Ferrere

Public–Private Partnership

FERRERE advises companies in different sectors involved in Public/Private Participation (PPP) agreements. The firm assists clients in connection with the respective regulatory frameworks, facilitating investments and deals, through support for obtaining authorizations and concessions. It also preserves venture stability by shaping efficient corporate instruments and contract structures. When necessary, the firm’s teams of attorneys are complemented by economists and engineers specializing in the specific technical aspects.

FERRERE has been at the vanguard in the market. In Uruguay, FERRERE’s professionals assisted the National Development Corporation, in the context of financing a Mega Concession for Construction of National Highways, in structuring a bond issue program involving securitization of future toll flows. The firm’s clients include, among others, Petrobras and Ancap in their joint venture Conecta, a natural gas distributor; the National Housing Agency, on design of supporting instruments for implementation of a project for completion of unfinished housing; and the Ministry of Housing, Land Use Management and Environment, in supporting the implementation of a subsidy for installment purchase payments and involvement of the financial sector in financing social-interest housing. In Ecuador, FERRERE participated in the public tender for selection of a strategic cement manufacturing ally to implement a new clinker production line. FERRERE is currently structuring three public-private partnership projects for government corporations in Ecuador, seeking synergies between the contracting parties.

The firm’s experts in energy, public works and contracts assist companies and ventures involved in the energy industry (electricity, renewables, gas and liquid fuels), waste disposal and treatment, and telecommunications development.

Recognitions

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

Chambers Latin America Uruguay

“...Ferrere provides a service of international standard, according to clients: ‘The fierce commitment of the senior lawyers, their proactive approach and continual contact makes it feel like a USA...”

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”

Chambers Global

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