Diego Zavala

Name: Diego Manuel Zavala

Firm: Mersan Abogados

Tel.: +595 21 447 739
Fax: +595 21 496 038
E-mail: diegozavala@mersanlaw.com
Website: www.mersanlaw.com

Areas of practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Tax Law (national and international)


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Senior Associate Partner at Mersán, Abogados, Asunción, Paraguay.

Minister of Industry and Commerce (2013).

Vice Minister of Commerce (2012). In that capacity, designated as Coordinator to the Paraguayan Negotiating Team in the negotiations with RIO TINTO ALCAN to establish an aluminum smelter in Paraguay.

Designated to the Panel or Arbitrators of the ICSID by the Paraguayan Government (2010).

Arbitrator, Center for Arbitration and Mediation – Paraguay (2001).

Former Director to the Center for Arbitration and Mediation – Paraguay.

National Consultant for The Paraguayan Ministry of Industry and Commerce, contracted for the implementation of the “Reforms to the Regulatory Investment Framework” Sub-Program A, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) May 1995 – March 1996.

Organization of American States (OAS), Internship at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. August – November 1992.

Worked as Secretariat Official at the Courthouse, Court of the First Instance for Civil and Commercial Matters, Asunción, Paraguay, October 1988 – September 1990.