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Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded banking department offering full-service capabilities and a global reach. Boasts a dynamic project finance practice assisting multinational clients and banks with the financing of energy and infrastructure projects. Experience in the commercial banking and consumer finance space continues to stand out, providing counsel on credit union and bank partnerships. New additions to the firm's client portfolio include Atlantica Yield.

Strengths

"The team has great expertise in, and important knowledge of, the financial arena," a client is quick to enthuse, further praising its "quality lawyers with high professional standards who provide peace of mind."

Work highlights

Advised COPASA and Espina, as awardees of the Circuito 3 public-private partnership, on the financing of this project, negotiating with a syndicate of banks formed by Banco Santander and CAF.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (Jr.) "is a great financial lawyer with ample experience working with banks," according to a client, who adds: "He is technically very proficient." He frequently deals with project finance mandates in the energy and infrastructure sectors, in addition to advising on acquisition finance.

Department co-head Nicolás Herrera Alonso routinely advises clients on acquisition finance transactions. He is also active representing lenders on the financing of major PPP projects. An interviewee praises his work, reporting: "He is a very high-quality lawyer who stands out due to his deep and first-hand knowledge in this area."

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Overview

Based on the regular services we provide to financial agents (banks, financial companies, trusts), our firm has gained significant experience in financial transactions (financial structuring, funding), turning this into one a landmark feature of our firm. We have always had a strong muscle in the banking sector, advising the most relevant local and international financial institutions.

With the surge of infrastructure projects, we have become a frontrunner in this new trend of project finance transactions in the country, having participated in most of the transactions that have seen financial close or are being negotiated to date. Last year we advised Grupo Vía Central, integrated by SACYR, NGE, SACEEM and Berkes, to obtain the largest project financing ever in Uruguay – for up to US$ 855 million – to fund a public-private partnership (PPP) railway project, known as the Ferrocarril Central Project. Ferrocarril Central is the largest infrastructure project in the history of Uruguay.

In addition, we have strong expertise in the consumer finance sector providing advice to the financial entities which have become increasingly important in the country, attracting from banks the low and middle-income clientele.

Moreover, accompanying the change that the financial sector has had globally with the surge of technological solutions, we started working with companies that integrate the “payments system” in Uruguay, such as: FinTechs, Electronic Money Issuers.

Members

Herrera Alonso, Nicolás (Head of Department)

Jiménez de Aréchaga (Jr.), Fernando (Head of Department)

Ruanova, Mariela (Head of Department)

Arocena, Alfredo

Bianchi, Carolina

Bourdieu, Constanza

De Castro, Daniela

Gaynicotche, Maite

Lartigau, Mariana

Secco, Magdalena

Clients

Banco Itaú

Banco Santander

Bank of Singapore and State Street Bank

CAF

CaixaBank

Credit Agricole – Corporate & Investment Bank

Goldman Sachs

ING Bank

Inter-American Bank

Japan Bank for International Cooperation

KfW IPEX GmbH, DEG – Deutsche Investitions -und Entwicklungs

Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération

Sumitomo

Zürcher Kantonalbank

Industries

Banks

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Transportation

Utilities

Banking & Finance Department

Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga

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Department location

Zabala 1504

Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay

11000

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Uruguay

Banking & Finance


Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (Jr.)
Band 3
Nicolás Herrera Alonso
Band 3