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.
\ JV between two of the largest agribusiness and fertilizer companies worldwide, on antitrust matters
We provide advice to a joint venture composed of an international exporter and an agribusiness company, in the analysis of the scope of application of the Paraguayan Competition Law.
\ Various clients in transactional, distribution, agency and contract work
We provide advice to several clients on issues of distribution and agency rights; our advice includes the drafting of new agreements, review and restructuring of previous agreements, termination negotiations, as well as compensation claims under Law 194, among others.
\ Industrias Sulfuricas S.A. (ISUSA)
We represented a Uruguayan agribusiness company in an executive lawsuit for the collection of a debt instrumented in promissory notes for an approximate value of USD 2.5 million.