PPO Abogados (PPO) is a leading law firm and an undisputed leader in the provision of specialist legal services in Bolivia. The firm is the largest in both headcount and geographical presence (five offices).
PPO stands out for its second-to-none expertise in corporate and commercial advice, foreign investment and complex cross-border transactions. It is also distinguished for its prowess in resolving high-stakes, multifaceted disputes.
The foremost legal directories recognise PPO as a leading firm in Bolivia in all major practice areas, including banking and finance, corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, energy, intellectual property, labour law, natural resources, project development, real estate and tax.
Our team has a broad understanding of the marketplace, trends and business climate. It can quickly adapt to today’s increasingly changing environment, due to its in-depth understanding of laws and regulations.
We deliver innovative solutions to meet clients’ needs by leveraging our specialist teams across multiple practice areas. Our professionals provide the insight, innovation, resources and experience to meet the challenges of doing business in Bolivia.
PPO recruits and promotes its lawyers based on their experience and capabilities. Nearly 80% of PPO’s senior attorneys have earned postgraduate degrees from top universities abroad, and many have worked for leading international companies and global law firms.
PPO values equal opportunity for professional development and advancement. Women make up more than 50% of our lawyers and close to 50% of our senior lawyers.
Partners (nine): Alejandro Pemintel, Carlos Pinto, Diego Böhrt, Lindsay Sykes, Marcial Fernández, Mattias Garrón, Pablo Ordoñez, Pilar Soruco, Salomón Eid, Ana Valeria Escobar.
PPO’s accumulated experience and knowledge spans 12 practice areas that advise clients operating in nearly 30 industries. The firm works collaboratively between all practice groups, placing the client at the centre.
Our practice areas include: Anti-corruption and investigations, commercial law, corporate law and M&A, criminal defence, data protection and privacy, finance, intellectual property, labour law, litigation and dispute resolution, public procurement, regulatory and administrative law, and tax law.
PPO advises 15 of the 100 biggest companies operating in Latin America and 30 of the 100 largest companies operating in Bolivia. The firm counsels small and medium-sized businesses, and we are proud to advise the most successful start-up companies formed in Bolivia.
In addition, PPO is counsel of choice to most international and multilateral banks, to which it provides both regulatory and transactional advice.
The possibility that all people can access justice under equal conditions is essential to forge a more equitable and just society. PPO has a pro bono programme intended to protect the most vulnerable in our society by providing free legal representation to those who cannot otherwise afford to retain counsel.
Over the years, PPO has invested many hours assisting non-profits, foundations and vulnerable individuals. In that spirit, PPO encourages its lawyers to support those who need it most.
Offices: Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, Sucre, Cobija – Bolivia.
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