FERRERE

Partner

Gerardo Villagómez

He is a specialist in corporate, regulatory, civil, commercial, labor, cooperative law, litigation and arbitration matters.

Gerardo Villagómez is a partner in FERRERE’s offices in Bolivia. He is a specialist in corporate, regulatory, civil, commercial, labor, cooperative law, litigation and arbitration matters.

His professional practice covers inter- and intra-corporate relations, application of corporate good governance rules, handling of subsidiaries, mergers and acquisitions, due diligences, company winding-ups and liquidations. He has also been involved in labor dispute settlements, conciliations, labor arbitration, and complex negotiations in the context of company reorganizations.

He has broad experience in telecommunications, has participated in structuring transactions and strategic investment projects for transportation network construction, implementation of wireless systems for voice and data, and other services, with CAF, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, Moodys, Fitch Ratings, Huawei, Hansa, AXS, Star One (a subsidiary of the Embratel group), and the Israeli firms of Alvarion and Gilat, among others.

In parallel, he has provided advice on litigation, commercial arbitration, tenders, and specific telecom service licenses and permits, general administrative processes, and has served member, on behalf of the Federation of Telecommunications Cooperatives of Bolivia (FECOTEL), on working committees fostered by the Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing and the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security of Bolivia, to discuss bills of law and general regulations -currently in effect- for the cooperative and telecommunications sectors.

Before joining FERRERE, Villagómez worked for over ten years as Senior Management Advisor, General Secretary and member of the management team of COTAS, a global telecommunications operator with a strong regional presence in Santa Cruz. At COTAS he participated in highly complex cases and strategic negotiations, with companies like Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Cisco, HBO, government corporation Entel, and Nuevatel (VIVA), a subsidiary of Trilogy International Partners LLC.

 Memberships

  • Bar Association of Bolivia
  • Bar Association of Santa Cruz
  • Attorney, Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz (UPSA) (Bolivia), 2002.
  • Master’s program in Business Law (Bolivia), Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz (UPSA) (Bolivia), 2002.

Is praised by clients as "an ally in planning and executing complex matters. He is someone we trust a lot."

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Corporate & Commercial

"His vision of the issues at hand and knowledge of Bolivia's current legal system show his dedication to the practice."

Chambers Global / 2018

"Broad corporate, commercial and regulatory practice".

Legal 500

“Praised for his personalised attention and high standards”

Latin Lawyer 250 / 2018

Recommended

Legal 500 / Corporate

Recommended

Legal 500 / Energy & Natural Resources

Recommended

Legal 500 / Real Estate
12/03/2019
Regional

Latin Lawyer 250 recognizes FERRERE in its four jurisdictions

Latin Lawyer 250 conducts an annual survey of the region’s leading firms and their most active practice areas, in which FERRERE was distinguished its four jurisdictions.

03/12/2018
Regional

FERRERE garners awards as Best Regional Practice in South America

The regional award of Chambers and Partners crowns the firm’s regionalization and sustained growth in each of the jurisdictions where it is present: Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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