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Latin America 2023
Uruguay Corporate/M&A
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Band 1

4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Ferrere Abogados

FERRERE’s Corporate and Commercial/M&A team assists companies on their day-to-day operations as well as on structuring and implementing complex deals and handling extraordinary situations. It drafts and negotiates local and international contracts, assists on bid processes and on its clients’ relationships with the State. It designs legal structures in line with specific client needs and regulatory demands.

Thhis group provides services to major multinationals in diverse sectors, contributing to resolving problems and facilitating their operations in Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. Among others, it advises Abbott Laboratories, Bosch, British American Tobacco, Directv, Dufry, ExxonMobil, IBM, MetLife, Maersk, Microsoft, Nordex, Nestlé, Petrobras, Röhlig Logistics, Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan Board (OTPP), Owen – Illinois, Parmalat, Schlumberger, Sanofi Aventis, Vale and Vestas. An active network of international contacts and the regional presence allow FERRERE to respond to their queries and handle complex matters in different jurisdictions.

FERRERE’s broad resources and high specialization allow it to conduct meticulous due diligence procedures in record time, detecting potential contingencies and proposing practical solutions to avoid or minimize client exposure. In turn, the group works in collaboration with the firm’s other areas to form a multidisciplinary team offering full-service legal advice.

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A - Uruguay
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What the team is known for

Ferrere Abogados is a powerhouse firm with full-service capabilities and a front-running transactional corporate practice group. The team of revered practitioners routinely advises notable local and international clients on high-value M&A deals. The department's expertise extends to assisting clients with corporate restructuring and the incorporation of joint ventures. The firm boasts significant experience representing key players from a broad range of sectors, such as healthcare, retail and technology. Their prowess in the insurance sector continues to stand out.

Strengths

"We value that we have easy access to every member of Ferrere Abogados' team, who always respond to our concerns quickly. Our industry dynamic forces us to ask for assistance at any time of the day and they are always there for the support we need."

"As an in-house lawyer, I really appreciate the depth and breadth of their team, because they perfectly complement my experience as an in-house lawyer. They provide varied insight and solutions to complex situations, without neglecting their client's business goals."

Work highlights

Ferrere Abogados assisted AON plc and Willis Towers Watson with the pre- and post-notification requirements related to their entities in Uruguay as a result of a global merger between the companies.

Notable practitioners

Leading light Martín Cerruti is frequently sought out by local and multinational clients to assist with high-profile acquisitions, divestments and corporate restructurings. He is also well versed in handling due diligence processes, regulatory mandates and commercial agreements. An impressed client enthuses: "Martín Cerruti is an exceptional lawyer with very strong commercial awareness."

Respected partner Santiago Fontana garners praise from an interviewee, who states: "He is an excellent and committed professional." Another impressed respondent adds: "Santiago Fontana is an outstanding lawyer and adviser with very strong client service."

Established partner Geraldine Ifrán continues to boast extensive experience assisting notable insurance companies with their M&A transactions. She comes highly recommended by a client, who states: "Geraldine Ifrán is a meticulous lawyer, which makes a big difference in complex proceedings," adding: "She is experienced and knowledgeable, as well as committed to helping her clients to achieve their goals in the best possible way."

Experienced partner Manuel Lecuona is singled out for praise by a client, who notes: "He is an excellent corporate lawyer with great client service." They go on to add: "You can be reassured having him by your side."

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Corporate/M&A

Martín Cerruti
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Martín Cerruti
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Band 1
Geraldine Ifrán
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Geraldine Ifrán
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Band 3
Santiago Fontana
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Santiago Fontana
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Band 3
Manuel Lecuona
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Manuel Lecuona
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Band 4

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