Mirtha Dos Santos > Vouga Abogados > Asunción, Paraguay > Lawyer Profile

Vouga Abogados
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Mirtha is the head of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution practice group, and handles complex litigation and ADR cases both for local and international clients. She has more than 25 years of experiencie and is generally regarded by his pears as one of the top Dispute Resolution lawyers in the country.


Spanish and English


Paraguayan Bar Association


National University of Asuncion (Attorney at Law, summa cum laude, 1996).

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Paraguay > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Mirtha dos SantosVouga Abogados

Vouga Abogados‘ dispute resolution team is made up of ‘highly trained and professional‘ lawyers, who have extensive litigation experience and advise national and international clients on complex judicial processes, arbitrations and out-of-court negotiations. The group handles high-level corporate and commercial litigation and is led by three highly-experienced partners: Mirtha Dos Santos handles some of the firm’s most high-profile and complex litigation cases, and comes highly recommended by clients; Rodolfo Vouga has extensive experience in dispute resolution and advises clients on major disputes; Rodolfo Guillermo Vouga participates in many of the firm’s complex litigation and arbitration cases. At the associate level, Silvia Benítez has experience in administrative and civil litigation, and litigation related to tax matters, receiving client praise for her ‘high quality‘, and Elio Agüero works closely with Dos Santos.

Paraguay > Labour and employment

Vouga Abogados‘ labour and employment practice consists of a ‘solid team of expert lawyers‘. The team advises both national and international clients on labour compliance, audits and labour and social security regulations. The firm has noted an increase in work related to labour permits, licenses and authorisations. The group also acts on industrial health and safety matters. The ‘excellentPerla Alderete, a highly experienced labour lawyer, leads the team and ‘is very up to date on current labour issues‘. Mirtha dos Santos oversees the team’s high-profile litigation matters, with support from associate Marcela dos Santos, who plays a key role in handling labour litigation cases. Associate Walter Vera comes with client recommendation, an active team member who is involved in the majority of the team’s key transactions.

Paraguay > Administrative law

Vouga Abogados advises national and international clients on complex procedures before public authorities. The firm acts as legal counsel to public entities and international institutions in the drafting of bills and regulations, and is often retained to advise public offices on the development of new regulations. The team works with international clients in highly-regulated areas, such as mining, agribusiness and health. A strong administrative litigation team regularly assists clients with administrative contentious procedures at both the administrative and judicial stages. The team is led by four lawyers; Rodolfo Guillermo Vouga, Rodrigo Fernández, Mirtha Dos Santos and senior associate Manuel Acevedo. Fernández has dealt with a range of administrative law cases, particularly in regulated business sectors such as oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and food and tobacco. Acevedo is engaged in complex procedures and negotiations with public offices. Associate Silvia Benítez has extensive experience in administrative and civil litigation, and represents clients in both administrative and court proceedings. Since publication, Acevedo has been raised to the partnership – effective as of February 2024.