Firm profile submitted by Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados
Founded in 1931 as an IP practice, Moreno Baldivieso has developed into a leading, fully fledged corporate and commercial law firm in Bolivia. With offices in six of the nine most important cities of the country, the firm caters to domestic and foreign clients in most areas of law. With a highly specialised team of 38 lawyers throughout the country, the firm serves as local counsel to the most important multinational corporations and international organisations such as the World Bank, International Development Fund (IDB), USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), United States Embassy and others.
Moreno Baldivieso is an internationally oriented law firm. Some of its members are admitted to practice law in more than one jurisdiction (Spain and Argentina) and most have obtained post graduate education from some of the most prestigious universities in the world; Harvard Law School (USA), Oxford University (UK), New York University (USA), Sloan School of Management MIT (USA), Yale School of Management (USA), Instituto de Empresa IE (Spain), Universidad de Comillas ICADE (Spain), Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) and Université Panthéon – Assas Paris II (France) to name a few.
The firm’s senior partner is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia in Bolivia, and the firm is an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA), country representative of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), Association Internationale de Droit de Assurances (AIDA), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of INTERLAW, an international network of independent law firms.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Corporate: Highly specialised team of lawyers dealing with mergers, acquisitions, project financing, corporate governance and others.
Tax & Public Administration: All tax related issues, corporate taxation, corporate litigation, administrative litigation and others.
Energy: Vast experience in oil and gas, electricity, in house and outside counsel for foreign international companies; bids, awards, sale and acquisition of rights and goods.
Telecommunications: In house and outside counsel for foreign international companies; bids, awards, sale and acquisition of rights and goods.
Dispute Resolution: Specialised team of attorneys and arbitrators with recognised experience in domestic and international arbitrations, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and AAA.
Intellectual Property: Bolivian IP undisputed market leaders. Vast experience in trademarks, patents, infringement, enforcement, copyrights, utility models and any other related issue.
Mining: Local counsel for foreign multinational companies; mining mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, project finance and others.
Antitrust & Regulation, Commercial Infringement, Unfair Competition: Highly specialised administrative team of lawyers with vast experience in the field.
Banking, Finance, Financial Markets & Insurance: All legal issues related to banking and insurance matters, local and international claims; counsel in the issuance of equity stock, bonds, futures, options and financial operations.
Labour: Continually serves American Embassy in Bolivia as local counsel for labour related issues. Labour lawsuits, social benefits, regulations and proceedings before the Ministry of Labor and labour courts.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm is recognised for its international experience and portfolio of clients. Having acted as counsel to some of the most important cross border operations in Bolivia, Moreno Baldivieso has developed an internationally recognised profile.
LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, German, Mandarin, French, Portuguese.
CLIENTS Almost 80% of the firm’s portfolio is made up of international clients. The firm’s clients include leading oil and gas corporations, telecoms corporations, US and European financial institutions, leading worldwide mining companies, leading international insurance corporations, banks, international organisations, foreign embassies and others.