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Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown
624 BENJAMIN CONSTANT
ESQ 15 DE AGOSTO
ASUNCIÓN
Paraguay

Work Department

Corporate and Tax, M&A, Banking and finance.

Position

Partner – Head of Colab, a specialized unit of Gross Brown

Career

Jorge Ignacio has more than 15 years advising foreign and local institutions in the Paraguayan market. Before leading Colab, he was the Managing Partner of Gross Brown for 8 years. He rejoined Gross Brown after working 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.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Memberships

  • 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.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Paraguay > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Jorge Ignacio Gross BrownEstudio Jurídico Gross Brown

The broad corporate and M&A practice at Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown covers the gamut of work in this area, from advising on the life-cycle of a transaction to corporate governance. Senior partner Sigfrido Gross Brown continues to head the practice and maintains an active role, leading on the majority of the team’s workload, while Jorge Rafael Gross Brown is another reference in the market, and has been particularly active recently in corporate reorganisations. Both co-led recent highlight advice to BBVA regarding the sale of 100% of its share capital in BBVA Paraguay to Banco GNB Paraguay for around $270m. Jorge Ignacio Gross Brown has expertise in banking and capital markets, as well as experience in market-leading M&A. In addition to the partners, senior associate Pablo Debuchy is a key member of the team, and is especially adept in the banking and energy sectors, and both Kamila Gimenez and Mauricio Salgueiro are highlighted for their ability to ‘quickly understand the client’s needs.

Paraguay > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Jorge Ignacio Gross BrownEstudio Jurídico Gross Brown

Firmly established as a leading name in the field of banking and finance, Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown assists with every type of financing in the market, from bank lending and structured finance to restructuring and insolvency. The team is also noted for its expertise in capital markets matters, with a recent highlight seeing practice co-head Sigfrido Gross Brown counselling Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs, Itau BBA USA Securities and Santander Investment Securities as joint book-runners on an issuance of $1bn 4.950% bonds due 2031 by the Republic of Paraguay for the implementation of Covid-19 measures. Senior partner Jorge Rafael Gross Brown is a go-to contact for many of the firm’s banking clients; and Jorge Ignacio Gross Brown, who has strong experience working on some of the country’s most significant project financings, makes up the trio heading the practice. An impressive pool of associates assists the partners, with Mauricio Salgueiro, Pablo Debuchy and Sol Ávalos being very active across a range of mandates in 2020.