FERRERE

Partner

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.

 Memberships

  • 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 great lawyer with strong experience and background in banking and finance matters."

Chambers Latin America / Banking & Finance / 2020

"He has great technical knowledge and is an excellent M&A lawyer."

Chambers Latin America / Corporate & Commercial / 2020

"Great understanding of business needs".

Latin Lawyer 250 / Recommended

Recommended

Legal 500 / Banking & Finance

Recommended

Legal 500 / Dispute Resolution

Recommended

Legal 500 / Tax

Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 / Corporate

LACCA Approved

LACCA
02/10/2019
Regional

LACCA recognizes 11 FERRERE practitioners

Eleven FERRERE practitioners were recognized by LACCA Approved Lawyers, which highlights their experience and leadership in certain practice areas in the regional market.

01/10/2019
Regional

FERRERE recognized in IFLR1000 2020 ranking

FERERRE was once again recognized as Tier 1 in the IFLR 1000 2020 ranking as one of the region’s most prestigious and experienced firms in Project Financing, Banking and Finance, and Corporate.

27/09/2019
Paraguay

The Executive Branch passed Law No. 6,380 for Modernization and Simplification of the National Tax System

On September 25th, 2019, the Executive Branch enacted the Law N° 6.380 of “Modernization and simplification of the national Tax System” (the “Law”). The Law will enter into force within 90 days after its enactment.

Tax
05/09/2019
Uruguay

Paraguay tenders bridge construction worth US$ 160 million

The works will consist in the construction of a 450-meter cable-stayed bridge over the Paraguay River, between Asunción and Chaco’i, as well as the paved accesses to the bridge. The execution term of the works is 36 months with an expected start in the year 2020.

02/08/2019
Paraguay

Paraguay will tender turnkey works for USD 760 million

The Republic of Paraguay (the “ROP”) will tender turnkey works for USD 760 million under the framework provided in Law 5.074 / 13 (“Law 5074”).

22/07/2019
Paraguay

Paraguay grants sovereign guarantee to projects for distribution and transmission of electric power

On June 28, 2019, Paraguay enacted Act No. 6324/19. The Act grants sovereign guarantee to debt related with certain projects for the distribution and transmission of electric power by the Administración Nacional de Electricidad, the government´s utility company. This is a major shift in the way ANDE has been structuring bidding processes´ and will allow greater participation of the private sector, especially on the financing side of the transaction.

05/07/2019
Regional

Mercosur and the EU reach an agreement after nearly 20 years of negotiations

After almost 20 years of negotiations Mercosur and the EU have reached an agreement.

07/06/2019
Regional

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.

04/06/2019
Paraguay

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.

26/04/2019
Paraguay

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”).

12/03/2019
Regional

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.

08/01/2019
Regional

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.

05/12/2018
Paraguay

FERRERE garners awards as Law Firm of the Year in Paraguay

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

03/12/2018
Regional

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.

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