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Almost three decades of experience makes Indacochea & Asociados, Abogados Sociedad Civil (IA) a leader as corporate legal counsel in the country. Since its beginnings, national and international clients praise the work of its lawyers who are committed providing the absolute best legal advice thanks to their innovative solutions, strategic thinking and knowledge, while complying with high-quality standards.

Considered as one of the leading law firms in the country, IA has vast expertise in numerous fields of law, which are constantly recognised by clients and awarded by different legal rankings. 2019 was a remarkable year for IA, as it counselled some of Bolivia’s largest deals and expanding its corporate, tax and dispute resolution departments. 

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. IA is a reference for bond issuance and Bolivian Stock Exchange sale purchase. 

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 recognised as the leading law firm in Bolivia in this area. 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 local 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 or 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 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 to provide clients not only with legal counsel, but also with help regarding tax planning.

Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Tel: +591 33 3535355
indacochea@indacochea.com
www.indacochea.com

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