He  worked in several international arbitrations including cases before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He was in charge of several successful negotiation processes with the Bolivian State emerging from the expropriating of foreign investments in electricity, mining and hydrocarbons industries. He was in charge of the negotiation of complex loan structures between multilateral credit institutions and Bolivian companies. He was in charge of negotiating amendments to the gas supply agreement with Brazil, between YPFB and Petrobras.


  • Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Law Degree;
  • University of Dundee, United Kingdom, Postgraduate studies in Oil and Gas Law;
  • Harvard Law School, Massachusetts – USA, Postgraduate studies in negotiation.

Admissions and memberships

  • La Paz Bar Association
  • Bolivian Ministry of Justice
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


Legal 500



  • Banking and Finance – Recommended Lawyer
  • Corporate and M&A – Recommended Lawyer
  • Dispute Resolution – Recommended Lawyer
  • Energy and Natural Resources – Recommended Lawyer


Chambers & Partners Latin America



  • Corporate/Commercial – Band 3
  • Energy & Natural Resources – Band 3


Corporate/ Commercial:
Sources describe Enrique Barrios as "a very responsive, diligent lawyer who is very precise with his advice." Another interviewee adds that "he is an excellent commercial lawyer."


Chambers & Partners Global



  • Corporate/Commercial – Band 3
  • Energy & Natural Resources –Band 3

Clients highlight Enrique Barrios as "a specialist in hydrocarbons" with a "good global view of disputes in the industry."


Latin Lawyer



  • Recommended Lawyer


IFLR 1000



  • Banking, Capital Markets and Project Finance – Leading Lawyer



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