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Nicolás Herrera Alonso

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Practice Areas

Commercial Banks

Corporate Governance


Financial Institutions


Mergers and Acquisitions

Project Finance


Nicolás Herrera Alonso is a partner at Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga. He leads the Banking and M&A teams in Uruguay.

Nicolás has vast experience in providing advice to local and multinational companies in relation to highly complex financial, banking and corporate operations.

He has been a consultant and member of the board of directors at different credit union companies and saving groups. He was part of the board of directors and Audit Committee of Banco Santander S.A. (Uruguay), the largest private bank in Uruguay. Currently, he is a member of the executive committee of the Banco Santander S.A. (Uruguay) as a legal counsel and member of the board of directors of Uruwood, a subsidiary of forestry company UPM Uruguay.

Related to their prior and present employment:

-Partner, Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga, 2008–present

-Associate, Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause, 1999–2007

Professional Memberships

-Board of Directors Uruwood (UPM Group)

-Executive Committee of Banco Santander Uruguay

-President of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) Uruguay

-Member, Executive Committee as legal counsel, Banco Santander Uruguay, 2019–present


- Author, “Usura, La nueva regulación” published in El Observador newspaper, 2007.