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FERRERE

EDIFICIO FERRERE, JUNCAL 1392, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
Tel:
Work +598 2900 1000
Fax:
Fax +598 2900 5000
Email:
Web:
www.ferrere.com

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Santiago Fontana

Tel:
Work +598 2900 1000
Email:
FERRERE

Work Department

Corporate, M&A, foreign investment, PPP and technology.

Position

Partner.

Career

Administrative Law Study Group, Universidad de Montevideo, 2004-05; Management, FERRERE operations in Santa Cruz de la Sierra and La Paz, Bolivia, 2005-06.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Member

Uruguayan Bar Association; International Bar Association.

Education

Catholic University of Uruguay, JD, 2003.


Uruguay

Corporate/M&A

Within: Corporate/M&A

Standing firm as ‘one of the pillars of Uruguay’s legal market’, Ferrere’s ‘highly knowledgeable, solution-orientated and efficient’ practice garners rave reviews. Clients draw particular attention to its ‘fluid and immediate communication’ and its ability to ‘form a complete interdisciplinary team that meets the full needs of the client’. The corporate group remains active across all key industry sectors, with specialist expertise in the financial services, retail, energy, infrastructure and TMT industries – among others. Department lead Martín Cerruti is a ‘force in the market’ and advised Weyerhaeuser on the $402.5m sale of its operations in Uruguay. In another headline deal, banking and insurance expert and ‘outstanding professionalGeraldine Ifrán acted for AIG on the $204m sale of its Uruguayan subsidiary to Fairfax Financial Holdings. Santiago Fontana is ‘extremely solution-oriented and strategic’ and acted alongside Cerruti to assist Syngenta with the acquisition of Nidera’s seed business in Uruguay and Paraguay. Gonzalo Secco is also a respected senior name. In addition, the team benefits from a strong second line of senior associates, with the ‘extremely goodSebastián Ramos and the ‘highly knowledgeable and responsive’ Alejandra García both singled out for praise.

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