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BKM - Berkemeyer

Corporate/Commercial

1 ranked lawyersBand 2ParaguayLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-respected full-service firm with an established corporate department. Routinely retained to advise on PPPs for major infrastructure projects, as well as public procurement mandates and joint venture agreements. Also advises companies on commercial contracts such as distribution agreements. Demonstrates further capabilities assisting with a range of contentious and advisory tax matters. ARIPESA Paraguay, FNV Capital and Bearing Agro are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths

Clients single the firm out for specific praise, commenting: "They are a very good firm, fast, accurate and nimble. I would recommend them, they act with excellence." Another source adds: "They are very attentive to our needs and their answers were fast and easy to understand."

Work highlights

Assisted Casa Boller with a USD100 million joint venture agreement with another local company, in the framework of a public tender, to build a sterilisation centre and provide services to the Instituto de Previsión Social.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Federico Valinotti boasts wide-ranging experience in the Paraguayan tax sphere. He focuses his practice on advising domestic and international clients on matters such as tax incentives, VAT credit schemes and tax litigation.

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Overview

FULL SERVICE Our team covers the most strategic practice areas in the corporate and commercial arena, including M&A, banking, finance, project development, real estate and public procurement. We have been able to anticipate market trends and to offer our clients full support in exploring Paraguay’s business opportunities.

WELL-ROUNDED TEAM Our practice is led by very experienced and senior lawyers and but our teams also comprise young and dynamic with significant international exposure.

CORPORATE and M&A: Cross-border transaction, M&A, inbound and outbound investment, incorporation, corporate restructuring, franchising and international licensing, agency and representation agreements, corporate governance

BANKIGG and FINANCE: International and local capital market transactions, Regulatory banking issues, structured finance, project finance, securitizations, trusts

PROJECTS and PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: Government tenders, Concession agreements, PPP structuring, Construction contracts, project finance

TAX: Tax planning and set up of corporate sturctures

Members

Berkemeyer, Alex

Berkemeyer, Hugo T

Carlevaro, Martin

Mascareno, Mauro

Suarez, Sofia

Valinotti, Federico

Villa Berkemeyer, Antonio

Clients

Microvest

Monsanto

SACYR

Industries

Agribusiness

Banking

Casinos

Finance

Hospitality

Infrastructure

Retail

Corporate/Commercial Department

BKM - Berkemeyer

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Department location

Benjamin Constant 835,

Jacarandá Building, 4th Floor,

Asunción

Gran Asunción

Paraguay

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Paraguay

Corporate/Commercial: Tax


Federico Valinotti
Band 2