News and Publications
- Dr. Becerra de la Roca has recently contributed with an article on Bolivia published on the Latin America Energy Advisor a publication of the Inter-American Dialogue.
- BDA Abogados is pleased to share the news bulletin for November 2016: Read more
- Dr. Mauricio Becerra de la Roca has contributed to the World Bank report: Enabling Business of Agriculture 2016 - Comparing regulatory good practices, you may access to a copy of the report at: http://eba.worldbank.org/reports
- Dr. Mauricio Becerra de la Roca has contributed to the World Bank report: Doing Business 2017, you may access to a copy of the report at: http://www.doingbusiness.org/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2017
- Becerra de la Roca donoso & Asociados S.R.L. is pleased to report that thanks to its distinguished clientele, it has been listed for the fifth consecutive year as one of the best firms in Bolivia in the areas of Corporate Law and M & A, Energy and Natural Resources Law and Banking and Finance by the prestigious international publications of Chambers and Partners, Legal500 and IFLR1000.
- Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados S.R.L. Is pleased to announce the strengthening of its practice in the areas of Corporate Law and Litigation with the incorporation of Dr. JosĂ© Antonio CallaĂș Balcazar as an Associate. Dr. CallaĂș has previously worked at RZ Consultores and the Ferrere and has more than 7 years of professional experience.
- Dr. Mauricio Becerra de la Roca and Ing. Fernando Chávez of BDA Abogados SRL will be lecturers at the Course on “Controlled and dangerous substances” organized by CAINCO, to be held in Santa Cruz on June 15th and 16th, 2015.
- Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados is pleased to announce the strengthening of its Corporate practice with the appointment of Ibling Chavarria as Associate. Ms. Chavarria has previously worked in other law firms and private practice and has dual degrees in Law and Commercial Engineering.
- Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados is pleased to announce the strengthening of its Energy and International practice areas with the appointment of Polina Chtchelok as Senior Foreign Associate. Ms. Chtchelok has previously worked in Total E&P and has more than 10 years of experience in the Oil & Gas sector.
- Dr. Mauricio Becerra de la Roca will be attending the Course on International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations, held by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF), to be held in Houston, Texas from September 30th to October 4th, 2013.
- Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados listed as “Cross Border Law Firm of the Year – Bolivia” by the prestigious publication Acquisition International.
- Dr. Mauricio Becerra de la Roca has been listed as “Energy Lawyer of the Year – Bolivia” by the prestigious publication Lawyer Monthly.
- Dr. Mauricio Becerra de la Roca has been listed as “Arbitration and Litigation Lawyer of the Year – Bolivia” by the prestigious publication Lawyer Monthly.
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Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados listed as a leading firm in Bolivia en Corporate and M&A and Energy and Natural Resources by Chambers and Partners and Legal500.

- Dr. Becerra de la Roca will be attending the 2012 Fall Meeting of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA). This conference will cover topics of recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, innovations in dispute resolution and arbitral procedure and pursuing global claims with local legal tool, to be held in Miami, United Sates of America from October 16th to 20th, 2012.
- Dr. Becerra de la Roca will attend the III International Conference on Arbitration, organized by the Bolivian Society of Arbitration and CAINCO, to be held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on June 19th and 20th, 2012.
- Dr. Becerra de la Roca will attend the II International Conference YPFB Gas and Petroleum, to be held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on May 17th and 18th, 2012.
- Dr. Becerra de la Roca will be attending the ‘Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference’, to be held in Bogota, Colombia on March 14th -16th, 2012. This conference will cover topics of mergers and acquisitions, international commercial arbitration, agribusiness, securities markets and others.
- Dr. Becerra de la Roca has been admitted as member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).
- BDA Abogados has participated as contributor for Bolivia in the Investing Across Borders (IAB) project 2012 of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank in the areas of Investing Across Sectors (on FDI ownership restrictions across various sectors); Starting a Foreign Investment (on establishing a foreign-owned subsidiary, special economic zones and access to industrial land); Employing Skilled Expatriates (on immigration law and the applicable legal framework concerning temporary work permits); Converting and Transferring Currency (on restrictions to currency convertibility and the transfer of foreign currency across borders); Arbitrating and Mediating Disputes (on international and domestic commercial disputes submitted to alternative dispute resolution).
- BDA Abogados will participate in the XVIth Work Sessions and Administrative Council of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) that will take place in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, from October 30th to November 2nd, 2011. Please visit the website: http://santacruz2011.asipi.org
- BDA Abogados has introduced Intellectual Property as a new practice area. Please download the brochure in electronic format. Download
- Dr. Mauricio Becerra de la Roca Donoso will participate as Professor of the Graduate Program: “Bank Financial Management Specialist” organized by Georgetown University Latin American Board and Funbolider, program designed for Bank executives. Classes start in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on October 16th , 2010. Information phone: 333-2000. Download
- Article by Mauricio Becerra de la Roca Donoso for the “The International Lawyer” of the American Bar Association (ABA), March 2010, regarding most relevant legislation enacted in Bolivia during year 2009 on international development and investment.
- At present the draft bill on “Urban Property Reform” that will have impact on the property rights on urban real estate is in process of “socialization”. At BDA Abogados we want to share the text of this draft bill to the general public.
- Law NÂș 031 of July 17th, 2010 called “Autonomies Law” that regulates the autonomies regime.
- Law NÂș 031 of July 6th, 2010 called šConstitutional Tribunal Law”, regulates the structure, organization and operation of this public entity.
- Law NÂș 026 of June 30th, 2010 called “Electoral Regime Law”.
- Law NÂș 025 of June 24th, 2010 called “Judicial Power Law”.
- Law NÂș 018 of June 2nd, 2010 called “Electoral Commission Law”.
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Law NÂș 004 of March 31st, 2010, called “Law against Corruption, Illicit Enrichment and Wealth Investigation”.
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Bolivian Constitution 2009.