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Contact Partner: Fernando Jimenez de Aréchaga
Number of partners: 8
Number of other lawyers: 31
Number of counsel: 5
Number of notaries: 9
CPAs: 3

Firm Overview:
Located in Montevideo, Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga is a full service provider and a recognised leader in the areas of Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Energy, Infrastructure, Labor Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Natural Resources, and Real Estate. More recently, with the surge of infrastructure projects, Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga has become a go-to firm for the increasing number of project finance transactions in the country, having advised on most of the project finance transactions that have taken place, including Uruguay’s largest ever PPP.

Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga has a long-standing reputation in the Uruguayan market having served clients for more than 78 years. Committed to long-term growth built on long-lasting relationships with clients, Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga has developed a very strong client base, including a number of large multinational corporations. Its commitment to clients allows Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga to attract leading talent who value working for a collaborative firm that is client-focused to its core.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Corporate/M&A
Real Estate
Dispute Resolution
Labour & Employment
Energy and Natural Resources
Public Law
Project Finance/PPPs
Tax Law

Banking & Finance:
3 partners, 8 fee earners
■ Representing a consortium formed by SACYR, NGE, SACEEM and Berkes in a US$ 941 million senior & mezzanine financing for the construction and maintenance of the Ferrocarril Central Project (273 kms of railway line) under a PPP Scheme
■ Representing COPASA and Espina in a US$ 150 million financing for the project of construction and maintenance of the “Circuito 3” highway under a PPP scheme, the largest of its kind
Key Clients: Santander Group, Itau Bank, Creditel, Goldman Sachs & Co, Republica AFAP (pension fund manager), Banca Privada d’Andorra, ING Bank N.V., Eksport Kredit Fonden, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, DEG, CaixaBank, CA-CIB, CAF-AM, SACYR, SACEEM, NGE, COPASA, ROVER, COBRA GROUP, Allianz GI
Key Contact: Fernando Jimenez de Arechaga Jr.
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 108
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
2 partners, 9 fee earners
■ Advising Atlantica Yield in the US$ 120 million acquisition of Estrellada S.A., a company belonging to Enel, which towned a 50 MW wind farm.
■ Assisting Mercado Libre in its global acquisition of Lagash Group for an undisclosed amount
Key Clients: Ericsson, McDonald’s, Google, Dole Foods, PGG Wrightson, Olam, Pepsi, Kraft, Mafrig Group, Fox Entertainment, Nidera, General Electric Medical, SACYR, Bow Power, SAETA Yield
Key Contacts: Nicolás Herrera Alonso
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 126
Emails: [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 partner, 3 fee earners
■ Assisting Banco Santander in a US$ 16 million syndicated facility with Banco Itaú for the construction of an affordable housing complex in Montevideo called ‘M District’ by Fondo Compass
■ Assisting the more than 300 purchasers of luxury departments in the high quality residential complex “Diamantis Plaza”, united in a Trust for the purpose of seeking a final solution to the bankruptcy procedure filed by the developer five years ago, which trigger countless claims among all parties involved
Key Clients: Four Seasons, Ebital/Campiglia, Banco Santander, Banco Itaú, Outpost International, Stiler, Sacyr, Trump Luxury Real Estate, Grupo Ivory
Key Contact: Héctor B Viana
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 127
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
2 partners, 8 fee earners
■ Representing Grupo Vía Central, a consortium for the construction of Ferrocarril Central Project (Uruguay´s biggest investment in recent history), in the ‘amparo’ claim brought by a neighbor alleging this mega-construction affected his nearby home, which sparked a tough negotiation between such plaintiff and the Executive Branch in order to re-allocated the family and continue with the construction.
■ Representing Google in Uruguay´s leading case regarding the ‘right to oblivious’, an ongoing claim filed by a renowned local family invoking that Google must erase all online press related to some specific events of the past, in a matter that impacts freedom of speech, a topic in vogue worldwide.
Key Clients: Google, Santander, IMS, American Express, ING Bank N.V., Marfrig Group, McDonald’s, Mondelez (Kraft)., SANCOR CUL, Itau Bank, Myrin, Barraca Deambrosi S.A.
Key Contact: Nicolás Brause
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext 104
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
1 partner, 4 fee earners
■ Assisting employers in the matters involving all aspects of labour relations, policies and practices
■ Representing multinational and local companies in their collective bargaining and outsourcing matters
Key Clients: Roggio Group, Candysur, Kraft, Ericsson, El Tejar, PGG Wrightson
Key Contact: Diego R. Viana
Tel: +598 2916 1460 ext. 256

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Banking & Finance
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Uruguay

Banking & Finance


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

Corporate/M&A


Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (Jr.)
Band 4, Foreign expert
Nicolás Herrera Alonso
Band 3
Virginia Brause
Band 4

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Zabala 1504

Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay

11000

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