Firm Profile

CR & F Rojas Abogados

Bolivia

Traditional player with a modern outlook

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 1900

Partners: 4

Lawyers: 22

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

CR & F Rojas is among the best of Bolivia’s corporate firms. Its pedigree and exemplary case history, established over more than a century of operation, are the envy of rivals in the market. The oldest firm in this chapter, it is the first port of call for an impressive contingent of international companies seeking sophisticated advice in its core areas of corporate, banking, intellectual property and litigation. The firm’s experienced teams continue to be an attraction for clients, particularly those in heavily regulated sectors such as aviation, where the firm’s professionalism and respectfulness have been highly commended in our research.

The firm continues to adapt well to the shifting sands of Bolivia’s economy and is often quick to react to losses and hits. Like other firms in this chapter, it has also continued to build its portfolio of international clients, notably from Asia and a few big names from Russia, from parties interested in Bolivia’s mining potential. Core clients this year have included SC Johnson, CenturyLink, 3M, YPF, Akrum, BNP Paribas, Japan Bank for International Cooperation and Aerolíneas Argentinas.

CR & F Rojas’ prominent international profile is enhanced by its membership of some of the profession’s most prestigious law firm networks, in which it invests considerable time and resources.

Recent political instability in Bolivia – the highly publicised fleeing of former president Evo Morales after widespread allegations of voter fraud, the installation of interim president Jeanine Áñez, followed by the election of Luis Arce – has publicly pressured prosecutors and judges to lead criminal investigations into people linked to the Morales government. Amid this tense landscape, the firm launched a criminal litigation practice, led by two associates, in a bid to capture potential work.

With the fourth generation of the Rojas family at the helm, this is still very much a traditional firm, but it has made efforts to extend its partnership to non-family members. Senior members of the firm note it has plans to modernise even further in the coming years. A new compensation strategy has been a great success at the firm and associates already receive monthly payments and retain a significant percentage of earnings per client they handle. Meanwhile, it has modernised in other ways, such as improving the coordination of its offices in La Paz and Santa Cruz. It also has a long-standing focus on professional education through international LLMs or sending lawyers to work in firms overseas. The firm is considering a potential merger in the coming years to strengthen its arbitration practice.

This combination of a sensible strategy to professionalise its service, along with a willingness to grow in line with client demand and a proactive approach towards attracting new business, is likely to ensure CR & F Rojas remains a dominant player at the top of the country’s legal market. 

Offices

CR & F Rojas was founded in La Paz and already has a strong presence there. It later moved into a larger and more modern office space in Santa Cruz. The firm also has an office in Cochabamba.

Alliances & networks

A firm believer in the value of networks, CR & F Rojas is the sole Bolivian member of an impressive six global alliances, meaning many clients come via referrals from firms outside Bolivia’s borders. The firm is a founding member of Club de Abogados and is also part of Lex Mundi, State Capital, the World Services Group, Multilaw and the International Network of Boutique Law Firms.

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