He specializes in legal matters related to environmental regulations, as well as in commercial, civil and administrative litigation. His practice focuses on providing legal advice to local and international clients, with emphasis on environmental matters and risk management. In this connection he regularly counsels clients on compliance with environmental rules applicable to their activity, preparation of environmental risk and compliance matrices adapted to each client, and environmental risk and damage prevention policies.
Marcelo has participated actively in diverse environmental due diligence procedures of local companies in the context of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and business partnerships, including on carbon offset projects in which local owners or project developers participate. Marcelo also has broad experience in defending clients in environmental proceedings before administrative agencies and courts of justice.
He earned his degree as attorney in 2015 from Universidad Nacional de Asunción – UNA (Paraguay). He obtained the degree of Specialist in Environmental Management from UNA in 2016 and did a master’s in environmental management in 2017. In 2018 he earned a graduate certificate as Specialist in Governance, Political Management and Public Management at Columbia University and George Washington University.
He is currently enrolled in a joint master’s program in environmental law at Universidad del Litoral (Argentina) and Université de Limoges (France). Marcelo is licensed to practice law in Paraguay and is registered as an environmental consultant with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.