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Latin-America Guide

Corporate/M&A — Uruguay


Ferrere - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Pre-eminent firm fielding a deep bench of reputed practitioners with profound knowledge of both local and multi-jurisdictional transactions, such as joint ventures and M&A. Possessed of extensive expertise advising major domestic and international clients active in an array of industries, including pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, food and drinks and technology. Team is also specialised in advising private equity investors and has a notable track record in transactions in the banking and insurance industries.

Strengths Clients praise the firm for its ability to "bring together the best specialists in each subject, brilliant lawyers who are accustomed to complex legal issues and are internationally connected."

Other sources state: "They are pragmatic, don't overcomplicate things and are great with their solutions."

Work highlight Advised Weyerhaeuser Company regarding the USD402.5 million sale of the whole of its operations in Uruguay.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Martín Cerruti has an excellent track record in the corporate arena, having participated in several of the most significant deals in Uruguay throughout the years. Clients say he is a "brilliant lawyer with a profound knowledge of law and also of human nature," adding: "He has a keen intelligence which, paired with his strong empathy, makes him a natural leader with great charisma." Another source notes: "He is extremely pragmatic, intelligent, and a very hard worker."

Santiago Fontana maintains a significant corporate and M&A practice, regularly advising on major foreign investments into Uruguay, as well as corporate matters related to the agribusiness industry. Commentators praise him as a practitioner who is "very in touch with his clients."

Geraldine Ifrán is recognised for her expertise and experience in major M&A transactions involving multinational clients from the banking and insurance sectors. Interviewees single her out for her "availability, diligence and reliability in the preparation of all her work."

Gonzalo Secco combines his strength in energy and infrastructure mandates with solid corporate expertise to advise on significant transactions in this sphere. He also brings his experience to bear to assist major foreign companies in the retail sector with incorporations in Uruguay.

Up-and-coming partner Manuel Lecuona is described by interviewees as "very responsive and very attentive to the client's needs." He employs his experience in advising both domestic and international companies on M&A transactions and other corporate deals.

Senior associate Sebastián Ramos focuses his practice on advising local and multinational companies on M&A and other corporate transactions. He is active assisting private equity firms and other notable clients from various industries, including energy and agribusiness.

Cristina Vignone is active representing major clients in corporate transactions emanating from the oil and gas, agribusiness and automotive sectors. Commentators extol her "deep knowledge of all corporate matters and great ability to always find the best solution."

About the Team (content provided by Ferrere)

FERRERE’s Corporate and Commercial team assists companies on their day-to-day operations as well as on structuring and implementing complex deals and handling extraordinary situations. It drafts and negotiates local and international contracts, assists on bid processes and on its clients’ relationships with the State. It designs legal structures in line with specific client needs and regulatory demands.

The Corporate and Legal group provides services to major multinationals in diverse sectors, contributing to resolving problems and facilitating their operations in Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay. Among others, it advises Abbott Laboratories, Bosch, British American Tobacco, Directv, Dufry, ExxonMobil, IBM, MetLife, Maersk, Microsoft, Nordex, Nestlé, Petrobras, Röhlig Logistics, Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan Board (OTPP), Owen – Illinois, Parmalat, Schlumberger, Sanofi Aventis, Vestas, Vale and Weyerhaeuser. An active network of international contacts and the regional presence allow FERRERE to respond to their queries and handle complex matters in different jurisdictions.

FERRERE’s broad resources and high specialization allow it to conduct meticulous due diligence procedures in record time, detecting potential contingencies and proposing practical solutions to avoid or minimize client exposure. In turn, the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group works in collaboration with the firm’s other areas to form a multidisciplinary team offering full-service legal advice. 

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Guyer & Regules - Corporate/M&A Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding corporate practice distinguished for its ability to handle sophisticated domestic and cross-border transactions. Deeply experienced in representing key investors in acquisitions, divestments and mergers. Additionally offers singular expertise in corporate restructuring and financing mandates, as well as benefiting from an excellent track record representing export companies. Routinely acts for clients from the energy and natural resources, food and drink, and financial services industries.

Strengths Clients laud the team, describing them as "excellent, completely service-oriented, extremely responsive, creative and with deep knowledge in every field."

Other sources report: "The service is excellent. Every matter is analysed in depth and in a timely manner, and we feel that we can absolutely trust their advice."

Work highlight Represented Bacardi-Martini in the sale of its Uruguayan subsidiary to an affiliate of the Cepas Group.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Nicolás Herrera is a deeply respected practitioner with long-standing experience in the corporate arena. He is frequently retained by various domestic and international investors to assist with complex M&A transactions. Observers hold him in high esteem, describing him as a "brilliant mind," with others praising him for his ability to "provide a holistic business acumen and practical down-to-earth solutions."

The "outstanding" Nicolás Piaggio employs his knowledge of the corporate sphere to offer top-tier advice to a range of distinguished multinational clients with interests in Uruguay. He represents companies in an array of highly significant acquisitions, divestments and corporate restructurings, additionally leveraging his finance expertise to offer in-depth assistance. Sources attest: "Nicolás is a brilliant lawyer, magnificent negotiator and extremely well known in the business world."

Corina Bove has notable experience advising on M&A and corporate restructuring mandates. Interviewees describe her as "superb - the perfect blend of being commercially oriented but not leaving any open issues in a transaction." She is highly sought after by major local and international companies from the food and beverage, renewable energy and technology sectors amongst others.

Known for his expertise and in-depth experience in sophisticated corporate transactions, practice co-head Álvaro Tarabal maintains an excellent reputation in the market, with sources calling him "superb and an excellent negotiator." He focuses his practice on advising key clients on high-value, cross-border acquisitions and investments, particularly in the food processing, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries.

Alejandro Miller has an established practice covering M&A and matters concerning offshore corporations, maritime trade and free trade zones. He is also an active member of the academe. He is described by market commentators as "a very well-known, good lawyer."

Clients report that up-and-coming partner Javier Berdaguer "is a very intelligent and creative lawyer who is always super responsive as well." He routinely advises on M&A and an array of commercial agreements, as well as providing counsel on day-to-day corporate mandates.

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Hughes & Hughes - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Celebrated practice group with an impressive track record advising on high-level corporate mandates. Benefits from a skilled team offering considerable knowledge of matters pertaining to the technology, energy and forestry sectors, among others. Routinely represents key clients in a range of complex domestic and cross-border transactions, such as acquisitions and disposals of controlling and minority stakes in companies.

Strengths Interviewees portray the team as having "great technical ability with the strategic capacity to solve, in a practical and efficient way, situations that were suggested to them."

Work highlight Represented Global Timber Resources in the acquisition of the shares of four Uruguayan companies from Southern Cone Timber Holdings and Criollo Madera.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Haroldo Espalter is appreciated by clients for "his great technical capacity and practical approach towards resolving the problems at hand." He has broad experience advising private and state-owned domestic companies, foreign multinationals, and individuals in acquisitions, asset sales, and negotiating share purchase agreements.

Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau has notable experience advising on important transactions, such as the structuring of joint ventures and acquisitions. Highlighting his corporate work, a peer comments that he is a "good lawyer." He recently led the team assisting Codere Group with the purchase of HRU's issued share capital from Verfin Overseas.

About the Team (content provided by Hughes & Hughes)

We provide advice to the major transnational companies operating in Uruguay. We have represented clients in some of the most complex corporate transactions ever. Decades of experience in this area and being always one step ahead of the constant business developments have allowed our acquiring the specialization needed to design and implement effective legal strategies.


Our services include:

  • The sale-purchase of companies with stock-deal and the asset-deal approaches

  • The design of efficient structures to channel foreign investment

  • Company mergers and acquisitions

  • Trusts

  • Corporate and business reorganizations

  • Corporate start-ups

  • Corporate cooperation and technology transfer agreements

  • Corporate recruitment

  • Organization of corporate structures for complex cross-border transactions

  • Ongoing advice on corporate governance

  • Assistance in the organization and management of family businesses, prevention of corporate conflicts, and family protocols

  • Ongoing advice to domestic and foreign companies regarding their day-to-day business activities

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Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acclaimed firm with considerable experience assisting clients with significant transactional mandates. Benefits from considerable expertise advising on high-level private equity and non-private equity M&A, as well as corporate restructuring. Routinely represents a roster of domestic and international corporations from the technology, food and beverage and energy sectors, as well as the banking and insurance industries

Strengths Clients are quick to praise the quality of the service, describing it as "very good," adding: "They provide quick and complete responses and are very dedicated."

Work highlight Acted on behalf of Goldman Sachs, Klaff Realty and the Najul Brothers in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Tienda Inglesa from the Henderson family, including all the real estate owned by the sellers. The transaction was valued at USD140 million.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Nicolás Herrera Alonso is a respected practitioner with noteworthy knowledge of corporate matters. He is frequently retained by both domestic and international clients hailing from various industry sectors to advise on high-value acquisitions and asset sales. He led the team advising on the acquisition of 100% stake in Tienda Inglesa.

Managing partner Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga benefits from notable experience representing key clients in significant M&A transactions. Market commentators acknowledge his reputation, asserting: "He is well regarded and a good lawyer." He has a notable track record advising on deals emanating from the retail and forestry sectors.

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (Jr.) has a solid corporate practice, offering particular expertise in matters related to the infrastructure sector. He is frequently sought out to advise various corporate entities on M&A, restructuring and shareholders' agreements.

Co-head of department Héctor Viana is a noteworthy corporate practitioner with further expertise in real estate matters. He frequently provides counsel to both local and international developers on M&A transactions as well as other commercial agreements.

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Posadas, Posadas & Vecino - Corporate/M&A Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Deeply respected corporate practice with a strong team of practitioners benefiting from pronounced expertise in foreign direct investment, including major cross-border acquisitions and divestitures. Also advises on joint ventures and day-to-day corporate matters. Frequently called upon by private equity funds as well as an array of domestic and multinational companies from the forestry, oil and gas and insurance sectors.

Strengths One interviewee notes that the team is "really commercially oriented," continuing: "They understand where I am coming from when I am trying to do a deal, inform you of your risks and recognise the client's needs."

Work highlight Represented BTG Pactual's forestry investment division, Timberland Investment Group, in the USD403 million acquisition of all of Weyerhaeuser's Uruguayan forestry and manufacturing operation.

Notable practitioners

Gerardo Caffera Morandi maintains an important practice advising on corporate and commercial matters, such as M&A and the review and negotiation of complex agreements. He is experienced in representing private and state-owned companies with operations in various sectors, such as forestry, oil and gas and telecommunications.

Fernando de Posadas Trambauer is frequently involved in important investment deals thanks to his strong knowledge of the corporate arena. He has long-standing experience advising on a variety of complex transactional mandates, including private equity and non-private equity M&A in industries such as food processing and hospitality.

Tomás Gurméndez Márquez earns the respect of clients, who deem him "fantastic and super attentive." Another observer remarks: "He's a good, solid professional who gives concrete responses, and whenever I have questions he does what is necessary to resolve them." He has experience advising on the disposal of major forestry assets in Uruguay.

Tomás Guerrero Costa enjoys recognition from market commentators, who describe him as a "very well-known partner." He utilises his experience in the field to advise financial institutions, including private equity groups on a range of transactional mandates, including M&A.

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Bado Kuster Zerbino & Rachetti - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised practice with notable experience advising on corporate transactions and governance issues. Well versed in a variety of day-to-day corporate mandates, as well as commercial agreements and asset liquidations. Boasts specific expertise in the telecommunications, energy and manufacturing industries.

Strengths Interviewees are pleased with the firm's work, stating: "We are very satisfied. They provide very complete advice, have great client service and very good expertise."

Work highlight Assisted Sociedad Televisora Larrañaga with the negotiation of licensing agreement between Canal 12 and Equital.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Richard Raul Iturria stands out to clients as "punctual and studious, with a great capacity for work and a great vocation for teamwork." Other sources state: "He's excellent, responds quickly and has a great relationship with his clients."

Fernando Rachetti Olaso has a solid corporate practice, with one source commenting: "He's completely involved in the matters and is always supporting the client." His practice is bolstered by additional expertise in labour and employment matters.

The "very dedicated" Alvaro Carrau Lussich is singled out by interviewees who report: "He is very thorough and always thinking about alternative ways of getting things done. His knowledge of Uruguayan law is also very wide, which made us feel very comfortable."

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Bergstein Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established firm with an important corporate practice handling acquisitions, disposals and other commercial agreements for various investors. Commonly instructed by important domestic and international clients to assist with corporate matters relating to several sectors, including energy, agribusiness and business services.

Strengths One observer states: "They have a very good academic background, have in-depth knowledge of matters, and are agile and efficient in their answers as well as being responsive and dedicated."

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Jonás Bergstein has developed a speciality in international corporate transactions, offering key knowledge of cross-border M&A transactions and in the drafting of commercial agreements. Clients describe him as "a natural leader," continuing: "He is a lawyer with an academic and professional background that is transmitted to the rest of the team."

Up-and-coming practitioner Guillermo Duarte's practice is focused on advising international clients on M&A mandates. Observers are satisfied with his work and comment that he showed "great commitment, dedication and depth in the matters that were brought to him."

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  • The firm routinely advises clients on virtually all aspects of the law affecting corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, and not for profit entities: this includes mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, incorporation of companies under all forms of legal structures, capital increases and capital reduction procedures, negotiation stock purchase agreements, joint ventures and shareholders agreements, and the filing and maintenance of necessary government licenses and certificates. On a day-to-day basis the firm reviews all types of commercial agreements, including distributorship, agency and franchising agreements.  The firm has a recognized expertise in all matters regarding termination and non-renewal of any of such business relationships. The firm has conducted due diligence work in virtually the entire spectrum of industries.
  • The firm draws on its vast corporate and banking expertise to provide legal advice for the start-up, initiation and further operation of renewable energy projects, with particular emphasis in wind-sourced energy projects and wind parks.

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Blanco & Etcheverry - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected practice noted for its ability to handle corporate matters such as M&A and joint ventures. Also assists foreign companies with incorporations into Uruguay. Team is often is sought out by domestic and international companies from the agribusiness, telecommunications and technology sectors.

Strengths Commentators enthuse: "The professional way in which all our legal matters are handled never ceases to impress us, which is why we are always happy to recommend them."

Work highlight Assisted with the formation of Alliance Uruguay, a joint venture between AVS Technology and Klaff Group, which will own and operate a chlorine–soda plant.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Agustín Etcheverry has a solid understanding of M&A, and corporate structuring mandates. He is held in high regard for his skills, with one observer declaring: "He is commercially aware, which allows him to provide solutions that are not only adequate from a legal standpoint but also suitable for our business purposes."

Juan Blanco is praised by clients who report that "he knows a lot about the law and gives really good advice." He is a seasoned practitioner with considerable experience advising domestic and international clients on an array of transactional mandates.

Up-and-coming partner Martín Colombo has solid expertise in corporate matters related to the telecommunications, technology and finance sectors, regularly advising major clients with operations in those industries. Impressed with his work, sources state: "He is a really good lawyer."

Associate-to-watch María Emilia Zaglio is praised by clients, who comment: "She is a person who listens a lot, works through matters quickly, and consults with us frequently until we are all in agreement. She's a very good professional."

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Olivera Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy firm advising clients on general corporate matters, such as shareholder and share purchase agreements. Acts for important domestic companies as well as foreign entities looking to enter the Uruguayan market. Clients hail from the transport, healthcare and real estate sectors amongst others.

Strengths One client attests: "Their responses are excellent, they are always available for any urgent meetings, and they are always one step ahead to provide us with what we need."

Work highlight Advised Asset Managers Agente de Valores on the negotiations of the terms of purchase agreements and other corporate documents, following the shareholders' decision to sell their stock to the holding company.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Juan Martín Olivera is a skilled practitioner with noteworthy corporate knowledge. Clients are quick to praise his abilities, reporting: "He is intelligent, practical and solution-oriented. He sees a problem, thinks about it and responds, which is really valuable in a professional."

Andrés Hessdorfer continues to impress interviewees with his corporate expertise, as one notes: "He is very meticulous and responsive. He is able to quickly understand the company's needs and provide very business-oriented advice."

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Pérez del Castillo & Asociados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Flourishing practice which enters the rankings following solid feedback from clients. Advice covers asset purchases and sales, corporate governance issues and the negotiation of commercial agreements. Routinely instructed by local and foreign clients from the food and drink, technology and real estate sectors.

Strengths One observer enthuses: "I am very satisfied with the service the firm provided; they have have been able to respond to our various needs with good results and within the required timeframes."

Work highlight Represented Bioconit in the negotiations for the sale of real estate and fixed assets of Schreiber Foods to Olam for USD15.5 million.

Notable practitioners

Matías Pérez del Castillo makes a positive impression on clients, who report: "He is the brain, strength and engine behind the entire practice and is the one driving everything. He is also very intelligent, very fast, and writes and communicates very well."

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The Corporate team of the firm stands out for its specialization in highly complex in the following practice areas.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency: We provide comprehensive judicial and extrajudicial advice in complex insolvency and bankruptcy cases and business restructuring processes, providing assistance to our clients regarding the implementation of efficient solutions in order to deal with such situations. 

Commercial: We offer comprehensive advice in the structuring of complex business transactions. We intervene in the elaboration and negotiation of a great variety of commercial agreements, either national or international, linked to different areas of economic activity.

Company Law: We advise our clients on the design of the structure that best suits their business needs, for which we assist them in the incorporation, restructuring and/or purchase of corporations, public limited companies, limited liability companies, foundations, agricultural companies and associations and other corporate structures.

Corporate Governance: We assist shareholders and directors in the adoption of good corporate governance practices with the aim of promoting transparency in the management and administration of companies.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): We offer complete and continuous assistance to our clients acting as acquirers, sellers or intermediaries, within the cases of M&A processes, share purchase agreements, disposition of business premises, assets purchase agreements, etc.

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Eminent Practitioner

Guyer & Regules

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Nicolás Herrera is a deeply respected practitioner with long-standing experience in the corporate arena. He is frequently retained by various domestic and international investors to assist with complex M&A transactions. Observers hold him in high esteem, describing him as a "brilliant mind," with others praising him for his ability to "provide a holistic business acumen and practical down-to-earth solutions."

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Ferrere

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Martín Cerruti has an excellent track record in the corporate arena, having participated in several of the most significant deals in Uruguay throughout the years. Clients say he is a "brilliant lawyer with a profound knowledge of law and also of human nature," adding: "He has a keen intelligence which, paired with his strong empathy, makes him a natural leader with great charisma." Another source notes: "He is extremely pragmatic, intelligent, and a very hard worker."

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Band 1

Guyer & Regules

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "outstanding"Nicolás Piaggio employs his knowledge of the corporate sphere to offer top-tier advice to a range of distinguished multinational clients with interests in Uruguay. He represents companies in an array of highly significant acquisitions, divestments and corporate restructurings, additionally leveraging his finance expertise to offer in-depth assistance. Sources attest: "Nicolás is a brilliant lawyer, magnificent negotiator and extremely well known in the business world."

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Band 2

Guyer & Regules

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Corina Bove has notable experience advising on M&A and corporate restructuring mandates. Interviewees describe her as "superb - the perfect blend of being commercially oriented but not leaving any open issues in a transaction." She is highly sought after by major local and international companies from the food and beverage, renewable energy and technology sectors amongst others.

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Band 2

Hughes & Hughes

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Haroldo Espalter is appreciated by clients for "his great technical capacity and practical approach towards resolving the problems at hand."Hehas broad experience advising private and state-owned domestic companies, foreign multinationals, and individuals in acquisitions, asset sales, and negotiating share purchase agreements.

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Band 2

Guyer & Regules

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Known for his expertise and in-depth experience in sophisticated corporate transactions, practice co-head Álvaro Tarabal maintains an excellent reputation in the market, with sources calling him "superb and an excellent negotiator." He focuses his practice on advising key clients on high-value, cross-border acquisitions and investments, particularly in the food processing, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries.

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Band 3

Bergstein Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Jonás Bergstein has developed a speciality in international corporate transactions, offering key knowledge of cross-border M&A transactions and in the drafting of commercial agreements. Clients describe him as "a natural leader," continuing: "He is a lawyer with an academic and professional background that is transmitted to the rest of the team."

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Band 3

Gerardo Caffera Morandi

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gerardo Caffera Morandi maintains an important practice advising on corporate and commercial matters, such as M&A and the review and negotiation of complex agreements. He is experienced in representing private and state-owned companies with operations in various sectors, such as forestry, oil and gas and telecommunications.

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Band 3

Fernando de Posadas Trambauer

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernando de Posadas Trambauer is frequently involved in important investment deals thanks to his strong knowledge of the corporate arena. He has long-standing experience advising on a variety of complex transactional mandates, including private equity and non-private equity M&A in industries such as food processing and hospitality.

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Band 3

Agustín Etcheverry

Blanco & Etcheverry

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Agustín Etcheverry has a solid understanding of M&A, and corporate structuring mandates. He is held in high regard for his skills, with one observer declaring: "He is commercially aware, which allows him to provide solutions that are not only adequate from a legal standpoint but also suitable for our business purposes."

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Band 3

Tomás Gurméndez Márquez

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Tomás Gurméndez Márquez earns the respect of clients, who deem him "fantastic and super attentive." Another observer remarks: "He's a good, solid professional who gives concrete responses, and whenever I have questions he does what is necessary to resolve them." He has experience advising on the disposal of major forestry assets in Uruguay.

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Band 3

Nicolás Herrera Alonso

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Nicolás Herrera Alonso is a respected practitioner with noteworthy knowledge of corporate matters. He is frequently retained by both domestic and international clients hailing from various industry sectors to advise on high-value acquisitions and asset sales. He led the team advising on the acquisition of 100% stake in Tienda Inglesa. 

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Band 3

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga benefits from notable experience representing key clients in significant M&A transactions. Market commentators acknowledge his reputation, asserting: "He is well regarded and a good lawyer." He has a notable track record advising on deals emanating from the retail and forestry sectors.

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Band 3

Guyer & Regules

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alejandro Miller has an established practice covering M&A and matters concerning offshore corporations, maritime trade and free trade zones. He is also an active member of the academe. He is described by market commentators as "a very well-known, good lawyer."  

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Band 3

Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau

Hughes & Hughes

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau has notable experience advising on important transactions, such as the structuring of  joint ventures and acquisitions. Highlighting his corporate work, a peer comments that he is a "good lawyer." He recently led the team assisting Codere Group with the purchase of HRU's issued share capital from Verfin Overseas.

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Band 3

Daniel Rueda Kramer

Rueda Abadi Pereira

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Daniel Rueda Kramer of Rueda Abadi Pereira is a recognised figure in the Uruguayan corporate sphere. He is experienced in advising clients from a range of sectors on M&A deals as well as day-to-day corporate matters. 

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Band 3

Eduardo Sanguinetti

Sanguinetti & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eduardo Sanguinetti of Sanguinetti & Asociados is a well-established practitioner, offering notable experience in corporate transactions. He is active representing an array of clients in matters spanning various sectors, such as banking and infrastructure.

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Band 4

Blanco & Etcheverry

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Blanco is praised by clients who report that "he knows a lot about the law and gives really good advice." He is a seasoned practitioner with considerable experience advising domestic and international clients on an array of transactional mandates.

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Band 4

Ferrere

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Santiago Fontana maintains a significant corporate and M&A practice, regularly advising on major foreign investments into Uruguay, as well as corporate matters related to the agribusiness industry. Commentators praise him as a practitioner who is "very in touch with his clients."

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Band 4

Tomás Guerrero Costa

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Tomás Guerrero Costa enjoys recognition from market commentators, who describe him as a "very well-known partner." He utilises his experience in the field to advise financial institutions, including private equity groups on a range of transactional mandates, including M&A.

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Band 4

Ferrere

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Geraldine Ifrán is recognised for her expertise and experience in major M&A transactions involving multinational clients from the banking and insurance sectors. Interviewees single her out for her "availability, diligence and reliability in the preparation of all her work."

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Band 4

Richard Raul Iturria

Bado Kuster Zerbino & Rachetti

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Richard Raul Iturria stands out to clients as "punctual and studious, with a great capacity for work and a great vocation for teamwork." Other sources state: "He's excellent, responds quickly and has a great relationship with his clients."

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Band 4

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (Jr.)

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (Jr.) has a solid corporate practice, offering particular expertise in matters related to the infrastructure sector. He is frequently sought out to advise various corporate entities on M&A, restructuring and shareholders' agreements.

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Band 4

Lapique & Santeugini Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Lapique of Lapique & Santeugini Abogados has a solid reputation for his valuable contributions to the corporate ambit as well as enjoying recognition for his academic publications. One commentator praises him as "a good lawyer with a great academic background."

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Band 4

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Pérez del Castillo & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Matías Pérez del Castillo makes a positive impression on clients, who report: "He is the brain, strength and engine behind the entire practice and is the one driving everything. He is also very intelligent, very fast, and writes and communicates very well."

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Band 4

Fernando Rachetti Olaso

Bado Kuster Zerbino & Rachetti

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernando Rachetti Olaso has a solid corporate practice, with one source commenting: "He's completely involved in the matters and is always supporting the client." His practice is bolstered by additional expertise in labour and employment matters.

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Band 4

Ferrere

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gonzalo Secco combines his strength in energy and infrastructure mandates with solid corporate expertise to advise on significant transactions in this sphere. He also brings his experience to bear to assist major foreign companies in the retail sector with incorporations in Uruguay.

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Band 4

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Héctor Viana is a noteworthy corporate practitioner with further expertise in real estate matters. He frequently provides counsel to both local and international developers on M&A transactions as well as other commercial agreements.

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Up and Coming

Guyer & Regules

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients report that up-and-coming partner Javier Berdaguer"is a very intelligent and creative lawyer who is always super responsive as well."  He routinely advises on M&A and an array of commercial agreements, as well as providing counsel on day-to-day corporate mandates.

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Up and Coming

Alvaro Carrau Lussich

Bado Kuster Zerbino & Rachetti

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "very dedicated"Alvaro Carrau Lussich is singled out by interviewees who report: "He is very thorough and always thinking about alternative ways of getting things done. His knowledge of Uruguayan law is also very wide, which made us feel very comfortable."

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Up and Coming

Blanco & Etcheverry

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Martín Colombo has solid expertise in corporate matters related to the telecommunications, technology and finance sectors, regularly advising major clients with operations in those industries. Impressed with his work, sources state: "He is a really good lawyer."

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Up and Coming

Bergstein Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming practitioner Guillermo Duarte's practice is focused on advising international clients on M&A mandates. Observers are satisfied with his work and comment that he showed "great commitment, dedication and depth in the matters that were brought to him."

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Up and Coming

Ferrere

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Manuel Lecuona is described by interviewees as "very responsive and very attentive to the client's needs." Heemploys his experience in advising both domestic and international companies on M&A transactions and other corporate deals.

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Up and Coming

Juan Martín Olivera

Olivera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Juan Martín Olivera is a skilled practitioner with noteworthy corporate knowledge. Clients are quick to praise his abilities, reporting: "He is intelligent, practical and solution-oriented. He sees a problem, thinks about it and responds, which is really valuable in a professional."

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Associates to watch

Andrés Hessdorfer

Olivera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrés Hessdorfer continues to impress interviewees with his corporate expertise, as one notes: "He is very meticulous and responsive. He is able to quickly understand the company's needs and provide very business-oriented advice."

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Associates to watch

Ferrere

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior associate Sebastián Ramos focuses his practice on advising local and multinational companies on M&A and other corporate transactions. He is active assisting private equity firms and other notable clients from various industries, including energy and agribusiness.

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Associates to watch

Ferrere

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cristina Vignone is active representing major clients in corporate transactions emanating from the oil and gas, agribusiness and automotive sectors. Commentators extol her "deep knowledge of all corporate matters and great ability to always find the best solution." 

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Associates to watch

María Emilia Zaglio

Blanco & Etcheverry

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch María Emilia Zaglio is praised by clients, who comment: "She is a person who listens a lot, works through matters quickly, and consults with us frequently until we are all in agreement. She's a very good professional."

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