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Firm Profile

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause

Firm Profile

Montevideo

  • Profile
  • Zabala 1504
  • Montevideo
  • Montevideo
  • Uruguay
  • 11000

Firm profile submitted by Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause

Managing Partner: Fernando Jimenez de Arechaga
Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 31
Of Counsel: 2
Number of notaries: 6
Number of CPAs: 3
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Jimenez de Arechaga, Viana & Brause enjoys a well-established reputation for trustworthiness and a prestigious client list that were built upon the shoulders of its internationally-renowned founder, Professor Eduardo Jimenez de Arechaga, and that were cemented by more than 70 years of high-quality, personalised and devoted service. A full-service provider, Jimenez de Arechaga is the result of the 2001 merger between Jimenez de Arechaga & Brause and Estudio Hector A. Viana, a merger that combined the recognised practice in the banking, financial and corporate fields of the former with the strong litigation practice of the latter

Main International Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
3 partners, 11 fee earners
■ Representing KfW, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and Helaba in a US$ 165 million financing for the construction of a 117.5 MW wind farm in Uruguay
■ Representing Santander Uruguay, Santander Spain and Intesa SanPaolo in the restructuring of a US$ 110 million facility granted to the developer of two solar photovoltaic plants with an aggregate capacity of 75MW
■ Representing Arcos Dorados in a US$ 167 syndicated facility granted by Citibank N.A., Bank of America N.A., Itau BBA International PLC, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and Banco Santander S.A. (Brazil)
■ Representing the potential investors in the structuring of a project bond issuance in order to finance the construction of a highway project, the second PPP Project in the history of Uruguay
Key Clients: Santander Group, Itau Bank, Creditel, Goldman Sachs & Co, Republica AFAP (pension fund manager), Banca Privada d’Andorra, ING Bank N.V., Eksport Kredit Fonden, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, DEG
Key Contact: Fernando Jimenez de Arechaga
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 108 Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
2 partners, 10 fee earners
■ Assisting a group of buyers formed by Goldman Sachs, Klaff Realty and Uruguayan investors in the US$ 140 million acquisition of supermarket chain ‘Tienda Inglesa’
■ Assisting Bow Power (a Grupo Cobra subsidiary) in the acquisition of a 90% stake in the wind farm ‘Vientos de Pastorale’ from Sowitec and in the restructuring of the financing for this project
■ Assisting SACYR and Grinor in a bidding procedure for the PPP Project ‘Circuito 3’ for the revamping and construction of a highway
Key Clients: Ericsson, McDonald’s, Google, Dole Foods, PGG Wrightson, Olam, Pepsi, Kraft, Mafrig Group, Fox Entertainment, Nidera, General Electric Medical, SACYR
Key Contacts: Nicolas Herrera; Virginia Brause
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 127 Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 partner, 3 fee earners
■ Assisting Banco Santander in its capacity as lender in the financing of a multifunctional complex called ‘Antel Arena’ (arena for concerts, basketball games and other shows), being developed by the telephone utility ANTEL through a trust created for the purpose
■ Assisting the Uruguayan American School in the construction of a new building for high school students
■ Assisting Arcos Dorados in a public bidding contest called by the Municipal Government of Montevideo for a concession for the restoration, refurbishing and operation of a traditional municipal property in the Parque Rodó neighbourhood in Montevideo, and after being awarded, in the construction of a restaurant therein
Key Clients: Four Seasons, Ebital/Campiglia, Banco Santander, Banco Itaú, Outpost International, Stiler, Sacyrm, Trump Luxury Real Estate
Key Contact: Hector B Viana
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 127 Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
2 partners, 8 fee earners
■ Representing two broker dealers in their capacity as trustees of investments trusts created with the future flows of the national airline PLUNA, in different judicial proceedings to collect outstanding sums worth US$ 13 million from the airline
■ Leading the Creditors Committee on behalf of all general unsubordinated creditors of national airline PLUNA, in order to negotiate with State-owned partner Pluna Ente and Executive Branch, secured creditors, labor creditors, and all other major stakeholders, which ended in major agreement for distributing the assets among creditors
■ Representing Banco Itaú in financial restructuring and later sale to Phoenix Group of Soulpack packaging factory, including the plant mortgaged by the bank
Key Clients: IMS, American Express, ING Bank N.V., Marfrig Group, McDonald’s, Mondelez (Kraft)., SANCOR CUL, Itau Bank
Key Contact: Nicolás Brause
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 123 Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
1 partner, 5 fee earners
■ Assisting employers in the matters involving all aspects of labour relations, policies and practices
■ Representing multinational and local companies in their collective bargaining and outsourcing matters
Key Clients: Roggio Group, Candysur, Kraft, Ericsson, El Tejar, PGG Wrightson, Mafrig
Key Contact: Diego R Viana
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 256 Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance

Corporate/M&A

Dispute Resolution

Energy & Natural Resources

Labour & Employment

Real Estate

Tax

Branches

  • Freezone,
  • Paraguay 2141,
  • Piso 15 - Oficina Nro. 2,
  • Montevideo,
  • Uruguay
  • 11800
  • Tel +598 2927 2302
  • Edificio Immigranti Piedras 497,
  • Piso 1 – Of. 101/102,
  • Montevideo,
  • Uruguay
  • 11000
  • Tel +598 2915 6723