Dr. Eduardo Mayora

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Eduardo Mayora as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Guatemala. If you wish to get in touch with Eduardo, please use the contact information provided above.

Dr. Eduardo Mayora is the regional managing partner of the Firm and son of Eduardo Mayora Dawe, founder of Mayora & Mayora, S.C. He is a lawyer and notary since 1980, pursuing various postgraduate studies, including doctorates, both in legal and economic matters. A national reference as a renowned Guatemalan jurist, his professional practice includes banking, financial, commercial, securities, arbitration, administrative and fiscal matters. He has also excelled in academia and opinion journalism, as a teacher and lecturer at a national and international level, and was the university Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Francisco Marroquín University.

He has been a board member of banking institutions, trade associations, NGOs’ and international associations, which has kept him abreast of legal changes. He also attends multiple international congresses, professional and academic activities.

Representative Cases

Dr. Eduardo Mayora has been the lawyer in charge of advising the Guatemalan National Stock Exchange since its incorporation in the 1980´s. He was also the key lawyer in the most emblematic case of the privatization of the telecommunications industry in Guatemala. He has handled successful cases for global companies in the airline and tobacco industries in complex tax and tax planning matters. Finally, he has participated in local and international arbitration proceedings for clients in the mining and energy industries.

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Tax Law


  • 2004 – Doctorate & Master’s Degree in Pluralist, Public and Private Law – Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 1997 – Doctorate in Law & Diploma in Fundamentals of Economics – Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala
  • 1992 – Diploma in Economic Analysis – Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala
  • 1982 – Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) – Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1980 – Bachelor of Law – Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala

Firm Description:

Mayora & Mayora is a leading law firm in Central America that has existed for more than fifty-five years with four offices in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras (Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula). Eduardo Mayora Dawe founded the firm in Guatemala City in 1966, with a vision to create the first institutionalized firm in the country, a legacy carried on to this day.

At Mayora & Mayora, there is a team of over 35 legal specialists ready to assist clients in a wide-spectrum of legal matters. Renowned for its excellence and ethical approach, the firm offers legal assistance in administrative, banking, civil, corporate, finance, immigration, labor, litigation and tax matters, among others.

Mayora & Mayora is the exclusive member for Guatemala of the largest network of private law firms in the world, Lex Mundi, since its inception in the early eighties. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, the firm has privileged access for its clients to more than 22,000 lawyers worldwide, through one single point of contact. Individually, each Lex Mundi member firm is a leader in its local market. Together, the Lex Mundi member firms provide legal resources at a global level with unmatched depth and breadth.

The firm and its attorneys have been recommended by the most reputable and renowned legal ranking agencies such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Latin Lawyer, just to name a few. Mayora & Mayora won IFLR1000’s award for Most Innovative Firm in Guatemala for 2018, showcasing its ability to stand out amongst its competitors. In 2020, the firm was recognized as the firm of the year for Guatemala by Who’s Who Legal.

In 2022, the firm was recognized as the Best Firm in Corporate Law in El Salvador by the magazine, Derecho y Negocios.

The firm works alongside sister firms, Mayora IP, S.A. and Mayora Domains, S.A., which provide legal services in intellectual property matters and domain name registration and management. Led by the son and grandson of Mayora & Mayora’s founding partner, they are in an expansion phase, now with offices in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Mayora & Mayora offers its clients what many regional firms do not: a fully integrated firm that provides seamless, efficient and robust legal services. Regional integration is at the core of Mayora & Mayora’s mission and a direct response to clients wanting exceptional legal support across multiple jurisdictions. The firm’s goal is to be the first choice of clients for their most challenging and significant transactions and disputes.


Roy Eiguren

Leaders in Law endorses Roy Eiguren as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Idaho, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Roy, please use the contact information provided above.


Roy Eiguren’s decades of experience have earned him a reputation as one of Idaho’s premier advocates of issues before federal, state and local decision makers. As founder of Eiguren Merrill Public Policy, he has an unsurpassed record of successful public issues management, lobbying, regulatory coordination and public policy law outcomes.

The Idaho Year book describes him as “a lobbyist extraordinaire…respected for his wise counsel…[and] a powerful behind the scenes player.” Roy is widely recognized to have stronger ties and connections, and better insight into the upper reaches’ government, than most who are employed in it. He regularly represents clients as a lawyer and lobbyist before departments and agencies of the state and federal governments.

Roy’s expertise in public policy and law is extensive. He has drafted and lobbied for new legislation and amendments to existing laws or proposals and has regularly testified before legislative and administrative committees on his private clients’ behalf. He has organized large coalitions for the successful lobbying and passage of major legislation. Mr. Eiguren has also served as liaison between state and international governments to work out mutually beneficial trade and cultural agreements. Further, he has regularly represented private clients in a wide variety of administrative proceedings, including rulemaking and adjudicatory proceedings before various federal and state administrative agencies.

Additionally, Mr. Eiguren has regularly interacted with senior elected and appointed officials in Idaho state government, including the Governor, the Legislature, and the Attorney General, on a wide variety of matters. He regularly represents clients with the members of the Idaho Congressional Delegation. He has also been responsible for briefing and arguing several major cases before the Idaho Supreme Court.

Before entering law practice in 1984, he was Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy and served as Chief of the Legislative and Administrative Affairs Division of the Attorney General of the State of Idaho. He also served as a Deputy Secretary of State and as an Ada County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.

Eiguren is an active member of the community. Currently he serves the Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho and as an advisory board member for the School of Public Service at Boise State University. Previously Eiguren served as Chairman of the Idaho Capitol Commission (which planned and managed the multi-million-dollar renovation of the Idaho State Capitol Building), Chairman of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, President of the Cennarusa Foundation for Basque Culture and Chairman of the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Roy Eiguren was chosen to receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Idaho Business Review’s annual Leaders in Law publication. His work and achievements were highlighted in a two page spread in the review (pages 12 & 13). Link to Article (PDF)

He was also the recipient of the Idaho Business Review’s Icon Award in 2020. The Review published an article related to the award highlighting Roy Eiguren’s career in “advocating for change” as he helped to define public policy in Idaho over the decades. Link to Article PDF

Additionally for many years, Roy Eiguren has been proudly included in multiple editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues. Roy Eiguren and the Eiguren Merrill Public Policy Firm itself were both recognized in the 2021 edition.

Roy Eiguren is a graduate of the Executive Management Program of the Dartmouth School of Business Administration and attended Georgetown University College of Law and the University of Idaho College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate.

Areas of Expertise

  • Government Relations and Public Policy
  • Administrative Law
  • Energy & Environmental Law
  • Public Utility Law
  • Business & Corporate Law

Firm Description:

Eiguren Merrill Public Policy offers deep understanding of Idaho institutions, communities throughout the state, and the interaction between business and government. We are seasoned experts in guiding our clients to achieve significant outcomes by conceiving and implementing comprehensive strategies.

The cornerstone of our work is government engagement. We provide guidance and serve as effective advocates with the Governor, state elected officials, state boards, departments, agencies, industry, advocacy groups, the Idaho Legislature and the Idaho Congressional Delegation. We have had unparalleled success over decades with the enactment of legislation and in achieving results in administrative rule making proceedings, procurements and regulatory initiatives.

Malcolm Mifsud

Leaders in Law endorses Malcolm Mifsud as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Malta. If you wish to get in touch with Malcolm, please use the contact information provided above.

Malcolm qualified as a lawyer in 1995 and was engaged as an associate in one of Malta’s largest law firms. He branched out on his own in 1998 and participated in partnerships that developed into to Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates, which he co-founded with his brother Cedric in 2007. Malcolm has a vast experience in Civil and Commercial litigation and as a result has advised on a large range of legal issues to individuals, corporate structures and public institutions, whether in Malta or abroad.

When he acted as Advocate for Legal Aid, he assisted clients in criminal trial by juries and considered to be one of the lawyers who has the widest experience in criminal trials. Malcolm had been elected Mayor five times from 1994 to 2013 and once President of the Central Region in 2009. From when Malta joined the EU to 2013, Malcolm was a member of the Committee of Regions in Brussels and participated in a number of EU committees on a variety of subjects.

Malcolm is responsible for and regularly advises in administrative, civil, corporate and commercial law and in the litigation. He is the Firm’s accredited agent at Identity Malta and advises and represents client in the various immigration schemes that exist. He is a point of reference to a number of local government entities. He advises a number of major companies in Malta and sits of the board of directors of Maltese companies. He is a shareholder and director of Aegis Corporate Services Limited, a corporate service provider, licenced by the Malta Financial Services Authority.

Malcolm sits on the School Board of San Anton School.


  • Malcolm Mifsud contributes to Global Legal Group – Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2010 Edition
  • Malcolm Mifsud contributes to Global Legal Group – Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2011 Edition
  • Malcolm Mifsud contributes to Limitation in International Commercial claims – Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • Malcolm Mifsud contributes to The Corporate Immigration Review – Law Business Research, 4th Editor
  • Malcolm Mifsud contributes to The Corporate Immigration Review – Law Business Research, 5th Editor
  • Malcolm Mifsud contributes to The Corporate Immigration Review – Law Business Research, 6th Editor Weekly analysis of judgements on the Malta Today

Professional Memberships

  • Chamber of Advocates
  • World Link for Law

Firm Description:

Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates is a multidisciplinary law firm set up in 2007, by its two founding partners, Dr. Malcolm Mifsud and his brother Dr. Cedric Mifsud. Situated in the heart of Malta’s capital city, Valletta, this law firm prides itself in having always furnished its clients with the most effective solutions which always meet and exceed their expectations.

Upholding a work-ethic based on honesty and integrity, Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates aids its clients in achieving positive results expediently and efficiently, whatever the nature of the issue brought before it may be. This law firm not only caters for dispute resolution in the criminal and civil spheres, but it has also expanded its practice to a number of other sectors.

The firm’s services encompass services such as family and property law, employment law, competition law, commercial litigation, debt collection services, tax advisory, shipping and aviation, EU regulatory compliance services together with financial services such as trading and holding corporate structures, amongst others. In fact, Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates offers its main corporate services through its branch, Aegis Corporate Services.

The top-tier professional team at Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates guarantees practical, effective advice to its local-based clients, whilst also providing innovative solutions to cater for complex issues in its multi-jurisdictional transactions. Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates values the close, meaningful and long-term relationships it has established over the years with its clients.

The whole team incessantly makes sure that each client is given the personalised and specialised attention required, allowing them to truly understand and cater for each client’s individual needs. This is achieved by ensuring that each Team Member possesses an in-depth knowledge of the law as well as the analytical skills and flexibility to apply such knowledge efficiently and flawlessly in order to continuously achieve optimal results.

Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates prioritises you, your business, your family and the law. Contact Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates on +356 27237172 or send an email to info@mifsudadvocates.com.mt to set up a meeting with any of the Team Members, who will assist you in all your legal needs.


Evangelina Lardizabal

Leaders in Law endorses Evangelina Lardizabal as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Honduras. If you wish to get in touch with Evangelina please use the contact information provided above.

Evangelina joined the firm in 2002 and has led the Honduras team since Arias opened its office in the country. She plays a holistic role in the firm, and is a full-time leader and lawyer with extensive knowledge in legal matters. She has been in the private practice of law for over 38 years, ensuring accurate and adequate advice for her clients.

Evangelina has led teams in various practice areas and has participated in significant, multi-jurisdictional mergers, acquisitions and project financings in Honduras and Central America, involving diverse sectors. She has advised several national and international companies including those working in banking, insurance, energy, services, food, telecoms and free zones. She has also successfully provided tax advice on complex local and international operations.

She is a well-known and highly regarded attorney in Honduras. Clients appreciate her professionalism and commitment to their cases.

She is a member of the Colegio de Abogados de Honduras and has a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH).

Practice Areas

  • Banking, Finance and Insurance
  • International Trade, Foreign Investments and Free Trade Zones
  • Corporate and Commercial law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Taxes and Fiscal Planning

Firm Description:

Arias is the most recommended firm in Central America, with over 77 years of experience in providing accurate and timely solutions based on our clients’ goals and backed by a great team of professionals, highly focused on client service. It was established in 1942 by Francisco Armando Arias (1915–2013), and continues to be a point of legal reference in the region.
We provide creative and innovative legal solutions that add value to our clients’ business. We take the time to know and understand our clients’ goals, while always focusing on providing reliable and accurate legal services with their best interests in mind. We operate in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Our Team

We make things happen. We offer our clients the  best legal talent in the  region. Our team of long-experienced attorneys in several practice areas, as well as young lawyers, makes us a firm that is constantly renewed and adapted to current world needs. The Arias team comprises 35 partners and over 150 specialised attorneys in more than 33 practice areas. Clients highly value our team’s ability to handle local and cross-border transactions and our unparalleled experience, which includes participating in many of the region’s most important deals and advising the world’s leading companies.

Equal Opportunities

We promote diversity within the firm, so professional growth is based on each individual’s merit – regardless of gender or ethnic background. At Arias:

  • 49 per cent of our partners are women;
  • 54 per cent of our associates are women; and
  • 65 per cent of management positions are held by women

Pro Bono

Corporate social responsibility and pro-bono work have always been an important part of our DNA; we work over 2,000 pro bono hours per year. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to inspire and generate positive changes in our environment in order to achieve a better and certain future for coming generations.


Naviky A. Tugwell

Leaders in Law endorses Naviky A. Tugwell as our exclusively recommended Energy Law expert in Honduras. If you wish to get in touch with Naviky please use the contact information provided above.

Naviky A. Tugwell is a specialist in:

  • Registry Matters of the Purchase-sale and commercialization of oil and all its derivatives
  • Special Regimes: registries and tax exemptions, as well as waivers
  • Maritime affairs, Seafarers’ qualifications and Ship Registry
  • Real estate and registry law
  • Administrative Law
  • Trademark and Patent Registrations
  • Banking and corporate law
  • PPA
  • Biddings

She is also a law speaker in different organizations and Universities.

Working groups where she has participated:

  • Socialization of the Hydrocarbons Law celebrated in the National Congress of Honduras
  • Socialization of the reform to the Fisheries Law celebrated in the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine
  • Socialization of the formulation of the National Youth Policy 2018-2030 held at the National Youth Institute
  • Collaboration in the construction of the National Energy Policy 2050 held via virtual through MS-Teams of Maritime Law (IIDM)

Past Memberships:

Member of the Youth Council of the Honduras Open Government Partnertship (Jóvenes-AGAH)

With the purpose of giving young people greater participation in the initiative of the Open Government Partnership, the Youth Council was created, allowing its young members to be active actors in the process of formulation, follow-up and monitoring of the commitments of the Plan of Action of Open Government-Honduras.

The Open Government Partnership is a broad partnership based on the idea that an open government is more accessible, more responsive, and more accountable to citizens, and that improving the relationship between people and their government has long-term, exponential benefits for everyone.

78 countries and a growing number of local governments—representing more than 2 billion people—along with thousands of civil society organizations are members.

Junior Chamber International: formation of the Académica chapter as legal advisor (JCI Académica)

Junior Chamber International, commonly referred to as JCI, is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people. The first local Junior Chamber chapter was founded in 1915 and operate in 5,000 cities located in 110 nations and territories. It has around 200,000 members.

It has consultative status with the Council of Europe, with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and with UNESCO. It encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international cooperation, good-will and understanding

In Académica Chapter members take initiative to solve local challenges in Tegucigalpa. More than a one-time donation or service opportunity, it focusses on sustainable impact. It only takes one active citizen to change the world. Be that active citizen today.

Firm Description:

Tugwell’s Law Firm members serve as “trusted advisors” to their clients. Their comprehensive knowledge gives their clients security and confidence that they will receive an accurate and honest legal advice. They invest time and effort understanding the priorities and needs of the client’s transaction and, as a result, obtain their clients’ loyalty.

They have built a reputation of providing the highest quality of legal advice as well as the highest level of personalized service. Their experience and knowledge characterize them. Clients expect the best from them.

In addition, they reputation for transparency and business integrity through the law sets them apart from competitors and continues to attract top talent to the firm.

They are practical and efficient attorneys, notaries and advisors, with great ability to critical analysis, an above-average analytical capacity, and have the necessary tools to convey knowledge to the client. They are characterized by their intuition, attention to detail, accuracy, and their ability to anticipate the needs and risks of the client.


Daniel J. Perez Peynado

Leaders in Law endorses Daniel J. Perez Peynado as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in the Dominican Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Daniel please use the contact information provided above.

Recognized and highly respected work sustained by professionalism, skills and ethics is the pride of this law firm founded in 1949 by Dr. Jottin Cury, who consecrated his life to the practice of law.

Subsequently, Dr. Julio Cury was entrusted to preserve the professional ethics and commitment of its founder on his objective to resolve the inevitable differences of human coexistence, without ever harming the concept of justice.

Our firm relies on a team of experienced lawyers specialized in the major disciplines of administrative law, offering its legal expertise to both public and private sector clients. Our mission is to assume the responsibility of transforming our knowledge into assets that will act in favour of our clients.

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Litigation
  • Business Law

Firm Description:

A long history of work attached to ethics makes this law firm proud, whose origin dates back to 1949, when Dr. Jottin Cury, after receiving a doctorate in Law from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, dedicated himself to the practice of the city of Barahona.

At the beginning of 1974, he set up his office on Calle Socorro Sanchez in the emblematic Gascue sector; years later, always within the same urbanization in the capital, he moved it to Crucero Ahrens street, and finally, he established it on Manuel Rodriguez Objio street, where he operated until September 2014.

The firm has offered its services to multiple private companies and public institutions, always limiting what is contrary to dignity. Interested in clarifying the scope of our legal regulations and facilitating their application, it continues to publish studies on legal issues. Likewise, it presents proposals for legal modifications animated by the hope of framing them within the contingencies of current life, so that they allow laying the foundations for a fairer social dynamic.

There are many years that have come off the calender since the firm was established, and its current members, committed to the professional ethics of its founder, will continue applying themselves to the domain of the different disciplines of Law, striving to solve the inevitable differences of human coexistence without harming the concept of justice.


M.G.A. (Milko) Baiz

Leaders in Law endorses Milko Baiz as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in the Aruba. If you wish to get in touch with Milko, please use the contact information provided above.

Milko was born and raised in Aruba. Mr. Baiz graduated in 1993 from the Dutch Police Academy (Nederlandse Politie Academie) in Apeldoorn, Netherlands and worked for 5 years in the Aruba Police Force (Korps Politie Aruba) as a lieutenant (inspecteur). Thereafter Mr. Baiz was appointed as director of the Department of Public Transportation, where he worked for five years. Mr. Baiz graduated in 2001 from the University of Aruba (Universiteit van Aruba) and was admitted to the bar of the Joint Court of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba in October 2003.

Milko worked from October – November 2003 at the Coutinho & Co Law Offices and from December 2003 – June 2009 at Gomez & Bikker Law Offices in Aruba.

Milko Baiz is owner and Managing Director of Baizlaw N.V. and since July 2009 a founding partner of ArubaLegal, Lawyers and Business Counselors

Practice Areas

  • Civil Law (Litigation and Advise)
  • Administrative Law (Litigation and Advise)
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Property- and Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Civil liability Law
  • Insurance Law and Personal Injuries Litigation and Advise
  • Immigration Law (Litigation and Advise)
  • Traffic and Transportation Laws
  • Public-Private Partnerships Tender Procedures
  • Financial and Commodities Transaction Advise
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Consulting
  • Labour Law (Litigation and Advise)

Firm Overview:


Although our name presumes a mere local focus, our clientele does not only consist of individuals, enterprises or institutions that are living or are established in Aruba, but also consists of foreign individuals, enterprises or institutions, dealing with Aruban entities or getting in any way in touch with Aruban Law


We are a young and dynamic company that emphasises on service, and quality. Just like our clients, we are results-oriented. Our goal is to achieve the best attainable result for our clients within reasonable time and at reasonable cost. Our experienced, multilingual lawyers, will be able to advice you on a broad variety of legal matters and if necessary conduct legal proceedings.


Mauricio Becerra de la Roca Donoso

Leaders in Law endorses Mauricio Becerra de la Roca Donoso as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Bolivia. If you wish to get in touch with Mauricio, please use the contact information provided above.


Practice Areas

  • 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


  • 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

Professional Memberships and 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).


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


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¨).

Firm Description:

When our clients come to us they look for competent, accurate and in-depth advice provided in timely manner.  The dynamism in the world of business today, in which new legal institutes emerge to make them feasible, 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 a solid, modern and up to date vision of the law, committed 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 corporate law, energy and hydrocarbons law, administrative law and regulatory practice, arbitration and litigation 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.


Koen De Puydt

Koen De Puydt heads the business law and public law department and is responsible for all real Estate / construction Law and intellectual property matters.

Koen DE PUYDT graduated in 1998 as a degree in Communication Sciences (VUB), while he worked for the independent music magazine RifRaf as a journalist. After his studies, he continued his career as a music journalist with De Standaard and Studio Brussel . At the same time he obtained his Licentiate Degree in Law, specializing in Public Law at the VUB (2002). In 2009 he obtained a Master in Business Law at the University of Antwerp.

In 2002, Koen joined a Brussels niche firm specializing in Administrative Law (urban planning and environmental law, expropriations, government contracts, and protection legislation). In the meantime he remained responsible at De Puydt van Caluwelaert for the files relating to commercial law and intellectual property law.

Two years later, Koen started working full-time at the Puydt van Cauwelaert. He was responsible for matters relating to urban planning and environmental law, real estate law, government contracts, contracting law, business law, corporate law and intellectual property law. He also publishes on these matters.

In 2010 the Puydt van Chauwelaert and GD & A Advocaten merged. Koen de Puydt, as partner, headed the Real Estate / Construction Law and Corporate Law units.

Since 2002 he has been lecturer “Contracts, Assignments and Mandates” at Syntra Brussels in the vocational training for real estate agents. In the course for Real Estate Experts, Koen lesson on construction law. He is the initiator of the Property Codex , a collection of legal texts tailored to the real estate professional. The codex is used throughout Flanders in the vocational training of the real estate agents within Syntra.

In August 2012, Koen co-founded the law firm ORYS. In April 2019, Koen together with Leo Peeters of Peeters Law have decided to set up a new law firm under the name of “Seeds of Law”. 

Koen developed a business pack. This pack allows companies to engage in legal aid without losing control of the cost of this assistance. You pay a fixed rate and enjoy numerous benefits, such as free first-line assistance, free credit management and conducting certain procedures at flat-rate prices.


Koen DE PUYDT, Ulrike BEUSELINCK en Stéphane DE KEYZER, Nieuwe woninghuur in Vlaanderen en Brussel: uw 60 antwoorden, Intersentia, 2019, 187 p.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Stéphane DE KEYZER, Vastgoedcodex 2018-2019, Mijnwetboek.be, 2018, (volledige editie).

Stéphane DE KEYZER en Koen DE PUYDT, “Le pouvoir discrétionnaire de l’administration. Une mise à l’épreuve en marchés publics”, Jaarboek overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2017-2018, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2018, pp. 467-495.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Stéphane DE KEYZER, Vastgoedcodex 2017-2018, Mijnwetboek.be, 2017, (volledige editie).

Stéphane DE KEYZER en Koen DE PUYDT, “Des standards privés en marchés publics. La normalisation en droit de la passation et en procédure d’exécution des marchés”, Jaarboek overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2015-2016, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2016, pp. 753-772.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Stéphane DE KEYZER, Vastgoedcodex 2016-2017, Mijnwetboek.be, 2016, achtste editie.

Stéphane DE KEYZER en Koen DE PUYDT, “Des droits de propriété intellectuelle en marchés publics“, Jaarboek Overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2014-2015, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2015, pp. 699-712.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Vastgoedcodex 2015-2016, Mijnwetboek.be, 2015, zevende editie (1ste, 2de jaar en volledige editie).

Bert KELCHTERMANS, Koen DE PUYDT en Stéphane DE KEYZER “ Enkele van de meest in het oog springende nieuwigheden met betrekking tot wijzigingen, herzieningen en onvoorziene omstandigheden in de uitvoeringsfase van overheidsopdracht“, Jaarboek Overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2013-2014, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2014, pp. 951-965.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Vastgoedcodex 2013-2014, Mijnwetboek.be, 2013, zesde editie (1ste, 2de jaar en volledige editie).

Koen DE PUYDT en Sofie ALBERT, “Schorsingsprocedure bij uiterst dringende noodzakelijkheid – Betichting van valsheid – Vertrouwelijke stukken”, noot onder arrest RvS van 23 augustus 2011, nr. 214.846,  T. Aann. 2013/2, 167-177

Koen DE PUYDT en Ulrike BEUSELINCK, “Verrijking zonder oorzaak – geval van zeldzame toepassing in het kader van overheidsopdrachten”, noot bij RB Dendermonde, 18 december 2009, T.ann. 2013, afl. 1, 75-83.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS en Julie LAUWERS, Vastgoedcodex 2012-2013, Mijnwetboek.be, 2012, 638 p., vijfde editie.

Raoul M. DE PUYDT, Deontologie van de Vlaamse advocaat, Intersentia, 2009, 263 p., zesde bijgewerkte en herziene editie.

Raoul M. DE PUYDT, “Overzicht van rechtspraak: Professioneel recht Vlaamse advocatuur (1987-2007)”, In: T.P.R. 2007, nr. 3, Kluwer, pp. 1733-1816.

Jan GHYSELS en Koen DE PUYDT, Parlementair Ontleed: Het Milieuvergunningsdecreet: Het basisdecreet, Uitgeverij Intersentia, Nov. 2004, 603 p.

Jan GHYSELS en Koen DE PUYDT, Parlementair Ontleed: Het Milieuvergunningsdecreet: De wijzigingsdecreten, Uitgeverij Intersentia, Maart 2005, 789 p.

Andreina Degli Esposti

Leaders in Law endorses Andreina Degli Esposti as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Italy. If you wish to get in touch with Andreina please use the contact information provided above.

Born in Bologna in June 1960, she graduated magna cum laude in Law from the University of Bologna in February 1984. She also studied at the University of Münster and was admitted to the bar in 1986. She has been involved in research and lecturing in the department of Constitutional Law at the University of Bologna and the departments of Administrative Law at the Universities of Milan and Pavia, publishing various essays and contributing entries to legal encyclopedias.

Throughout the course of her practice – which covers both judicial (predominantly before the Regional Administrative Tribunals and the Consiglio di Stato) and extrajudicial (stipulating agreements with Public Administrations and providing counsel in the administrative areas of M&A and joint ventures) work – she has gained expertise in the sectors of procurement (also concerning the German legal system), environment, telecommunications and town-planning. She also has extensive experience as a member of the Board of Arbitrators.

Currently, she is involved in the professional network of the online administrative law review “GiustAmm.it” and is a member of the Lombardy Association for Administrative Lawyers.

Chambers Europe and Legal 500 place her among the most prominent Italian lawyers in the field of public law.

Studio Legale Villata, Degli Esposti e Associati:

At Studio Villata, Degli Esposti e Associati, our primary objective is to meet the growing demand for specialist advice from public and private clients operating in the various sectors governed by Administrative Law. Having provided legal counsel across all areas of our expertise over the years, our extensive judicial and extrajudicial experience has shaped the Studio as a key consultancy in the current legal framework. We operate within the ever-strengthening relationship between the Administrative and Civil law sectors, and specialise particularly in Corporate and Financial law. The importance of this relationship has now extended across both national and international markets, particularly due to the influence of key independent authorities that regulate areas such as antitrust material, the Stock Exchange and financial brokerage, as well as other entities operating in the field of public utilities (e.g. energy, water, telecommunications and transport).

The Firm’s practice covers all areas of Public Law, either in courts of law (besides before civil and administrative courts, also in criminal proceedings involving public aspects and before Corte di Conti) or extra-judicially. In particular, the Firm is specialized in: Public tenders and Project financing, Real estate and Building Regulation (Commerce, Industrial sites, Malls, Stores and Infrastructures), Environment, Mergers and Acquisitions (i.e. Due Diligence activity), Energy, Public Utilities, Independent Authorities,  Oil and Gas, Waste, Privatisation;

We consider one of our fundamental strengths to be our ability to continually update and evolve our practice in order to accommodate for a constantly developing legal system. The Studio’s dynamic structure means that our lawyers spread across Milan, Rome and Bologna can satisfy our clients’ every need quickly and efficiently. 

The Firm is located also in Rome (00198, Via G. Caccini, 1, Tel.+39 06 48 90 67 66 – Fax +39 06 47 82 16 84) and in Bologna (40122, Galleria G. Marconi, 1, Tel.+39 051 23 11 56 – Fax +39 051 04 20 457).