Rodrigo Bermudez

Rodrigo Bermudez studied in the French Bolivian College, nowadays called “LYCÉE ALCIDE D’ORBIGNY”. Rodrigo obtained the Bolivian Bachelor´s Degree in Humanities of Bolivia, as well as the French Bachelor´s Degree, in 1988. Rodrigo 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”.

Likewise, Mr. Dr. PAULO RODRIGO BERMÚDEZ DURÁN-BURGOS, realised diverse courses relative to the Commercial and Business Law, inside which it is necessary to emphasise 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.


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.


– 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


– English
– Basic Portuguese


Mariana Pereira

Mariana has been a member of Indacochea & Asociados since 1994, and currently a partner within the firm. She has participated in the law 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 labour 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 analyse and solve complex problems, advising sophisticated structures and finding solutions customised 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.

Firm Overview:

Indacochea & Asociados was built in two phases. The first one, in 1998 and just recently in 2015 we expanded our building with four stories; adding 918 square meters to the original 737 square meters initially built.

Carola C. Serrate Tarabillo

Leaders in Law endorses Carola C. Serrate Tarabillo as our exclusively recommended Employment Law expert in Bolivia. If you wish to get in touch with Carola please use the contact information provided above.

Carola C. Serrate Tarabillo was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. In 1996, she graduated as an attorney from the Bolivian University Gabriel Rene Moreno, in Santa Cruz.

In June, 2004, she obtained a Labor Law Degree from the Private University (UPSA) of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

In September, 2006, she finished a specialty in Penal Law Upgrade from the University Gabriel Rene Moreno in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and obtained the Superior Education Mayor Degree from Catolica Boliviana San Pablo University of Bolivia.

She has experience offering juridical advice in proper matters of Corporate, Association and Labor Rights. She has attended to numerous courses and seminars and upgrades in the referred areas.

Besides Spanish, she has good Basic English knowledge.

Serrate Paz & Asociados :

Serrate Paz & Asociados was founded in 1996, and at present is presided by Dr. Jose Mario Serrate Paz. It is a law firm of well–know trajectory and prestige in the Republic of Bolivia.

In the last three decades, it has acquired experience and acknowledgement in the solution of binominal judicial problems, in the Argentinean- Bolivian and Bolivian-Argentinean relations and commercial traffic.

From its headquarter in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, renders integral legal advice to its clients in different areas of law and commercial arbitration.

Serrate Paz & Asociados is formed by a solid staff of lawyers with acknowledged prestige, willing to advice, represent and back up clients in all kinds of transactions, granting this way priority to the satisfaction of their needs. It renders a service of excellence.

Miguel Mardoñez

We are a group of independent professionals that we find in the right and practices it artificial a mechanism of service to the society. We believe in the VOCATION of our work, through services of QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY that allows us to begin a relationship of LOYALTY AND TRUST with our clients to who we owe us.

Brian Haderspock

Leaders in Law endorses Brian Haderspock as our exclusively recommended Arbitration Law expert in Bolivia. If you wish to get in touch with Brian please use the contact information provided above.

The law firm HADERSPOCK Law Group is a young company, led by Brian Haderspock. Our firm stands out for its extensive experience in integrated and specialized legal advice for national and international companies. At present, it has a main office in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Bolivia.

The practice areas of our firm cover various areas of law such as: Civil, Labor, Commercial, Corporate, Business, Intellectual Property, we can also advise your company on issues regarding Arbitration and ADR methods, or by traditional litigation.


Ramiro Guevara

RAMIRO GUEVARA, (Senior Partner) born La Paz, Bolivia, October 20, 1954; admitted to bar, 1985, Bolivia.

EDUCATION: St. John’s University, New York (Undergraduate Studies, 1971-1973); Université des Sciences Sociales, Tolouse (Certificat d’Aptitude a l’Administration des Enterprises, M.B.A., 1983); Institut d’Etudes Internationales et de Development, Tolouse (Studies in International Commerce, 1983); Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (Lawyer, 1985); Instituto para el Desarrollo de Empresarios y Administradores (Studies in Banking Law, Labor Law, Warrants, 1987-1989); Institut International de Droit du Dévelopment, Rome (Seminar on Investment Treaties, Investment Contracts and Joint Ventures, 1989). PROFESSOR, International Commercial Law and Commercial Law, Universidad Católica Boliviana.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos, 1989; Banco Central de Bolivia, 1989; Nacional Financiera (Second Tier Banking Institution), 1996-1997; National Stock Exchange Commission, 1994-1996. General Counsel, Banco Central de Bolivia, 1987-1989. Legal Counsel, Commission of Negotiation of Bolivia’s Foreign Debt, 1987-1989. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Officer in Charge of Uruguay, Brazil and Western Europe, 1983-1986. Second Secretary, Bolivian Embassy, Israel. Member, Drafting Commissions: Central Bank Law; Arbitration and Mediation Law; Exports Promotion Law; Securities Law; Pension Fund Law; Hydrocarbons Law. Organized Workshops: Investment Methods Using Investment Bonds, International Arbitration, Financial NGO’s Law for Non-Lawyers.

MEMBER: Bolivian Bar Association; International Bar Association; American Bar Association; Bolivian Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Commission.

LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate; Hydrocarbons; Electricity; Water; Mergers and Acquisitions; Banking; Capital Markets; Project Finance; Arbitration.