatory and administrative related matters.
Telecommunications: Local and international bids, regulatory, administrative, recourses, telephone, satellite, broadcasting telecommunications services, price and tariff structures and any other regulations thereto related.
Mining: Concessions, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, leases, administrative recourses and any other related activity.
Dispute resolution: International investment arbitration (investor-state) ICSID, UNCITRAL; international commercial arbitration under ICC, AAA and ICDR rules.
Intellectual property: Bolivian IP undisputed market leaders. Trademarks, patents, infringement, enforcement, copyrights, utility models, industrial designs, domain names and others.
Tax: Corporate taxation, litigation, policy development.
Banking, finance and insurance: Stock, equity, bonds, options, futures, swaps, leases, warrants, purchase and sale agreements, loans, insurance and any other activity related thereto.
Labour: Continually serves as local counsel to the United States Embassy for labour-related matters. Lawsuits, social benefits, short and long term social security, internal regulations, safety and others.
Environmental: Environmental regulations, impacts, licences, contingencies and liabilities, impact management.
Moreno Baldivieso is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA), country representative of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), Association Internationale de Droit de Assurances (AIDA), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, American Chamber of Commerce in Bolivia and a member of INTERLAW, an international network of international independent law firms.
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German and Portuguese.
Calle Capitan Ravelo No. 2366
La Paz – Bolivia
Tel: +591 22 441600
Fax: +591 22 441550
Torre Empresarial CAINCO, piso 15
Santa Cruz – Bolivia
Tel: +591 33 353515
Fax: +591 33 353518
Edificio Los Tiempos, Torre II, piso 10
Cochabamba – Bolivia
Tel: +591 44 532688
Fax: +591 44 532688
Calle Bolivar, Esq. Ingavi
Loma de San Juan
Tarija – Bolivia
Tel: +591 4 6633303
Fax: +591 4 6633303