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Bolivian law firm Indacochea & Asociados has announced the addition of Leonardo Azurduy Saunero as a partner in its artificial intelligence division.
“With extensive experience advising companies in the commercial, banking and financial sectors, Leonardo will strengthen our team and contribute significantly to our legal and consulting services,” the firm said.
Leonardo has demonstrated throughout his career the excellence valued by IA in several legal areas, with particular expertise in negotiating important cross-border loans to Bolivian entities, structuring financial instruments such as bonds, promissory notes and preferred shares granted by Bolivian commercial companies or financial entities in favor of foreign and domestic entities, and due diligence processes to commercial companies, financial entities and banks.
Leonardo's solid academic background supports his professional experience. He holds a Diploma in Banking Law from the Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo and a diploma in the new political constitution of the Plurinational State of Bolivia from the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés.
He also holds a law degree from the Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo, where he graduated as a distinguished student with honors.
In addition to his education in Bolivia, Leonardo has broadened his knowledge internationally. In May 2021, he completed an LLM at Northwestern University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Law, graduating with honors. He also holds a certificate in business administration from the Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid, Spain.
With an outstanding professional career, Leonardo has held key roles in renowned law firms and financial institutions. Prior to joining IA, he was a Partner at Bufete Aguirre, Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa, where he was part of the corporate commercial and banking and finance departments, and co-founded the entrepreneurship and development department.
In addition to his professional focus, Leonardo has also stood out for his participation in additional activities that enrich his profile essentially linked to the world of entrepreneurship. He has been a mentor in acceleration processes carried out by the Solydes Foundation and 13 Ventures, as well as a participant in acceleration processes Ewor Academy in Berlin, Germany and Fundación Mutualidad de la Abogacía, Madrid, Spain.
Leonardo will complement the firm’s iBusiness and Iconekta teams, two AI business units that, together with its legal counsel, support its clients across a range of businesses.
"Leo is an agent of change, his vision and values align perfectly with those of IA and with the current evolution of the legal sector globally. As a multidisciplinary lawyer, he is willing to go above and beyond to meet the needs of our clients. We are very pleased to welcome him to our team, knowing that his addition will strengthen our team," Alonso Indacochea, the firm’s IA team’s managing partner, said.
"I am very honored to join Indacochea Asociados. The strength of their team both personally and professionally, their innovative vision and application of continuous improvement principles have made me make this decision. I am very excited to be part of a law firm with an entrepreneurial vision that seeks to provide comprehensive solutions to its clients through its new business units. Thank you IA family for opening the doors of your home, I am sure that together we will build great things," Leonardo said regarding his appointment.
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