Ferrere

Mergers and Acquisitions

FERRERE assists companies and financial advisors on their purchases, sales, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, both locally and regionally, and in all areas of business. For decades, FERRERE’s attorneys have been advising multinationals, medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs involved in acquisitions and sales.

Its availability of resources and high level of specialization allow FERRERE to conduct meticulous due diligence procedures in record time, detecting potential contingencies and proposing practical solutions to avoid or minimize the client’s exposure. When required, the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group and the Tax team can conduct interrelated tax and accounting reviews simultaneously.

FERRERE’s specialists handle processes for authorization of transactions by regulatory and antitrust authorities. They also structure and draft purchase contracts, shareholder agreements, financing and other agreements related to the sale of companies, based on the client’s business needs. Frequently the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group functions as a dynamic coordinator of pre-deal negotiations, or interacts with other international law firms.

It as recently been involved in dozens of transactions, including ExxonMobil’s acquisition from Total of an interest in an offshore oil and gas exploration block in Uruguay, Parmalat’s purchase of dairy company Algil’s Uruguayan subsidiary, sale of Israel Discount Bank to Scotiabank, and purchase by Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan Board (OTPP) and Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) of part of Banco Santander’s renewable energies sector. It also advised Owens-Illinois, the world’s largest glass manufacturer, on acquisition of the food and beverage packaging unit of the Mexican company Vitro for USD 2.15 billion in Bolivia. Multinational clients like Vale and Petrobras have relied on FERRERE for multi-million dollar regional acquisitions on which the firm’s offices in Paraguay and Uruguay worked simultaneously.

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“...This team has a well-regarded banking team and is praised for its capital markets expertise...”

Chambers Latin America Uruguay

“...Quickly and adroitly assemble multidisciplinary teams to confront complex issues...”

Chambers Latin America Uruguay

“...A world-class firm within one of the smallest Latin American countries...”

Chambers Latin America Uruguay

“...Aggressive market leader with regional presence...”

Latin Lawyer

“...Comfortably Uruguay´s largest law firm...”

Latin Lawyer

“full of capable professionals (...) ready to work extremely hard to maintain the firm’s number-one reputation”

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