Ferrere

Chambers Latin America Paraguay, 2015

Banking & Finance

Recognised for its skilled banking and finance team that provides advice on a wide range of banking matters. This includes complex financial transactions, project financing and syndicated loans. Frequently advises local and international clients from industries such as the banking and retail sector.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their main strengths are their grasp of the financial market, their constant availability and their speed of response. These aspects have enabled us to successfully participate in the financial markets at a competitive rate."

"Ferrere is an excellent law firm that we would highly recommend due to the outstanding quality of the work and the magnificent team of lawyers there."

Notable practitioners

Sources speak enthusiastically about senior partner Néstor Loizaga, who is particularly active representing foreign banks and multilateral organisations. Clients note "his professional attitude, practical approach and comprehension of the market."

Head of department Carlos Vasconsellos is applauded by peers for his international experience and work on multi-jurisdictional finance transactions. He is highly acclaimed by clients, who say he has "a wealth of market knowledge, understands the needs of foreign investors and is an extraordinary lawyer."

Senior associate Valentín Sánchez focuses on loans from international credit organisations. Clients recommend him due to his "commitment, perseverance and sensitivity towards the client."

Corporate/Commercial

Well-regarded corporate and commercial team working with clients from a range of industry sectors including energy, transportation and foodstuffs. Regularly advising on M&A, the drafting of complex commercial contracts and antitrust.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're very well connected and they have a great understanding of what the client needs. I was very happy with them because they work thinking of the bigger global picture, not just the local one."

"They were responsive, thoughtful and provided sufficient advice and information in order for me to make informed and accurate decisions. I was very satisfied."

Notable practitioners

Head of department and labour and employment expert Marysol Estigarribiahandles labour issues for international companies with operations in Paraguay. Sources praise her "practicality and sector-specific insight," noting that she"consistently exceeds expectations." Also experienced in telecommunications law.

Néstor Loizaga heads the corporate and commercial department and has a solid track record in this sector. Clients praise him for being "informative, very well connected and a great communicator," also acknowledging him as "an excellent lawyer." Areas of focus include cross-border M&A, hydrocarbons and mining.

Partner Carlos Vasconsellos receives a vast amount of client praise. They enthuse:"He's highly skilled, intelligent and always manages to find accurate solutions to our problems. He's a very good and decisive lawyer."

Dario Capurro joins the rankings this year on the back of client feedback received for his labour and employment work. They note: "He's always available and has a practical yet commercial approach to his work."

Dispute Resolution

Focusing on complex litigation cases for a variety of domestic and foreign companies. Clients are from industries such as pharmaceuticals and life sciences, technology and energy.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have professional lawyers and understand the client's business. They maintain good communication."

Notable practitioners

Néstor Loizaga is the key client contact.

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