Managing Partner: Pablo Carrasco
Senior Partners: Ricardo Alemán Z, Arturo Mercado P
Number of partners: 2
Number of other lawyers: 10
Labour: Pablo Carrasco, Boris Bustillos
Corporate, Obligations & Contracts: Pablo Carrasco, Arturo Mercado, Heidy Ortiz
Administrative, Regulatory & Intellectual Property: Arturo Mercado, Ricardo Alemán
Civil Litigation: Ricardo Alemán, Reynaldo Carrasco, Carla Vargas
The law firm, was founded by Dr Raul Carrasco Riveros more than 40 years ago under the name of ‘Estudio Jurídico Carrasco & Carrasco Abogados Asociados’ now CARRASCO — FIRMA DE ABOGADOS has been characterised by specialisation in labour law, the firm earned the trust of clients to whom the firm has provided solid support and advice both in administrative and contentious issues. In recent years, the firm has managed to expand and consolidate its services in areas of business interest, providing services in corporate, commercial, civil, administrative, intellectual property and litigation law.
The personalised advice, as well as the adoption of preventive and timely legal strategies in the event of controversy, has allowed CARRASCO — FIRMA DE ABOGADOS to become one of the main legal law firms of INTEGRAL LEGAL ADVICE of the companies and entities in Bolivia, which is credited by clients who have placed their trust in the firm and the important positioning in the field.
The Director of the firm, Dr Pablo Carrasco Quintana, is currently advisor of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the Confederation of Private Businessmen of Bolivia, also a institutional representative before the International Labor Organization (ILO) as well as being head of the Commission Labor Affairs of the National Chamber of Industry.
Main Areas of Practice:
Work includes legal advice and treatment of labour issues, human resources, social security, both in the direct path (administrative) as contentious. Relations between workers and companies are regulated in the country by the general labour law and other related statutes that regulate from registration and reporting of the legal person as an employer.
Other work includes recruitment, hiring methods, negotiation, organisation, wage setting, working hours, social security contributions to short and long term, termination of the employment contract, labour contracts, union negotiations, legal treatment of domestic and foreign staff and other legal aspects of human resources policies. In this context, the advice provided by the firm in the labour area is designed to prevent any conflicts or disputes that may arise and to establish and find alternative legal solutions and defences.
In response to the requirement of the enterprises of clients who trust in services organisation, moving to integrate the study to specialised professionals in the area to date focused on: legal representation, incorporation of companies of different corporate types and activities; mergers and acquisitions; advice for foreign investment; preparation of civil, commercial and corporate contracts; preparation of due diligence; drafting of legal opinions; conciliation and arbitration process; administration and management of corporate governance.
The services of the intellectual property department is framed counseling, registration, protection and defense of intellectual property rights (trademarks, patents, copyrights, etc.) and generally includes: Search Brand each International Class, Record, Renewal, Transfer, Fusion, Registry changes , Registration License Agreement, Certified copy of patent titles or Register, Model and Industrial Design, Opposition, Challenge — Revocation (action or defense), Challenge — Hierarchical, Nullity, Administrative Infringement.
Administrative Matters & Regulatory & Environment:
The legal service comprises treating counseling and defense in administrative disciplinary proceedings before all public authorities: Municipal Government, Departmental Government, Environment Authorities, Authority for the Regulation and Control of Telecommunications and Transport (ATT), Social, Control and Supervision of Enterprises Authority (AEMP), and others regulatory Authorities.
The services includes legal advice and sponsorship Counsel in ordinaries, extra ordinaries and payment, Civil Procedures, Appeal resources and Family Procedures.