Firm Profile

PPO Abogados

Bolivia

New outfit with long-standing experience

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 2020

Partners: 9

Lawyers: 57

Work areas

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

PPO Abogados launched in 2020 when partners Carlos Pinto, Pablo Ordoñez, Lindsay Sykes and Alejandro Pemintel, as well as a sizable group of associates ended their relationship with Ferrere and started a new operation. The group was thought to be the entirety of the Ferrere (Bolivia) office at the time.

Quickly following its initial launch, PPO doubled its partnership, bolstering its corporate, banking and public law practices. This was rooted in the new partners’ skills in these areas. 

PPO has plans to strengthen a broad range of transactional practices – such as mergers and acquisitions and finance – and non-transactional services, including intellectual property, international arbitration, tax, public procurement and commercial litigation. In March 2021, PPO made good on that plan: it added the managing partner of intellectual property boutique ORPAN – Pilar Soruco – to its partnership, in the firm’s first lateral hire at partner level since it launched last July.

PPO also wants to deepen its knowledge of strategic industries such as energy, mining, hydrocarbons, telecoms, retail and food and beverages. To that end, the firm strengthened its energy and natural resources department by hiring an in-house lawyer from oil company Shell as senior counsel in September 2021.

In addition to its existing offices in La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, PPO added an outpost in Sucre in December 2020 and one in Cobija in March 2021.

Alliances and networks

PPO joined Latin American law firm network Ally Latinx in September 2021. This alliance was created last year as the Latin American branch of global legal platform Ally Law, an international law firm alliance that counts more than 74 member firms from across the globe. The firm is also a member of First Law International.

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