Since its foundation in 1951, BKM | Berkemeyer has acquired a global reputation for providing legal services to local and foreign clients with quality, expertise and professionalism.
BKM | Berkemeyer provides legal advice in all areas of law, providing an ongoing legal support. The firm has a most notable record in international transactions and M&A, having counselled foreign clients in some of the largest deals in the country. The firm’s lawyers are experienced in a broad range of business and industry sectors, including real estate, energy and natural resources, providing expert support in regulatory issues, as well as tax, environment, immigration and labour matters. Recent incorporation of key experienced partners in the field of energy and infrastructure as well as tax has made the firm extremely representative in those sectors. BKM | Berkemeyer's diverse expertise enables the firm to provide a one-stop practice for clients who need exceptional legal services in a broad range of areas.
At BKM | Berkemeyer, we pride ourselves on our ability to meet clients’ needs directly, providing professional and practical advice through teamwork and collaboration to render a high-quality service in a thorough yet timely manner. Most of our lawyers are multilingual, facilitating efficient and expeditious communication up to the international standards of everyday business.
Areas of practice: corporate law, M&A, joint ventures; foreign investment, business transactions, international contracts; banking and finance; project finance, trusts and securitisation; public private partnership; competition law; private equity; telecommunications; intellectual property; employment law; energy, natural resources and environment; franchising, licensing, agency and distribution; immigration; insurance; real estate; taxation; infrastructure; litigation, mediation and arbitration; and debt collection.
Representative transactions: BKM | Berkemeyer led Paraguay’s first PPP project, assisting a consortium led by a Spanish infrastructure developer win the first public concession contract. Other recent deals including developing the first livestock trust in Paraguay; assisting a world-leading biotech company in the approval of cotton, soybean and corn GM varieties; advising a Paraguayan bank in the largest issuance of Senior Notes in local banking history and advising the Stock Exchange of Paraguay in the issuance of treasury bonds.
In recent deals, we assisted a world leader biotech company in the approval of cotton, soybean and corn GM varieties; a Paraguayan bank in the largest issuance of Senior Notes in local banking history; advised the Stock Exchange of Paraguay in the issuance of treasury bonds; counselled a world leading beer company in its distribution agreement with its local distributor; assisted a multinational corporation owning many of the world’s consumer products brands on a private bid process for its new distribution centre and corporate headquarters. In the infrastructure sector, BKM | Berkemeyer has provided key advice to project developers, equity investors, engineering and construction companies, financial and other key players on all aspects of the pipeline of projects, including projects under public private partnership.
Berkemeyer advises clients on project finance, negotiation and structuring of trusts, structured finance and securitisation. We have advised international financial institutions, including the OPIC, the IFC and the IIC, on the financing of projects in Paraguay. Our team currently assists an international investment firm on several commercial transactions (ie, the acquisition of shares of Paraguayan companies, legal assistance and analysis of general terms contracts regarding the certificate of deposits issued by several banks and the drafting of addenda, legal opinions and purchase documents).
BKM | Berkemeyer’s undisputed strength in IP practice is critical for protecting clients' IP rights, from registration of trademarks and domain names and obtaining patents or copyrights through to licensing, franchising, technology and biotechnology agreements, to enforcement and litigation before administrative, civil and criminal courts, nationally and internationally.www.berke.com.py