Sandra González leads FERRERE’s Litigation and Arbitration team. She advises companies and individuals in commercial arbitration and litigation. In this work she assists international and local companies operating in different areas of activity, and specializes in complex, multi-jurisdiction cases.
She is currently representing a multinational construction company in an arbitration proceeding against the corporate owner of the largest direct investment in Uruguay, as well as a foreign bank in a multi-jurisdictional dispute in connection with its private banking services, and an investment fund in an international dispute against the Uruguayan State deriving from regulatory changes. For a number of years she has represented three major international financial groups – JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse and Commerzbank - in a series of litigations deriving from liquidation of Uruguay’s largest commercial bank, for approximately 1.6 billion dollars. These cases involve actions in Argentina and the United States, and González coordinates on them with other international firms.
Her recent experience includes the successful representation of two local companies in ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) commercial arbitrations, and of the directors and shareholder of a third local company in a multi-million dollar corporate suit. González has also been involved in two ICC international arbitrations, successfully representing global financial institutions and various individuals in disputes with the Uruguayan State during 2006 and 2007. Sandra González led the FERRERE team acting in New York along with US professionals, and in both cases achieved favorable results for the firm’s clients. These arbitrations resolved complex claims for more than one billion dollars.
Considered by Chambers 2016 as a “star Individual” in dispute resolution in Uruguay, Sandra González has, the publication notes, a strong reputation in the market, receiving broad recognition from all sources.Chambers affirms that she is praised for her sensible approach and, citing clients, it adds that she is “excellent,”, "She is knowledgeable, thorough and totally in control." It also underscores that she is a “talented” team head. "She has mastered the facts and legal issues in many complex lawsuits." it adds.
Legal 500 Latin America also includes her as leading attorney in her practice area in Uruguay, and reports that clients say that Sandra González is an ‘excellent negotiator’ and undertakes litigation, international arbitration and has a certain focus on contentious banking and finance matters.
Latin Lawyer also qualifies her as “very gifted.”
Sandra González is Associate Professor of Law at Universidad ORT Uruguay, and teaches various courses in masters’ programs at that university.
She is the author of articles on various aspects of international commercial arbitration and coauthor of the Uruguayan chapter of the book Arbitraje Comercial Internacional en América Latina (International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America). She participates regularly as panelist on arbitration and foreign investment issues at specialized international conferences.
She is a member and active participant in the International Section of the American Bar Association, acting as Uruguay representative to the membership committee. She is a founding member of the Latin American Council of the New York Sate Bar Association and of the River Plate Chapter of Club Español de Arbitraje (Spanish Arbitration Club), and also participates in the Latin American Arbitration Association.
She studied law at the School of Law of Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and graduated as attorney in 1996. She earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (US) in 2000.
In the framework of FERRERE’s community support activities, Sandra González heads the firm’s scholarship program, which allows low-income youths to engage in tertiary studies on a fulltime basis.
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