Mrs Verónica Franco > Ferrere > Asuncion, Paraguay > Lawyer Profile
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Mrs Verónica Franco
Corporate and Commercial, M&A, Competition Law, International Capital Markets, Project Finance and Foreign Investment.
Rejoined FERRERE in 2017 after practicing at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP between 2015-2017.
Spanish; English; Italian; Portuguese
International Bar Association (IBA), NY Bar Association, American Bar Association (ABA), AIJA and current president of the Columbia Alumni Club in Paraguay.
Obtained her Law degree from the National University of Asuncion (summa cum laude) and Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Columbia Law School (New York). Further studies in Economics for Competition Law at King’s College (London). Admitted to practice law in New York and Paraguay.
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
Ferrere has a specialised practice dedicated to antitrust law, with a team that handles complex investigations on anticompetitive conduct. The firm has extensive experience in competition law, advising clients on anticompetitive practices and on best practices in their day-to-day business. The group advises multinational, regional and local clients on the full range of practice-related matters, including merger control. The team also includes economists who specialise in antitrust law. Verónica Franco has developed and led the competition practice since 2017, when the first merger control notification was made in Paraguay. Associate Fernanda Benítez advises local and international clients on both concentration operations and the mitigation of anticompetitive practices.
The team at Ferrere handles the full range of corporate matters, from M&A and joint ventures, to contracts, commercial matters and day-to-day advice. The firm regularly works with international clients, and has experience advising foreign companies on the establishment of operations in Paraguay. The team assists clients from a range of sectors, including agribusiness, construction and technology. Néstor Loizaga heads the team and handles complex cross-border transactions, taking a leading role advising clients such as Rabobank. Carlos Vasconsellos has experience in foreign investments, business contracts and M&A. Verónica Franco handles high-profile M&A transactions, and Eduardo Ammatuna advises multinationals on day-to-day matters, as well as specific projects in which he is praised by clients for his ‘vast experience and knowledge‘. Senior associates Raúl Pereira and Claudia Arietti come with client recommendation. Counsel Guillermo Jover focuses on corporate real estate matters, and Manfred Heyn, Dario Capurro, and Yamina Centurion are active senior associates in the team.
- Competition and antitrust Paraguay
- Corporate and M&A Paraguay
- Next Generation Partners Paraguay > Competition and antitrust
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