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 recognized in Chambers Global 2024

The publication recognized four practice areas and thirteen practitioners in the three jurisdictions where FERRERE is present.


Family protocols in Paraguay

A family protocol is a legal instrument used to organize and adapt a business family’s values to the business it conducts.


MOPC publishes list of prequalified bidders under the APP Project Road PY01

Through Resolution No. 2218 dated December 29, 2023, the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) published the list of pre-qualified bidders that will compete for the award of the Public-Private Partnership contract within the framework of the project for the expansion and improvement of Route PY01 (PPP Project) under Law No. 5102/2013 of Public-Private Partnership (PPP Law).


FERRERE is recognized for its pro bono work in the region

Based on research conducted by Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.


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.

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