FERRERE

Partner

Diego Villarroel

Diego Villarroel is a partner at Ferrere and manages its operation in Bolivia. He also leads the Litigation & Arbitration, Banking and Antitrust teams.

In the arbitration area, he actively concentrates on analysis and planning of strategies and on conducting domestic and international arbitration (commercial and investment), advising local and international companies. In this context, he has experience in the application of the arbitration rules of the ICC, CAINCO and the National Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia. He is included on the list of arbitrators of the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of CAINCO.

In the judicial sector, he has broad experience in civil (ordinary and executive) and labor (benefit settlements, reinstatements) procedures. He also regularly represents clients in constitutional processes, such as amparos and unconstitutionality claims, deriving from different types of proceedings (civil, commercial and labor, inter alia).

In the antitrust field, he has advised local and foreign companies in the context of administrative procedures conducted by the regulator (AEMP) for alleged anticompetitive conducts by domestic and international clients. Likewise, he conducts training and provides preventive advice to companies in various fields to avoid the possible commission of anticompetitive conduct.

In the banking area, as Assistant Legal Manager he provided comprehensive legal advice to a major bank in Bolivia, its controlling company and related enterprises (securities broker and SAFI investment company) in multiple areas, particularly on regulatory aspects related to the financial system oversight authority (ASFI), corporate and contract matters, diverse types of financing transactions, securities markets, etc. Currently, he advises various international banks on a diverse range of financing transactions. Likewise, he advises local and foreign banks on various regulatory and corporate matters of their operations in Bolivia.

Since 2018 he has been recognized and ranked by the British magazine The Legal 500. Currently, for the 2021 edition, he is recognized as a Rising Star in the area of dispute resolution. Likewise, in 2021 the IFLR1000 magazine recognized him as a Rising Star Partner.

Diego is very active in academia. He is the author of the book Arbitraje, Control Judicial y Orden Público (2017) and of specialized articles on arbitration, antitrust and economic analysis of law. Likewise, he is a regular guest at conferences on arbitration and law & economics. He is also a professor of the subjects of Arbitration and ADR at Universidad Privada Franz Tamayo (UNIFRAZ).

He graduated first in his class in law from Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz (UPSA).

  • Attorney - Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA) - Bolivia
10/11/2022
Bolivia
19/10/2022
Regional

FERRERE distinguished by Legal 500 in its three jurisdictions

At regional level, 67 practitioners were recognized in 21 practice areas.

26/09/2022
Regional

FERRERE recognized in ITR Americas Awards 2022

The firm garnered four recognitions in its three jurisdictions.

Tax
09/08/2022
Bolivia

FERRERE advises Cargill Bolivia on share sale

The company is one of the leading multinationals in the country’s farm sector.

05/08/2022
Regional

Nine FERRERE nominations for ITR Americas Tax Awards 2022

Including one regional, two individual, and six for the three jurisdictions in which the firm has a presence: Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Tax
04/08/2022
Regional

FERRERE is the only Uruguay law firm recognized by the Legal 500 Green Guide

This is the first edition of the guide that assesses engagement with ESG criteria.

02/08/2022
Regional

IFLR distinguishes FERRERE in its three jurisdictions

The recognized ranking, covering Project Finance, Banking and Finance, and Corporate, puts FERRERE in TIER 1 for Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

25/05/2022
Regional

FERRERE recognized by GAR 100

In the fifteenth edition of its prestigious GAR 100 ranking, Global Arbitration Review once again named FERRERE as one of the leading international arbitration practices worldwide.

10/05/2022
Regional

IP Stars recognizes FERRERE in its three jurisdictions

The specialized Intellectual Property publication, IP Stars, has updated its annual rankings, recognizing FERRERE in various categories.

22/04/2022
Regional

FERRERE is recognized by LACCA for the number of clients it advises

FERRERE also took first and second place in the local rankings for the volume of its client portfolio.

08/03/2022
Bolivia

FERRERE advised on the sale of Manuchar NV

A large team in FERRERE Bolivia advised Manuchar NV on the sale of 100% of its issued share capital to the US private equity group Lone Star Funds.

24/01/2022
Regional

FERRERE is recognized for its pro bono work in the region

Recognition awarded by Latin Lawyer together with the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.

03/01/2022
Regional

Regional trends in Competition Law

Prepared by our regional competition law practice.

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