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Olmedo Abogados

CERRO CORA NO 1033, EDIF EL SOL DEL PARAGUAY, ASUNCIÓN, PARAGUAY
Tel:
Work +595 21 211 790
Fax:
Fax +595 21 227 552
Email:
Web:
www.olmedo.com.py

Jose Ignacio Olmedo

Tel:
Work +595 21 207185
Email:
Olmedo Abogados

Work Department

Litigation; Corporate and Commercial

Position

Partner at Olmedo Abogados Legal counsel for local banks regarding litigation process. Legal counsel for several international companies regarding corporate matters.

Career

Paralegal in Vouga & Olmedo (1996 - 2004) Associate in Vouga & Olmedo (2005 - 2008) Senior Associate in Vouga & Olmedo (2009 - 2013) Partner in Olmedo Abogados (2013 - To date)

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

Paraguayan Bar Association; American Bar Association; International Bar Association; New York County Lawyers Association.

Education

Catholic University of Asuncion (J.D., summa cum laude 2004); University of Salamanca, Spain (Postgraduate degree in International Contracts, 2005); Cornell Law School, Ithaca (Corporate Law and International Commerce, LL.M., 2007).


Paraguay

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Under the joint leadership of Gustavo Olmedo and José Olmedo, the corporate and commercial practice at Olmedo Abogados continues to provide 'first-class services' ranging from advice on company reorganisations and M&A-structuring to liquidations and corporate governance. The team has been particularly active assisting international newcomers to the Paraguayan market on the establishment of operations and subsidiaries. A recent mandate saw the 'efficient' department act as legal advisor to BLADEX in the negotiation of the $1.27m sale of a grain silo to DIAGRO. Clients include Nokia Paraguay, Estée Lauder Companies and Korean Tobacco & Ginseng.

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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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Tax

Within: Tax

Olmedo Abogados' tax team has a particularly impressive track record handling litigious fiscal matters. Under the joint leadership of the very well-regarded Gustavo Olmedo and José Olmedo, the seven-strong team offers advice on national and international tax planning, fiscal aspects of complex transactions, customs audits, tax incentives and special regimes, as well as double taxation. Junior partner Víctor Agüero, who specialises in customs law, administrative matters and privatisations, is also active in the department. Departmental clients include Syngenta and Puma Paraguay.

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