The tax team at BKM | Berkemeyer is led by specialists Mauro Mascareño and Federico Valinotti. It offers a comprehensive tax law service, often advising on tax incentives, litigation and import/export matters. The department works with a variety of domestic and international clients, covering a breadth of sectors, including infrastructure, manufacturing and travel. Government bodies also seek the firm's expertise to assist in drafting tax legislation; a recent highlight was its advice to the Paraguayan Chamber of Commerce and Services on drafting a regulatory decree on personal income tax and a bill amending current regulations. In other recent work, Mascareño and Valinotti assisted travel agent 5MTravel in the analysis, preparation and presentation of a binding consultation before the tax administration regarding the fiscal impact of structuring the business.
Tax in Paraguay
Cámara Nacional de Comercio y Servicios del Paraguay
Organizador Cámara Nacional de Comercio y Servicios
5M Travel Group
Scimitar Oryx Partners
One of the central specialisms of the firm, MERSAN Abogados has a renowned tax practice and covers the full range of services in the area, advising on the tax aspects of contracts and commercial transactions; reviews of tax proceedings; export tax credit recovery; litigation before tax or judicial authorities; and tax incentives and special investment regimes. Senior partner Carlos Mersán leads the team, which has recently been instructed by Brazilian textiles company Altenburg in all tax matters related to its inaugural factory in Ciudad del Este. Clients include domestic heavyweights as well as multinationals in various sectors, including food and drink, banking and pharmaceuticals.
Practice head(s):Carlos Mersán
Banco Itaú Paraguay
Banco do Brasil
Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Asunción
Corporación Interamericana de Inversiones
British American Tobacco
Aseguradora del Este
Verbank Securities Casa de Bolsa
NB Casa de Bolsa
Universidad Columbia del Paraguay
Granja Avícola La Blanca
Financiera El Comercio
Estudio Nora Ruoti & Asociados
Estudio Nora Ruoti & Asociados is a tax boutique headed by renowned partner Nora Ruoti. The firm advises domestic and international clients on the full range of matters, including tax planning, tax audits, incentives, compliance and litigation.
Practice head(s):Nora Ruoti
Representing top international clients including Uber, Imperial Shipping and Wells Fargo, FERRERE's tax law department is 'highly qualified' and 'responds efficiently and rapidly to urgent matters'. The practice is jointly headed by Néstor Loizaga, who advises on tax matters related to investment regimes, M&A, litigation and corporate structures, and Erika Bañuelos, a tax specialist who advises clients on issues related to customs law and administrative procedures. The firm is renowned for its commercial approach assisting foreign companies on their tax matters in Paraguay. Recent work highlights include advising DSM on the fiscal impact of the manufacturing and commercialisation of its products in Paraguay. Eduardo Ammatuna is also recommended.
‘The lawyers at Ferrere are highly qualified. As a team, they respond efficiently and rapidly to urgent matters and provide general advice. They work responsibly and efficiently.‘
‘I recommend the whole of the Ferrere team in Paraguay, but especially Eduardo Ammatuna, who assists our company promptly with any issue.‘
- Advising DSM on the fiscal impact of the manufacturing and commercialisation of its products in Paraguay.
- Instructed by Voith Hydro on tax implications regarding services rendered in the international tender call by the Entidad Binacional Yacyreta.
- Assisting Consorcio Del Sur on the tax implications related to construction work.
Founding partner Gustavo Olmedo and corporate and commercial law expert José Olmedo head the tax team at Olmedo Abogados. Tax litigation is a major strength at the firm, and, on the non-contentious side, the department advises on tax planning and structuring, audits, tax incentives and tariff classification of goods. The firm is instructed by regional heavyweight clients in the energy, agrobusiness and insurance sectors, among others.
Vouga Abogados 'stands out for its professionalism and rapid responses'. Tax expert Andrés Vera 'provides a very good service' and co-leads the team, which is instructed by a client list that includes Copetrol, ADM Paraguay and Prosegur Paraguay. Vera is particularly strong in public-sector work, including the recovery of tax credits. Noted associate Silvia Benítez adds litigation expertise that enables the department to cover non-contentious tax matters.
‘The team stands out for its professionalism and rapid responses to our requirements.‘
‘Rodolfo Vouga, Andres Vera and Silvia Benitez are recommended for their service, know-how and for always searching for solutions and alternatives for our business.‘
‘Andres Vera provides a very good service when handling our matters.‘
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM Paraguay)
(Paraguayan Industrial Association) UIP
British American Tobacco
John Deere Financial Chile
Zavidoro Corporations – Sucursal Paraguay
GLT Casa de Bolsa
The tax department at Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja is particularly known for investigating tax evasion, assisting on tax rule interpretation and establishing administrative appeals and proceedings. Juan Carlos Boggino focuses on regulatory and administrative matters; Marcos Peroni has a strong background in commercial and corporate law to aid a domestic client base that covers the country's most important industries.