Education: Georgetown University Law Center (LLM 2006, Dean's List). Scholarship from the Organization of American States for a postgraduate degree abroad (2005-2006). Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Asunción. (Lawyer, best graduate, 2004). Refresher course in Banking Law, College of law U.N.A. (2008). Assistant Professor of Legal Technique, National University of Asunción (2007-2014).
Founding partner of MONTERO, PALAZÓN & ASOCIADOS and advisor on corporate, contract, labour, administrative and litigation aspects (2009 onwards). Lawyer of an international law firm with a branch office in Paraguay, in charge of the Corporate and Financial Department for support to various multinational companies (May 2006 - May 2007). Lawyer and adviser hired by the Central Bank of Paraguay to assist financial institutions under resolution in civil and labour aspects (2005).
Supreme Court of Justice official, performing functions of office typist at the Civil and Commercial Court of Asuncion (1999-2004). Member of the following associations: Paraguayan Institute of Banking and Corporate Law; Bar Association of Paraguay; Foreign Lawyers at Georgetown (FLAG), the Goethe School Alumni Association (President of the Court of Sports Justice, 2007 to 2014). Languages: Spanish, English, knowledge of German. LACCA Approved List of Recommended Lawyers for 2016, 2017 & 2018. Recognized by Chambers and Partners in the Corporate/Commercial Guide and by LACCA Approved List of Recommended Lawyers/Labour.
Héctor Palazón Ruíz
Education: Master in Law, with Mention in Corporate Law of the College of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, graduated with two vote Distinction (2011); awarded a grant by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (2010-2011). Lawyer, Honor Roll of the Universidad Nacional de Asunción (2005). Notary Public, College of Law and Social Sciences of the Universidad Nacional de Asunción (2009); Specialist in Taxes and Procedures at the Instituto de Superior de Formación Tributaria y Empresarial (2015); Diploma in Civil and Commercial Law at the Universidad Catolica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (2008). Refresher Course in Banking Law, College of Law, U.N.A. (2008).
Professional Experience: Founding partner of MONTERO & PALAZON and advisor on corporate, contract, labour, administrative and litigation aspects (2009 onwards). Industria Nacional del Cemento (2015 to 2018), as Legal and International Affairs Advisor. Lawyer at Ferrere Abogados, (2007 to 2009). Law Firm Peña & González de Peña, Assistant and later Junior Lawyer (2003 to 2007). Practice areas: Litigation, Corporate Law, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Antitrust, Equity Loan, Banking and Financial Law, Labor Law, Administrative Law, Tax Law and Constitutional Economic Law. Strategic Planning, Crisis Management. Languages: Spanish and English.
Eliana Duarte Santander
Education: Lawyer, Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Asunción (2011) and Public Notary (2020). Master's Degree in Business and Corporate Law from the American University (2015). Course of Case Overview and Money Flows, International Centre for Asset Recovery (2017). Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Course, Department of Justice of the United States, Drug Enforcement Administration (2017). International Diploma in Prevention and Control of the Risk of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, Stanford Money Laundering Prevention Agency and Higher Technical Institute (2016). Graduate in Public Management and Local Development, CIRD Trust (2013). Series of Lectures on Procedural Law, Bar Association of Paraguay (2012).
Professional experience: Assistant and later Junior Lawyer at Troche Legal Advisors (2009 to 2012 and 2013 to 2016). Lawyer in a Foreign Law Firm, in charge of the Legal Department (December 2012 - August 2013). Lawyer hired by the Secretariat of Money or Property Laundering Prevention, and representative of the institution for the proposed legislation that establishes rules on transparency in the corporation stock management (March 2016 - May 2017).
Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian.
Areas of practice: Family Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law, Banking and Financial Law, Civil and Labor Contracts, Due Diligence, Mediation and Negotiation of Disputes, Labor Law, Money Laundering Prevention, Trademark Criminal Law.
Education: Currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Legal Sciences at the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Catholic University (2021-2022). Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Asunción. (Lawyer, Best Graduate, 2015). Notary Public, Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Asunción (year 2019) Honor Roll. Specialist in University Didactics of the Faculty of Philosophy UNA (year 2016). Assistant Professor of the Chair of Private International Law at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción in the Law and Notary Public careers (2016 to 2021), Graduated from the Judicial School of Paraguay (year 2018). Member of the Following Associations: Paraguayan Bar Association.