Juan Pablo Zaputovich > Colab > ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Capital Markets / Finance / Corporate / M&A


Juan Pablo is an associate with experience in project finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial matters and antitrust.

He has experience advising clients in mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, commercial transactions, distribution agreements, and antitrust. He has recently advised the following clients in such matters: Gunvor Group, Torrecom Partners LP, among others.

He has also experience advising local and foreign banks and financial institutions to structure the financing of private and public projects (including infrastructure projects under the turnkey and public-private participation scheme). He has recently advised the following clients in such matters: IDB Invest, Rabobank, Itaú BBA, among others.


Spanish and English.


  • Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Abogado 2014).
  • London School of Economics (LL.M. 2018).


Also, Juan Pablo is Editor in Chief for Paraguay of the Legal Industry Reviews (legal magazine published in more than 27 countries). Juan Pablo has done a remarkable job in publishing the first two editions of the magazine, which brings together specialists in different areas from the most prestigious firms in the country.

His favorite quote is:

“Through chances various, through all vicissitudes, we make our way…”
— Aeneid


Juan Pablo enjoys watching all types of sports. He likes playing soccer and running. He is also taking a cooking course to become a chef’s assistant.

Lawyer Rankings

Paraguay > Banking and finance

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

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.