Carlos Vasconsellos

His practice focuses on advice to local and multinational companies on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.

Carlos Vasconsellos is a partner at the FERRERE Paraguay office. His practice focuses on advice to local and multinational companies on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including foreign investments, complex business contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate transactions. Carlos also assists project developers, lenders and borrowers on project and infrastructure financings, public-private partnership tender processes, and turnkey projects. He also has broad experience in international corporate finance, including structured, syndicated, bilateral and multilateral transactions.

Before joining FERRERE, Carlos was an associate at the New York and Miami offices of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP, where he represented banks and companies in complex multi-jurisdiction financial transactions. Among others, he represented  Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Citibank N.A. Banco Itau S.A., Bank of America N.A., Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, BNP Paribas, HSBC and Sumitomo Mitsui Bank.

Carlos has also participated in a variety of M&A transactions in Latin America, involving countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. He advised the Central Bank of Paraguay regarding its foreign reserves and in connection with a currency exchange framework agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), to allow the IFC to issue credits to the Paraguayan private sector in local currency. He also participated in numerous aircraft financings for clients such as  Bank of America and General Electric. Previously, Carlos practiced bankruptcy law, representing two local banks in insolvency proceedings in Paraguay.


  • New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney (summa cum laude), Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Paraguay), 2007.
  • Notary Public, Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Paraguay), 2008.
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School (USA), 2010.
  • Master of Business Administration (summa cum laude), IE Business School, 2017.

"He has noteworthy experience representing local and international clients as both lenders and borrowers on key infrastructure project financing."

Chambers Latin America / Banking & Finance / 2020

"Possesses noteworthy expertise advising on cross-border M&A transactions, as well as on significant commercial agreements such as joint ventures. "

Chambers Latin America / Corporate & Commercial / 2020


Legal 500 / Corporate M&A / 2019


Legal 500 / Banking & Finance / 2019


Latin Lawyer 250 / 2019/ Banking & Finance


Latin Lawyer 250/ 2019 / Corporate M&A


Latin Lawyer 250/ 2019 / Pro Bono

LACCA Approved


FERRERE is once again recognized by Latin Lawyer 250

In its report, the publication praises 27 professionals in 22 practice areas.


FERRERE celebrates two decades in Paraguay and consolidates its leadership

With a team of over 60 practitioners and participation in the most relevant transactions, FERRERE has proven its leadership in the local legal market.


MOPC analyzes 6 proposals for the development of Ruta PY 01 PPP Project

On May 31, 2023, the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) carried out the opening of applications from interested bidders for the project of expanding and improving Road PY 01 under Law No. 5102/2013 of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).


FERRERE advised the González family in signing their family protocol

The FERRERE Paraguay family business team, made up of partner Carlos Vasconsellos, senior associate Maurizio De Oliveira and associate Fernanda Benítez, advised and accompanied the González family during the process of drafting and signing a family protocol, which consists of an instrument that will govern family relations in the business sphere.


FERRERE was chosen as Provider of the Year in Paraguay

The recognition was given by 5 Días based on clients’ preference and brand recognition.


Ministry of Public Works publishes prequalification terms and conditions for Road PY01 PPP

Under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Law 5102/13, the Ministry of Public Works (MOPC) has issued the prequalification specifications for the design, finance, construction, operation, and maintenance of Road PY01 in the Cuatro Mojones - Quiindy stretch.


FERRERE advises Coronel González family on signature of its family protocol

The family business team at FERRERE Paraguay advised and accompanied the Coronel González family on the process of preparing and signing a document governing the family’s relations, known as a “family protocol.”


Chambers Global 2023 spotlights FERRERE

The prestigious publication recognized the work of diverse practice areas of the firm and 10 of its practitioners.


The Executive Branch approves PPP project to expand and improve Ruta PY 01

On January 30, 2023, the Executive Branch approved a publicly initiated project under Law No. 5102/2013 regarding Public-Private Partnerships ("PPP").


FERRERE was once again recognized for its pro bono work in the region

Latin Lawyer y Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice recognized FERRERE in its three jurisdictions.


FERRERE advises on Paraguay’s first Free Trade Zone for services

Historic agreement between the Government of Paraguay and Terminal Occidental S.A.


FERRERE advises the Cazal Britos family on signature of its family protocol

The Cazal Britos family owns the recognized construction industry company Proyec S.A.E.

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