Uruguay 2022 – GC Powerlist

Uruguay 2022

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Adriana Reyes Curbelo

Legal advisor | Cash

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Alejandro Torrendell

Regional general counsel Latam | Merck

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Alicia Gambetta

Legal compliance manager | Hidrovias do Brasil

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Ana Benitez

Legal director RHH | Cash

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Ana Inés Cancelo

Legal director | Perez Companc Family Group

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Ana Inés Terra Ortiz de Taranco

Corporate lawyer | Christophersen

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Ana Nocetti Herrera

Company lawyer and compliance officer | Seguros Sura

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Andrea Celabe Haro

Director of legal affairs | HRU & Carrasco Nobile - Codere

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Andrés Rosenbaum

Corporate lawyer | Laboratorio Roemmers

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Augusto Formento

General counsel and compliance officer | CIEMSA - CSI Ingenieros

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Barbara Musso del Olmo

General counsel | BBVA

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Beatriz Pisano

Legal counsel, compliance officer and privacy manager | DBCC Transports

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Betania Silvera Perdomo

Principal lawyer, non-sovereign risk legal department | CAF – Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina

Materials and mining

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Bruno Bertolotti

Head of LTO - Legal Manager Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraguay | Roche International

Healthcare

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Carolina Gil

Legal director | Montes del Plata

Materials and mining

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Carolina María Herrera Otero

Legal director and insitutional relations | Corporación América

Transport and infrastructure

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Carolina Rodríguez Zunino

Deputy general counsel | Corporación América

Transport and infrastructure

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Catherine Romang Colominas

Legal manager and compliance officer of Uruguayan operation | CBC INTL

Food, beverages and tobacco

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Daisy Sonderegger

Latam legal affairs manager | Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

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Diego Amarillo Garcia da Rosa

Legal director | Salsa Technology

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Diego Slinger

Legal and business development manager | Scanntech

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Federico Ferri

Chief risk officer | Julius Baer

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Federico Gianero López

General counsel - legal manager | Saceem

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Florencia Fraga

Corporate lawyer | Banco Itaú

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Gaston Tarabal

General counsel | Peninsula Investments Group

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Ginamaría Miglino

Head of legal department | Pilay Uruguay Administradora de Fondos de Inversión

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Giovanna Lorenzi

Legal director | KPMG Uruguay

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Gonzalo Inciarte Larrain

Corporate legal counsel | Techint Group

Materials and mining

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Ignacio Posada Leguisamo

Director contractual and legal affairs | Consorcio Constructor Ferrocarril Central

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Ismael Pignatta Sánchez

Director of legal affairs and compliance | Enjoy Punta del Este Resort & Casino

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Joaquín Urioste Arnaude

Head of legal and compliance | Stiler

Industrials and real estate

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Johanna Atala

Head of legal | Securitas Uruguay

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José Gabriel Lima Eízaga

Legal and compliance head, administration supervisor | Winterbotham Fiduciaria Administradora de Fondos de Inversion

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Juliana Gutiérrez

Legal director | Carlos Gutiérrez

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Karina Moizo

Legal director | Porto Seguros

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Laura Berkman

Legal manager | CAF-Asset Management Corporation

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Laura Freiria Piñeiro

Regional data privacy legal manager | PedidosYa

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Leticia Lago

Director of insitutional and regulatory affairs | Telefonica Uruguay

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Lorenzo Franzini Baitler

Director of legal affairs | Perficient Latin America

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Lucia Ottati

Director of legal and corporate affair | Coca-cola FEMSA

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Lucia Estrada Echevarría

Corporate lawyers | Softys

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Lucía Rocca

Compliance office | UBS Financial services

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Luciano Cabana

Legal director | Ingener

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Macarena Passadore

Senior legal counsel | Binance

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Manuel Cal

General counsel | Gletir Corredor de Bolsa - GLT Group

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María Macarena Rachetti

Senior legal manager | PwC Uruguay

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Marta Bentancor

General counsel | HSBC Uruguay

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Martin Fornella

Head of license to operate | Roche International

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Martín Gómez Radío

In-house legal counsel | ScotiaBank

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Mercedes Otegui Carrasco

Corporate lawyers | Compañía Forestal Uruguaya - COFUSA

Energy and utilities

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Nadia Yavitz

Senior vice president strategic projects | dLocal

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Natalia Morales Andrada

Head of collections management responsible for judicial collection in Argentina and Chile | Finning

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Newman Debs

General counsel Latam | Unilever

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Nicolas Barizo Peyre

Head of corporate legal department | Greenok Trust

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Nicolas Castellano Gard

Corporate lawyer | COUSA

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Nicolás Horta Aguinaga

Legal and insurance manager | Teyma

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Pablo Varela de Cores

Head of legal | Marco

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Romina Romero Valdéz

General counsel and secretary general | Mapfre Uruguay

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Sebastian Perez Dominguez

CEO and legal | Valores Administradora de Fondos de Inversión y Fideicomisos

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Soledad Rodríguez

Legal director | Los Nietitos

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Valentina Larrobla

Head of legal and compliance | Banque Heritage

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Verónica Burgueño

Legal director - general counsel | Henderson & Cía - Tienda Inglesa

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It has been an honour to lead the research for this year’s inaugural The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Uruguay. It was an immense privilege to speak with the most outstanding in-house counsel in the country, getting to know them and their world of work during the course of putting this publication together. Our interviews have touched upon several topics, in particular changes to the political and regulatory environment, the added value that external firms bring and key objectives for the future. To make this first edition of the Powerlist more varied and to allow the in-house lawyers here to express themselves, we have asked in-house lawyers in Uruguay to discuss a business-related topic they are passionate about. What emerges is that Uruguay-based in-house lawyers are very passionate, creative and committed to several initiatives aimed at promoting a more equal, sustainable, risk-free and innovative environment for both their companies and the country at large.

Even though Uruguay, like the rest of the world, has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was able to record a gross national income of $15,790, rendering the country one of the high-income nations in Latin America, according to the World Bank. The country’s strategic position, bordering Brazil and Argentina, makes Montevideo a hub for trading. Thanks to this prosperity, the country presents a well-developed professional services industry, making Uruguay a solid place to do business and, in turn, a fertile environment for producing high-quality in-house counsel.

This year’s GC Powerlist Uruguay highlights the role of general counsel in driving the success of their companies and the development of their country, taking on challenges and overcoming crises. Johanna Atala, head of legal at Securitas Uruguay, summed up the situation on the ground succinctly: ‘Corporate lawyers have an even more significant challenge than that of their legal attorneys, and that is to mesh the organisations in such a way that with their knowledge, analysis and courage, they manage to bring forward every adverse situation present in the companies without putting the organisation at risk because it is not only about being a law expert but also about accompanying the company’s day-to-day operations’.

More and more, general counsel in Uruguay are becoming generalists, always on top of their game when it comes to adapting to new scenarios and providing sound advice to their internal clients. A shared cause among internal lawyers in Uruguay is environmental and social responsibility, climate change and sustainability. Augusto Formento, general counsel and compliance officer at Ciemsa, sums up the view of his peers: ‘we are committed to generating a positive and verifiable social and environmental impact. In an increasingly sensitive industry to social and environmental matters, addressing these issues is how companies build durable trust’.

I want to extend the most profound gratitude to every in-house lawyer who participated in this first-of-its-kind edition of the GC Powerlist Uruguay 2022. I am incredibly proud to be able to introduce this list of Uruguay’s most outstanding, agile and acclaimed in-house lawyers.

 

Sara Maggi | Research Analyst | GC Powerlist Series

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The Legal 500 has kindly invited Guyer & Regules to host the first edition of the GC Powerlist Uruguay, which recognises the most influential and innovative general counsel of our country.

To identify the top general counsel in the country, The Legal 500 conducted independent research, which includes in-depth consultations with important members of the Uruguayan legal community, with a particular emphasis on those general counsel that promote effective team collaboration, also an important value for us.

Guyer warmly congratulates those who have been recognised, including those with whom we have shared professional experiences that have enabled us to appreciate first hand their leadership and effectiveness.

Guyer reiterates its belief in the important roles that the general counsel recognised by The Legal 500 have played and regularly play in their professional and personal communities where they interact. We view them as legal lighthouses which guide the corporations they serve, preventing them from making decisions that might lead them to dangerous waters, in most cases supported by their team of excellent professionals too.

As leaders in Uruguay, We at Guyer & Regules, not only share with them the pursuit for excellence but also many of the values and beliefs which lead this group in its professional and personal life.

Building a strong and positive culture whether in a law firm or in a company is not an easy task and requires continual work and reflection. We at Guyer & Regules appreciate the leadership and inspiration that the lawyers recognised by The Legal 500 this year provide to the entire legal community.

Thank you to The Legal 500 for this invitation and, once again, congratulations to the general counsel selected for their outstanding work.

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Guyer & Regules is considered Uruguay’s blue chip firm and the first choice for international and domestic complex legal, accounting and tax work. Such reputation is grounded in being one of the largest groups of most experienced partners in the country, who lead a solid team of internationally-trained professionals with experts in every field of business law, and promote a culture of innovation within the firm.

Guyer & Regules is proud to have been consistently recognised by leading legal directories.

Most firms define their value proposition in terms of the companies and institutions they serve. Guyer & Regules challenges this, believing that while the firm’s duty is to the client, that is, the institutions, at the same time the work is delivered to the client on an  individual level.  Performing with excellence, expertise, value, responsiveness, creativity and consistency, is not enough. Trust is a personal feeling. You trust people. So the firm strives to grow its capacity to develop strong and mutually rewarding personal working relationships. It is by developing a rich, challenging, personal working relationship with the people within the institutions, that Guyer & Regules truly differentiates itself.

GC Powerlist: Uruguay 2022

Tuesday 13th September 2022 saw the global business development manager David Freeman and Sara Maggi, researcher for the GC Powerlist series, travel to Montevideo to oversee the launch of the inaugural edition of The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Uruguay 2022.

Alongside key Legal 500 partners and highly ranked firm Guyer & Regules, we invited the very best in-house counsel in the country to enjoy a drinks and canapes reception. Most importantly, it has been a wonderful chance to get together after the pandemic and network with peers in the same industry.

This launch was very special, not only because it was the first edition of many to come, but also thanks to the presence of a deejay set that filled the room with positive energy. Speeches were held that night by the Partner Nicolas Piaggio, who spent a few words on the role that Guyer & Regules had in supporting the research of the first-ever edition of the GC Powerlist Uruguay 2022, and on the need for recognition for in-house counsel in the country, given their outstanding skillset. Even Sara Maggi, lead researcher for The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Uruguay pitched in with a speech in Spanish (but we will leave it up to the audience to decide how good that was).

The event was an enormous success, we loved very much being in Uruguay and we look forward to next year!