Bufete Aguirre Quintanilla Soria & Nishizawa

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Firm Description:

Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa – BAQSN – is a full service law firm consolidated in 2018 as the result of the full merger of two of the most traditional law firms in Bolivia, Bufete Aguirre Soc. Civ. and Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Soc. Civ. The merger constitutes the first precedent of a law firm merger in the country, aiming to an integral provision of high quality and specialized services in all areas of the law.

A shared commitment to professional excellence and ethical principles, allows the firm to have a strong structure and a comprehensive team to continue providing such services to its clients.

The members of the firm have participated over time in some of the most important investment and development projects in Bolivia, from corporate, tax and labor structuring, national and international contractual relationships, of private or public nature, economic and financial operations, infrastructure projects and many others, to advice in corporate management and participation in boards of directors and control bodies. Its partners have also participated in the drafting of different laws and regulations, such as the Commercial Code, the Central Bank Law, the Securities Market Law, the Mining Law, the Investments Law, the Conciliation and Arbitration Law, and several other legal regulations.

About BAQSN:
BAQSN is formed by a team of lawyers trained in some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world. BAQSN provides specialized professional services in both traditional areas, such as corporate, M&A and commercial law, mining, energy, hydrocarbons, tax and labor, as well as in other specific areas of regulated activities in financial and banking matters, telecommunications, industrial activities, construction, sales and distribution, public and state procurement, intellectual property, unfair competition, antitrust, compliance and consumer protection standards. BAQSN also provides advise on dispute resolution systems with experts in arbitration and conciliation. All areas of litigation are handled by experienced professionals in the area.


Administrative and Regulatory Law



Banking and Finance

Antitrust / competition



Corporate / M&A


Real Estate




Intellectual Property



Estate and Family


Key Contacts

Managing Partner:

Edurardo Quintanilla Ballivian

+591 2279 9090
[email protected]

Senior Partner:

Fernando Aguirre

+591 22 776628
[email protected]

Managing Partner:

Ignacio M Aguirre U

+591 22 776628
[email protected]

Senior Partner:

Santiago Nishizawa Takano
[email protected]

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 1

Capital Markets
Band 2


Band 1

Dispute Resolution
Band 3


Energy & Natural Resources
Band 3


Band 1


IP: Trademarks
Band 1

Labour & Employment
Band 2


Band 1

Band 1


Real Estate
Band 2


Band 2



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Press Releases

BAQSN promotes Moira Ascarrunz to partner

As of January 2022, Moira Ascarrunz was promoted to the position of Partner at BAQSN. Moira has extensive experience in the intellectual property area in the handling of proceedings and litigation. Likewise, she has advised major international and national clients in administrative processes of opposition, cancellation, nullity and in contentious-administrative processes in the judicial area. […]

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BAQSN Recognised by LACCA

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26 Jan 2022

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