Agribusiness is nowadays one of the major contributors to the economy worldwide and the main contributor in Paraguay, which is why we understand the demands and concerns that the industry requires and render innovative solutions to the challenges our clients face. Vouga Abogados has extensive experience in representing large commodities traders, agricultural producers, input dealers and distributors, agricultural products and equipment manufacturers and industry-trade associations. Our vast expertise in the sector covers all stages of the agricultural cycle, from sourcing and origination, to crushing, logistics and transportation, as well as trading, hedging transactions, tax credit recovery proceedings and litigation. Our team of practitioners advice clients on the following areas:
- Advise on corporate matters and M&A-related issues, joint ventures, among other.
- Assistance for the preparation and/or execution of agribusiness-related documents, including notes, letters of credit, warrants and certificates of deposit.
- Assistance for the obtainment of licenses and permits to operate silos, plants and other facilities.
- Litigation and out-of-court settlements.
- Product damage claims.
- Advice to financial institutions dedicated to the agricultural sector.
- Advice on pre-financing contracts for exports and similar.
\ Largest soft drinks bottler, in contract restructuring during Covid-19
Advised the sole distributor of one of the world´s largest soft drink companies on the re-negotiation of several contracts with clients, particularly with those clients most affected by the pandemic, such as restaurants and bars.
\ World leader in personal care products, in regulatory matters
Advised a leading global company in personal care products analyzing the implications and legality, as well as the follow-up of the parliamentary process, of three bills presented in Congress through which it was intended to control the prices of products considered essential during the pandemic.
\ Largest soft drink bottler, in adaptation of contracts to antitrust regulations
Assisted a major soft drinks company by analysing under competition law various clauses used in contracts with its clients, taking into account the soft drinks company´s high market share in Paraguay.