Carlos PINTO



Public Procurement, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Finance, Corporate Law M&A, Corporate Law, Commercial Law


Carlos Pinto is a partner specializing in corporate law and banking and finance.

Within the corporate sphere, he advises clients from a wide range of industries in connection with investments and divestments in Bolivia, restructurings with a local and cross-border component, as well as mergers and acquisitions. In recent years, Carlos advised clients such as Abbott, Petrobras, Owens Illinois, Shell, Bayer, Dow AgroSciences, BTG Pactual, Phoenix Tower, Unilever, among others, in transactions totalling billions of dollars, having a direct impact on Bolivia’s economy.

In parallel, he frequently advises international and multilateral banks on complex project and structured finance transactions as well as corporate financing, including syndicated loans, secured financing and capital market transactions in Bolivia and abroad. Similarly, he often advises investment banks, credit rating agencies and insurers and reinsurers in connection to regulatory and administrative law matters.

His professional practice is recognized by the foremost international legal rankings, including Chambers & Partners, Legal500, IFLR1000 and Latin Lawyer, all of which discuss his leading practice in corporate law and banking and finance.

Prior to joining PPO, Carlos was a partner in a regional law firm for almost 10 years. Before that, he worked as international lawyer in the Caracas, Venezuela office of McLeod Dixon LLP (Now Dentons) and in Mayer Brown LLP’s offices in Brazil. He also served as legal consultant to Lockheed Martin Corporation in Washington DC and worked for law firms in Los Angeles and Washington DC.

He obtained his law degree from the Universidad Católica Boliviana in La Paz and an LLM in International and Comparative law from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. In addition, he obtained a postgraduate degree in Capital Markets from the Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

He is a member of the Bolivian Bar Association, the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He also chairs the Bolivian chapter of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Latin America Council.Carlos Pinto is a partner specializing in corporate law and banking and finance.


  • IFLR 1000 – M&A, Finance, Project Development (Market Leader)
  • LACCA – Corporate and M&A (Approved)
  • Chambers & Partners – Banking & Finance (Band 1)
  • Chambers & Partners – Corporate & Commercial (Band 2)
  • Chambers & Partners – Energy & Natural Resources (Band 3)
  • Legal 500 – Banking & Finance (Leading Individual)
  • Legal 500 – Corporate and M&A (Leading Individual)


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de La Paz – ICALP
  • Ministerio de Justicia del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia

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