Since breaking out in the Bolivian market, PPO Abogados has worked hard to become one of the country’s top law firms. After its launch, PPO doubled its partnership, bolstering its corporate, banking and public law practices. It has further added to its top ranks in the past year, strengthening its energy and intellectual property areas.
PPO has plans to bolster a broad range of transactional practices, such as mergers, acquisitions and finance, and non-transactional services, including IP, international arbitration, tax, public procurement and commercial litigation. In 2021, PPO made good on that plan by adding Pilar Soruco – the managing partner of intellectual property boutique ORPAN – to its partnership in the firm’s first lateral partner hire since launch.
In addition to its existing offices in La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, PPO added an outpost in Sucre at the end of 2020 and one in free-trade zone Cobija in 2021.
PPO wants to deepen its knowledge of strategic industries such as mining, hydrocarbons and pharmaceuticals. As Bolivia modernises, PPO plans to innovate and provide comprehensive, full-service advice to its clients.
According to a recent study, “Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies”, published by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association, which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer, PPO Abogados represents 16% of the region’s largest businesses. The firm ranked as the most popular Bolivian firm in the same study.
Alliances and networks
PPO joined Latin American law firm network Ally Latinx in September 2021. This alliance was created in 2020 as the Latin American branch of legal platform Ally Law, an international law firm alliance that counts more than 74 member firms from across the globe. PPO is also a member of First Law International.