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Latin America 2023
Uruguay Banking & Finance
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Band 1

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Ferrere Abogados

FERRERE participates in the region’s largest and most complex banking and finance transactions, maintaining relationship with local regulators, which allows to anticipate problems and identify opportunities.

The team has notable experience in capital markets focusing on structuring sophisticated transactions, benefiting from the international training of the firm’s members.

FERRERE participates actively in securitization of financial assets, such as consumer loans, collections of future flows of funds, credits against the Government, delinquent loan portfolios, taxes and real estate assets.

The group assists world’s major banks on their financing transactions and represents nearly all multilateral credit organizations, including IDB Invest, CAF and IFC. The firm advises on project financing and represents companies in almost every sectors of activity.

FERRERE pioneered with the creation of a Fintech team, which provides tailored legal advice to all types of ventures -banking and non-banking players, in any of their business verticals-, working together with experts from new technologies, compliance, IP and data protection.

The team also developed a Sustainability Finance practice group, which advises various stakeholders on green finance, ESG and sustainability. FERRERE advice on the development of financing structures with a focus on positive impact and ROI, including bonds (green, social and sustainability) and blended financing in line with the UN SDGs and the Global Compact.

Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Uruguay
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Ferrere Abogados boasts a stellar banking and finance practice with a standout offering in the capital markets space, routinely assisting clients with public and private placements of debt and equity. Its outstanding bench of noted practitioners regularly advises on corporate and acquisition finance, as well as the financing of large-scale infrastructure projects. The team offers considerable experience advising banking clients on a range of lending operations, as well as regulatory mandates.

Work Highlights

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  • Ferrere Abogados advised CAF and CAFAM on the financing of two highway projects, known as Circuito Vial 1 and Circuito Vial 2. The transaction was valued at approximately USD180 million.

Notable Practitioners

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Diego Rodriguez
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Diego Rodriguez
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Band 1

Distinguished partner Diego Rodriguez boasts market-leading experience advising clients on securitisations and financial trust matters. He wins stellar praise from interviewees, with one enthusing: "Diego Rodriguez is an excellent professional who has vast knowledge of the Uruguayan banking and finance field, as well as strong communication skills." Another observer goes on to add: "He is quick, very thoughtful and has extensive experience, which allows him to not be afraid of anything."

Geraldine Ifrán
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Geraldine Ifrán
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Band 3

Experienced partner Geraldine Ifrán boasts ample experience advising clients on relevant Central Bank regulations. She continues to elicit extensive praise from the market, with one client reporting: "She has broad knowledge of both banking and insurance regulations, which makes her a key asset to our business."

Federico Lemos
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Federico Lemos
Associates to watch

Senior associate Federico Lemos garners effusive praise from clients, with one enthusing: "He is a very good lawyer who has a great commercial awareness." Another commentator goes on to add: "Federico Lemos is an excellent professional, with extensive technical knowledge and a high level of commitment to his clients."

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Diego Rodriguez
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Diego Rodriguez
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Band 1
Geraldine Ifrán
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Geraldine Ifrán
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Band 3
Federico Lemos
Federico Lemos
Associates to watch

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