PRACTICE AREAS


Our professional team of lawyers have the exceptional capability to advise our clients in all the interrelated practice areas, ofering a coordinated advice along with a service of excellence.

AREAS OF PRACTICE IN LAW:

ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATION LAW

Under the direction of Prof. Jose Mario Serrate Paz, an authority in the feld of Bolivian administrative law,
the team of lawyers that conform this area have been accompanying the most important companies in the
regulated sector. Specifcally the service we provide in this area, covers the diferent relations with the
diferent Public Administration sector (National, Departamental, Municipal, State, Autarthic Entities such as the regulation System, etc.) Among other topics of interest, it includes everything related to administrative contracts, concessions, licenses, public bids, administrative resources and administrative litigation proceedings before the Judicial Branch.

AREAS OF PRACTICE IN LAW:

COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE LAW

Our knowledge about societal law and commercial operations on the local and international level, have
made us an adequate resource to make any investment project a reality and other legal matters emerging
throughout a company’s life.
Through this area we provide our clients with legal advice on letters of credit, securities, including distributing, license, trading letters and advice on planning and structuring business collaboration contracts. We
also incorporate companies with both national and foreign capital; we carry out reorganizations, mergers
and legal audits.

AREAS OF PRACTICE IN LAW

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
On the local, national and global level the world revolves around telecommunications. Technology has
transformed the telecommunications industry and made it the most essential component of today’s world
economy, generating new industries and new regulatory topics.
The lawyers at Serrate Paz & Asociados have a lot of experience with telecommunications norms and
problems in Bolivia, legally representing the country’s most important private mobile phone company.

AREAS OF PRACTICE IN LAW

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
Serrate Paz & Asociados is a well known legal frm with experience in arbitral matters in Bolivia. It has
succesfully carried out much national and international arbitration, not only ad-hoc, but also in centers
such as CAINCO (the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of Santa Cruz’s Chamber of Commerce), Bolivia’s
National Chamber of Commerce, CIAC (Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commisssion); LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) and the ICC (Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of
Commerce).
Our staf of lawyers in this area has experience both as defense lawyers and as arbiters in the proceedings.
Many of them are also on the list of arbiters of well-known arbitration centers.

AREAS OF PRACTICE IN LAW

Our lawyers in this area provide integral legal advice on labor law and social security matters, providing
our clients with legal assistance for any labor matters that might arise, both in administrative land judicial
headquarters. The advice we provide includes preparing and managing before the competent institutions,
the labor, hygiene, and safety policies that will govern the labor relations of the companies we assist.

LITIGATION:

The lawyers conforming our Judicial Department are in charge of a variety of civil, commercial and administrative cases. They also have a particular experience in complex litigation, in which several parties
usually intervene and a large amount of evidence must be produced. They also deal with credit recoveries
that require careful administration, given the volume of lawsuits involved.
The study also stands out for its experience in defending cases before the Supreme Court of Justice.

AREAS OF PRACTICE IN LAW

SUCCESIONS AND PATRIMONIAL
We have a recognized experience in cases related to inheritance law and family patrimonial reorganization,
obtaining excellent results with equitable agreements. In Serrate Paz & Asociados we ofer personalized
consulting and moreover, a service based on confdentiality.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AREAS

• START UP:
Under the direction of Mg. Manuel Nieto, our frm ofers consulting to those foreign companies in the
energy area, -mainly-, that wish to start operations in Bolivia

• EXECUTION OF PROJECTS:
Currently, many multinational companies seek to work in Bolivia through the execution of specifc
projects. Our study monitors potential projects that may be of interest to these companies

• PERMANENT OPERATIONS:
Serrate Paz & Asociados provides comprehensive advice to foreign frms wishing to operate permanently
in Bolivia.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AREAS

• START UP:
Under the direction of Mg. Manuel Nieto, our frm ofers consulting to those foreign companies in the
energy area, -mainly-, that wish to start operations in Bolivia

• EXECUTION OF PROJECTS:
Currently, many multinational companies seek to work in Bolivia through the execution of specifc
projects. Our study monitors potential projects that may be of interest to these companies

• PERMANENT OPERATIONS:
Serrate Paz & Asociados provides comprehensive advice to foreign frms wishing to operate permanently
in Bolivia.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AREAS

• START UP:
Under the direction of Mg. Manuel Nieto, our frm ofers consulting to those foreign companies in the
energy area, -mainly-, that wish to start operations in Bolivia

• EXECUTION OF PROJECTS:
Currently, many multinational companies seek to work in Bolivia through the execution of specifc
projects. Our study monitors potential projects that may be of interest to these companies

• PERMANENT OPERATIONS:
Serrate Paz & Asociados provides comprehensive advice to foreign frms wishing to operate permanently
in Bolivia.