Néstor Loizaga

Néstor Loizaga


Néstor Loizaga is FERRERE managing partner at its Paraguay office. He specializes in foreign direct investment, complex commercial agreements, joint ventures, distribution contracts, complex mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance law, corporate and commercial law. He advises diverse multinational companies and multilateral credit organizations.

He has represented Petrobras in the acquisition of Shell’s assets in Paraguay, Vale S.A. in the acquisition of Rio Tinto’s operations in Paraguay, Transatlantic Reinsurance Company in the acquisition of a stake in the insurer El Sol del Paraguay, Abbott in the acquisition of CFR Pharmaceuticals, and Mosaic in the purchase of ADM’s fertilizer business, among others. On an ongoing basis he advises companies like Cargill, Unilever, Ericsson, Vale, Vidriocar, Diageo, Seacor, Akzo Nobel, Abbott, and General Electric, among others, on their day-to-day business and special projects. He has also assisted reinsurance companies like Guy Carpenter and HDI Gerling Welt Service AG on obtaining regulatory licenses to operate in the local market. In the banking and finance sphere he regularly assists Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Lloyds, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Barclays Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Andean Development Corporation, Inter-American Investment Corporation, Oikocredit Ecumenical Cooperative, International Finance Corporation, and Société Générale, among others.

Loizaga was ranked by Chambers 2017 in the Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A areas. Loizaga “is particularly active representing foreign banks and multilateral organizations,” according to the publication. It adds: “informative, very well connected and a great communicator," and also recognizes him as an excellent attorney.

Loizaga was also ranked in Band 1 in Corporate/M&A by Legal 500 2017.

Loizaga obtained a Master's degree in International Commercial Law and Intellectual Property, from George Washington University School of Law (Washington, DC, USA.). He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Chair of the NYSBA Paraguayan chapter, member of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association, member of the International Bar Association (IBA), and official on the Water Law Committee.

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