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Olmedo Abogados

AVDA PERÚ NO 505 ESQ AVDA ESPAÑA, ASUNCIÓN, PARAGUAY
Tel:
Work +595 21 207 185
Fax:
Fax +595 21 200 284
Email:
Web:
www.olmedo.com.py

Sebastian Olmedo

Tel:
Work +595 21 207185
Email:
Olmedo Abogados

Work Department

Banking & Finance; Litigation

Position

Partner in Olmedo Abogados. Legal Counsel for local banks regarding banking litigation and debt collection.

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

Paraguayan Bar Association; International Bar Association; International Trademark Association (INTA).

Education

National University of Asuncion (J.D., 2003). University of Southern California (LL.M., 2006).


Paraguay

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Olmedo Abogados is a leading force in the dispute resolution market in Paraguay, demonstrating an ability to process a high volume of diverse matters. The practice is instructed by domestic and international clients on civil, commercial, labour, tax, criminal and environmental disputes, as well as international  arbitration. The sizeable department has been particularly active advising banks and financial entities on debt recovery claims: co-heads Enrique Zacarías and Sebastian Olmedo represented Banco Regional in several debt collections, and are counselling the bank on more than 1,000 lawsuits with an aggregate value of $18m. Recent high-profile mandates involved representing Unicentro as claimant in a $10m construction dispute; and advising Financiera Rio in the first litigation in Paraguay brought against a trustee in connection with asset-backed securities' transactions. Co-leader José Olmedo is another key partner in the department. Clients include Puma Energy Paraguay, Syngenta and Banco Nacional de Fomento.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Olmedo Abogados' IP practice is noted for providing 'efficient, cost-effective and accurate services'. The four-partner team acts for a client portfolio that includes Hero Motorcorp, Compañía Cervecera Asunción and Unicentro. The practice is jointly-led by Sebastian Olmedo and senior associate Julia Schmidt, who is praised for her 'excellent knowledge of the professional field'The team is active on nullity actions and infringements, as well as renewals and the transfer of IP rights. Headline work saw both co-heads lead advice to Entertainment One UK and Astley Baker Davies in connection with the registration of trade marks and copyrights, piracy matters and criminal infringements in Paraguay.

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