Commercial and Corporate Law
In this area, the Law Firm advises important private companies, both national and foreign, on a wide variety of commercial and institutional matters, dealing with all aspects related to their ordinary social rotation, as well as the constitution of commercial companies, drafting Of corporate by-laws and their amendments, capital increase and reduction, restructuring agreements, concordats and competitions, share transfer contracts, transfer of assets and liabilities, liquidation of companies, mergers, transformations, strategic alliances, branch offices, subsidiaries And joint ventures.
Several issues, dealt with and resolved with the active intervention of members of the Law Firm, have made it possible to find the best solutions regarding legal and administrative conditions in the field of representations, agencies or distributors of foreign firms based in our country.
Investments - Tax Law
Livieres Guggiari has a vast experience and trajectory in assisting national and foreign individuals and companies interested in investing in Paraguay, providing not only legal assistance but also, together with other professionals of the first level, a comprehensive and interdisciplinary assistance that Economic and financial aspects, as well as tax, in order to optimize the quality of the investment with the lowest cost, maximizing the tax advantages, in a healthy and legal way.
With specialized and experienced professionals our Law Firm provides comprehensive assistance in the matter of filing and nationalization of foreigners in the Republic of Paraguay.
We have specialized lawyers in processes simples or complexes successions of national and foreign citizens; Advice on the necessary documentation; Recognition of foreign declaratory judgments; Agreement of partition of goods, subrogations; Adjudication of the assets to the heirs and legatees, and registration of the award certificates in the corresponding Public Registries.
Administrative Issues, Public Tenders
We have the knowledge in administrative issues and litigation administrative litigation.
One of our partners was hired by the National Secretariat for State Reform for advice, preparation and drafting of a draft law, which was then sanctioned and promulgated as Law No. 1,615 / 2000 "General Reorganization and Transformation of Entities Public Decentralization and Reform and Modernization of Organisms of the Central Administration of the Republic of Paraguay".
Likewise, one of its members, held the position of Attorney of the Treasury for several years, having a knowledge finished within the administrative scope.
The Law Firm provides legal assistance to its clients in procurement processes and public or private contracting, in the preparation of specifications and bidding conditions, formulation of offers, consultations, protests or challenges.
Cooperative and Mutual Law
A hard work, effectively and efficient in the field of cooperative and mutual law, advising entities in the solidarity sector that are operating under the control and control of the competent bodies in that field in the Republic of Paraguay.
The vast professional management already developed has allowed and allows to provide integral assistance and to intervene in the constitution, management, modification and development of some of the production, consumer, credit, housing cooperatives, among others, Our country, as well as one of the Mutual Funds leaders of mutualism.
Banking and Finance Law
We have actively provided legal advice during the financial crisis that crossed the country in the 1990s, allowing it to gain extensive experience in the sector.
Members of the Law Firm have exercised various internal functions, in areas of legal and administrative departments, within different banking entities in our country, qualifying the legal assistance that we have been providing to financial entities, as in all kinds of activities in the same Scope.
In this area, we offer comprehensive advice on issues related to environmental protection, procedures and obtaining permits and licenses, as well as representation in administrative and judicial processes related to the environment.
Also, the consultancy includes the relevant support for the management of permits and licenses, the revision of the application of the norms in specific projects and the analysis, from the legal perspective, of the environmental management plans, among others.
Through specialized professionals, we provides integral advice to satisfy the needs of our clients and colleagues with the highest speed and efficiency, providing the highest quality services in the processing and obtaining of trademarks, patents, utility models, drawings and Industrial models; Registration of foreign marks and patents; Opinions on feasibility of records; Classification of products and services; Presentation and processing of trademark applications and renewals; Strategies for filing, processing and answering objections, hearings, appeals, licensing agreements and negotiating agreements.
In the area of Copyright and Related Rights, we offer advice to national and foreign clients on the protection and registration of works, software, licenses for use, enforcement rights and all proceedings before the competent administrative body.
In the judicial field, there is extensive experience in contentious-administrative litigation, and civil and commercial proceedings relating to intellectual property, trademark and patent invalidations, unfair competition, cessation of misuse, etc.
We provide legal advice to the main sanatoria and private hospitals, as well as the largest provider of sanatorium medical coverage services in the country.
Professionals highly trained and experienced for comprehensive advice on contracts for the provision of medical services, rights and duties of the parties, obligations of means and obligations of result in the exercise of the medical profession; Civil liability of the physician, civil liability in equipment, insurance; Doctor's relations with professional colleges; Company doctors; Forensic doctors; among others.
We provide comprehensive advice to companies regarding the various issues they make to labor relations, keeping our clients up to date on legal and regulatory provisions of a labor nature that are applicable, seeking to minimize conflicts with permanent or potential personnel and avoiding imposition Of administrative sanctions for breach of said legislation.
Among other issues, we intervene in the formation of work contracts that include the modalities and clauses most appropriate to the needs, operation and structure of each company, as well as in the conclusion of conciliatory agreements, drafting of collated telegrams, Decoupling agreements, internal administrative summaries for the application of penalties and sanctions to employees, as in the settlement of salary and compensation indemnities; We participate in the drafting, discussion and conclusion of collective agreements, internal work regulations; We assist and advise in all type of audiences in administrative before the diverse dependencies of the Ministry of Justice and Labor, Institute of Social Prediction or other public organisms linked to the labor area.
Litigation and Processes
Although in the Law Firm he practices the profession from the conviction that most of the issues, however conflicting or complex, may be resolved within the extrajudicial orbit, in certain cases this is not viable and the judicial route is required or The most suitable.
Whether or not the judicial process is appropriate or the resultant, it is important to have timely professional assistance.
The services of the Law Firm include counseling at the litigious stage, as well as in the prevention of disputes and support in the negotiation of alternative solutions.
The lawyers of our firm have adequate and long experience in civil, commercial, administrative, municipal and environmental litigation.
Water, Energy and Mining
Livieres Guggiari, As a member of the Consortium awarded, through one of its partners, participated actively in the elaboration and development of a new legal and institutional framework for the water and sewerage sector of the Republic of Paraguay, which is in full swing Effective since the enactment and promulgation of Law No. 1.614 / 2000 "General of the Regulatory and Tariff Framework of the Public Service of Potable Water Supply and Sewerage for the Republic of Paraguay." Later, it was also contracted jointly with other national and foreign professionals for the advice and elaboration of the regulation decree and of the regulations applicable to those services.
In the restructuring of Paraguay's electricity sector, it participated in the consultancy and legal assistance provided by the SIIME Consortium, which was awarded for this restructuring.
At present, the Law Firm provides legal advice in the sector to the Mennonite Cooperatives of the Central Chaco that deal with the service of distribution of electric energy in their respective areas of responsibility. The Law Firm also advised foreign companies that provided exploration and hydrocarbon services.
With regard to the mining area, our Firm is providing its services to national and international companies in legal and administrative matters for the obtaining of mining permits and concessions, as well as for the fulfillment of the relevant obligations and procedures in the execution of the stages Mining, exploration and / or exploitation of mineral resources, in particular with respect to administrative, tax, environmental, labor, social security, and other incidents entailed in the implementation of these stages.
We have participated actively in the analysis for the modification of the Mining Law, integrating the Paraguayan Chamber of Mining, in training.