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Vouga Abogados

Corporate/Commercial

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

Important full-service firm with a market-leading reputation in this field. Bench is frequently instructed by a range of leading domestic and international clients from industry sectors including energy, technology and pharmaceuticals. Boasts considerable experience assisting with M&A transactions and bidding processes, as well as corporate restructuring and joint venture agreements. Showcases additional capabilities advising on labour liability issues following corporate acquisitions. Team also represents clients in labour litigation and high-level tax disputes.

Strengths

Sources enthuse: "The firm has provided high-quality advice in a timely manner. They have engaged in complex analysis and drafting and have adhered to relevant deadlines."

Work highlights

Instructed by Copetrol to advise on the bidding process for the acquisition of Petrobras' operations in Paraguay, valued at approximately USD380 million.

Notable practitioners

Experienced practitioner Andres Vera enjoys recognition from market onlookers, who enthuse: "He has been reliable in ensuring that our client receives good-quality advice in a timely manner," while others higlight his "very efficient advice and professional judgement" in the tax arena.

Perla Alderete enjoys longstanding experience advising domestic and international clients on corporate and labour matters. Market commentators single her out for specific praise, with one noting: "Perla's opinion carries a lot of prestige in the labour arena, she is very able and knowledgeable." She is adept at handling employee transfers, collective bargaining agreements and advising on new labour regulations.

Rodolfo Guillermo Vouga draws praise from market onlookers for his work in the corporate and commercial arena, with one stating: "His clients are very happy with him." He lead the team on Copetrol's bidding process for the acquisition of Petrobras' operations in Paraguay.

Revered practitioner and senior statesman Rodolfo Vouga is held in high esteem for his contribution to the Paraguayan corporate scene. He is lauded by one particularly impressed interviewee as "one of the best corporate lawyers in Paraguay."

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Overview

Vouga has led some of the most relevant transactions in Paraguay over the last year. The majority of the deals are first of its kind. Particularly, we advised local oil company Copetrol in the acquisition of the local assets of Petrobras, the largest known M&A transaction in the country's history so far.

We have one of the strongest teams in the country in the agribusiness sector. Vouga serves some of the largest grain/commodities companies in Paraguay and is very active in all issues relating with agribusiness – the largest sector in the country’s GDP.

Derived in part from its leading M&A practice, we have undertaken some of the most complex antitrust issues. Vouga is currently handling various sensitive proceedings before the national antitrust agency, as part of ground-breaking transactions in the oil & gas, security, transportation and telecommunications sectors, to mention a few.

The Firm is strongly promoting its Compliance area. Besides regularly advising clients in compliance related issues, the Firm conducted a first-of-its-kind survey among large, medium and small local and international companies doing business in Paraguay, focused on understanding the current state of the art/development in respect of compliance programs in Paraguay.

The Firm has been highly successful in being retained by very high profile new clients. We seek to distinguish from competitors by providing responses according to the highest standards (both in terms of quality and agility).

Members

Alderete, Perla (Head of Department)

Vouga, Rodolfo (Head of Department)

Vouga Z, Rodolfo Guillermo (Head of Department)

Acevedo, Manuel

Birbaumer, Georg

Fatecha, Cynthia

Fernandez de Nestosa, Rodrigo

Leguizamon, Daniela

Lopez, Eusebio

Martinez, Marta

Salcedo, Lorena

Torales, Marcio

Vera, Ana Belen

Vera, Andres

Vera, Andres

Vera, Walter David

Industries

Aeronautical

Agribusiness

Agrichemical companies

Automotive

Construction

Consumer products producers

Defense

Distribution and franchising

Hydroenergy

Insurance

Maquila regime

Maritime

Media

Oil & gas

Pharmaceuticals

Ports infrastructure

Real estate

Roads infrastructure

Shipping companies

Software & Computer Services

Technology

Corporate/Commercial 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

Corporate/Commercial


Perla Alderete
Band 4
Rodolfo Guillermo Vouga Z
Band 4
Rodolfo Vouga
Senior Statespeople

Corporate/Commercial: Labour & Employment


Perla Alderete
Band 1

Corporate/Commercial: Tax


Andres Vera
Band 2