Néstor Loizaga

Néstor Loizaga directs the Paraguay office. He is a specialist in foreign direct investment, complex commercial contracts, joint ventures, Banking law, Corporate and Commercial, among others.

Néstor Loizaga is FERRERE managing partner at its Paraguay office.

He specializes in foreign direct investment, complex commercial agreements, joint ventures, distribution contracts, complex mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance law, corporate and commercial law. He advises diverse multinational companies and multilateral credit organizations.

He has represented Petrobras in the acquisition of Shell’s assets in Paraguay, Vale S.A. in the acquisition of Rio Tinto’s operations in Paraguay, Transatlantic Reinsurance Company in the acquisition of a stake in the insurer El Sol del Paraguay, Abbott in the acquisition of CFR Pharmaceuticals, and Mosaic in the purchase of ADM’s fertilizer business, among others. On an ongoing basis he advises companies like Cargill, Unilever, Ericsson, Vale, Vidriocar, Diageo, Seacor, Akzo Nobel, Abbott, and General Electric, among others, on their day-to-day business and special projects. In the banking and finance sphere he regularly assists Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Lloyds, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Barclays Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Andean Development Corporation, Inter-American Investment Corporation, Oikocredit Ecumenical Cooperative, International Finance Corporation, and Société Générale, among others.


  • American Bar Association – Section of International Law
  • International Bar Association
  • Paraguayan Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Water Law Committee
  • Doctor in Law, Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, 1999
  • LLM in Intellectual Property, George Washington University School of Law, 2003

"A brilliant lawyer - someone who is extremely proactive and knowledgeable."

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Banking & Finance

"Accessible, commercial and practical"

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Banking & Finance

Highlighted by clients for his "knowledge of a wide range of matters and understanding of the client's needs." They further praise his "availability," "comprehensive business knowledge" and "full involvement" in the matters at hand.

Chambers Latin America / 2018 / Corporate


Chambers Latin America / 2018 / Corporate


Chambers Latin America / 2018 / Banking & Finance


Legal 500 / Banking & Finance


Legal 500 / Dispute Resolution


Legal 500 / Tax


Legal 500 / Leading Lawyer in Corporate


Latin Lawyer 250 / Corporate, Banking & Finance

LACCA Approved


FERRERE receives double recognitions in Women in Business Law Awards 2019

FEFERRERE garnered two recognitions in the Women in Business Law Awards 2019: Best National Firm for Work-Life Balance and Best Firm in Ecuador, for the second consecutive year.


FERRERE advised the International Finance Corporation on a loan to Banco Continental

FERRERE was retained by International Finance Corpotarion (IFC) and acted as special Paraguayan counsel to in the granting to Banco Continental S.A.E.C.A. (Continental) of an unsecured loan of USD 100,000,000, with a 5-year maturity.


Paraguay: New regulation regarding the communication of the transferring of funds abroad for acts of international commerce

On March 6th, 2019, the Secretariat of Prevention of Money Laundry (“SEPRELAD” as per its Spanish acronyms) issued the Administrative Order N° 56/19 (the “Order”).


Latin Lawyer 250 recognizes FERRERE in its four jurisdictions

Latin Lawyer 250 conducts an annual survey of the region’s leading firms and their most active practice areas, in which FERRERE was distinguished its four jurisdictions.


FERRERE promotes five new partners

FERRERE has appointed five new partners to the firm, Soledad Díaz, Verónica Franco, Martín Pallares, Sebastián Ramos and Daniel Robalino Orellana, as of January 1, 2019.


FERRERE garners awards as Law Firm of the Year in Paraguay

In Paraguay, the award recognizes FERRERE’s experience and leadership in the market.


FERRERE garners awards as Best Regional Practice in South America

The regional award of Chambers and Partners crowns the firm’s regionalization and sustained growth in each of the jurisdictions where it is present: Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay.


FERRERE Paraguay represented IDB Invest

FERRERE Paraguay advised IDB Invest on structuring the first 4-year committed annual rotating line of credit to be arranged in Paraguay.

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