Fernando Aguirre B

Fernando Aguirre B
Av Jose Salmon Ballivian (Los Alamos) No. 322, La Florida
La Paz
+591 2 277 6628
+591 2 1142 22


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Fernando Aguirre, born in Bolivia, is senior partner of Bufete Aguirre. He received his law degree from the state University of La Paz (1968) and a diploma in law from Oxford University (1971). His former roles include past minister secretary general of the Presidency of the Republic; director of the Bolivian Central Bank; president and director of the American Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia; professor of international law at the Bolivian Diplomatic Academy; and professor of ADR and arbitration for the master’s degree programme in public international law at the Catholic University. He has represented the International Bar Association, and currently represents the American Bar Association. He is a registered arbitrator at the Bolivian arbitration centres of the National Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber of Hydrocarbons, as well as of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre. His main practice areas are general commercial and business law, mining and hydrocarbons law, banking and finance, and arbitration. He heads the mining law practice of Bufete Aguirre, which regularly renders services to the Medium Miners National Association, Minera San Cristobal SA (Sumitomo Corporation) and Empresa Minera Manquiri SA (Coeur d’Alene), among others. He is the sindico for Minera San Cristobal SA and chairman of the board of directors of the Bolivian Coca-Cola bottling company, and holds similar posts at other companies served by the firm. He actively participates in international legal conferences, many as a panellist presenting papers on Bolivian law issues. These include mining, indigenous people's rights and prior consultation. He has also contributed papers to specialised legal publications. He speaks Spanish, English and French.

WWL says: Fernando Aguirre is highly sought after for his wealth of experience in assisting mining companies with regulatory matters.

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