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Name: José Antonio Moreno Ruffinelli
Firm Name: Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados
Country: Paraguay
Expertise: Patent Law

Telephone: (595 – 21) 214 688
Fax: (595 – 21) 215 134
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Born Asunción, Paraguay, March 10, 1939; admitted to bar 1963, Paraguay. Education: National University of Asunción (Lawyer, 1962; Doctor in Law, with honors for maximum qualification, 1967). Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay. Former President of the MERCOSUR Arbitration Court, appointed by the unanimous concurrence of its member countries Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. President, Paraguayan Academy of Law and Social Sciences. Former Member of the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Former President: National Codification Committee; House of Representatives of Paraguay. Former Vice President, Latin American Parliament. Former Legal Advisor to the Paraguayan Central Bank and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Former Ambassador to Brazil. Arbitrator, Paraguayan Chamber of Commerce. Member, National Group of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague. Law Professor, National University of Asunción and Catholic University of Asunción (graduate and post-graduate) with several books and legal articles published. Member: Inter-American Bar Association; International Bar Association; Paraguayan Bar Association; Paraguayan Banking Law Institute; A.P.A.P.I.; CEPEI (Paraguayan Center for International Studies). Languages:English, Portuguese and Spanish. Practice areas: Arbitration; Civil Law; International Commercial Law; Banking Law; International Business Transaction; International Commercial Contracts; Corporate Law; Government Contracts; Contracts; Public Bids; Trademarks; Patents; Communications Law; Leasing; Mergers and Acquisitions; Finance; Administrative Law; Distribution Agreements; Media Law; International Trade; Privatization; Eminent Domain; Family Law.

Firm Overview:

Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados is an outstanding team of lawyers that prides itself with the unparalleled qualifications of its members, coupled with a unique emphasis on quality and profound knowledge of the law and complex legal matters. The firm’s strong international practice is enhanced by lawyers with tested international expertise and degrees from universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Georgetown, and Oxford, who have handled many of the largest and most complex transactions in the market in recent history.

It is also a leading player in banking & finance, corporate and commercial matters, and dispute resolution, with a solid and ever-growing base of prestigious international and local clients. Moreno Ruffinelli & Asociados, taking the cue from its founder, also distinguishes itself with the unique academic credentials of its partners and associates, who are reputable authorities in various legal fields in Paraguay, and a distinctive passion for the law.

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