Ferrere

Chambers Latin American 2016, Paraguay

Banking & Finance

Respected practice group with an international outlook, heavily involved in cross-border financial matters. The team's multilateral work includes international unsecured loan agreements and regulatory compliance advice. It also offers local expertise in pre-export loan agreements and in private banking and wealth management activities. The firm also has offices in Uruguay, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"We select counsel based on technical knowledge, experience and fees. Ferrere is competitive on all three."

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Néstor Loizaga attracts praise from clients for his "commercial style" and continues to earn recognition from market commentators, who describe him as "dynamic." He is particularly focused on advising international banks and acts as lead partner on several mandates involving the firm's most notable clients.

Head of department Carlos Vasconsellos earns praise from clients for his "practical and service-oriented approach," as well as his ability "to explain in one sentence what would take others half an hour." He specialises in bilateral and multilateral structured and syndicated transactions.

Senior associate Valentín Sánchez specialises in loans from international creditors. He receives praise from clients who highlight his eager approach and "his high level of professionalism in guarding our interests."

Corporate

Regional corporate practice group dedicated to international work. Clients principally originate from the real estate, technology and commodities sectors. The team regularly advises on M&A, corporate restructuring and joint ventures for notable multinational and regional companies. Ferrere also has offices in Uruguay, Bolivia and Ecuador.

Strengths

"The firm is one of very few that is able to assist us with the range of practice areas that we need at the same time."

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Néstor Loizaga specialises in cross-border M&A and joint ventures. He earns significant client praise for his reliability and local knowledge. Sources enthuse that he "inspires confidence" and they go on to note that "he is most helpful in helping us to understand the lay of the land locally."

Clients speak highly of Carlos Vasconsellos, noting that he is "very polished and always eager to help." Sources go on to describe him as "very attentive and reliable." His areas of focus include foreign investment rules and cross-border M&A. Partner Marysol Estigarribia heads the firm's labour and employment practice. Clients state that "she provides a great, and very fast, service." They add: "She is direct and always finds an answer to any question." She focuses on major multinational clients and assists with matters such as the termination of employment contracts.

Senior associate Dario Capurro has international experience, having practised labour law in Spain. His practice is focused on corporate clients and includes due diligence and the termination of employment contracts.

Dispute Resolution:

What the team is known for Well-regarded and internationally focused practice group with a strong track record in complex litigation and ADR. The firm provides particular expertise in contentious matters related to distribution law. Frequently retained by clients derived from sectors such as the technology, retail, pharmaceutical and mining industries.

Strengths

"Ferrere is a dynamic and proactive firm that performs well."

Notable practitioners

Néstor Loizaga is the key client contact.

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