Market: Bolivia

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

PPO Abogados doubles partnership in Bolivia

PPO Abogados, which was launched by four ex-Ferrere (Bolivia) partners in July, has doubled its partnership by promoting four to partner, bolstering its corporate, banking and public law practices.

18 August 2020

Firms snub recruitment as lateral partner hires fall by a third

Partner hires at law firms operating in Latin America fell by almost a third in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year, as firms rein in expansion amid the covid-19 pandemic.

22 July 2020

Ferrere sees exodus in Bolivia as partners form new firm

South American law firm Ferrere has taken a hit in Bolivia following the departure of four partners and a large group of associates in the country, who have left to launch a new firm.

15 July 2020

Closed M&A deals multijurisdictional: March-December

Featured in Deal reports 2019

Latin Lawyer recorded 22 multijurisdictional M&A deals that closed in Latin America from March to December 2019. Counting the deals, of which the value was public, the combined deal value was US$2.5 billion.

15 June 2020

Making a bad situation worse: covid-19 hits Bolivia’s hydrocarbons market

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

Bolivia’s oil and gas market has suffered from structural flaws for years, but covid-19 is exacerbating the challenges facing the industry. Indacochea & Asociados energy partners Ricardo Indacochea and Mariana Pereira consider what the global pandemic means for Bolivia’s hydrocarbons sector.

22 May 2020

Bolivia covid-19 information hub

Latin Lawyer and LACCA's free-to-view and regularly updated information hub contains legislation and official communications issued by governments across Latin America in response to covid-19.

14 May 2020

Arbitration tribunal refuses to suspend Bolivia claim over pandemic

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has refused to extend a deadline for Bolivia to submit its statement of defence in an investment treaty claim, after the state argued that the coronavirus pandemic had made work on the submission “virtually impossible.”

04 May 2020

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