He leads the real estate, environmental, and compliance practices in Paraguay. He is an expert in corporate and financial matters with both local and international experience. His practice focuses on drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements, project structuring, and advising con environmental and regulatory compliance matters.
As the head the environmental practice in Paraguay, Guillermo has represented a wide variety of clients, including multilateral organizations, banking and financial institutions, and local and foreign companies in a wide range of industries, including real estate development and construction, forestry and agriculture, energy, mining and hydrocarbons, manufacturing, food and drink production, and logistics. Guillermo has also advised investors, funds, issuers, developers, and final buyers in complex and innovative climate finance transactions, including sustainable forestry projects, green bonds, and ARR and REDD+ verified carbon credit projects.
In real estate matters, Guillermo has represented investors, developers, builders, buyers and sellers in commercial and residential projects, and is experienced in seller and property due diligence reviews, drafting and negotiating real estate agreements (including earnest money, sale and purchase, rental, construction, condominium, trust, and leasing contracts), analysis of specific regulatory matters, drafting and negotiating financing agreements, and hotel and lodging operation agreements.
As the head the compliance practice in Paraguay, Guillermo has represented clients from a wide variety of industries, including banking and finance, real estate development and construction, tech and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and logistics, with respect to the implementation of risk management and regulatory compliance systems, implementation of codes of conduct and internal procedures, implementation of money laundering, fraud and corruption prevention policies, internal audits and investigations, due diligence reviews of clients, suppliers, and business partners, and compliance training for employees.
Guillermo was previously a partner at FERRERE and, prior to joining the firm, an associate in the Miami offices of White & Case LLP, where he worked on energy and infrastructure project and asset finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate projects.
Guillermo obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA), having previously obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Government and Latin American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas, USA). He has also undertaken studies in political science at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) (Paris, France), and specialized in Environmental Law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and in Ethics, Compliance and Transparency at the Universidad Columbia del Paraguay (Asunción, Paraguay).