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Firm Details:
Alvaro Villegas, Gabriel Villegas, Sergio Davila
Senior Associates: Christian Olea, Maria Nydia Gantier
Associate: Milenka Salvatierra
Number of partners: 3
Number of other lawyers: 10
Languages: Spanish, English, French.

Firm Overview:
VILLEGAS ALDAZOSA & ASOCIADOS Soc. Civ. (VA) provides comprehensive legal advisory in all major industries concerning tax, corporate, commercial, financial & banking, litigation, arbitration and labour law, helping clients address and foresee challenges of the Bolivian law system. VA is a forward-thinking law firm, combining the partner’s outstanding experience of more than 25 years in professional practice, with the youth of a perfectly coordinated and assertive team of professionals, who are concerned with properly understanding of client`s businesses. VILLEGAS ALDAZOSA & ASOCIADOS Soc. Civ. built its own identity, being currently recognized as one of the most prestigious firms in the country, representing a wide variety of business and individual clients, including multinational corporations, mid-sized and start-up companies.

Main Areas of Practice:
Tax & Transfer Pricing: 40%
Corporate/Commercial/Banking: 40%
Labour & Employment: 20%

Tax & Transfer Pricing:

The firm’s Tax Practice is one of the most prestigious in the country and is performed by a highly qualified team of lawyers and the largest one in the Bolivian market. The practice involves a wide range of expertise in income tax, VAT, property tax, oil and gas, tax planning, international taxation, tax policy, tax disputes, transfer pricing and M&A transactions. VILLEGAS ALDAZOSA & ASOCIADOS Soc. Civ.`s success is grounded on its deep knowledge of different industries and the accurate understanding of client`s businesses in complex domestic and international operations, carefully performed trough a comprehensive analysis and planning founded in the interaction with other relevant law areas.

Through the Corporate/Commercial Practice, VILLEGAS ALDAZOSA & ASOCIADOS Soc. Civ. delivers responsive representation for domestic and multinational businesses, providing information and legal guidelines on matters related to their incorporation, corporate governance and compliance. Aimed at contributing to the value creation and to achieve the strategic business planning of its clients, the team of VA´s business lawyers are highly skilled in negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements of different complexity, as well as, acting efficiently in M&A transactions.

Labour & Employment:
The firm’s Labour & Employment Practice is seen by VILLEGAS ALDAZOSA & ASOCIADOS Soc. Civ. as an essential service to provide integrated solutions to its clients, particularly important as a preventive mechanism. Part of the service is focused on negotiating, drafting and reviewing labour agreements, performing due diligences and legal counsel on a full spectrum of labour and employment issues.

Banking & Finance
VA provides legal advice on a variety of corporate and finance-related cases as bank lending, project finance and capital markets. The service includes the support with negotiations, structuring and handling financial arrangements, conducting due diligence, and compliance.

The practice covers a wide range of diversified sectors, represented by major prestigious companies operating in the Bolivian market:
■ Consumer goods, food and retail
■ Energy and natural resources
■ Financial services
■ Government contracting
■ Tourism
■ Agribusiness
■ Infrastructure and construction
■ Private clients
■ Technology and telecommunications

International Work:
Most of the VILLEGAS ALDAZOSA & ASOCIADOS Soc. Civ's. clients are international companies which perform, or are planning to operate in Bolivia, in strategic sectors like oil & gas, agribusiness, retail, food industry, banlink & finance, ranking and technology. All VA`s team members are qualified lawyers with international academic background.