In 1996, José Mario Serrate Paz obtained his law degree in the Universidad del Salvador, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1974 he received the title of National Provision granted through revalidation by the Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior de la Universidad Boliviana (National Council of Higher Education of the Bolivian University).
He has a master’s degree both in Administrative Law from Universidad Austral and in Defense Security and Development from the Escuela de Altos Estudios Nacionales de Bolivia (the School of Higher National Studies of Bolivia).
He has created an important professional and academic career in the area of Administrative Law.
He is a founding member of the Ibero-American Forum on Administrative Law. He has lectured inforums and seminars regarding law in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
Former professor of Cathedra of Administrative Law in the Universidad Católica Boliviana and advisor to the School of National Higher Studies of Bolivia. In 2006, he was substitute judge in Bolivia’s Supreme Court.
He serves as an international arbitrator at the Centro de Conciliación y Arbitraje de la Cámara de Industria y Comercio, CAINCO (Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce), where he also was president of the Consejo Técnico (Technical Council).
He is the author of many essays, such as “Topics of Administrative Law”, and “What Was Never Said about Municipal Autonomy” and The Need for the Transfer of Central Government.
He also co-authored various books on administrative law with renowned international jurists
Dr. José Mario Serrate Paz Ramajo joined Serrate Paz & Associates in the year 1999.
He acquired a law degree from the Argentine Catholic University (UCA) in 1996. At the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) he completed a postgraduate degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Law in 1998. Subsequently, he completed the revalidation in the Plurinational State Bolivia, at the Gabriel René Moreno University (UAGRM) in 2006.
He has recognized experience in corporate law, telecommunications and commercial arbitration, which has allowed him to comprehensively advise highly prestigious Bolivian and foreign companies. He is an arbitrator of the CAINCO Conciliation and Arbitration Center since 2009 and chaired the ICC Bolivia Arbitration Commission in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was director of the Private University of Santa Cruz (UPSA) for more than 5 years. He is currently director of CAINCO since 2014, director of FUNDEMPRESA (Administrator of the Trade Registry) since 2016.
María Lía Paz R. jined Serrate Paz & Asociados in 2003 and is a partner in the study since 2010.
She acquired her law degree in the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) in 1995 and made the revalidation in the Bolivia in the University de Gabriel Rene Moreno (UAGRM) in 2010
In 1998, at the Univerdad de Buenos Aires (UBA) she completed the postgraduate course in Petroleum and Natural Gas Law. In 2003, she specialized in Regulation of Public Service from the Universidad Autral
Her practice area focuses administrative law, the regulation of public services, and contentious administrative processes before the Supreme Court of Justice.
She represents and advises national and foreign companies on corporate conficts, commercial
arbitration and advice on conciliations.
She is fuent in Spanish and English
Carola Constanza Serrate Tarabillo joined Serrate Paz & Asociados in 1998.
She acquiered her law degree from the University Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno (UAGRM) in
1966 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She completed a master’s degree in Labor Law and Social Security in
2009 from the same university.
She has experience in collective and individual labor lawsuits processes, labor restructuring of
companies, substantial changes in working conditions, mergers, outsourcing operations, work
organization systems and advice on union relations.
Her participation in judicial and administrative processes in various areas has allowed her to
maintain a constant contact with main social partners as well as social and labor issues in Bolivia.
She is the coordinator of the Labor Law and Social Security Area in the firm.
Manuel Augusto Nieto joined Serrate Paz & Asociados in March 2007.
He graduated in Administration from the Merchant Marine University in 2001 and has a master’s degree in Business Administration with a mention in Strategic Management from the University of Belgrano in 2004. Subsequently, he has completed a postgraduate in Communication in Universidad Austral, Argentina and in Investment Project Management in Aden, Bolivia.
His professional practice area is focused in business development, start-up, market research,
evaluation of investment projects, and fnancing sources mainly in the oil & gas, renewable energies and biofuels sectors.
Currently, he is the director of the Business Development area of Serrate Paz & Asociados. He represents Bolivia and advises in multinational companies in the energy area following the high standards of that industry.
He is fuent both in Spanish and English.
Jose Miguel Paredes joined Serrate Paz & Asociados in August 2015.
He acquired his law degree from the Universidad Católica Boliviana in Cochabamba, Bolivia in
2013. He completed a specialization in Negotiation, Conciliation and Arbitration from the Universidad Privada Boliviana.
In 2014 and 2015 he worked as General Secretariat of the Andean Community in Lima, Peru.
His practice area focuses on corporate reorganizations, M & A, corporate conficts and general
corporate advice, corporate governance, competition law, commercial arbitration and legal
actions- matters in which he represents and advises local and foreign clients from diferent industries.
He is the coordinator of tge Credit Portfolio Recovery Area from different financial institutions.
He is fuent in Spanish and English
M. Ximena Callaú Videz has been part of Serrate Paz & Asociados since May 2012.
She graduated as an attorney at the Gabriel René Moreno Autunomous University (UAGRM) in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in 2009. She has a master’s in Business Law and International Business from the same university.
She has experience in the judicial branch, fnancial institutions and other legal frms dedicated to the commercial feld.
She currently works as a lawyer for divergences in the civil, commercial and corporate areas. She advises public, national and international clients of the frm.
She is fuent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Sofía Frías Harriague joined Serrate Paz & Asociados in October 2013.
She graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad Católica San Pablo Santa Cruz. In 2010, she
graduated with a master’s in Business Law and International Business at the Universidad Gabriel René Moreno in 2014.
Her professional practice area focuses in telecommunications, corporate law, and contracts.
She has experience in the areas of prevention of legitimization of illicit and secure profts.
She is both fuent in Spanish and English.
Dra. Sandra joined Serrate Paz & Asociados in 2021.
She has a degree in Legal Sciences from the Gabriel René Moreno University (UAGRM). In 2014, she completed the Diploma in Criminal Procedure Law at the U.A.G.R.M. Likewise, in 2022, she completed the Diploma in Business Law at the La Salle University in the city of La Paz and has experience in Legal Collection, the Real Estate sector, and contracts.
Her area of professional practice focuses on the area of Business Law, Telecommunications and Privacy and Data Protection.
Irina joined Serrate Paz in April 2022.
She has a law degree from the Catholic University “San Pablo” and has diplomas in international relations, diplomacy and globalization. She mastered in International Law and Integration from the Simón Bolívar University (CAN).
Her area of practice focuses on civil law, international law, banking law, telecommunications law, privacy and data protection.
She speaks three languages: Spanish, English and French.
She joined Serrate Paz & Associates in December 2020. She graduated as a Lawyer with a mention in Conflict Resolution and highest distinction from the Nur Private University of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in 2021. She has solid knowledge in Banking, Commercial, Civil Law and Civil Procedure. Her area of practice focuses on the preparation of Contracts in general, Constitutions of Companies, monitoring and intervention in judicial processes in different areas of law and procedures in general before public and private institutions.
She currently works as a Junior Lawyer for disputes in the civil, commercial and corporate areas. Her mother tongue is Spanish and she has verbal and written command of English and Portuguese at a conversational level.