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Our Professionals

 

José Antonio Criales


Javier Urcullo

 

Daniel Mariaca


Luis Valda


Andrea Urcullo

 

Rubén Acuña


Dionicio Calle

 
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Attorney at Law
Partner

Mobile phone (591) 720-70777

José is a lawyer with over 25 years of experience, representing clients from Bolivia and around the world in matters as diverse as Corporate Law, Hydrocarbons, Energy, Construction and Arbitration. His practice is focused on complex matters, requiring extensive time and effort, in search for permanent, creative solutions.

Some highlights of his practice are:

Areas of Practice

General Practice
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Bank, Finance and Insurance Law
Construction
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Oil and Gas
Energy
Telecommunications
Technology
Public Concessions

Languages

Spanish
English
Portuguese

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, 1990.
Masters of Law studies for Economic Law, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, La Paz, 2010.

Memberships

Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Bolivia
Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de La Paz
Registro Público de Abogados de Bolivia
International Bar Association (I.B.A.)
American Bar Association (A.B.A.)
Inter American Bar Association (I.A.B.A.)

Attorney at Law
Partner

Mobile phone (591) 720-62617

Javier Urcullo S. is founding partner of Criales & Urcullo and has more than 20 years of experience providing legal council on capital markets, helping clients with the creation of mechanisms in order to promote, consolidate and finance local and foreign investment projects. He specializes in capital markets, banking and finance, private equity and venture capital and mergers & acquisitions.

He focuses his practice on complex operations and projects that require a high level of creativity in order to find a legal solution that allows their execution.

Chambers and Partners have ranked Javier Urcullo S. as leading “leading individual” in “Banking and Finance” since 2015 and in “Corporate/Commercial” since 2007.

Some highlights of his practice are:

Areas of Practice

Adviser specialized in matters of the securities market, structuring of financing and investment projects, structuring of securities issues.

Additionally, he specializes in banking and finance.

Additionally, he practices in matters of corporate and corporate law, advisory services in corporate governance, hydrocarbons and energy, administrative regulation and contracting with the State of Bolivia.

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA). La Paz, 1994.

Diploma on International Economic Relationships. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), 1995.

Memberships

Languages

Spanish
English
French

Attorney at Law
Partner

Mobile phone (591) 767-50039

Daniel is a lawyer with over 10 years of experience, representing clients in Bolivia in matters as diverse as Corporate Law, Hydrocarbons, Securities and Stock Market, Intellectual Property and Sectorial and Financial Regulation. His practice is focused on Corporate Law, Intellectual Property and Sectorial and Financial Regulation.

Some highlights of his practice are:

Areas of Practice

General Practice
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Securities and Stock Market, Financial Law
Bank, Finance and Insurance Law
Intellectual Property
Sectorial and Financial Regulation
Oil and Gas
Energy
Public Concessions

Languages

Spanish
English

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, 2005.
Diploma on Administrative and Regulatory Law, Universidad del Valle, La Paz, 2005.
Diploma on Commercial Law, Universidad de Los Andes, La Paz, 2006.
Diploma onTaxation, Universidad Privada Boliviana, La Paz, 2007.
Masters of Law studies for Corporate Law, Universidad Privada Boliviana, La Paz, 2008.

Memberships

Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Bolivia
Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de La Paz
Registro Público de Abogados de Bolivia

Attorney at Law
Partner

Teléfono celular (591) 706-31687

Luis is a lawyer with accounting knowledge that provides legal advice regarding the tax consequences of our clients’ businesses, helping them to create tax efficient structures.

He has broad experience on tax auditing processes and tax litigation. His knowledge of this area goes back to his former position at the Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia´s Administrative Tax Court, where he has served as the second authority in charge.

Luis has participated in the drafting of many tax and customs’ regulations, including the proposals for a new Tax Code and Customs Law. He also has deep knowledge of international taxation and has participated –as a public servant in the Viceministry of Tax Policies- in the review process of many Tax Treaties proposals.

He is a lecturer at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar’s LLM in Taxation program and the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés’ Taxation and Customs program, where he teaches International Taxation, Administrative Tax Procedures and Substantive Tax Law.

Some highlights of his practice are:

Areas of Practice

Businesses Taxation
International Taxation
Financial Sector Taxation
Tax Planning
Estate Planning
Custom Law
Tax Litigation
Banking and Finance

Languages

Spanish
English

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Católica Boliviana. La Paz, 2008.
Master in Economic Law, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. La Paz, 2010.
Diploma on International Taxation. Universidad Austral. Buenos Aires, 2010.
Diploma on Tax Control of Financial Entities and Transactions. Centro Interamericano de Administraciones Tributarias (CIAT). Panamá, 2010.
Diploma on Transfer Pricing. Centro Interamericano de Administraciones Tributarias (CIAT). Panamá, 2016.

Memberships

International Fiscal Association – Chapter Bolivia
Instituto Boliviano de Estudios Tributarios

Attorney at Law
Associated Lawyer

Mobile phone (591) 725-69226

Andrea is part of the Firm since 2012. Her practice is focused in the development of complex financial transactions, corporate and commercial law. She also works in Intellectual Property matters.

Some highlights of his practice are:

Areas of Practice

General Practice
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Banking and Finance Law
Intellectual Property

Languages

Spanish
English
French
Italian

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo, La Paz, 2010.
Masters Degree in Latin American History, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain, 2013.
Doctoral student in Latin American History, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain, 2013-2017.

Memberships

Registro Público de Abogados de Bolivia
Bolivian Studies Association (Bolivia)
Coordinadora de Historia (Bolivia)

Auditor
Partner

Mobile phone (591) 730-86561

Rubén is an auditor with more than 15 years of experience, who advises clients in Bolivia and abroad in special auditing, accounting, financial and administrative matters with emphasis on tax, labor and management issues. His practice is focused on the advice and analysis of Financial Statements, with a special focus on external and internal changes in companies, which require creative solutions and their follow-up.

Some highlights of his practice are:

Areas of Practice

General Practice
Financial, Tax and Administrative Audit
Business and administrative management
Business administration and accounting Internal Audit
Labor, social audits, management and conciliation of social benefits and social security advice
Advice on municipal, tax and registration matters
Tax, labor, social and administrative audits

Languages

Spanish
English (intermediate)

Education

Financial Audit Degree, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, 2000.

Master studies for Financial Analysis and Business Management. Universidad de San Francisco Javier in association with GRECO Business, La Paz, 2005.
Diploma on Tax and Labor Management, La Paz, Universidad Técnica de Bolivia, 2005.

Memberships

Colegio de Auditores de Bolivia
Colegio Departamental de Auditores La Paz
Colegio Departamental de Auditores de Santa Cruz

Attorney at Law

Mobile phone (591) 72044904

Dionicio is a lawyer who focus his practice on Procedural Law, specifically Civil Procedural Law, Administrative Procedural Law, Family Procedural Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Municipal Law, Social Security and Labor Procedural Law, among others.

Areas of Practice

General Practice
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Real State and Property Development
Intellectual Property
Labor Law
Technology
Public Concessions

Languages

Spanish

Education

Law Dree, Universidad Central, La Paz, 2008.
Diploma on Higher Education, Centro Psicopedagógico y de Investigación en Educación Superior SEPIES-UMSA, La Paz, 2009.
Diploma on Civil Procedural Law, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, 2014.

Memberships

Registro Público de Abogados de Bolivia




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La Paz - Bolivia