Name: Mariana Pereira
Firm Name: Indacochea & Asociados
Jurisdiction: Bolivia
Practice Area: Banking & Finance Law

Telephone: (591) 3 – 353 53 56
Fax: (591) 3 – 358 12 00

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Professional Biography:

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Energy
  • Banking and Finance


In Energy matters Mariana advises local and transnational companies on regulatory and contractual aspects in the industry including their relationship with Government Regulators.

She also leads the firm’s largest M&A , restructurings and tax planning projects becoming a reliable advisor to clients with high capacity to analyze and solve complex problems, advising sophisticated structures and finding solutions customized to the clients’ necessities. In project financing, she advises clients on desing their most complex finance transactions, as she is considered an expert in the negotiation of financial contracts among private companies, intended both for participation in new projects refinancing, bond issuance and preparation of public and private loan contracts.

Professional Memberships

IBA, Ministry of Justice, MERITAS Law Firm Worldwide, The Vance Center Women in the Profession Program.


“The Individual Limited Liability Company.” (1998)


Mariana is graduated summa cum laude in Law and Social Sciences at Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Also she has attended specializing in Commercial Law at University of Salamanca and Universidad Católica Boliviana and the Harvard Institute for International Development.

Firm Overview:

Indacochea & Asociados, Abogados, (IA) provides first-class legal services to international and national clients since 1991 and is one of the largest and most prominent Law Firms in Bolivia.

IA uses its expertise and resources to help clients pursue opportunities and manage risks across emerging and developed markets around the world and foreign investors especially those operating mainly in the eastern part of the country.  The firm provides full corporate legal advice dealing successfully with the ongoing dynamic changes within Bolivia and Latin America.

The firm also provides its clients with creative, high-quality representation in domestic and international transactions. Being a member of Meritas Law Firm Worldwide, IA delivers local legal counsel while providing global support with a completed team that comprehend exactly what its clients need.

Undoubtedly, few firms can match IA´s extraordinary client service offered by its talented lawyers with solid academic backgrounds, and top-level advice, while offering a challenging work environment and equal opportunities for all employees. It must be said that the firm is constantly innovating in legal corporate practice embracing digital information, emerging technologies and cyber security.

Main Areas of Practice

  • Corporate & Commercial

This is the core business practice of the firm. The team represents international and local companies in a broad range of transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate turnaround and restructuring, foreign investments, due diligence processes, incorporations and liquidations; as well as day to day legal matters.

The team also advice companies in the negotiation and drafting ordinary and complex commercial agreements, including distribution, franchise, license and sponsorship and other contracts related to the ordinary course of business.

  • International & Domestic Contracts

The team drafts and negotiates of contracts, both international and domestic, taking always in consideration the client’s needs regarding the business while applying experience in dispute resolution, tax, antitrust, labor and civil law. Our legal counsel is essential from the perspective of preventing legal contingencies, or successfully overcome them should they arise.

  • Energy & Natural Resources

The lawyers at the Firm have wide experience and specialized knowledge in oil and gas law and electricity law, allowing lawyers to counsel clients whose activities are along the production chain starting with exploration through marketing of production of hydrocarbons, including transportation, and from generation to distribution in the electricity sector.

Legal assistance to clients in the above-mentioned sectors for which purpose it negotiates and drafts agreements, including sale of energy resources, services agreements, gas transportation agreements, easement and right-of-way agreements, among others.

  • Real Estate

The Firm has become a preferred reference in real estate counseling due to local and foreign investments mainly regarding malls, hotels and (rural and urban land) acquisitions advises clients in every necessary aspect of real estate contracts and foreign investment law related thereto, in order for them to have a sound corporate structure and undergo profitable transactions in this area. Complex corporate and financing deals are smoothly handled by IA since the firm also focuses on obtaining all municipal licenses, territorial planning, investment projects, drafting of horizontal property contracts, urban map approval and all necessary requirements to convey ownership rights to interested party. Sell-purchase agreements, agrarian title analysis, corporate restructuring and financing, companies buy-offs and share-pledge agreements are day to day legal assistance as well.

  • Banking & Finance

Lawyers provide legal counsel to both local and foreign companies with the major financing institutions.. IA gives the utmost importance to the issue of conflict of interest, confidentiality and foreign corrupt practice regulations. Likewise, the Firm has counselled top notch local and international companies in debt reorganization, leasing and loan agreements, credit lines, bond placing and public offerings.

  • Labour & Immigration

With specialized and experienced lawyers, the Firm provides counsel to local and foreign corporations in the compliance of labor and social security regulations, being in charge of negotiating and drafting of labor agreements, collective bargaining contracts, law suits and in-house working regulations. When the client deals with expatriate personnel, IA provides full legal support on all immigration processes and regulatory matters.

  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

The Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Department is highly experienced in arbitration and alternative dispute regulations and has successfully structured the defense of important cases as well as drafted legal arguments in complex processes which have taken place abroad but subject to Bolivian Law. IA has also acted as counsel for plaintiffs in complex cases in areas such as insurance and civil law, amongst others. Furthermore, IA represents clients in executory proceedings for the recovery of Bad Debts Portfolio, with efficiency and discretion, offering comprehensive and effective legal counsel regarding the execution of debts and obligations not fulfilled by their respective debtors.

  • Tax

The Firm’s specialized tax department advises international and local clients on possible tax contingencies in any specific operation, as well as on tax planning for companies to be incorporated, new firms or projects with long experience which plan further investment or economic deals besides the tax effects on mergers, acquisitions and international operations, tax impacts on financial products and other operations of similar scope.


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