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SEPTEMBER 11. 2019

Since last August 1, the National Office of Public Procurement (DNCP by its acronym in Spanish) initiated a restructuring process and implemented the use of the digital signature and standardization of documents to issue resolutions in order to avoid the ...

AUGUST 26. 2019

In a previous article, we made an introduction to Compliance. There, we mentioned that “how to act when facing a conflict of interests guidelines” was as an essential element for an Integrity Program. Here, we will deepen this particular subject ...

AUGUST 20. 2019

Las August 7th, Paraguayan National Chamber of Commerce and Services (CNCSP) and Vouga Abogados carried out an informative session about the recent Law 6339/2019, regulating part-time employment. The Executive Power enacted this law last July with the aim of formalizing ...

AUGUST 07. 2019

The Paraguayan tax authority (SET by its acronym in Spanish) enabled a special registry for taxpayers seeking to benefit from the tourism tax regime. They must complete an application for registration (or renewal where appropriate) using an electronic form that ...

JULY 29. 2019

Eusebio Olindo López Samudio (*)   Traditionally financial institutions have preferred litigation over international arbitration. The reasons are many, but they are mainly related to the fact that arbitrators generally lack the power to render summary judgments, to grant interim ...

JULY 25. 2019

Vouga Abogados has had the opportunity to represent the firm PARAGUAY REFRESCOS S.A. (PARESA), Coca-Cola’s franchisee in Paraguay, in a lawsuit against it on moral damages and emerging damages for an alleged non-consensual use of the image of a person ...

JULY 11. 2019

Last 8 July 2019, the Executive Power enacted this law addressing labor contracts for employees working between 16 and 32 hours weekly.   Among other aspects, this law requires this type of contract to be in writing. It also prohibits ...

JULY 10. 2019

After 20 years of negotiations, the MERCOSUR and the European Union has signed a Strategic Association Agreement.   Through this Agreement, Paraguay, as a member of MERCOSUR, will have direct access to the market of all members of the EU, ...

JUNE 27. 2019

On April 23 and May 27, Mirtha Dos Santos, head of the Litigation Practice of the firm, and Eusebio López, expert in Arbitration, led a workshop called “Best Practices to Prevent Litigation - Arbitration or Courts". The speakers shared with ...

JUNE 24. 2019

In June, the National Office of Public Procurement (DNCP) decided to update and incorporate certain changes to the terms and conditions of standard forms, with the aim of optimizing public procurement processes. These amendments will take effect from the 1st ...

JUNE 13. 2019

On May 30, an analysis of an initiative presented by the Science and Technology Commission of the Chamber of Deputies was carried out. The bill on "streamlining public procedures" (Zero Paper) aims at streamlining bureaucratic procedures in public institutions by ...

JUNE 11. 2019

The Latin-American Conference on Arbitration (CLA) week took place this year in Asunción on May 27 and 31. Vouga Abogados sponsored the event and supported it with the active participation of its members. The main event, the Latin American Arbitration ...

JUNE 06. 2019

Vouga Abogados advised Fortune Asunción trust in the structuring of a financing for up to USD 15 million granted by Banco BASA S.A., under the autonomous patrimony of that trust, constituted for the execution and development of the construction project ...

JUNE 04. 2019

The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MTESS by its acronym in Spanish) and the firm Equifax (owner of credit reporting platform Informconf) signed an agreement to work together and remove the barrier that represents credit and commercial information ...

MAY 23. 2019

Last May 10th, what the authorities have called the "half-century event" took place, this is, the initiation of the works of the second bridge over the Paraná River between Paraguay and Brazil.  This work will increase the competitiveness of the ...

MAY 22. 2019

The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADES by its acronym in Spanish) convened all sectors for the study and elaboration of an environmental code. The Ministry hopes to count on the cooperation of, among others, private and public institutions, ...

MAY 21. 2019

With the pre-approval of the Paraguayan National Security Commission (CNV, standing for Comisión Nacional de Valores), Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Asunción S.A. (BVPASA, in English Stock Exchange of Asunción) issued the following two regulations: 1.  BVPASA Resolution No. ...

MAY 17. 2019

As the Paraguayan member of the prestigious Employment Law Alliance (ELA), Vouga Abogados is pleased to invite all clients and colleges to join the free ELA Webinar “Protection of Trade Secrets” to take place on May 21, 2019. The ELA ...

MAY 17. 2019

As the Paraguayan member of the prestigious Employment Law Alliance (ELA), Vouga Abogados is pleased to invite all clients and colleges to join the free ELA Webinar “Employee Mobility & Family Migration: What HR Executives Need to Know” to take ...

MAY 16. 2019

On May 2, a bill for “trust services for electronic transactions” was presented in Congress. It seeks to harmonize Paraguayan regulation with other standards, like EU Regulation No. 910/2014. This is a project aiming at regulating matters such as electronic ...







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