Federico Silva is counsel at the FERRERE Paraguay office. He focuses on corporate and regulatory matters, compliance, intellectual property and due diligence procedures, as well as general advisory on different legal aspects involved in investment functioning and security. He also works on matters of corporate, wealth and inheritance planning.
In recent years he has specialized in compliance, anticorruption, best know-you-client practices, and prevention of asset laundering and terrorism financing. In this context his expertise extends to advice on risks associated with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of the United States and other anticorruption laws, design and testing of compliance of programs, direction of internal investigations into possible frauds and violations of corporate ethical standards, preparation of asset laundering prevention manuals and codes of ethics combining best international practices on the subject with local requirements, and the structuring of anticorruption programs.
His academic training and vast professional experience accrued over his long history with FERRERE, more than seven years in the Judiciary and as attorney to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC, enable him to provide solid advice on a broad variety of issues to local and foreign companies.
Since 2009 he has been an active collaborator with the review La Ley Paraguaya and other publications.