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  • The Migratory Statute of the Andean Community enters into force with provisions for the Temporary and Permanent Residency of Member Nations

    Leonardo Reyes – Associate On May 12, the Andean Community countries decided to approve the Andean Migratory Statute, which regulates the community right of movement and establishes temporary and permanent residence for Andean citizens and their families, as well as permanent extra-community residents in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Here are what we consider the…

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  • Draft Amendent to Law N° 843 (Digital Services)

    Candys Dorado – Associate According to a report by ASFI between 2016 and 2020 the purchase of digital services such as Netflix, YouTube and Google, rose by 56%. Due to the fact that a large part of these services is provided by foreign persons (natural or legal) without any taxation in the national territory, on…

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  • Government finalizes details of the package of protectionist labor regulations as a gift to workers

    Andere Indacochea – Partner Jeannine Lozada – Associate President Arce’s first May 1st is approaching and the Government has already announced that it will celebrate Labor Day in the Department of Santa Cruz with a “gift for workers”. The first thing we must expect is the promulgation of a supreme decree corresponding to the wage…

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  • Postponing the registration of your brand; a very risky gamble

    Maria Jose Martinez – Associada We have seen and read a lot about how people and businesses were reinventing themselves to stay on their feet during the pandemic. Unemployment became the reality for many, and time at home resulted in the birth and take-off -in record time- of many start-ups, culinary talents, manual skills (packaging,…

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  • Ex-Executive Director of the Tax Challenges Authority and the National Tax Service joins IA’s at Tax Department as a Senior Associate.

    Since April 1, Dolly Salazar is complementing IA’s tax practice as a Senior Associate. With almost 20 years of experience in public tax administration, Dolly Salazar joins IA’s Tax Department. With almost 20 years of experience, Dolly Salazar began her professional career at the National Tax Service – District Management and Graco Santa Cruz where…

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  • Exceptional Leasing Law: Considerations to be taken into account.

    Marcelo Longaric – Associate By means of Law No. 1342 dated August 27, 2020, the Government issued the Exceptional Leasing Law, popularly known as the Rent Law. Said Law was issued with the intention of trying -in some way- to reduce the negative economic impact that could be caused by the declaration of National Sanitary…

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  • Equal conditions: A race that must not stop

    March 8, International Women’s Day, should be considered as an occasion in which all of us, both men and women, can make a call to reflect on where we are right now as a society. Such reflection will help us understand that the fight to end injustice and with equal opportunities for all, is something…

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  • A new Regulation of Commercial Sanctions and Infringements enters the Bolivian scenario.

    Ana Carola Muñoz – Associate On January 29, 2021, by means of the Administrative Resolution RA/AEMP/No. 009/2021, the AEMP annulled the Internal Administrative Resolution that initially regulated the issues related to the audits of companies. In the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Authority for Corporate Auditing and Social Control (hereinafter “AEMP”) is the entity in…

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  • New hires and promotions strengthen Indacochea & Asociados

    It is about the assignment as senior associates of Maria Laura Paz and Maria Jose Martinez and Leonardo Reyes and Sebastian Alba as junior associates. One of IA´s core value is career development. This is why we are so proud to see our lawyers continuously growing demonstrating effort, dedication and experience in their areas of…

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  • Is effective, ethical and responsible compliance management possible in times of Covid-19?

    Maria Laura Paz – Associate The impact of the coronavirus pandemic in organizations should draw the attention of compliance officers whose main objective is the prevention of occupational risks and data management, since health and safety are a key component in the contingency programs that the pandemic brings to companies. Having said that, it is…

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  • Contractual Relations in times of COVID-19

    Marcelo Longaric – Associate  The arrival of COVID-19 in Bolivia and the consequent declaration of National Sanitary Emergency, not only modified and affected the personal relationships of our society, it also affected contractual relationships and the fulfillment of its obligations. When it comes to contracts, there are two fundamental principles: (i) the principle of the…

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  • Return Protocol – Are we ready to return?

    Alonso Indacochea -Partner On March 29th, 2020, by Supreme Decree No. 4229 (hereafter the “SD”), the Bolivian Government extended the quarantine period until May 31st, 2020 under certain conditions known as  “Conditional and Dynamic Quarantine”. The DS  divides the quarantine conditions under  three risk levels (high, medium and moderate) to be determined by Bolivian Health…

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