Bolet & Terrero, ALFA International’s member firm in Bolivia, has strength in corporate advisory services, as well as commercial, civil and administrative litigation, allowing them to stand out as a true one-stop shop for multi-national companies doing business in Bolivia.
Types of corporate transactions in which our firm has particular expertise
- Commercial Associations;
- Commercial Association incorporations;
- Design and preparation of corporate contracts such as agency agreements; distribution agreements; franchise agreements; purchase/sale agreements; among others;
- Business negotiation and strategy development to clients looking either to enter the market or that have a transformation objective;
- Due diligence processes;
- Commercial paper and deeds.
The size of our firm’s corporate transactions team
Examples of transactions our firm has undertaken
- Some example transactions we have dealt with was the counselling of some transnational mining companies that arrived in country and for which we did counselling work. These transactions entailed forming new companies or transforming companies and getting the subsidiaries incorporated for their undertakings. Setting up these companies involved counselling and strategizing the set-up and day-to-day activities among which we can mention the drafting of contracts with third parties such as providers and suppliers of industrial equipment; negotiating terms and conditions for buying land for open-pit works; negotiating and drafting joint-venture agreements with business partners; advising and counselling on internal structuring and staff contracting, managing the relations between public fund investors and the company management, among others.
- Other examples of transactions we conducted was the counselling of telecommunication and cable companies for which we provided advice and guidance on regulatory issues regarding business development such as expansion into new areas, technology change, addition of services, among others, all of which implied navigating regulatory demands and permits. We have also strategized and counselled on their day-to-day contracts with local suppliers; we have negotiated, prepared or reviewed international purchase agreements of technological equipment. Furthermore, we have advised and litigated the day-to-day complaints regarding subscriber issues pursuant to regulatory processes. We have managed, overseen and directed specialized attorneys for specific tasks and designed the strategies with them.
- In one-off type of transaction, we have conducted and closed the sale of the largest cable operator. We were counsel for the seller so we were actively involved in the negotiation talks, review of the paperwork, negotiation with the banks on loans and liens on assets, asset transfer, payment structuring and closing.
- Another example of service we have participated is arbitration. We dealt with the breach of contract in a construction project and delivery of infrastructure to a social security entity which involved adjudicating the dispute. One of our partners was the sole arbiter in charge of conducting proceedings and delivering the decision.
- Also, we participated in advising transnational entities in the acquisition of another transnational consumer goods entity that had failed worldwide. Our involvement was advising and conducting, along with foreign counsel, the execution of the merger terms which involved asset transfer, tangible and intangible, to which end permissions and other regulatory authorizations had to be negotiated and assigned; reorganizing the internal structure of the resulting entity and rearranging supplier contracts and labour force engagements; re-adapting distribution and agency contracts, among others.
- The firm has also dealt with many NGO’s, namely, in the health industry sector where we have assisted them and their headquarter offices in their funding processes, meeting compliance requirements and navigating relations with their counterparts, which were in the private and public sectors.