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Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown

Corporate/Commercial

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What the team is known for

Paraguayan powerhouse renowned for its impressive track record advising major international companies in the automotive, banking and energy sectors on the full range of corporate matters. Benefits from longstanding expertise in transactional mandates, including private equity and non-private equity M&A. Also sought after to advise on incorporations, joint ventures and corporate governance issues. Well-versed in labour and employment mandates, routinely representing corporations in complex disputes. Shell US Trading Company, Fiat Chrysler and BASF are new client wins.

Strengths

Clients highlight their position in the market, stating: "They have built a good and excellent client base, with a team of very good professionals."

Work highlights

Advised BBVA on the USD270 million sale of 100% of its shares in BBVA Paraguay to Banco GNB Paraguay.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman and seasoned practitioner Jorge Gross Brown enjoys a longstanding track record working in the corporate sphere. He demonstrates significant expertise assisting clients with M&A transactions and divestment proceedings.

Key partner Jorge Ignacio Gross Brown is a respected lawyer in the corporate arena and enjoys longstanding experience working in this space. He focuses his practice on company incorporations, international tender offers and cross-border M&A transactions.

Respected partner Pilar Callizo focuses her practice on labour and employment mandates for a wide range of domestic and international companies. She is described by interviewees as "a good litigator," as well as having "a lot of experience in this area."

Managing partner Sigfrido Gross Brown benefits from significant expertise in the corporate field. He is frequently sought after to represent clients in cross-border M&A transactions and relevant regulatory mandates for clients in the pharmaceutical and energy and natural resources industries.

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Overview

The firm advises a wide range of clients, in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, leveraged and acquisition finance, private equity transactions, tax efficiency structuring, corporate governance, among other corporate matters from the negotiation process to the due diligence, structuring, and closing of transactions. 

Recent experiences involve advising:

  • Suez Group (Aguas de Barcelona) in a government procurement process resulting in the award of a public contract with the Paraguayan Water Company (ESSAP S.A.) to develop a water management and billing software;
  • Credicentro S.A.E.C.A. a local credit corporation, in its merger with Crediplus S.A.;
  • BBVA S.A. in the sale of 100% of its share capital in BBVA Paraguay S.A. to Banco GNB Paraguay for about USD 270 million.
  • EDESA (leading local distribution company) on a complete restructuring of its assets; and the sale of these assets to another distribution company.
  • President Energy PLC in the renewal of the concession for the exploration of hydrocarbons in the Paraguayan Chaco.
  • Grupo América in the incorporation of its Paraguayan subsidiaries and in the bidding processes with CONATEL for the license to operate television channels in Paraguay.
  • Credicentro S.A.E.C.A. in the merger process with the companies LCR S.A.E.C.A. and Pasfin S.A.E.C.A.

Clients

Apple Inc

Citibank N.A. – Paraguay Branch

Cofco Agri, Paraguay

Cofco International Paraguay S.A.

Compañia Cervecerías Unidas (Luksic Group of Chile)

FEN Real Estate Group, Paraguay

General Motors

Grupo Cosan, Paraguay

Mota Engil

SBA Communications Corporation, EE.UU.

Suez Group - Aguas de Barcelona – Aqualogy

Telepizza S.A.U., Paraguay

UFINET Telecom Holdings, España

Industries

Corporate governance, among other corporate matters.

Investment financing

Joint ventures

Leveraged and acquisition finance

Mergers and acquisitions

Private equity transactions

Tax efficiency structuring

Corporate/Commercial Department

Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown

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Department location

Benjamin Constant 624

Asunción

Gran Asunción

Paraguay

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Paraguay

Corporate/Commercial


Jorge Gross Brown
Senior Statespeople
Jorge Ignacio Gross Brown
Band 4
Sigfrido Gross Brown
Band 2

Corporate/Commercial: Labour & Employment


Pilar Callizo
Band 2