We provide comprehensive legal advice with a focus on the law that affects business. In addition, we have extensive experience in conflict resolution in judicial and arbitration instances.
Altra Legal is a Paraguayan market leader in corporate, finance and dispute resolution matters for domestic and international clients. Ranked by Latin Lawyer as one of the top firms in the region, Altra has attained ISO 9001 certification, an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system
The firm’s disruptive team understands that commerce evolves faster than regulatory changes and that businesses require legal creativity. This understanding distinguishes its practice, particularly in areas of Fintech and others areas requiring innovation. As a result, Altra Legal has an impressive list of clients in these matters as well as in sectors such as energy, telecommunications, ports, and shipping companies, industries, maquila, beverages, financial services and many others.
Altra Legal’s international dispute resolution practice is well-known in Paraguay and throughout the region. Members of the team litigate or act as arbitrators in several ICSID, Permanent Court of Arbitration, ICC, and CAS-TAS arbitration cases, as well as before the Paraguayan Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Centre (CAMP). In addition, its practice in litigation before Paraguayan Courts is also recognised for being strategic and efficient.
Main Areas of Practice
Corporate, Commercial and Foreign Investment: The firm has a highly specialised team dealing with mergers, acquisitions, cross-border transactions, project finance, and others. The team also assists the incorporation of foreign companies, advising clients on structuring, strategic decisions, and daily business activities.
Banking and Finance: The team is renowned for its expertise in Fiduciaries and real estate financing trusts, capital markets, and banking law. It regularly advises national and international banks on financing and loan operations. The team has unique experience in banking regulation, secured transactions, and capital markets.
International Arbitration and Litigation: Altra Legal has a genuinely international dispute resolution practice, advising clients or intervening as attorneys or arbitrators in important ICSID, PCA, ICC, and CAS arbitration cases, among others. In addition, it represents companies in several complex cases of civil, commercial, and administrative matters before Paraguayan courts.
IT: Altra Legal advises start-ups on diverse matters that include e-commerce, digital wallets and mobile applications. The firm constantly deals with IT contracts, software licensing, development agreements, and compliance with regulatory measures in the digital field.
Labour and Employment: The firm’s business-oriented focus is well recognised for working with large employers on labour matters to prevent, diminish and solve any potential labour dispute.
Intellectual Property: Altra Legal handles IP protection and management, and trademark registrations.
Congratulations to eight of our Latin America member firms and 40 individual lawyers recognized by Chambers Latin America 2023.
Work continues on the future guide on the law applicable to investment arbitrations; the rapporteur is Doctor José A Moreno Rodríguez in the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the OAS.