Mining, Natural Resources, Energy & Telecoms Law

The Firm advises several mining companies in all matters related to their specific activity, such as mining rights petitions for exploration and exploitation, as well as in negotiations of lease contracts, Joint Ventures agreements and others with the owners of the areas to be exploited.

In the hydrocarbons field, the firm advises a great number of companies regarding the new legal framework application, as well as reviewing contracts and drafting legal reports on matters of great complexity.

In the energy sector, the firms has broad experience advising companies in the generation, transportation and distribution of electric energy, including the drafting and negotiation of contracts, advising in the acquisition or construction and operation of power stations, public services biddings, transmission lines expansion agreements, international projects on energy exploitation, etc., as well as the funding of projects related to these areas; assistance on regulatory and recourses matters.

The telecommunications area significantly evolved since the capitalisation of industry in Bolivia in the middle 90s. With that regard, QUINTANILLA, SORIA & NISHIZAWA was involved in the legal advising of the major investments in the area, advising the main operators in Bolivia. Our practice includes advising in telecommunication services, systems and equipment.

We have an active participation in the interpretation and development of the new regulatory legal framework, as well as in the definition of strategies tending to attain an adequate legal structure applicable to this market. We assist our clients in attaining licenses and concessions before the telecommunications authority, as well as in negotiation of shareholders agreements, funding of projects and permanent legal advising.

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