Verónica Franco

Verónica Franco is a partner at the Paraguay office in Asunción and specializes in complex corporate and financial transactions and competition law.

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


  • Attorney, National University of Asunción (Paraguay)
  • LL.M. degree, Columbia Law School (United States), 2015.


"She is very good at corporate work and is knowledgeable in all the matters we ask of her. She is a lawyer with a bright future ahead of her."

Chambers Latin America / Corporate & Commercial / 2020

Next Generation Lawyer

Legal 500 / Banking & Finance / 2019

Next Generation Lawyer

Legal 500 / Corporate / 2019

IFLR distinguishes FERRERE in its three jurisdictions

The recognized ranking, covering Project Finance, Banking and Finance, and Corporate, puts FERRERE in TIER 1 for Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.


FERRERE received 18 nominations for Women in Business Law Awards 2022

The awards ceremony will be held on June 9 in New York.


ESG Due Diligence in M&As

According to the majority view of lawyers in the United States and Europe, ESG factors will be decisive when closing deals over the next 5 years. The trend is a reality in Latin America. Companies must be prepared.

View Folder