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J EULOGIO ESTIGARRIBIA 4846 ESQ., JUAN SINFORIANO BOGARIN, 1892 ASUNCI√ďN, PARAGUAY
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Paraguay

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

The 'responsive' team at Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja covers a broad spectrum of banking and finance work, including loan agreements, capital markets, investment structuring and financial disputes. The team has a 'strong understanding of multi-jurisdictional transactions and tight deadlines', and is often involved in aircraft financing and insurance matters. Recent headline mandates saw practice head Guillermo Peroni act as Latitude20 Capital Partners' counsel regarding a pair of loans (aggregate value: $18m) granted to companies in the agribusiness sector; while co-head Marcos Peroni led advice to Petrolera San Antonio, Mercopar and Navios South American Logistics as borrowers in a $100m loan agreement with Morgan Stanley. Partners Estefania Elicetche and Lia Zanotti-Cavazzoni are praised for their 'excellent and professional advice'.

Leading individuals

Guillermo Peroni - Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

The Paraguay member-firm of both the LexMundi and Meritas alliances, Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja is a strong player in the corporate and M&A market, providing a broad range of legal services to a predominantly international client base involved in cross-border and local transactions. The eight-partner team is praised for its 'excellent understanding of the market'; it recently acted as local counsel to Petrobras on the $383.5m sale of its operations in Paraguay, including a network of 179 service stations - practice head Esteban Burt led on the deal. Buyer-side work saw renowned Francisco Peroni lead advice to American Towers on its $129m acquisition of 1,400 wireless communication towers from Millicom subsidiary Tigo Paraguay. Another prominent mandate involved counselling the joint venture formed by Imperial Logistics of Germany and Consorcio de Ingenieria Electromecanica (CIE) regarding the construction of a $12m grain port facility on the Paraguay River. Marcos Peroni is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Francisco Peroni - Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

Marcos Peroni - Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

The litigation and dispute resolution team at Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja is commended for its 'commitment to achieve the best possible solutions' and 'multi-language capabilities which makes it one of the few practices prepared to deal with international subjects'. The 'highly recognised team of lawyers' offers representation to local and international clients before civil, commercial, administrative, family and labour courts. Distribution disputes feature prominently on its recent caseload: the team assisted BASF, as respondent, on a $30m lawsuit in this sub-sector. In on-going work, the department is representing Mercopar on several claims against local petroleum corporation Petropar in relation to a breach of shipping agreement. José Sosa Fracchia is the name to note.

Next generation lawyers

José Sosa Fracchia - Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

The environment law practice at Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja showcases expertise across a range of sector-related work. The broad service offering includes counselling on due diligence , legislation consultancy, administrative regulation and licensing advice; the team is also adept at handling administrative and judicial contentious matters. The practice has developed a diverse client base, which not only comprises corporate clients, but also includes international organisations such as the Wildlife Conservation Society and Green Building Council. The 'knowledgeable' José Sosa Fracchia and Juan Carlos Boggino constitute the core team and key contacts.

Leading individuals

José Sosa Fracchia - Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja's IP department is commended for 'combining experience with assertiveness' and 'always showing interest in getting closely involved in the affairs of the clients from the approach of the query to its closure'. The practice covers advice on the prosecution of trade marks, patents, utility models and designs, licensing, copyright and software registration. Its mix of domestic and international clients includes Cerveceria Paraguaya, Philip Morris and Parex Klaukol. 'Remarkably experienced and always available', senior partner Elba Britez de Ortiz leads the IP litigation group that recently assisted AB-InBev on a nullity trial which resulted in the cancellation of a highly disputed brand. Other noteworthy advisors include patent group head Mariana Peroni de Zubiri, and the 'very intelligent and reliable IP lawyer' Juan Ortiz Britez.

Leading individuals

Elba Britez de Ortiz - Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja's labour department offers comprehensive advice on labour disputes, regulatory counselling and termination of employment. The team recently assisted La Ley Paraguaya in its restructuring plan to reduce staff, reaching agreements with employees. Another standout matter included representing Fundacion Moises Bertoni in a moral damage claim for professional illness and unjustified dismissal of an employee. Other significant clients include Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur, Avanza Paraguaya and Mercopar. The well-regarded Pelucia Gimenez was promoted to partnership in September 2018.

Next generation lawyers

Pelucia Gimenez - Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

The 'well organised and informed' tax practice at Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja advises on tax planning and fiscal strategies, tax benefits, free trade zones and special regimes. The department is often involved in administrative tax claims and sector-related litigation, as evidenced by its recent assistance to Mercopar in relation to a claim regarding improperly-cleared customs' duties; the 'available and proactive' partner Marcos Peroni led the matter in conjunction with Juan Carlos Boggino. The well regarded Eduardo Alfaro Parot assisted Terminal Occidental (TOSA) with the obtaining of a concession for the first services Free Trade Zone in Paraguay and associated tax benefits under investment law. Clients also include Vemarcorp and P&O Maritime Services Paraguay.

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