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Dentons Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C. Servicios Legales

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 1BoliviaLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent dispute resolution department enjoying an outstanding reputation in the market. Specialist team is frequently sought out by key names in the oil and gas sector to assist with complex civil and administrative proceedings involving damages claims and violations of regulations. Also possesses notable skills advising clients on domestic and international arbitration. Range of expertise extends to handling antitrust litigation cases.

Strengths

"They are very efficient and demonstrate strong knowledge of the area," reports a source. A peer acknowledges them as "a good practice with reputable lawyers."

Work highlights

Defended Cervecería Boliviana Nacional following the imposition of an approximately USD8.4 million fine for alleged antitrust violations.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees single out Primitivo Gutiérrez as "a very good lawyer." He receives plaudits for his ability as a litigator, with a peer lauding him as "very skilled" in that regard. He is frequently called upon to handle real estate disputes.

Department co-head Rodrigo Rivera elicits praise from market commentators, one of whom notes: "He has excellent analytical skills and is a good strategist." Another source underlines his "good administrative knowledge," while a peer describes him as "a very capable professional." He is well regarded for his experience in disputes related to competition law.

Associate-to-watch Zoya Galarza joins the rankings this year following solid praise from market onlookers, with one noting: "She is intelligent, proactive and skilled in solving cases."

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Overview

Guevara & Gutiérrez is the most experienced firm in international arbitration in Bolivia. The recent developments in the political scenario of Bolivia resulted in a number of expropriations and nationalizations of investments. The dispute resolution team of G&G has been retained to attend, and has successfully handled, most of the claims of foreign investors against the Bolivian government.

Quoting Global Arbitration Review GAR, Guevara & Gutiérrez probably shares the top spot with other firms in litigation in Bolivia, but when it comes to arbitration, GG is at a complete different level. According to Latin Lawyer 250, “Arbitration is the jewel in Guevara & Gutiérrez crown”.

This department is also known for its experience in antitrust cases. Antitrust regulations are very recent in Bolivia, and G&G has positioned itself as an important player in this field. Its portfolio of clients includes some of the largest companies operating in Bolivia.

Finally, the firm is an important player in the Bolivian legal market, for handling commercial disputes, tort disputes, product liability litigations, and in particular, for issues related to labour and social security law. One of the founding partners of the firm, Primitivo Gutiérrez, is widely acknowledged as one of the most experienced Bolivian lawyer in labour law disputes.

Members
Industries

Construction

Energy

Financial Services

Mining

Private Clients (Individuals)

Real Estate

Retail

Transportation

Utilities

Dispute Resolution Department

Dentons Guevara & Gutiérrez S.C. Servicios Legales

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Department location

Calle 15 No. 7715

esquina Calle Sánchez Bustamante

Torre Ketal, Piso 4 Oficina No.2

La Paz

La Paz

Bolivia

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Bolivia

Dispute Resolution


Primitivo Gutiérrez
Band 3
Rodrigo Rivera
Band 2
Zoya Galarza
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