Bernarda Flores Ivanovic is of counsel at FERRERE, based in Bolivia.
She currently provides legal advice to companies and institutions in a broad range of industries and areas, on highly complex commercial, regulatory and commercial arbitration issues.
Connected for over twenty years to business activity in Bolivia, she has been assistant manager of the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the National Chamber of Commerce and legal advisor to that organization.
She has also been involved, as business sector representative, in the debate on and construction of diverse reforms from the 1990s to date. This has included, in particular, all of the reforms of the administrative contracting regulatory framework; the Tax Code and related regulations; the Voluntary Restructuring Law; labor reforms; debate on the new Commercial Code; and the criminal liability system for legal entities in Bolivia, among others.
She has also participated as member of different teams negotiating with the government to define public policies in the investment promotion, labor, tax and foreign trade contexts, presenting and discussing proposals geared to undertaking public private partnership projects that benefit private investment.
As a business representative she has been a member of a variety of panels and conferences on arbitration. As such she was invited to sit on the Panel of Conciliators of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank. She also regularly attends the International Labor Conference called by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, as representative of the employers association of Bolivia.