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Sullivan, Parquet, Cleary and Gross Brown in Paraguay debt debut
Sullivan, Parquet, Cleary and Gross Brown in Paraguay debt debut

Sullivan, Parquet, Cleary and Gross Brown in Paraguay debt debut

26 February 2013

The Republic of Paraguay has turned to the Washington DC, London and New York offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and local firm Parquet & Asociados for its inaugural international debt issuance worth US$500 million.

Bancolombia builds in Panama with HSBC buy
Bancolombia builds in Panama with HSBC buy

Bancolombia builds in Panama with HSBC buy

20 February 2013

HSBC has turned to the London office of Linklaters and Panamanian firm Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega (ARIFA) for the sale of its Panama subsidiary to Colombia’s Bancolombia – the latest step by the world’s third largest bank as it sells out of lower growth jurisdictions in Latin America to concentrate on Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.

After Lugo’s impeachment, it’s “business as usual” for Paraguay, say lawyers
After Lugo’s impeachment, it’s “business as usual” for Paraguay, say lawyers

After Lugo’s impeachment, it’s “business as usual” for Paraguay, say lawyers

28 June 2012

As Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo calls his removal from office a sign that democracy in the country is broken, Paraguay’s corporate lawyers say that the impeachment process could usher in a more business-friendly environment.

Second Colombian snaps up HSBC assets
Second Colombian snaps up HSBC assets

Second Colombian snaps up HSBC assets

16 May 2012

US firm Proskauer Rose LLP, Colombia’s Cárdenas & Cárdenas, Paraguay’s Palacios, Prono y Talavera Abogados, Peru’s Estudio Echecopar and Uruguay’s Ferrere Abogados have helped Colombia’s Gilinski group acquire HSBC’s businesses in Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay – the second Colombian company to benefit from HSBC’s Latin American asset sale.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Paraguay
Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Paraguay

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Paraguay

23 April 2012

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.

Masters of M&A
Masters of M&A

Masters of M&A

13 April 2012

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

2011 at a glance
2011 at a glance

2011 at a glance

13 January 2012

Clare Bolton and Rosie Cresswell look back at the year that was in the Latin American legal market

Stevia: Sweetening the deal for Paraguayan law firms
Stevia: Sweetening the deal for Paraguayan law firms

Stevia: Sweetening the deal for Paraguayan law firms

12 October 2011

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.

Paraguayan competition law the result of compromise
Paraguayan competition law the result of compromise

Paraguayan competition law the result of compromise

30 June 2011

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.

Gross Brown adds labour partner
Gross Brown adds labour partner

Gross Brown adds labour partner

25 May 2011

Paraguay's Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown has hired a new partner to head its labour and employment practice.