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Bragard Abogados

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Bragard Abogados, Jean Jacques Bragard, Montevideo, URUGUAY

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Jean Jacques Bragard

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Bragard Abogados

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Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
Corporate, M&A




  • Founding Partner at Bragard & Durán Abogados, from 2011 to the present day. 

Jean Jacques Bragard has especially focused his practice on banking, finance and capital markets as well as corporate and M&A. He provides legal advise on a day to day basis to several financial intermediary institutions, brokers, investment funds administrators, pension funds and financial advisors, among others.

He is well recognized for participating in the structuring of diverse negotiable bond issuance and shares by means of public offering.

Likewise, he is well recognized internationally, given to his participation as advisor for numerous international private placements, as well as his involvement on the registration process of the only Uruguayan company registered before the New York Stock Exchange.

He has participated on international arbitrations as a lawyer representing the Uruguayan Government in conflicts regarding banking matters and as an expert witness in banking and corporate law before the International Chamber of Commerce in New York.

International publications such as, “Chambers and Partners”, “International Financial Law Review” and “Latin Lawyer”, have recognized him as a leader lawyer on banking, finance and capital markets affairs in Uruguay.

Jean Jacques Bragard has been appointed speaker at several conferences on topics of his expertise. Among others, he has delivered lectures for the Uruguayan Central Bank, the Montevideo Stock Exchange and the Latin American Federation of Banking Law.

Moreover he has been invited to participate as speaker on the “2º Seminario Internacional sobre Infraestructura y Servicios” organized by the Universidad Católica Argentina, and on the Seminario Internacional sobre Contratos de Participación Público Privada”, both with regard to the Project Finance of Public Private Placements.

In addition Jean Jacques Bragard has been appointed professor in public and private universities around the country, on subjects such as Banking Law and Financial Markets, Business Law, Corporate and Banking Law.

Jean Jacques Bragard has contributed with several important publications, including among others the following:

  • “Reflexiones sobre el Financiamiento Privado en los Proyectos de Participación Público-Privada. La utilización del Mercado de Capitales”.
  • El Sistema Bancario Uruguayo, a partir de la Crisis”, as co-author.  
  • “Manual de Derecho Empresarial”, as co-author, published by La Ley, Thomson Reuters, 2016.
  • “Actuación de los Bancos en los Mercados de Valores”, published in the Commercial Law Yearbook T. VII.
  • "Avances en el desarrollo del Mercado de Capitales"
  • "Reglamentación de la Ley de Mercado de Valores”


Spanish, English, French


Uruguayan Bar Association, International Bar Association, Uruguay-France Chamber of Commerce.


  • Doctor in Law and Social Science graduated from the Universidad de la República, 1994.
  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers (PIL) - Harvard Law School (HLS), Boston, USA – Courses: Accounting for lawyers; Corporate Law; Business Bankruptcy; Regulations of Financial Institutions; Copyright; International Litigation, 1997.
  • Credits for the Master in Corporate Law Program – IEEM, University of Montevideo, Uruguay. Courses done: Corporations, Company Management, Financial Markets Law, Professional Ethics, Trade Law, Value Added and the Indirect Taxes, Copyright, 1999.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The banking and finance team at Bragard Abogados acts for a diverse spread of financial institutions, broker-dealers, institutional investors and multilateral organisations, with project finance and debt capital markets standing out as particular areas of expertise. Founding partner Jean Jacques Bragard is the key contact.

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