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Latin America 2023
Bolivia Energy & Natural Resources
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Provided by Moreno Baldivieso

Bolivia is widely recognized in Latin America for having significant reserves of gas and oil as well as mineral resources. Likewise, Bolivia’s government has been recently investing in the construction of photovoltaic plants, wind parks and the development of lithium plants, granting alternative energies importance in public investments.  We advise clients on these matters on a day-to-day basis.

Our team has developed outstanding experience advising world’s leading oil & gas and mining companies during two key moments in Bolivian history: the privatizations carried out in the 1990s and the nationalization process initiated in 2006 along with the modifications in the regulatory legal framework.

We are proud to be advising a leading South Korean corporation in the construction of a state factory of urea and ammonia in Bolivia, the largest project of industrialization of natural gas so far undertaken in the country, with an investment of more than one billion dollars.

As well, we are currently representing a leading European corporataion which was awarded with a one hundred million dollars contract for the provision of wind turbines and the construction of three eolic parks in the country.

Moreno Baldivieso has ample expertise in all legal aspects of natural resources and energy value chain, such as:

  • Public tenders
  • Oil & gas transactions
  • Mining projects
  • Tax
  • Regulatory and environmental
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction

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Energy & Natural Resources - Bolivia
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What the team is known for

Moreno Baldivieso houses a market-leading energy practice well versed in advising prestigious regional and international companies on the full spectrum of mandates. The team possesses notable skills in negotiating distribution agreements, in addition to high-stakes public-private investment and significant project finance operations, including developing wind farms and gas fields. The department is also well equipped to assist with licensing processes and regulatory compliance related to nuclear energy matters.


"Moreno Baldivieso's energy and natural resources team boasts extensive experience handling complex matters. They always provide timely advice and are open and flexible to finding alternative solutions."

"Moreno Baldivieso is one of the best firms in Bolivia. They have a broad international vision, as well as sophisticated knowledge of the lithium industry in the country."

Work highlights

Moreno Baldivieso assisted SACYR Industrial with the maintenance and construction of cement factories in the cities of Oruro and Potosi.

Notable practitioners

Well-regarded partner Andrés Moreno continues to elicit ample praise from interviewees for his notable energy and natural resources practice in Bolivia. A market commentator states: "Andrés Moreno is a trustworthy lawyer with a lot of experience, knowledge and local insights," while another interviewee goes on to add: "He has a very good knowledge of the Bolivian market and the commercial implications of negotiating with state-owned companies."

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