Market: Bolivia

Insurer pursues arbitration against Bolivia over pension reforms

A United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunal has begun hearing a Swiss insurance company’s claim against Bolivia over the nationalisation of its pension system.

11 June 2021

Bolivia’s PPO hires from IP boutique

PPO Abogados has 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.

06 April 2021

PPO opens fifth Bolivia office

PPO Abogados has expanded its presence in Bolivia by opening in Cobija on the Brazilian border, marking the firm’s fifth office in the country.

26 March 2021

Remote connections: finding new clients in a pandemic

During the pandemic law firms have used shiny new marketing tools to keep in touch with clients they can no longer see face to face. But how well have they connected with new clients?

25 March 2021

Dentons announces Guevara & Gutiérrez tie-up in Bolivia

One week after announcing its entry to Ecuador, global law firm Dentons has unveiled a combination with Bolivian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Guevara & Gutiérrez - Servicios Legales.

16 March 2021

Peruvian investor snaps up Andean assets

Garrigues (Peru) and Guevara & Gutiérrez - Servicios Legales in La Paz have helped Peruvian investment group Colca Capital acquire local information management company Polysistemas and its Bolivian subsidiary.

12 January 2021

PPO Abogados launches fourth Bolivia office

PPO Abogados has expanded its footprint in Bolivia by opening in Sucre – the seat of the state’s judiciary branch – marking the firm’s fourth office in the country.

18 December 2020

Visa snaps up Latin American fintech assets

Four Morrison & Foerster LLP offices, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima, Costa Rican firm Nassar Abogados and Guevara & Gutiérrez - Servicios Legales in La Paz have helped US finance giant Visa acquire Miami-headquartered fintech YellowPepper, which operates in eight Latin American countries.

11 December 2020

Paraguayan beef producer makes second debt tap of the year

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in London, Estudio Jurídico Ovelar & Asociados in Asunción and Bolivian firm PPO Abogados have helped Paraguayan meat producer Frigorífico Concepción issue bonds worth US$40 million.

19 November 2020

Bolivian politician’s arbitration award survives US appeal

A US appeals court in Colorado has rejected a Mexican cement group’s appeal against the enforcement of a US$36 million award in favour of a Bolivian politician’s investment company – holding that the “best reading” of court proceedings in Bolivia is that the arbitrators’ findings on liability have not been set aside.

26 August 2020

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