Bernardo Antonio Wayar Caballero

Partner - Executive Director

Lawyer, graduated from Universidad Anáhuac (Mexico City - Mexico) and Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (La Paz - Bolivia). Bachelor of Laws, graduated Summa Cum Laude. He has a specialization in International Law and International Relations from the Matías Romero Institute (Mexico City - Mexico).

Between 1994-1997 he served as Sub-Secretary of Justice of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Bolivia. From 2008-2012 he was the President of the Illustrious Bar Association of La Paz. Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Justice in 2008 and 2009 and Associate Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of the District of La Paz from 2002 to 2008.

He currently serves as President of the Bolivian Arbitration Association. He has successfully participated as a lawyer in more than one hundred and fifty complex disputes in both national and international arbitration, judicial and administrative proceedings. He is an Arbitrator of the Conciliation and Arbitration Centers of the National Chamber of Commerce (La Paz), of the Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Services and Tourism of Santa Cruz (CAINCO), of the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the La Paz Bar Association and the Arbitration Center of the Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons and Energy (CBHE).

Legislative Experience

Guest member of the Editorial or Review Committees of the following bills:

  • Securities Market Law;  
  • Law of the Central Bank of Bolivia; 
  • Law No. 1770 of Arbitration and Conciliation;
  • Law of Civil Procedure Abbreviation; 
  • Law of Administrative Procedure and Contentious Administrative Proceedings
  • Administrative Decentralization Law; 
  • Law of the Constitutional Court and the current Code of Constitutional Procedure;
  • Law of Public Budgets;
  • Supreme Decree No. 24110 creating the Fund for the Development of the Financial System and Support for the Productive Sector (Fondesif); among other normative bodies.
Academic Experience

Delegate Professor Member of the Superior Council of Universidad Andina "Simón Bolívar" (2013-2016). He has served as Associate Professor of Public Law of the Master´s Program: Management and Public Policy from Universidad Católica Boliviana-Harvard Institute for International Development (UCB-HIID); Professor of Securities Law of the Master´s Program: Corporate and Regulatory Law from Universidad Mayor de San Simón; Professor of Constitutional Law, Constitutional Procedural Law and Administrative Law of the Master´s Program: Constitutional Law and Administrative Law from Universidad Andina "Simón Bolívar" - Sucre - La Paz; Professor of Arbitration of the Postgraduate Course in Arbitration Law – Universidad La Salle - La Paz Bar Association in the subjects of "Arbitration in Administrative Contracting" and "Insurance Arbitration" and Professor of Procedural Law of the Civil Procedure Law Master's Program form Universidad Andina; Professor in the courses of "The Insurance Contract" and "Arbitration" of the Master´s Program: Contract Law of Universidad Andina "Simón Bolívar"; Professor of Negotiation and Commercial Arbitration of the Master´s on Corporate Law from Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz (UPSA).

He is regularly invited as an international lecturer in different courses, congresses, seminars and events on Arbitration, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Economic Law, Financial, Securities and Insurance Law.

Areas of Expertise
  • National and International Arbitration;
  • Administrative and Regulatory Law;
  • Customs Law;
  • Banking and Securities Law;
  • Construction Law;
  • Commercial, Corporate and Competition Law;
  • Constitutional Law;
  • Hydrocarbons and Energy Law;
  • International Investment Law;
  • Labor Law;
  • Mining Law;
  • Insurance Law;
  • Tax Law;
  • Litigation and Negotiation.
Memberships
  • Permanent Member of the Superior Council of Universidad Andina;
  • Bolivian Institute of Constitutional Studies;
  • Brazilian Institute of Construction Law;
  • Bolivian Arbitration Society;
  • Latin American Arbitration Group of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (CCI);
  • Illustrious Bar Association of La Paz;
  • National Bar Association.
Bernardo Wayar Caballero

Partner - Executive Director

Areas of Expertise: National and International Arbitration;
Administrative and Regulatory Law;

Languages: Spanish, English

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