Raúl Pereira Fleury is a Senior Associate with Ferrere's Corporate Group in Asunción. He specializes in corporate and financial transactions, counseling corporations, financial institutions, and public entities mainly on matters related to commercial and distribution contracts, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. In addition, he works closely with the litigation and arbitration group on matters related to international commercial and investment arbitration.
Before joining Ferrere, Raúl worked at Shearman & Sterling LLP, in its International Arbitration Group in Paris, in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, with a focus on international investment, renewable energy, oil and gas, and construction and corporate contracts; and under a number of rules and institutions, such as the UNCITRAL Rules, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), and the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS).
Additionally, Raúl is an Assistant Editor at ITA in Review, from the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, a LatAm Ambassador for Arbitrator Intelligence, and a representative of Paraguay before the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He is also a member of the Latin-American Committee of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge and has a number of publications in the field of international arbitration, having contributed with renowned law journals such as Arbitration International, the American Review of International Arbitration, Transnational Dispute Management, and the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
He holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Asuncion, Paraguay, as well as an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from the American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., where he specialized in International Arbitration and International Business Law.
FERRERE is the only multi-jurisdictional purely South American law firm. It has 250 attorneys in Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, who provide rapid and personalized service, geared to strengthening the profitability of its clients' businesses.
FERRERE specializes in all branches of law, with experience in diverse industries and services. The firm advises clients who work in commercial, industrial, extractive industries, agricultural, manufacturing and service structures. This multiplicity stimulates the search for a constant balance between overall view of the economy and attention to the particularities of each company and its circumstances.
FERRERE is exceptional in the jurisdictions in which it operates. It is a fully merit-based organization that does not allow relatives of partners to join the firm. It has an early mandatory retirement policy and places great emphasis on promoting diversity, with women making up 30% of the partnership.
Clients and international publications acknowledge its experience and leadership, and each year it receives recognitions and awards from the chief international professional services raters.