Eduardo Quintanilla Ballivián

Eduardo Quintanilla Ballivián


Practice Areas

Commercial . Corporate . Minning . Banking and finance . Mergers and Acquisitions . International contracts and joint ventures . Energy and Natural Resources . Foreign investment


Spanish . English . French . Italian


Eduardo is the managing partner of Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Soc. Civ., specialised in corporate and Company law, banking and financial law, mining law, and international contracts and negotiations.

Lawyer since 1987 and graduated from the Universities of Harvard, the University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne and the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, he is a partner at Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Soc. Civ., since 1993. Eduardo has participated in the structuring of some of the most important foreign investments in Bolivia and in complex negotiations of international contracts in the corporate, financial, mining and energy areas, assisting national and international companies, participating in their boards of directors, and representing their shareholders.

Having participated in the establishing process of some of the major mining and energy companies of Bolivia, and acting as counsel for the constitution of the first micro finance commercial bank in the world, Banco Solidario S.A., presently he assists foreign and local investors in the structuring of their investments, in the establishing process in Bolivia, and in their transnational transactions, financing and acquisitions, particularly with commercial, mining and micro-finance entities. He also assists companies in their corporate matters, in preparing and negotiating their national and international contracts, in the process for entering into agreements with the State, and assisting their executive officers and board of directors. Eduardo also participates in assisting non-profit entities, particularly in cultural, educational, environmental and health matters.

Law professor since 1993, Eduardo has been a professor at the Law Schools of the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and of the Universidad Católica Boliviana (UCB), and he has been part of the Consultive Counsel for the creation of the Master Degrees for Development, organised by the UCB and the Harvard Institute for International Development, also acting therein as a professor. He presently is a law professor for both, graduate and under graduate courses in such University and permanently participates as a speaker in international forums on topics such as investing in Latin America, the mining industry and sustainable development.

Eduardo is the Chairman of the Harvard Club of Bolivia since 2013; he has been a member of the National Culture Counsel, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees to several non-profit entities such as Fundación Cinemateca Boliviana, Fundación Bolivia Clásica and others.


  • Chambers Latin America 2017 Nominated a “leading lawyer” in Bolivia by “Chambers and Partners – Latin America”, “Latin Lawyer”, “IFLR 500”, and appointed as “Advisor of the Year 2013” for Bolivia by the Who’s Who Intercontinental Registry.


  • Harvard Law School, Mass., U.S.A.
    Master in Laws (LL.M.)
  • Université de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences Sociales de Paris (Panthéon – Sorbonne), Paris, France
    D.S.U. (Diplôme Supérieur de l'Université) in Commercial Law
  • Universidad Mayor de San Andrés La Paz, Bolivia
    J. D.
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude in thesis examination on the incorporation of Joint Ventures to the Bolivian legislation


  • International Joint Ventures, Bolivia Chapter Mathew Bender & Company Inc. U.S. LexisNexis Group. Library of Congress Catalogue in Publication Data: International Joint Ventures/Center for International Studies: Dennis Campbell, general editor, 2003 - 2014.
  • Political risk, investment and sustainable development in natural resource exploitation in Latin America. Rocky Mountain Minerals Law Foundation 2013.
  • Bolivian Chapter of “Doing Business” by Mathew Bender. CILS. Lexis-Nexis, 2016.


  • Public Registry of Lawyers, Ministry of Justice.
  • Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Bolivia.
  • Colegio de Abogados de La Paz.
  • Harvard Law School Alumni Association, Cambridge, MA.
  • International Bar Association.
  • American Bar Association.
  • Honorary Member of the Center for International Legal Studies.
  • Rocky Mountain Minerals Law Foundation.
  • Harvard Club of Bolivia.