On June 15, 2018, NatLaw, together with the  Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Economía y Política (CEDEP) and the Paraguayan Ministry of Justice co-organized a regional conference on secured transactions law. The conference was held in Asuncion, Paraguay, and featured presentations from experts across Latin America on the topic of secured transactions, including panelists from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, and Paraguay. The conference also featured special panels on the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (CTC) and its Aircraft Protocol, as well as the CTC’s future Mining, Agriculture, and Construction equipment (MAC) Protocol. The MAC Protocol panel consisted of the following speakers: Mr. Adalberto Elias (NatLaw’s Supervising Research Attorney), Mr. Weldon Walter Black Zaldívar (Paraguay’s Viceminister of Justice), Professor Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell (Universidad Carlos III of Madrid), and Felipe Bonsenso Veneziano (MAC Working Group). Entities that participated in the conference include: Paraguay’s Central Bank, public and private financial institutions, Paraguay’s Ministries of Finance, Agriculture, Transportation, and Communications, the Supreme Court of Paraguay, and local law firms. Mr. Rodrigo Novoa, a member of NatLaw’s Board of Directors, also served as a panelist.

See photos from the event below.