FERRERE

Counsel

Guillermo Jover

Guillermo Jover acts as counsel in FERRERE´s Asunción office. He leads the real estate, environmental, and compliance practices in Paraguay.

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).

  • Juris Doctor (JD), University of Virginia (USA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government and Latin American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
  • SJD candidate at Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Paraguay)
28/11/2023
Regional

FERRERE is recognized once again in the Legal 500 Green Guide

Only 38 firms in Latin America make this select list, thanks to their leadership and work in ESG.

13/10/2023
Paraguay

New carbon credit law is enacted in Paraguay

On October 12, 2023, the President of the Republic of Paraguay signed and enacted Law 7190/2023, of Carbon Credits. The law provides the country with a specific regulatory framework for the development of projects that generate carbon credits for sale in international carbon markets, whether compliance or voluntary.

21/09/2023
Paraguay

Senate approves carbon credit bill

The project aims to provide the country with a specific regulatory framework for the development of projects that seek to generate carbon credits for sale in international carbon markets, whether compliance or voluntary.

09/08/2023
Paraguay

SEPRELAD extends implementation of suspicious operations report system to several categories of obligated subjects

Between April and July of 2023, the Secretariat for the Prevention of Money and Asset Laundering (SEPRELAD), issued several resolutions through which it authorized the implementation of the Integral Operations Report System (SIRO) for several categories of obligated subjects.

08/08/2023
Paraguay

Paraguay receives approval of its first report of progress as part of GAFILAT supervision plan

The Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT) approved the first report of progress presented by the Paraguayan government, which detailed the improvements implemented to the money laundering and financing of terrorism prevention system

24/04/2023
Paraguay

United States imposes economic sanctions on paraguayan persons and companies

On January 26th, 2023, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States. Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions on Horacio Cartes, former president of Paraguay, four companies owned by him (Tabacos USA Inc., Bebidas USA Inc., Dominicana Acquisition S.A. and Frigorífico Chajha S.A.E.), and Hugo Velázquez, the current Vicepresident of the country. Subsequently, OFAC imposed sanctions on fifth company owned by Horacio Cartes, Tabacalera del Este S.A., the economic group´s largest company and the second largest taxpayer in Paraguay. The sanctions also extend to any entity owned 50% or more by any of the aforementioned individuals or companies, directly or indirectly.

24/04/2023
Paraguay

SEPRELAD extends implementation of suspicious operations report system to several categories of obligated subjects

In February and March of 2023, the Secretariat for the Prevention of Money and Asset Laundering (SEPRELAD), issued several resolutions through which it authorized the implementation of the Integral Operations Report System.

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