Ferrere

2015 Chambers Latin America Uruguay

Banking & Finance

Department head Diego Rodríguez is vastly experienced in this area, with particular expertise in complex securitisations. He is highly respected by peers, while clients describe him as "a real point of reference," adding: "He is a specialist who understands the equity market as well as anyone." He advises US clients on large-scale financing deals under New York law.

Andrés Cerisola frequently advises international clients in major transactions. Sources praises his strategic intelligence, continuing: "He understands the business world and how things work in Latin America." He established the firm's private equity practice and is regularly involved with the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

Associate Julie Rothschild continues to impress clients on regulatory banking matters and the structuring of investment funds. Sources say: "She is very good at understanding the issues and presenting her ideas very clearly." She is fluent in Hebrew and has been instrumental in growing the firm's Israeli clientele.

Associate-to-watch Javier Domínguez is highlighted by clients for "his impressive capacity to negotiate and the good solutions he proposes." He has solid experience advising on international financing and foreign trade transactions.

Corporate/M&A

Acclaimed regional firm adept at handling complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across various industries. Handles some of the most sophisticated M&A deals and high-value projects for a roster of prestigious multinationals.

Practice head Martín Cerruti impresses clients with his sense of strategy and business. Sources say: "He is a fantastic lawyer who is utterly dedicated, versatile and shrewd." They add: "He is practical, ingenious and has a lot of experience." His strong track record advising on large investment deals is recognised by international sources. Andrés Cerisola advises clients on the strategic aspects of large-scale international M&A. Sources regard him "as one of the leading lawyers in the country and a point of reference." He is the former head of the firm's international arbitration department and now plays a key role in driving regional expansion.

According to sources, Gonzalo Secco "stands out for his intelligence, dedication and astuteness." He leads the team on major transactions in the energy and construction sectors. He has solid experience helping multinationals establish local operations in Uruguay.

Geraldine Ifrán has a niche focus in the insurance sphere, where she has experience leading on multi-jurisdictional transactions. She enjoys a growing reputation in the market and sources highlight her "astonishing expertise."

Up-and-coming partner Santiago Fontana continues to make a name for himself, according to interviewees. Clients say: "He is an excellent, solution-oriented lawyer who gives very reliable advice." He is fluent in Portuguese and makes frequent trips to Brazil to advise the firm's corporate clients. Associate to watch Manuel Lecuona works with international companies across a number of sectors. Clients praise his "knowledge of corporate topics, untiring work rate and the global focus to his analysis."

Intellectual Property

Practice head Agustín Mayer West is held in the highest esteem by peers and clients alike. He represents many of the firm's major multinational clients in this space. Sources say: "He is very dedicated to his profession and has the deepest knowledge in the industry." They add: "He offers a great, personalised service and always finds a practical solution." He is charged with expanding the firm's Chilean client base and has developed strong relationships with law firms in that jurisdiction.

According to sources, Alejandro Alterwain "is very studious and goes into real depth." They add: "He is an ideal choice when dealing with a complex matter." He is well regarded for his work in IP-related litigation. He is experienced representing international clients and holds an LLM from Columbia University.

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