Experience

He worked as Bolivian Law Counsel on various international arbitrations and litigations including cases conducted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He was a member of the board of directors of Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos in 1989; Banco Central de Bolivia (Bolivian Central Bank) in 1990; Nacional Financiera (Second Tier Banking Institution) in 1996-1997; National Stock Exchange Commission in 1994-1996; and he is a member of the board of directors BISA Bank, since 2000 to present date. He was a member of the drafting commission of the Central Bank Law; the former Arbitration and Mediation Law; Exports Promotion Law; Securities Law; Pension Fund Law; and Hydrocarbons Law.

Education

  • St. John's University, New York, Undergraduate Studies;
  • Université des Sciences Sociales, Tolouse, Certificat d'Aptitude a l'Administration des Enterprises, M.B.A.;
  • Institut d'Etudes Internationales et de Development, Tolouse, Studies in International Commerce;
  • Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Lawyer;
  • Instituto para el Desarrollo de Empresarios y Administradores, La Paz, Studies in Banking Law, Labor Law, Warrants;
  • Institut International de Droit du Dévelopment, Rome, Seminar on Investment Treaties, Investment Contracts and Joint Ventures.

Admissions and memberships

  • La Paz Bar Association
  • Bolivian Ministry of Justice
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Registered arbitrator at the Bolivian Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center.

Acknowledgements

Legal 500

2017

 

  • Corporate and M&A – Leading Lawyer
  • Dispute Resolution – Leading Lawyer
  • Energy and Natural Resources – Leading Lawyer

 

Chambers & Partners Latin America

2017

 

  • Banking & Finance - Band 1
  • Corporate/Commercial – Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution – Band 1
  • Energy & Natural Resources – Band 1

 

Banking:
Sources praise the high-quality work and long-standing experience of Ramiro Guevara, reporting that "he is a standout lawyer in this area," and that "he always performs at the highest level."

Energy:
Ramiro Guevara is lauded by interviewees, who say he is "very loyal to his clients and gives them peace of mind." Sources add: "He is an important player in the market and one of the most well-known lawyers in the energy sector."

Dispute Resolution:
Market commentators affirm that Ramiro Guevara is a highly esteemed practitioner in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations against the Bolivian authorities. He is praised for his "remarkable influence in the market," and for having "a strong background in this sector."

 

Chambers & Partners Global

2017

 

  • Corporate/Commercial – Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution – Band 1
  • Energy & Natural Resources –Band 1

Corporate/Commercial:
Clients describe him as "an incredible lawyer, vigilant and well organised".

Dispute Resolution:
Ramiro Guevara is noted for having "a lot of juridical authority in Bolivia," with clients adding: "The advice we have received has been excellent."

 

Latin Lawyer

2017

 

  • Recommended Lawyer

 

IFLR 1000

2017

 

  • Banking and Project Finance – Leading Lawyer

 

Who’s who legal

2017

 

  • Arbitration – Recommended Lawyer
  • Corporate – Recommended Lawyer
  • Litigation – Recommended Lawyer
  • Minning – Recommended Lawyer

 

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