Thomas Muskett-Ford reports for Latin Lawyer:
Bolivia’s largest firm adds first non-family partners
Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados has promoted six lawyers who are not from the Moreno family to the partnership, shaking up one of the region’s more traditional legal markets in an effort to address retention concerns.
Moreno Baldivieso promoted Miguel Angel Jemio, 40, Delfor Zapata, 51, Daniel Arredondo, 38, and René Claure, 33, in La Paz; and Paul Aramayo, 48, and René Cuellar, 33, in the commercial hub of Santa Cruz last month. All six lawyers practise a wide range of transactional and non-transactional legal disciplines.
Bolivian Thoughts opinion: Finally great news for Bolivia! This attorney’s firm has taken the right step! Bolivia’s companies have had the tendency of perpetuating family members as the key partners and upper management and in most of the cases have resulted in negative outcomes, until the venture diluted.
With this move, Moreno Baldivieso sets a clear example to us all, kudos! This firm is now more competitive and sets upper standards not only to counselor’s firms but to all Bolivian private sector!
In order to understand and know more this company, I visited its website and here are some info about them:
Firm profile submitted by Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados
Founded in 1931 as an IP practice, Moreno Baldivieso has developed into a leading, fully fledged corporate and commercial law firm in Bolivia. With offices in six of the nine most important cities of the country, the firm caters to domestic and foreign clients in most areas of law. With a highly specialised team of 38 lawyers throughout the country, the firm serves as local counsel to the most important multinational corporations and international organisations such as the World Bank, International Development Fund (IDB), USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), United States Embassy and others.
Moreno Baldivieso is an internationally oriented law firm. Some of its members are admitted to practice law in more than one jurisdiction (Spain and Argentina) and most have obtained post graduate education from some of the most prestigious universities in the world; Harvard Law School (USA), Oxford University (UK), New York University (USA), Sloan School of Management MIT (USA), Yale School of Management (USA), Instituto de Empresa IE (Spain), Universidad de Comillas ICADE (Spain), Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) and Université Panthéon – Assas Paris II (France) to name a few.
The firm’s senior partner is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia in Bolivia, and the firm is an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA), country representative of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), Association Internationale de Droit de Assurances (AIDA), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of INTERLAW, an international network of independent law firms.