As part of our series of reflections on the recent developments in legal markets of the jurisdictions featured in the 14th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, today we turn to Paraguay.
Much of Latin America emerged largely unscathed from the global financial crisis and continues to feature a host of countries experiencing economic growth rates the US and Europe can only dream of. So it is little surprise that increasing numbers of multinationals should look to the region in search of new markets and higher returns on investment. Joe Rowley takes a look at the leading M&A lawyers best equipped to help acquisitive companies seal the deal
Clare Bolton and Rosie Cresswell look back at the year that was in the Latin American legal market
A naturally occurring sweetener low in carbohydrates and sugar has long been used by Paraguayans. But for years, the stevia plant has been a banned substance in Europe and the United States. Following 2008's FDA approval, at the end of this year the European Commission is expected to declare stevia harmless to health, opening Paraguay's doors to a host of new foreign investment opportunities.
The competition law soon to be presented to the Paraguayan legislature is the result of a process of consensus between the government and the private sector, says a lawyer that worked on its drafting.
Paraguay's Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown has hired a new partner to head its labour and employment practice.
International heavyweights Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP have been brought on board to assist in Paraguay's first ever cross-border debt placement.
Paraguay's Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown has hired the grandson of the founding member as a new partner.
In the belief that their country depends on more foreign direct investment for economic growth, Paraguay’s business lawyers have taken it into their own hands to generate it, finds Rosie Cresswell
Members of Paraguay’s bar are optimistic about the country’s future after Fernando Lugo’s victory in Sunday’s presidential election.