Managing Partners: Tomás Guerrero Costa, Francisco Obes Secco, Eduardo Ferrari, Fernando de Posadas
Number of partners worldwide: 19
Number of professionals: 135
Montevideo (Main office): Fernando de Posadas, Tomas Guerrero
Zonamerica: Raúl Vairo
Punta del Este: Eduardo Ferrari, Pablo Sequeira, Luis Nin
With more than 90 years of history, Posadas, Posadas & Vecino is one of the largest and most prestigious full service firms in Uruguay. Since its foundation in 1926 the firm has had a truly international perspective being the first Uruguayan firm to open branches in the country (Zonamerica and Punta del Este) and in Europe (Genève). The firm’s leading position is built on its ability to support clients in highly complex business transactions, advising multinational corporations, financial institutions and local companies in a broad range of practice areas. The firm prides itself for keeping its tradition in the practice of law, providing personal attention to clients with great involvement from all partners in the cases handled. The firm’s professionals are highly specialised, having most of them studied abroad or worked for international firms.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
PPV represents some of the major multinational banks operating in Uruguay, having vast experience in transactional deals such as secured and syndicated lending, structured finance and project finance, as well as in complex regulatory issues. It also represents multilateral institutions in their lending activity in Uruguay. Finally, PPV counsels many representative offices of foreign banks and international brokerage firms doing business in Uruguay.
Corporate & M&A:
The firm has a well-established and highly reputed Corporate and M&A team, which has handled some of the most relevant transactions in recent years in a wide range of industries. It also assists local and foreign clients in regular commercial and corporate advice. The combined approach from legal, accounting and tax advisory allows the firm to provide corporate clients with a comprehensive assistance.
The firm has a sound experience in litigation, handling civil and commercial litigation, insolvency, reorganisation and bankruptcy matters and administrative proceedings. PPV also advises clients in local and international arbitration cases, with some of its members also having participated as arbitrators and expert witnesses. It has large experience in class action disputes, involving considerable number of plaintiffs.
Energy & Natural Resources:
In the last years, the energy team has handled the most relevant transactions of the country. PPV has participated in a large number of energy matters, including electricity, mining and oil and gas, representing both developers and financing institutions. It has considerable experience in public biddings launched by the Uruguayan national electricity company. PPV actively participates in renewable energy projects, including wind, solar and biomass sources.
The labour team advises on individual and collective matters related to employment and social security law, including handling trade unions relations and collective bargaining agreements. It also has broad experience in labour litigation.
Tax & Accounting:
PPV has traditionally been very strong in assisting foreign clients, both personal and corporate in tax matters. The firm’s tax and accounting team has grown considerably and branched out into more specialised activities, such as back office services for foreign entities, particularly foreign based funds.
PPV has a strong real estate practice, advising both local and foreign investors and developers in different types of transactions, including social housing, leisure and real estate trusts.
In recent years the firm has been involved in a large number of deals including M&A, bond issues, crossborder lendings, project financing, leisure, mining, agricultural, forestry, energy and telecommunications.
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Italian.
ABB; Advent; Aerolíneas Argentinas; Aon; ArcelorMittal; Arch Chemicals; Associated British Foods; AT&T; Avianca; AWAS Aviation Services; Banco BBM; Banco Santander; Banco SulAmerican Scandinavian; Banco Itaú; Banco Nacional do Desenvolvimento (BNDES); Bayeris Che Hypo – Und VereinsBank; Belgo Mineira; BGH; BID Invest; Blackrock Inc; BNP Asset Management.; SAVENCIA(Ex Bongrain Internacional); BRASIF; British Petroleum; Burns Philip & Co.; BTG PACTUAL; CAF; Case New Holland; Caterpillar Leasing Chile; Ceres Tolvas; Cmi Internacional Group; Codere; Air France; DEG – Entwicklungesellshaft MBH – ; Delta Airlines; Deutsche Bank (Brasil); Electrobras; El Tejar Agropecuaria; Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Ferrero Argentina; FMO – Maatschappijvoor; Ford Credit Europe Ford Motor Company; General Motors; GMO LLC; Hering; IATA (International Air Transport Association); Ibope; Inditex (Zara); Inter American Development Bank; International Finance Corporation; Interfood Latino America; InBev; John Deere; LUMIN; L’Union de París Comp. Argentina de Seguros; MasterCard International; Mead-WestvacoGroup; Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith / Bank of America; Metropolitan Life Seguros de Vida; Monsanto; Montes del Plata; Nokia; Panamerican Life Insurance; Payless Shoes; Rigesa, Celulosa, Papel e Embalagens; Pedidos YA; Rockwel Automation; Santander Global Services; Safra Bank; Sasol Germany; SLC Alimentos; Sohl Marine; Suzano Papel e Celulosa; Teka Tecelagen Kuehnrich; Telecom Argentina; Tetra Pak; Votorantim Celulose e Papel; Veolia Water; Verizon; Visa Net Uruguay; Votorantim Cimentos; World Fuel Services.