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Practice Areas

•Arbitration and Conciliation

•Banking and Finance



•Corporate Law – M&A


•Estate and Family Law

•Mining and Hydrocarbons Law

•Non-Profit Entities

•Real Estate


1968 to date: Lawyer at Bufete Aguirre; Bufete Aguirre Soc. Civ. and Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa. 54 years of continued practice, with intervals for postgraduate studies at Oxford University (1970-71) and Government Service (1979). Fellowship of The British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Professional Memberships

- La Paz-Santa Cruz Bars;

- American and International Bar;

- International Petroleum Negotiators, Latin America Arbitration Association;

- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation;

- Prospectors and Developers Association Canada;

- ICC; ICC Latin America Arbitration Group

- Arbitrator National Chambers of Commerce and Hydrocarbons and Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Center.


Papers/panelist international conferences (IBA, PDAC, RMMLF, International Transnational Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce; Latin America Arbitration Conferences and Congresses). Various publications on Constitutional Law, Arbitration, Commercial Law; Mining and Indigenous Peoples Rights and others.



Born in La Paz, Bolivia.

Past-Minister Secretary General of Government 1979.

Past-External Director Bolivian Central Bank 1993-1996.

Past-President International Catholic Union 1992-1996.

Languages Spoken

Spanish - English.


Lifetime Achievement Award.

Latin Lawyer


Thought Leader in Mining

Who is Who Lawyer



Universidad Mayor de San Andres, Bolivia.

Licenciate in Law, Political & Social Sciences

1962 - 1968

Oxford University, U.K.

Diploma in Law

1970 - 1971