Mr Carlos Vasconsellos > Ferrere > Asuncion, Paraguay > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate and Commercial, Infrastructure, Project Finance, M&A, Banking & Finance, Foreign Investment.




Before FERRERE: associate at the New York and Miami offices of Hughes Hubbard Reed, LLP


Several publications on his areas of expertise.


NY Bar Association, ABA, IBA


Catholic University of Paraguay, JD (summa cum laude), 2007; Notary Public degree, 2008. Harvard Law School, Master of Laws degree (LLM) with honors, 2010. Instituto de Empresas, Masters in Business Administration (summa cum laude) 2017. Further studies at Duke University and Universidad de Buenos Aires. Master in Business Administration (summa cum laude), IE, 2017.

Lawyer Rankings

Paraguay > Banking and finance

Regional heavyweight Ferrere fields a banking and finance practice renowned for advising multilateral organisations, including IDB Invest, DEG and FMO. The firm also has a number of international banks on its client list, which it frequently assists on major cross-border deals. Praised for its ‘well-synchronised work between partners and associates‘, the team is led by Carlos Codas, an expert in banking regulatory matters who is also experienced in the market’s major transactions. Verónica Franco is another key figure; in one highlight, she led the firm’s advice to Banco Continental on its $400m unsecured notes issuance, the first sustainable bond issuance by a Paraguayan issuer. Corporate practice head Néstor Loizaga is also an important contact here, and Carlos Vasconsellos is the name to note for international corporate financing. At the senior associate level, Claudia Arietti specialises in bilateral and syndicated loans, trusts, secured transactions and PPP and turnkey projects, while Pamela Lezcano has recently returned from London, where she received her LLM, and advises companies, banks and regulators on finance and capital markets.

Paraguay > Corporate and M&A

Praised as ‘reliable, flexible, creative and innovative‘, Ferrere in Paraguay is renowned for its advice to international clients, which benefit from the firm’s ability to provide advice in a number of jurisdictions thanks to its broad office network in South America. The team also has a broad base of domestic clients operating in key industries such as agribusiness, logistics and retail. Néstor Loizaga heads the department; he handles cross-border M&A and complex corporate matters for multinationals. Carlos Vasconsellos has concentrated his practice in the corporate arena recently and is particularly experienced advising clients in the infrastructure sector. This included advising Impala Terminals on its acquisition of Puma Energy’s business in Paraguay; Loizaga and Verónica Franco advised Puma Energy. Senior associate Claudia Arietti is another important contact, with extensive M&A experience, while Eduardo Ammatuna has a niche specialism in fluvial law.