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Vouga Abogados

Banking & Finance

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

Market-leading full-service firm with significant experience in the banking and finance arena. Routinely retained to represent multilateral development banks in sophisticated finance mandates, such as trust formation, syndicated and structured loans and credit facilities. Well equipped to handle capital markets transactions, offering particular expertise in high-value debt offerings. Additionally assists clients with cross-border project finance mandates, as well as complex financial services regulations. New client wins include Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF).

Strengths

Market onlookers are quick to praise the firm, enthusing: "The communication is fast, direct and to the point. They provide well-based arguments when analysing the contracts, I have a good impression of the service provided," going on to add: "They always try to find the most suitable solutions."

Work highlights

Assisted CAF with its first A/B structured loan in Paraguay closed with Banco Regional for an amount of USD120 million.

Notable practitioners

Significant practitioner and "very knowledgeable lawyer" Cynthia Fatecha is held in high esteem by interviewees, who state: "She is very positive, fast and reactive. She is in direct contact with the bank, making sure all the documents and contracts are being executed correctly." She is frequently sought after to advise on syndicated loan agreements and the structuring of trusts.

Senior statesman Rodolfo Vouga enjoys longstanding experience advising multinational financial institutions on a wide variety of banking matters. He is well equipped to assist with credit agreements and project finance mandates.

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Overview

Our firm provides the full range of legal services covering all aspects of the Banking and Finance sector, such as banking, financial services, foreign currency exchange and capital markets regulation, secured and unsecured lending, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, restructuring of financial institutions, going public and going private transactions, structured finance, trusts, among others.

We have a broad practice in cross-border financing, involving tailored structures and guarantees, and requiring creativity and knowledge from our team. The firm has been retained by virtually all multilateral companies doing business in Paraguay.

We also assist clients in the handling of collateral and implemented specific protocols and proceedings allowing borrowers to deliver collateral, the firm acting as custodian and coordinator in the management of collateral pools, registration of security agreements, among other tasks. This has permitted various foreign lenders to become more competitive vis-à-vis local financial institutions, as they are now able to provide financing with collateral that was previously not available to them, because not being present in the country.

Members

Fatecha, Cynthia (Head of Department)

Vouga, Rodolfo (Head of Department)

Vouga Z., Carlos (Head of Department)

Birbaumer, Georg

Salcedo, Lorena

Torales, Marcio

Industries

Brokerage firms

Capital Market

Financial institutions

Foreign and local banks

Hedge Funds

Investment Funds

Multilaterals

Private companies

Stock exchange

Trusts

Banking & Finance Department

Vouga Abogados

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Department location

Juan de Salazar 657 esq. Profesor Ramírez

Asunción

Gran Asunción

Paraguay

P.O. 1407

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Paraguay

Banking & Finance


Cynthia Fatecha
Band 1
Rodolfo Vouga
Senior Statespeople