Carolina Aguirre was born in La Paz, Bolivia (1976). She was educated at the Bolivian Catholic University, La Paz (licentiate in law, 2001), the Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA), Barcelona (master’s in corporate and fiscal legal counselling, 2004), the Private Bolivian University, La Paz (diploma in fiscal management, 2005), the La Paz Bar Association (diploma in arbitration granted by the University La Salle, 2010), the Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA), Santa Cruz (diploma in labour law, 2016) and she obtained a Diploma on International Commercial Arbitration (2022). She is member of the Bolivian Bar Association, the La Paz Bar Association and the International Bar Association (to which she is member of the young council of the LARF, country representative of the Young Lawyers Committee) and she is also member of the steering committee of WIP (Women in the Profession) for Bolivia and member of the Board of Directors of Fundación Pro Bono Bolivia.
Carolina is partner at the firm and her practice areas are labour law, commercial law, corporate law, business law, administrative law, civil law, and arbitration.
She speaks Spanish and English.
BAQSN is a full service firm, resulting from the merger of two of the most traditional firms in Bolivia, process that was successfully completed in 2018. The firm is integrated by a strong team of lawyers with broad experience in the Bolivian legal market, all of them specialized in the main areas of the law and trained in some of the most prestigious academic institutions, locally or abroad, corresponding in Spanish, English, German, Portuguese, French, Italian and Japanese.
With a tradition of commitment with the professional excellency and the highest ethical principles, the firm has one of the most broad and solid structures in the Bolivian legal market, forming a team capable of providing comprehensive legal services of the highest quality and specialty to its clients.
BAQSN provides specialized professional services in both traditional areas of the Law, such as civil, corporate and commercial law, tax, mining, energy, hydrocarbons and labor, as well as in other specific areas of regulated activities in financial and banking matters, telecommunications, industrial activities, construction, sales and distribution, public and state procurement, unfair intellectual property, antitrust and consumer protection standards, and also provides advise on dispute resolution with experts in arbitration, mediation and conciliation.
Partners of BAQSN have participated over time in some of the most important investment and development projects in Bolivia, from corporate, tax and labor structuring, national and international contractual relationships, of private or public nature, economic and financial operations, infrastructure projects and many others, to the advice in corporate management and control bodies. The members have also participated in the drafting of different legal bodies, such as the Commercial Code, the Central Bank Law, the Securities Market Law, the new Mining Law, the Investments Law, the Conciliation and Arbitration Law, and several laws and regulations of sectoral regulation.
The firm offers legal services at national and international levels, with offices in the cities of La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra and has the necessary virtual structure to render services remotely in an agile and efficient manner. The also firm renders pro bono services, being a founding member of Fundacion Pro Bono Bolivia.
BAQSN has been qualified and recognized by various important international legal directories, such as Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500 Latin America, in all cases as a leading firm or located in the main positions. Likewise, members of the firm are qualified in high categories of the aforementioned legal directories.