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Andrés Cerisola

Andrés Cerisola

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Andrés Cerisola tends to get involved in cases requiring exhaustive analysis and strategy design, for disputes or complex transactions, particularly when projects require structuring or when government regulations impact on the situation. He participates in negotiations, litigation and arbitration, both in Uruguay and abroad. He directs work teams on foreign investment, infrastructure, telecommunications and energy transactions.

Chambers noted that Cerisola is “a first port of call for international clients with issues in Uruguay and other jurisdictions in the region,” and that he “stands out for his great commercial skills and valuable work on complex litigation and arbitration cases.” It adds that clients characterize him as “really prudent in his advice, especially when it comes to major cases involving political issues in Latin America.” Finally, it points out that his clients feel they are “in very safe hands,” and recognize him as a professional who “knows how to get results.”

Latin Lawyer, citing a European client, says that Cerisola is one of the most competent attorneys in all Latin America, extremely skillful, a serious worker and true gentleman, who in finding solutions for a problem always takes into account strategic and political issues. According to the same publication, clients praise him for his handling of complex situations, and for his ““unrelenting good spirits, his involvement in every case and situation, his entrepreneurial demeanour, and his habit of promptly returning all phone calls.”

Cerisola graduated as attorney from Universidad de la República (Uruguay), he earned an LL.M. from Harvard, and studied European regulation at the Free University of Brussels. He is professor of law at Universidad ORT (Uruguay) and a permanent scholar of the National Academy of Economics.

He is also director of the Uruguay­-US Chamber of Commerce and of Uruguay al Futuro (Uruguay into the Future), a National Chamber of Commerce think tank. 

He is representative in Uruguay of the Harvard Alumni Association and director of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee of the International Bar Association. 

His community activity of note includes serving as director of Endeavor, an NGO devoted to entrepreneurship, and of Un Techo Para Mi País, a nonprofit association that builds emergency housing and coordinates student volunteer programs.

He is the author of three books, Curso de Derecho de la Empresa (Company Law Course, published by AMF/ORT, 1998, 1999 and 2008), Telecomunicaciones en un Mundo de Competencia (Telecommunications in a Competitive World, published by AMF/ORT, 2001), and Curso de Regulación Administrativa e Instituciones de Derecho (Course in Administrative Regulation and Legal Institutions, (co-author) published by AMF/ORT, 2003), in addition to dozens of articles published in various countries.

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