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Paraguay: Anti-Laundering Legislation - Implications of Law 6.446 / 19
Vouga Abogados, January 2020

As part of Paraguay's commitment to the International Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT), in November 2019, the Executive Power enacted Law No. 6446 that creates a “General Directorate of People and Legal Structures and Final Beneficiaries ” Under the Ministry of Finance (hereinafter the Law), which will have the following functions:  Acting as the authority of application, replacing the Treasury Law, of Law No...

International Arbitration and Financial Institutions - Current Status and the Path Ahead
Vouga Abogados, July 2019

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 measures, and that there is no precedent in international arbitration. However, international arbitration has gain ground in the last few years, due to the fact that arbitral institutions have addressed the main criticisms to the system...

Main Investment Projects Facing the Public-Private Partnership Law
Vouga Abogados, March 2014

The Executive Branch announced days ago the 3 main investment projects which will be promoted under the Public-Private Partnership regime in Paraguay. With the enactment in the month of March of the Regulatory Decree of the Public-Private Partnership Law (Law 5102/2013), the projects are expected to be advanced immediately...

Paraguay Ranks Up from Stable to Positive according to Moody’s
Vouga Abogados, February 2014

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Paraguay’s government bond rating by one notch to Ba2 from Ba3, and changed the outlook to positive from stable. According to Moody’s, the “decision to upgrade Paraguay’s rating was driven by the following factors: 1.     The improving standing of Paraguay’s key fiscal metrics relative to ‘Ba’ peer medians.2.     A strengthened institutional framework as a result of the legislation package that was approved last year.3...

Defending Competition in the Paraguayan market
Vouga Abogados, August 2010

Casa Grüter, a small domestic grocery store chain, created quite a commotion in Paraguay when it accused its distributors into boycotting them.  According to publications in local newspapers, the larger supermarkets had supposedly told numerous domestic distributors they would stop doing business with them if they continued doing business with Casa Grüter...

 

 

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