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Würth Bedoya Costa du Rels

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Managing Partner: Fernando Bedoya
Partners: Karla Würth, Fernando Bedoya, Mauricio Costa du Rels, Jorge N. Serrate, and, Carolina Finfera.
Counsel: Alejandra Arana
Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 14

Firm Overview:
WBC Abogados offers its clients a strong global reach thanks to its specialized team of professionals and partnerships and connections with international law firms and networks. The firm recently joined the renowned law firm network TAG Alliances, as the new member for Bolivia. Also, the firm is an active member of the International Bar Association, International Trademark Association (INTA), and Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA).

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate and Commercial (35%)
Project Finance and Infrastructure Projects (20%)
Labor & Employment (15%)
Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas (10%)
Intellectual Property (10%)
Insurance (10%)


Corporate & Commercial:
International and local clients retain the firm due to their vast experience in all corporate issues, including governance, mergers and acquisitions, labor and taxation matters under Bolivian Law.

Project Finance and Infrastructure Projects:
WBC Abogados has been providing legal advice to international clients in international public bids for the provision and construction of infrastructure projects in Bolivia such Power Plants and Gas Separation Plants, Operation and Management Agreements, Nuclear Medicine Hospitals, and the construction of the first three (3) Wind Farms in the country.

Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas:
The firm has great expertise in the electrical sector, advising companies that operate in Bolivia in the Generation, Transmission and Distribution of electricity advising clients in implementation of combined cycle power plants projects and counseling clients in regulatory matters. Moreover, the firm advised on the implementing of the first three (3) Wind Farms Project in the country.
WBC Abogados has become a leader in this area working in all phases (upstream and downstream) providing legal counsel to multinational companies, as well as subsidiaries of YPFB Corporation.
The firm has negotiated contracts with the Bolivian Government in order to explore, exploit and commercialize minerals, as well as any easement agreements with the communities.

Intellectual Property:
Recently the firm has incorporated one of the country’s leading IP lawyer as partner to strength the growing demand on this area. The firm has the resources and a broad experience in the protection and acknowledgement of rights in trademarks, designs, patents, authorship rights, as well as the transfer and licensing of said rights.

Insurance:
Recently the firm has incorporated one of the country’s leading Insurance lawyer as counsel to lead this important practice. The firm has experience in the incorporation and authorization to function of insurance companies, re-insurance, brokers, and prepaid health services companies. Moreover, the firm also advises on compliance with the regulatory framework, drafting and registration of new products. Moreover, the firm also advises on administrative processes before the regulatory authority. The firm has advised on the incorporation and authorization of the first pre-paid health services company in the country.

Languages:
English, German, and Spanish.

Clients:
70% of the WBC Abogados portfolio is made up of international clients that include leading construction firms, oil and gas corporations, renewable energy, telecom, Tech and OTT corporations, local and international press agencies, leading financing institutions, mining and mineral trader corporations, alcoholic beverages production and distribution, international organizations among others.

3M AFP – Agence France Presse
BP Southern Cone
Bluequest Resources AG
Bolinter S.R.L.
BTG Pactual Chile S.A.
Clínica Foianini S.R.L.
CIS Bolivia S.R.L.
DXN Bolivia S.R.L.
El Deber S.A.
Enerflex Services Bolivia S.R.L.
Facebook Inc.
Gerimex S.R.L.
Harris Gomez Group Hylea 1884 S.R.L.
Ian Taylor Bolivia Ltda.
Intermodal Solutions Group PTY Ltd.
INVAP S.E.
Multipartes Santa Cruz S.R.L.
Praxair Bolivia S.R.L.
Rockwell Automation Bolivia S.R.L.
Rigmaster S.R.L.
Sociedad Agroindustrial del Valle Ltda.
Soltrak S.R.L. (Grupo Ferreycorp)
Sociedad Anónima Comercial Industrial (SACI)
Vestas Mediterranean A/S

CONTACTS

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions: Karla Würth, Fernando Bedoya, Mauricio Costa du Rels, Jorge Serrate
Energy, Oil & Gas: Karla Würth, Mauricio Costa du Rels
Infrastructure Projects, Public Bids: Jorge Serrate, Fernando Bedoya
Insurance: Alejandra Arana
Intellectual Property: Carolina Finfera Labor, Karla Würth