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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

Sebastian Ramos

Tel:
Work +598 2900 1000
Email:
FERRERE

Work Department

Corporate, M&A, Banking and finance, Project Finance, Energy, Infrastructure.

Position

Senior Associate

Career

Author of the book “Contracts. Their drafting and templates"; and of co-author of the book: “Jurisprudence Law, Civil Law”; author of several articles, including: “Advantages and Disadvantages between alienation of commercial establishment and stock purchase”; “Sale of Commercial Establishments in Bankruptcy…”; “Right to unilaterally terminate a contract…”; “Analysis of the mediation contract"; “Pledge of a PPP Contract; “Principal’s right to revoke the EPC Contract”.

Languages

Spanish, English, German.

Member

International Bar Association; Uruguayan Bar Association.

Education

University of Chicago, LLM, 2012; University of Montevideo, JD, 2008.


Uruguay

Banking and finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

Sebastián Ramos - Ferrere

Within: Banking and finance

Ferrere’s ‘excellent service and high levels of professionalism’ mark it as a ‘strong practice upon which big companies can rely’. Among its key attributes, sources highlight the firm’s ‘unrivalled knowledge of the banking industry and related businesses’, its ‘solution-oriented service’ and its ‘remarkable efficiency’. The group’s breadth of subject matter expertise is also impressive and it routinely handles corporate lending, banking M&A, project finance, capital markets and regulatory matters. Diego Rodríguez, who ‘provides precise and appropriate advice very swiftly’, heads the team and recently paired up with energy and project finance expert Gonzalo Secco to advise InterAmerican Investment Corporation (IIC) on two major refinancings, including the refinancing of the Campo Palomas wind farm through the issuance of a $135.8m B-bond. The same team also advised private fund Actis on the refinancing of a $130m project finance loan held by its wholly owned subsidiaries, Jolipark and Colidim. Geraldine Ifrán has ‘great expertise and experience’ and senior associate Sebastián Ramos is ‘extremely talented’.

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Corporate/M&A

Within: Next generation lawyers

Sebastián Ramos - Ferrere

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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