Ferrere

2014, Chambers Latin America Paraguay

BANKING & FINANCE

THE FIRM: This young, energetic firm maintains a strong following of local and international clients, and the group is praised for its proactive, efficient and business-oriented services. It regularly acts as counsel to multilateral credit agencies in project finance and loan facility matters, as well as providing regulatory compliance advice to international banks. The nine-strong team recently represented Eurodivisas in establishing a local exchange subsidiary and obtaining a license to operate in Paraguay.

Sources say: "I would characterize FERRERE as a sound and reputable law firm that does good work on financial transactions."

KEY INDIVIDUALS: Néstor Loizaga leads the Asunción-based team and oversees much of the firm's banking activity. He has particular expertise in cross-border loan transactions and is described by clients as a "highly involved and agile attorney who responds to queries almost immediately."


CORPORATE / M&A

THE FIRM: This rapidly expanding firm is a visible player in the Paraguayan market and the corporate team handles a broad range of matters, including M&A, labour law and project finance matters. Representative highlights include assisting Sika with acquiring its former Paraguayan distributor Inatec. Further representative clients in this space include Cummins, Mastellone Hermanos and LDH Energy.

Sources say: "We come to FERRERE for consultancy work, corporate issues and matters relating to the labour field. The experience with them is always positive."

KEY INDIVIDUALS: Versatile partner Néstor Loizaga is highly active in the field. He is involved in the team's most significant deals and, according to sources, "has great legal knowledge."

Senior associate Marysol Estigarribia is the team's labour expert and is seen as a rising star in the field. She undertakes much of the firm's labour-related mandates, advising the likes of Vale, Petrobras and Ericsson.

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