Practices

The office has departments and sub-departments, each with its own area of expertise and working in coordination to achieve effective and timely responses.

Banking & Finance:

The firm has represented banking and financial institutions, and users of credit in local and complex cross-border financial operations. The firm also is among the most experienced in the field of debt restructuring, workouts and reorganizations in the banking and financial sector.

Corporate, M&A and Commercial:

The firm provides full transactional representation, covering all corporate work and commercial contracts. Our team is experienced in tax, labor issues, banking, agency and distributorship, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. It has also participated in many significant M&A transactions in the local market, that have ranged from small private acquisitions to listed companies.

Foreign investment and international business transactions:

The firm has a strong practice in the foreign investment and international business transactions arena, having advised major global players and diverse investment projects in their operations, from early exploratory advice to post-contractual obligations.

Natural Resources & Energy Law:

The firm has represented a large number of companies involved in petroleum and mining exploration in Paraguay and has particular experience in hydroelectric and electrical energy issues.

Litigation & Arbitration:

The litigation department is particularly strong with experience in a full spectrum of civil, commercial and labor disputes. Several of the firm’s lawyers are certified mediators and arbitrators, with experience in international arbitration. Some of our lawyers are also experts in alternative dispute resolution.

Administrative Law & Public bidding:

The firm offers full advice on administrative law issues and procedures, and has also counseled for various businesses involved in public bidding with the government.

Telecommunications and IT:

The firm is active in wide range of IT and telecommunication issues, including particularly mobile network and multimedia and broadcasting, covering issues such as regulatory framework, establishment, licensing, interconnection, intellectual property, e-commerce and others.

Labor and Employment Law:

The firm provides full advice for all types of labor related issues, as well as work regulations, collective negotiations, union related matters, and everything associated to employment law generally.

Intellectual Property:

The firm offers a broad range of legal services related to the domestic and foreign acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of intellectual property assets.  Amongst our services we offer registration, litigation and counseling related to patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs.  We also provide legal advisory for commercial transactions, pharmaceutical industry related matters, licensing, technological transfers, outsourcing, sponsorship and endorsement agreements.  The firm’s expertise focuses on the intersection and development of intellectual property with new and emerging technologies.

Capital Markets, Bond Issues & Securitization:

The firm has been historically active in this area of the law, and has recently strengthened its capital markets department by hiring leading specialists to enhance its already first-rate team. The firm also offers expert advice on bond issues, securitization, derivatives and swaps.

Anti-trust & Competition Law:

The firm is very active in this field, drafting contracts in compliance with local laws as well as participating in competition law related disputes successfully.