Veronica Franco is a partner at the Paraguay office in Asunción and specializes in complex corporate and financial transactions. She also leads the competition practice of FERRERE being involved in more than half of the merger control proceedings submitted before the competition authority in Paraguay in the last year.
In the corporate and financial area, she has been principally involved in matters related to mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment and the launching of new products, project finance, joint ventures, commercial and distribution agreements, bilateral and syndicated loans, as well as securities issuance in the local and international capital markets. Verónica advised financial institutions such as Citibank N.A., Bank of America, JP Morgan y Credit Suisse as well as corporations such as Unilever, Syngenta Elkem, Saint Gobain, and Facebook.
In the competition area, Veronica has represented major economic groups in merger control proceedings before the competition. Veronica also regularly advises clients on matters related to anticompetitive practices and abuse of dominant position in a wide range of markets.
Veronica is admitted to practice law in Paraguay and in the State of New York. Between 2015 and 2017 she was an international lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she had substantial exposure to high-profile cross-border corporate and financial transactions across Latin America.
- AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)
- International Bar Association
- Paraguayan Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
- Section of International Law del American Bar Association