Carla Arellano

Carla Arellano


Carla Arellano is a member of the Corporate and Commercial teams at FERRERE, and specializes in wealth and estate planning. She advises family businesses, with a special contribution to the formalization and professionalization of corporate governance in family-owned business.

In recent years she has specialized in issues involving compliance, anticorruption, best know-your-client practices, and prevention of asset laundering and terrorism financing. In this area her advice to clients includes adjustment of foreign protocols and codes of ethics to local parameters, and structuring of anticorruption programs and training for company employees and directors, including hotlines and whistleblower protection.

She regularly advises foreign investors with regard to the setup and startup of businesses in Uruguay, identifying viable legal structures to optimize all aspects of the new venture. Her work includes analysis of the relationship between the project's partners in order to develop share syndication or business partnership agreements that best define the terms of their commercial-legal relationship.

Her work ranges from consulting on basic corporate aspects of the company to participation in an advisory capacity at board and shareholders’ meetings, as well as assistance with more complex issues such as mergers, demergers, transformations, sales of commercial ventures and business closures.

She obtained her degree as attorney from Universidad de la República (Uruguay) in 2001. In 2010 she specialized in mergers and acquisitions at Georgetown University Law School (USA). She participates regularly as a panelist at conferences specializing in family businesses and compliance issues. She is a member of the International Bar Association.

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