Jorge Gross Brown > Colab > ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay > Lawyer Profile

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Jorge Ignacio has more than 15 years advising foreign and local institutions in the most prominent cross border transactions of the Paraguayan market. Before leading Colab, he was the Managing Partner of Gross Brown for 8 years and worked as an associate at the New York firm Fox Horan & Camerini LLP. Also, during 2020 he worked as a special advisor to the Director of Itaipu Binacional, Paraguay´s most important strategic infrastructure and the world´s largest hydroelectric dam in terms of energy production.


Spanish and English.


  • Member of the Board of Desarrollo en Democracia, a Paraguayan think tank.
  • Member on behalf of the private sector of the Advisory Board of the Becas Carlos Antonio Lopez (BECAL), a government sponsored scholarship program to increase human capital by sending masters and phd candidates to top ranked schools in the world.


  • Washington College, Maryland, USA (BA in Political Science ’01).
  • Universidad Católica de Asunción (Attorney at Law, Highest Honors, ’07).
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M ’09).
  • Harvard University Kennedy School (MPA ’19).
  • Eisenhower Fellow (2019).


His favorite quote is:

“Even the smartest kids stick their fingers in sockets”

— Moonrise Kingdom

Lawyer Rankings

Paraguay > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Jorge Ignacio Gross BrownColab

Having entered the market in November 2021, Colab continues to grow as a firm. The banking and finance team benefits from the extensive experience of founding partner Jorge Gross Brown, and offers advice on complex financial transactions, project finance, capital markets, banking regulations and cross-border finance. The firm has recently taken on significant new clients, such as Atome Energy. At the associate level, Mauricio Salgueiro comes with client recommendation for his ‘great expertise in financing‘, handling negotiations and advising key clients including IDB Invest. Juan Pablo Zaputovich and Paola Sapienza also play active roles in the team.

Paraguay > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Jorge Gross BrownColab

Colab entered into the market in November 2021, and has since continued to expand its corporate and M&A practice. Clients have been keen to note the practice’s ‘excellent client management‘ and the team assists with day-to-day business transactions, corporate structure and M&A transactions of all sizes. The team took on a considerable number of new national and international clients in its first year and has strong bases in oil and gas and fintech. Founding partner Jorge Gross Brown heads the team and takes a lead role in all the firm’s key matters. At the associate level, Paola Sapienza is building a reputation as a transactional attorney, and regularly advises clients on corporate matters and M&A transactions. Juan Pablo Zaputovich has experience in national and international corporate transactions, advising clients from the energy, forestry and crypto industries. Start-ups and undeveloped markets are the focus of Mauricio Salgueiro‘s practice.