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

Market-leading regional firm with a longstanding track record advising multinational clients in M&A, corporate restructuring and joint venture mandates, as well as day-to-day corporate matters. Boasts additional expertise in contentious labour and tax matters, acting as counsel to prestigious clients on a range of disputes. Impressive client base comprises domestic and international clients from the technology, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Syngenta and Navios count among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths

Clients appreciate their regional approach, enthusing: "They can cover all these jurisdictions, they have the deepest bench in these places. The consistency of service is a huge benefit." Another source goes on to add: "I am very happy with them. They are very responsive, provided high-quality work and were always available when needed."

Work highlights

Acted as local counsel to Sika on the global acquisition of Parex Group from CVC Capital Partners, a transaction valued at USD2.5 billion.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Antonella Llamas focuses her practice on human resources matters and internal policies. "It is a pleasure to work with her. She is well balanced in her contact with us and is consistent with her advice," one source attests.

Clients consider Carlos Vasconsellos as "an excellent professional and of an international standard. He is always attentive, ready to solve any kind of conflict that presents itself." He is well equipped to handle cross-border M&A transactions and joint venture agreements.

Associate-to-watch Erika Bañuelos is highlighted for her "very concise advice in clarifying demanding matters" in the tax sphere.Another interviewee enthuses: "Her principal strength is the swiftness to respond to our queries. These responses are well-founded and clear interpretation of the law."

Marysol Estigarribia is held in high esteem by sources for her labour and employment expertise. One impressed interviewee states: "She is an excellent lawyer, she carries out her work with the highest levels of professionalism, speed and quality." Another goes on to add: "She is always available and very generous with her time to move the client in the right direction. She has an excellent sense of urgency."

Stellar practitioner Nestor Loizaga is lauded by market commentators for his presence in the Paraguayan corporate arena. He is singled out by interviewees for his "very good level of service," and is also praised as someone who is "business-oriented and has an in-depth knowledge and expertise of the area. He is a pragmatic lawyer."

Sources describe Verónica Franco as "a brilliant lawyer and very much dedicated to her clients' needs." Other market commentators underline her "strong substance. She is very strong in this respect. She has a very good understanding of the law and how it applies to a foreign investor."

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Overview

FERRERE’s Corporate and Commercial team assists companies on their day-to-day operations as well as on structuring and implementing complex deals and handling extraordinary situations. It drafts and negotiates local and international contracts, assists on bid processes and on its clients’ relationships with the State. It designs legal structures in line with specific client needs and regulatory demands.

The Corporate and Legal group provides services to major multinationals in diverse sectors, contributing to resolving problems and facilitating their operations in Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay. Among others, it advises Abbott Laboratories, Bosch, British American Tobacco, Directv, Dufry, ExxonMobil, IBM, MetLife, Maersk, Microsoft, Nordex, Nestlé, Petrobras, Röhlig Logistics, Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan Board (OTPP), Owen – Illinois, Parmalat, Schlumberger, Sanofi Aventis, Vestas, Vale and Weyerhaeuser. An active network of international contacts and the regional presence allow FERRERE to respond to their queries and handle complex matters in different jurisdictions.

FERRERE’s broad resources and high specialization allow it to conduct meticulous due diligence procedures in record time, detecting potential contingencies and proposing practical solutions to avoid or minimize client exposure. In turn, the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group works in collaboration with the firm’s other areas to form a multidisciplinary team offering full-service legal advice. 

Corporate/Commercial Department

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Torres del Paseo, Torre I - Nivel 25.

Avda. Santa Teresa N° 2106

Asunción

Gran Asunción

Paraguay

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Paraguay

Corporate/Commercial


Carlos Vasconsellos
Band 4
Nestor Loizaga
Band 1
Verónica Franco
Band 4

Corporate/Commercial: Labour & Employment


Antonella Llamas
Associates to watch
Marysol Estigarribia
Band 1

Corporate/Commercial: Tax


Erika Bañuelos
Associates to watch