Banking Law, Commercial Contracts, Financial Service - Investment Management, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Project Finance, Infrastructure and PPPs, Tax Law
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› Higher Institute of Tax, Commercial, and Administration Education “FOTRIEM” (2016, Taxes).
› Columbia University, New York City (2008, LLM).
› Salamanca University (2004, Contracts and Civil Liability).
› Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Catholic University (2003, Honor Roll).
Manuel joined the Firm in February 2019. In the corporate commercial department, he oversees all legal matters for national and international companies. Among recent transactions, it is noteworthy to mention that played a leadership role in the design and implementation of the first infrastructure project in Paraguay under the Public-Private Partnership modality, with approximate investment of USD 540 million. Furthermore, he offered counsel to prominent multinational companies (such as Millicom Group), as well as national companies, with regards to economic mergers and filing complaints of anti-competitive practices before the National Commission of Competition (CONACOM); to Lukoil in various government tenders for oil purchasing; to the International Financial Corporation with regards to financing for a local Bank, worth USD 30 000 000; to Noble Group (currently COFCO Group International) in the acquisition of assets worth USD 20 000 000 in the agribusiness sector; to the Spanish company Ufinet Telecom SAU in the acquisition of assets worth USD 10 000 000.
The National Directorate of Public Procurement of Paraguay (“DNCP”) is issuing several regulations that are modernizing the public procurement system, adjusting its procedures and offering tools to contracting entities and bidders in order to facilitate and streamline processes in the midst of the pandemic situation (COVID -19), through: The use
Competition Defense Law No. 4956/2013 and Regulatory Decree No. 1490/2014 are the main regulations for market competition, as well as Resolutions issued by the Board of Directors of the National Competition Commission (“CONACOM”). CONACOM’s Board of Directors, through Resolution No. 29/2021, established guidelines listing the information required by the regulatory
Invitation for MOPC Binational Public Tender N°15/21 was published on March, at the National Directorate of Public Procurement (DNCP) portal, for contracting construction companies domiciled in Paraguay or Brazil to build an international road bridge over the Paraguay River between the cities of Carmelo Peralta (Alto Paraguay) and Porto Murtinho