Vouga Abogados' International Trade and Mercosur practice is among the country's elite. Our Firm has offices in the tri-border area between Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, one of the main commercial centers of the region, close to numerous foreign trade zones. Our experience in International Trade and Mercosur includes:
- Advice on trade operations between Mercosur countries.
- Integral advice on customs matters.
- Trade disputes under Mercosur rules.
- Guidance on market access rules.
- Advice on Mercosur and WTO regulations.
- Analysis of BITs and Multilateral Trade Agreements.
- Legal assistance with respect to Paraguay's foreign trade zones.
- Advice on industrial parks and maquila regulations in Paraguay.
\ MSC – Mediterranean Shipping Company, in the implementation of labor protocols
In response to the pandemic, assisted world leading shipping company with preparing back-to-work protocols, suspension of labor contracts, measurement of risks applicable to the workplace and work functions, the application of a teleworking regime and with the re-negotiation of contracts.
\ Paracel, in all legal aspects related to project finance and project implementation
We advised the company that will install the first BEKP cellulose pulp plant in Paraguay, and the largest private investment in history, in all legal aspects of the project including, among others, the negotiation of contracts with the main investors, subscription agreements, shareholder agreements and other documents, contracts with the general contractor, negotiation of EPC, EPS, EPCM, turnkey and other construction contracts, negotiation of construction contracts, purchase of raw materials, negotiation of agreements with financiers, processing and obtaining permits and licenses of various kinds, power purchase agreement (PPA), offtake agreements, logistics contracts, immigration, assistance to financiers with due diligence, raising of capital and other legal tasks related to the implementation of the project.