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Digital Signature in Bolivia
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, April 2020

The digital signature in Bolivia was created by the General Law on Telecommunications, Information and Communication Technologies No. 164, published on August 8, 2011, granting full legal and evidentiary validity to the legal act or business carried out using this technological tool. Supreme Decree No...

Declaration of Sanitary Emergency and Quarantine in Bolivia
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, April 2020

The Plurinational State of Bolivia, within the framework of its governmental powers and in accordance with the Declaration of Sanitary Emergency and Quarantine established in recent days, has determined to strengthen the latest measures. The government has conviniently declared that the total quarantine, extends until April 30, 2020, maintaining the suspension of public and private activities...

Supreme Decree N° 2954 on Integral Waste Management
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, July 2017

Congress approved Supreme Decree Nº 2954, on Integral Waste Management (the “Regulation”) within the framework of article 344 of the Constitution, which provides that the State shall regulate the internment, production, commercialization and use of techniques, methods, input materials and substances that affect health and the environment...

Regulation for Productive Development Collateral
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, February 2015

On February 11, 2015, Supreme Decree No. 2264 was enacted to establish the Productive Development Bank, as the entity in charge of recording unconventional collateral offered by productive entities. This will allow rural and non-rural producers to gain access to productive credit that had previously been inaccessible because of a lack of conventional collateral. Newly enacted regulation, set forth by Supreme Decree No. 2264 (“S.D...

A Simple and Fair Tax System in Costa Rica?
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, September 2013

The Nation published the result of a survey that basically asked two specific issues : (i) how easy (or clear) you think the tax system? and (ii) what is the main reason why some people evade taxes? Any analysis of the tax system should take into account an absolute truth: no one likes to pay taxes . As we have discussed on other occasions ... a person can understand why you pay taxes, but like ... or want to pay ... mmmm ... I do not think: that's another thing...

New Bolivian Constitution
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, March 2009

auto">On January 25, 2009, a new Bolivian constitution was approved by binding referendum. This new text comprises the seventeenth constitution enacted during the country’s 184 years of republican life. The new constitution brings forth a whole new system of government with changes both of form and substance...

Mandatory Dissolution and Bankruptcy Procedure in Bolivia
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, November 2008

Bolivian law contemplates two procedures by which local companies with financial difficulties, are ultimately obliged to sell their assets in order to satisfy existing payment obligations, be it through a mandatory dissolution and liquidation or through a judicial bankruptcy procedure. I...

Bolivian Antitrust Law
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, February 2008

Under Bolivian law, there is no specific set of regulations or special norm regarding a system of merger control applicable to the different sectors of the economy(1). The antitrust provisions, restrictions and penalties for each particular sector (telecommunications, electricity, hydrocarbons, transport, water, etc.) are established in the “Sectorial” laws, and in general in the Bolivian Constitution, the Criminal Code and Code of Commerce...

The Constituent Assembly in Bolivia
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, November 2006

Bolivia has just culminated the step that will have the greatest impact in the process of creating a new constitution for Bolivia. On Sunday July 2, Bolivia elected the constituents to the assembly that will be in charge with providing structure and substance to the new constitutional norm...

Recent Labor Law Changes
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, June 2006

Article 55 of Supreme Decree No. 21060 of August 29, 1985, established that both private and public entities could freely enter into or terminate labor agreements subject to the General Labor Law and its Regulatory Decree. Also, under article 39 of Supreme Decree No. 22407 of January 11, 1990, the voluntary hiring and termination of employees was established...

Supreme Decree No 28701 of May 1, 2006 - Hydrocarbons
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, May 2006

Supreme Decree No. 28701 of May 1st, 2006 (the “SD”), has a legitimate basis that rests on the 2004 binding Referendum by which a majority of the Bolivian population approved the nationalization of hydrocarbons. Also, the SD was created in order to comply with campaign promises made to the various social sectors that ultimately brought the current government to power...

Constituent Assembly and Referendum in Bolivia
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, April 2006

March of 2006 will make a mark in history as the date in which the people of Bolivia have manifested, through the National Congress, their irrevocable and unequivocal decision of modifying the political structure of the Republic by simultaneously calling to a Constituent Assembly, with the purpose of designing a new Political Constitution, and to a binding referendum on departmental autonomies. Six presidents have passed since the beginning of the new millennium...

The Political Situation In Bolivia
C.R. & F. Rojas Abogados, November 2005

Background The return to democracy in October of 1982 arrived with a “social debt” derived from the days of the Siles Zuazo government, which, by giving way to the workers’ demands, caused Bolivia to enter into a hyperinflationary downward spiral. The Government of Siles Zuazo ended one year before the end of its term (as Mesa did), allowing Dr. Víctor Paz Estensoro to come to power through the general elections of 1985...



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