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PARQUET & ASOCIADOS
AZARA 1595
ASUNCIÓN
Paraguay

Administrative law Tier 1

Administrative law is a key practice area for PARQUET & ASOCIADOS; in this space, the team's expertise covers state financial administration; public procurement processes; administrative contracts; and private funding in public works and infrastructure. Among its clients is the Paraguayan Central Bank and Ministry of Technologies, Information and Communications (Mitic), and the firm regularly assists in the drafting bills for a range of public bodies. Highlights for practice head Javier Parquet included assisting the Aviation Administration (Dinac) on the structuring, finance and legal documents for the renovation of Silvio Pettirossi International Airport.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Health and Public Welfare

Ministry of Public Works and Communications

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology

United Nations Development Programme – Paraguay

FCC Aqualia

Paraguayan Central Bank

National Development Bank

Eurosupport

Consorico Quarksoft – Cidesa

Banking and finance Tier 3

PARQUET & ASOCIADOS is renowned for assisting financial institutions related to the Paraguayan state, including the Ministry of Finance, the state-owned National Development Bank and the Paraguayan Central Bank. Practice head and founding partner Javier Parquet is best known as an expert in public and administrative law and this is reflected in the work of his banking and finance department. Among recent highlights was the team's advice to the Ministry of Finance on the issuance of a $450m sovereign bond.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Paraguayan Central Bank

National Development Bank

Oppenheimer

Interfisa Bank

Banco Regional

Banco Rio

ZAP

Brazil Invest

Paraguayan Chamber of Real Estate Developers (CAPADEI)

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

PARQUET & ASOCIADOS specialises in public procurement and represents national and foreign clients in the bidding for public tenders. In addition, the department also provides advice on joint ventures, acquisitions and company incorporation, among other corporate matters. Recent highlights for Javier Parquet and his team include advising GH Medical on incorporating a local company in the country and in obtaining a license from the Paraguayan authorities to produce cannabis oil domestically.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Consorcio Gambling & Boldt

Paraguayan Chamber of Real Estate Developers (CAPADEI)

Paraguayan Association of Meat Producers and Exporters (APPEC)

Acindar

Terramico Resources

Arkano Soft Paraguay

Compañía de Aviación Paraguaya (Paranair)

Ark Studio

Dutriec

Dispute resolution Tier 3

PARQUET & ASOCIADOS fields a lean team which specialises in administrative disputes, in particular those related to public procurement and customs. Practice head Javier Parquet has extensive experience acting for the Paraguayan state and has also worked as an arbitrator on several domestic commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

National Development Bank

South American River Company (Sarcom)

Tecnología, Seguridad y Vigilancia del Paraguay

Bolpar

Metalcar

Paraguay Security

Consorcio Gambling & Boldt

Lumen

Dutriec

Tribunal de Revision Permanente

Parquet & Asociados is regarded as one of the most important firms of the Paraguayan legal market. With over 60 years of experience, Parquet is renowned for the quality and promptness of its services. Focusing on state-related matters, Parquet is unparalled in advising governmental agencies, multilateral credit institutions, and privately owned corporations related to the Paraguayan state. Despite its government-oriented focus, Parquet also has ample experience in providing counsel to both national and foreign investors.

Parquet’s highly qualified team is composed of one partner and ten associates. Several of the professionals in Parquet have obtained undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in prestigious universities, and have working experience abroad in multilateral institutions. The firm’s team strives to deliver top-notch legal services which meet the standards set out in international practice. Above all, it focuses on satisfying clients’ needs by providing responsive and efficient solutions suited for the Paraguayan jurisdiction.

Parquet advises several state-owned agencies, including governmental financial entities, multilateral institutions in operations with sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities of the Paraguayan state, and private entities in state-related matters. Moreover, Parquet provides services to national and foreign privately owned corporations in non-governmental matters, including several Fortune 500 companies. Among its areas of expertise, Parquet specializes in banking, finance, capital markets, public procurement, regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, telecoms, aviation, construction, pharmaceuticals, litigation, and arbitration, including commercial, investment and sports arbitration.

Parquet is a member of Ontier Global, a network of law firms extending throughout South America, Europe, and Asia. Holding true to its motto, Ontier prides itself in being a ‘global firm with a local spirit’, providing legal services in operations over multiple jurisdictions, yet retaining proximity to clients’ needs.

Department Name Email Telephone
Public procurement Javier Parquet E: javier@parquet.com.py
Banking and finance Jose Grassi E: jose@parquet.com.py
Corporate Karin Ioannidis E: karin@parquet.com.py
Telecommunications Karin Ioannidis E: karin@parquet.com.py
Dispute resolution Rocio Benitez E: rocio@parquet.com.py
Other fee-earners : 10
Total staff : 17
Partners : 1