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Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Respected firm well equipped to handle a range of disputes, such as civil and commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings. Expertise in the banking arena continues to stand out, regularly advising financial entities on debt collection and credit recovery proceedings. Provides further counsel on disputes arising from shareholder agreements, breaches of contract and antitrust investigations. New additions to the firm's client portfolio include Mercado Libre and Grupo Vía Central.

Strengths

A client values the firm for "always being available and keeping a constant line of communication open," adding: "Their professionalism makes our work easier. The team are very diligent, personable and offer a quick turnaround."

Work highlights

Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga acted as a counsel to Google in a claim filed by a local Uruguayan family invoking data privacy laws and the right to be forgotten in relation to their online press coverage.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Mariela Ruanova "offers in-depth knowledge and I would not change her for anything," one client enthuses. They go on to note: "She is personable, always available and fully committed to our work."

Nicolás Brause comes highly recommended by clients, with one reporting: "He is highly skilled, offers an excellent work product and has great interpersonal skills." They also add: "He is proactive, efficient and creative when it comes to offering solutions. He is always focused on finding the best option for us as a company."

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Overview

Our dispute practice is all-encompassing: it includes court litigation as well as alternative dispute mechanisms such as mediation and arbitration, and spans every industry and sector of the economy.

We represent clients in both day-to-day and also “bet-the-company” litigation. We have solid experience in banking litigation, bank secrecy, loan collections, restructurings and bankruptcies, and contractual disputes.

Our firm has recently experienced a surge in arbitration matters, partly thanks to our Managing Partner Fernando Jimenez de Arechaga’s reputation in this practice, his designation as Uruguay’s permanent representative before the International Chamber of Commerce and his membership in the panel of arbitrators of the Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce. In addition, other professionals of Jiménez are included in the roster of arbitrators of the Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce.

Our litigation department handled and successfully led the most noteworthy bankruptcy case in the country, of the bankrupt national airline PLUNA, with outstanding results to all creditors.

We also handle regular litigation matters for McDonald’s, Ericsson and Pepsi.

Members

Brause, Nicolás (Head of Department)

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

Ruanova, Mariela (Head of Department)

Steneri, Bruno

Tiscornia, Andrés

Urgoiti, Juan Andrés

Clients

Banco Itaú

Banco Santander

Fox Channels

Grupo Vía Central

Marfrig Group

McDonald´s

McDonald’s

Mercado Libre

Pepsi

The Trump Organization

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Mining & Metals

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Dispute Resolution

Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga

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Location

Zabala 1504

Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay

11000

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Uruguay

Dispute Resolution


Mariela Ruanova
Up and Coming
Nicolás Brause
Band 3