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Ferrere Abogados

Projects & Energy

3 ranked lawyersBand 1UruguayLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading regional powerhouse with a stellar reputation in the projects and energy arena in Uruguay. Possesses exceptional skill in project finance, routinely representing both lenders and sponsors in the financing of major projects. Also known for handling onshore and offshore bids for oil and gas exploration and exploitation concessions. Frequently assists notable local and international companies emanating from the power and oil and gas industries, as well as multilateral institutional investors. Grupo Aldesa is a new client win.

Strengths

A client is full of praise for the firm, reporting: "The firm's service ie excellent. Any time we needed anything from them, they not only showed good availability, which is important, but also a solid technical knowledge." They go on to add: "It is always a pleasure to work with a team with such good know-how and expertise."

Another impressed interviewee appreciates that "they have a personalised service, availability and permanent contact with their clients."

Work highlights

Ferrere Abogados advised IDB Group, as an international lender, on the financing of a green transmission line that will connect two cities in the country.

Notable practitioners

Well-regarded senior counsel Cristina Vázquez comes recommended by clients for her experience advising on PPP projects, with one stating: "Vázquez offers specialist expertise in the public component of PPP projects." She is further highlighted by an interviewee for her "specific regulatory advice."

Stellar practitioner Gonzalo Secco regularly advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of sophisticated mandates, including diverse project finance issues, public tenders and the development of infrastructure and energy projects. A client highlights him as "one of the most technically solid lawyers in Uruguay," while another interviewee values that "he has a vast experience in the projects sphere." Secco is head of department.

Sebastián Ramos rises in the rankings this year after receiving strong praise from clients and peers alike, with one interviewee reporting: "He is part of a new generation of young lawyers that offer very good work." Another market observer appreciates that "he has a good project finance and energy practice."

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Overview

FERRERE is at the forefront of the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, specifically renewables, oil and gas, and transport infrastructure, including PPP. The firm’s specialised practice group has the range of expertise and strength in depth to handle big and complex projects; it is rare for a major deal or project to take place in Uruguay without FERRERE’s involvement. 

No other Uruguayan law firm has such a high number of clients and has been involved in so many projects and project finance in the sector.

FERRERE is the market leader in renewable energy. The firm has in-depth experience in the area and is in a position to handle large and complex cases.  It has a team of practitioners specializing in energy matters who work together with other departments of the firm to provide comprehensive legal advice at local and regional levels.

FERRERE regularly advises the Uruguayan government and government agencies on energy and natural resources matters after winning several competitive bids.

FERRERE’s handled energy matters in conjunction with a long list of leading global law firms in recent years, including Clifford Chance, Jones Day, Linklaters, Allen & Overy, Norton Rose, Simpson Thacher, Milbank Tweed, Baker & McKenzie, among others.

FERRERE has a highly specialised energy practice group, with more lawyers specialised in energy and natural resources than any other firm in Uruguay.

Projects & Energy

Ferrere Abogados

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Edificio Ferrere

Juncal 1392

Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay

11000

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Projects & Energy


Cristina Vázquez
Band 3
Gonzalo Secco
Band 1
Sebastián Ramos
Band 3