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Firm Profile

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause

Firm Profile


  • 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

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 75 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.

Practice areas
Banking & Finance
Dispute Resolution
Energy & Natural Resources
Labour & Employment
Real Estate

Main International Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

3 partners, 11 fee earners
■ Representing Santander Uruguay, Santander Spain and Intesa San Paolo 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 Caixa Bank and Credit Agricole in a US$ 100 million financing granted to the developer of a 50 MW wind farm
■ Representing an infrastructure fund sponsored by CAF in the US$ 87 million financing of 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, CaixaBank, CA-CIB, CAF-AM Key Contact: Fernando Jimenez de Arechaga
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 108
Email: [email protected]

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 Google in its agreement with ANTEL for the construction of a 2,000 km submarine fiber optic cable between Punta del Este and Fortaleza (Brazil)
■ Assisting SAETA Yield in the US$ 65 million acquisition of two wind farms from Corporación América with an aggregate installed capacity of 95MW
Key Clients: Ericsson, McDonald’s, Google, Dole Foods, PGG Wrightson, Olam, Pepsi, Kraft, Mafrig Group, Fox Entertainment, Nidera, General Electric Medical, SACYR, Bow Power, SAETA Yield
Key Contacts: Nicolas Herrera; Virginia Brause
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 123
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 partner, 3 fee earners
■ Assisting Banco Santander in a US$ 16 million syndicated facility with Banco Itaú for the construction of an affordable housing complex in Montevideo called ‘M District’ by Fondo Compass
■ Assisting Grupo Ivory in a US$ 20 million project for the construction of a residential complex in a high-end neighborhood in Montevideo
Key Clients: Four Seasons, Ebital/Campiglia, Banco Santander, Banco Itaú, Outpost International, Stiler, Sacyrm, Trump Luxury Real Estate, Grupo Ivory
Key Contact: Hector B Viana
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 127
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
2 partners, 8 fee earners
■ Representing Banco Itaú in its US$ 15 million bankruptcy claims against the incumbent governor of the Department of Soriano
■ Representing Bow Power in a US$ 3 million claim brought by one of the landowners of one of its wind farms
■ Representing Banco Santander in the negotiations with the bankruptcy trustee of the Sanabria group (led by a former congressman currently imprisoned for a Ponzi Scheme) for the release of its collateral
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 104
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
Key Contact: Diego R Viana
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 110
Email: [email protected]


  • 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