Mauricio Becerra de la Roca Donoso

The dynamism in the world of business today, in which new legal institutes emerge to make them feasible, added to the new legal dispositions being issued based on the Bolivian Constitution, determine the necessity for updated legal counseling, in order to provide an environment of certitude in the undertakings carried out.

Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados (BDA Abogados) is a law firm with an outstanding professional team with more than ten (10) years of professional experience and law degrees from prestigious universities abroad, which allows its members to have a solid, modern and updated vision of the law, in order to provide excellence in legal services that satisfy the needs of its clients in an efficient, practical and personalized manner.

The members have qualified professional experience in regulation, antitrust, energy and business law that allows the firm to render a full range of legal services in the principal areas of law in everyday operations as well as complex transactions that require specialized knowledge.

BDA Abogados has offices in Santa Cruz and La Paz and correspondent firms in the rest of Bolivia as well as abroad.

Education:

– LL.M. in International Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C.
– Master in Economic Law, Andean University, La Paz
– Course on International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations, AIPN RMMLF, Houston TX.
– Course on Public Utilities Regulation and Antitrust, UADE – CEER, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
– Lawyer, Bolivian Catholic University, La Paz
– Foreign Trade Operator, IDEA, La Paz

Memberships & Certifications: Fulbright scholar; La Paz Bar Association; Santa Cruz Bar Association; Bolivian National Bar Association; registered attorney in the Supreme Court of Bolivia; American Bar Association (ABA), Section of International Law and Practice, Section of Business Law; International Bar Association (IBA); member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); Member of the ICC Arbitration Committee Bolivian Chapter, Registered arbitrator in CAINCO (Santa Cruz) and Cámara Nacional de Comercio CNC (La Paz).

Experience: Managing Partner, BDA Abogados; Associate, Guevara & Gutierrez, SC; Legal Consultant, Narcotics Affairs Section U.S. Embassy, Santa Cruz – Bolivia.; Chief Counsel of YPFB (Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos), La Paz-Bolivia; Senior Counsel of the General Superintendence of SIRESE; Legal Consultant of the Superintendence of Electricity, In-house Counsel of Banco Bisa S.A.; Legal Consultant to the Presidency of the Republic.

Teaching: Professor in International Commercial Contracts, Administrative Law and Regulation, and alternative dispute resolution in different graduate programs in Private University of Santa Cruz (UPSA), Catholic University and Andean University “Simón Bolívar¨).

Areas of Practice:

– Banking law
– Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions
– Administrative and Regulatory Law
– Oil and Gas, Electricity
– Telecommunications
– Mining
– International Business Law
– Litigation and arbitration

Languages:

– English
– Basic Portuguese

Mariana Pereira N.

Mariana Pereira is a member at Indacochea & Asociados since 1994, and currently a partner at the firm. She has participated in the firm’s largest financing, mergers and acquisitions of companies, restructurings and tax planning projects.

The activities are most often related to the corporate world and business, from business to labor issues to contractual to tax issues, in addition to function as legal representative of several clients of Indacochea & Asociados, with the aim of providing a first level legal structure.

She has become a reliable advisor with high capacity to analyze and solve complex problems, advising sophisticated structures and finding solutions customized to the client’s necessities. Her experience also extends to hydrocarbons sector, having advised national and international companies operating in Bolivia related to the sector.

Education:

– Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA), Law and Social Sciences (J.D. summa cum laude1998)
– University of Salamanca, Spain, specializing in Commercial Law (2000)
– Universidad Católica Boliviana and the Harvard Institute for International Development, specializing in Corporate Law (2002)

Memberships:

– Bolivian Bar Association

Publications:

– The Individual Limited Liability Company (1998)

Areas Of Practice:

– Commercial
– Corporate
– Banking
– Labor
– Mergers and Acquisitions
– Project Finance
– Taxation

Languages:

– Spanish
– English

Our Law Firm:

Our Law Firm was built in two phases. The first one, in 1998 and just recently in 2015 we expanded our building with four (4) stories; adding 918 square meters to the original 737 square meters initially built.

Rodrigo Bermudez

He studied in the French Bolivian College, nowadays called “LYCÉE ALCIDE D’ORBIGNY”. He obtained the Bolivian Bachelor´s Degree in Humanities of Bolivia, as well as the French Bachelor´s Degree, in 1988. He obtained the indicated French Bachelor´s Degree, in the Section A-2 (PHILOSOPHY – LETTERS – LANGUAGES), with MENTION OF EXCELLENCE.

Likewise, during the last three years of College, he studied the intensively French Courses named: NANCY I, NANCY II and NANCY III, being approved and obtained the three, also with MENTION OF EXCELLENCE. With the obtained Diplomas corresponding to the said 3 Courses, Rodrigo Bermúdez Durán-Burgos, he is authorized to be Teacher of French, in any country of the world.

Attorney at Law, titled in Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo” in 1996, after the defense of the Thesis of Degree entitled: ” THE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER THROUGH LICENSE OF KNOW-HOW. JURIDICAL ANALYSIS “.

Mr. Dr. PAULO RODRIGO BERMÚDEZ DURÁN-BURGOS, obtained a Master on Business Law, granted by the Universidad Andina “Simón Bolívar”, after the presentation of the qualified work: “THE CONCILIATION AND THE ARBITRATION IN CASES OF OPPOSITIONS INSIDE COPYRIGHTS”.

Mr. Dr. PAULO RODRIGO BERMÚDEZ DURÁN-BURGOS, was a collaborator, with several topics relative to the Intellectual Property (Industrial Property and Copyright), in the publications as follows:

  • “NUEVA ECONOMÍA” (La Paz – Bolivia): Weekly Publication.
  • “COMERCIO EXTERIOR” (Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Bolivia): Monthly publication.
  • “LA RAZÓN” (La Paz – Bolivia): Newspaper.

Likewise, Mr. Dr. PAULO RODRIGO BERMÚDEZ DURÁN-BURGOS, realized diverse courses relative to the Commercial and Business Law, inside which it is necessary to emphasize the Course of Bank Contracts (ESCUELA DE NEGOCIOS “LOS ANDES” – La Paz – Bolivia). Of equal form, he was present at diverse Seminars and Congresses relative to his principal speciality: The Industrial Property.

From 1990, he was employed at ” B., BERMÚDEZ & BERMÚDEZ – S.C. – LAW OFFICES “, first as legal assistant as for Industrial Property procedures and, from 1996, associate and as Industrial Property Agent. He got out, entering also in the Public Area, as Legal Adviser in the Mercantile Registry of Bolivia (1995-1996) and in the International Trade Ministry of Bolivia (1998). He is a member of the Bolivian Industrial Property Association, of the Official Spanish Chamber of Trade and Industry in Bolivia and of the French – Bolivian Chamber of Trade. Also he is a member of the Bar Association of La Paz.

Languages: Spanish, English and French, PERFECTLY AND FLUENTLY.