Javier Maria Parquet Villagra

Parquet & Asociados

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Dr Javier Parquet graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law of the National University of Asuncion in 1987. Then, in 1989 obtained a master of laws (LLM) at Harvard Law School, USA. Dr Parquet is senior partner of Parquet & Asociados and he is currently a professor of administrative law at the National University of Asuncion.

Dr Parquet has provided legal counselling to a number of international companies in different fields including: Time Warner Entertainment Company LP, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc, Disney Enterprises, Inc, Paramount Pictures Corporation y Universal City Studios, Inc, Fox Latin American Channel, Inc, Turner Broadcasting System Latina America, Inc and HBO Ole Partners.

As a specialised external legal consultant, Dr Parquet has advised in numerous technical and financial assistance projects in favour of the Paraguayan government, under international cooperation agreements celebrated with the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, USAID, United Nations Development Program, the government of Japan and EU representatives in Paraguay.

Dr Parquet provides legal services to government agencies such as the Central Bank of Paraguay, the presidency or executive branch, the Ministry of the Treasury and the Social Welfare Institute. As an external consultant he has participated in drafting several laws and regulatory decrees and most recently Law No. 5102 on ‘Investment promotion in public infrastructure and the expansion and improvement of goods and services provided by the state’ and its Regulatory Decree.