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Investment plan for flag carrier airline

By Orpan - 02/04/2020
Investment plan for flag carrier airline

The Bolivian government announced an investment plan in the state-owned airline Bolivia de Aviación (BoA), in response to union complaints of alleged mismanagement and growing economic difficulties of that company.

Arias added that the amount of the government investment in BoA will depend on whether the company continues to use only aircraft from the US factory Boeing or decides to also operate European company Airbus.

According to the Minister of Public Works, Iván Arias, BoA continues to control 80% of Bolivian air services "and will continue to dominate the national market."

Boliviana de Aviación, often referred to as simply BoA, is the flag carrier airline of Bolivia and is wholly owned by the country's government. It was established in October 2007 and began operations in March 2009.

By Orpan - 02/04/2020
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ORPAN was established in 1955 by brothers Joaquin Soruco (1908 – 1984) and Gonzalo Soruco (1910 – 1994). It was one of the first specialized law firms in patent and trademark matters in Bolivia.

The daughter of co-founder Joaquín Soruco, Mrs. Pilar Soruco, took over the direction of ORPAN in 1986.

At present, Mrs. Soruco is the main partner of ORPAN, working with a specialized team of more than 20 attorneys, assistants and paralegals. Among them is Mr. Wolfgang Ohnes, who previously was National Director of the Bolivian Patent and Trademarks Office and practitioner in the private sector since year 2000 in local and regional IP law firms.