Uruguay 2023 – GC Powerlist
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Uruguay 2023

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Adriana Reyes Curbelo

Legal advisor | Cash

Information technology

Agustina Perez Comenale

Legal | Binance

Information technology

Alejandro Kavedjian

Compliance manager | Puente Corredor de Bolsa

Financials

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Alejandro Rey Jiménez de Aréchaga

Senior corporate lawyer | Pluspetrol

Energy and utilities

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Alicia Paola Gambetta Pita

Legal business manager | Hidrovias do Brasil

Transport and infrastructure

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Ana Inés Cancelo

Legal manager | Perez Companc Family Group

Energy and utilities

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Ana Inés Terra

Legal counsel | CHR Group

Commercial and professional services

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Ana Nocetti Herrera

Company lawyer and compliance officer | Seguros Sura

Insurance

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Andrea Celabe Haro

Director of legal affairs | HRU – Codere (Maroñas Entertainment)

Hotels

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Andrés Rosenbaum

Corporate lawyer | Roemmers

Healthcare

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Augusto Formento

General counsel and compliance officer | CIEMSA – CSI   

Commercial and professional services

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Barbara Musso del Olmo

General counsel | BBVA Uruguay

Financials

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Beatriz Pisano

Legal counsel, compliance officer and privacy manager | DBCC Transport

Transport and infrastructure

Belén Sosa Hontou

General counsel | Infocorp

Information technology

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Betania Silvera Perdomo

Principal lawyer, non-sovereign risk legal department | Corporación Andina de Fomento (Uruguay)

Materials and mining

Bruno Bertolotti

Head of legal-compliance and public policy lead - 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 manager and institutional relations at Corporación América Uruguay | Corporación América

Transport and infrastructure

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Carolina Rodríguez Zunino

Deputy general counsel | Corporación América Airports

Transport and infrastructure

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Carolina Secondo Maglia

Head of legal | AstroPay

Information technology

Catherine Romang Colominas

Legal manager and compliance officer of Uruguayan operation | CBC INTL.

Food, beverages and tobacco

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Cecilia Larrosa Fernández

Legal affairs manager | Nuevo Manantial

Energy and utilities

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Daisy Sonderegger Doglio

Latam legal affairs manager | TERUMO Blood and Cell Technologies

Healthcare

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Diego Andrés Amarillo García da Rosa

Legal consultant  | Salsa Technology

Information technology

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Diego Slinger

In-house counsel and business development manager | Scanntech

Information technology

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Federico Ferri

Chief risk officer Uruguay | Julius Baer

Financials

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Federico Gianero López

Legal manager | Saceem

Industrials and real estate

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Florencia Fraga

Lawyer | Banco Itaú Uruguay

Financials

Gastón Tarabal Villa

General counsel and CCO | Peninsula Investments Group

Commercial and professional services

Gastón Tarabal Villa is the general counsel and chief compliance officer of Peninsula Investments Group. Gastón has over 14 years of experience, obtained his L.L.M. from Columbia University (New York)...

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Ginamaría Miglino

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

Commercial and professional services

Ginamaría Miglino serves as the head of legal at Pilay Uruguay Administradora de Fondos de Inversión, a financial trust company dedicated to the administration of financial trusts for real estate...

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Gonzalo Inciarte Larraín

Senior legal manager | Techint Group

Industrials and real estate

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Gonzalo López Adib

Legal director | Equifax Uruguay

Financials

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Ignacio Posada Leguísamo

Legal and contract management manager | Consorcio Constructor Ferrocarril Central

Transport and infrastructure

Ignacio Posada is a legal counsel with outstanding experience in the areas of infrastructure and energy projects, in which he has worked for more than 10 years.   After working at...

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Ismael Pignatta

Director of legal affairs and compliance | Baluma

Consumer products

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Joaquín Urioste Arnaude

Head of legal and compliance | Stiler

Industrials and real estate

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Joaquin Idoyaga Larrañaga

Chief legal, compliance, ERM and IT officer | SURA Asset Management

Commercial and professional services

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Johanna Atala

Director of the legal and risk department | Securitas Uruguay

Commercial and professional services

José Gabriel Lima Eízaga

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

Commercial and professional services

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Juliana Gutierrez

Legal director | Carlos Gutierrez

Consumer products

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Karina Moizo

Legal director | Porto Seguro

Insurance

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Laura Berkman

Legal manager | CAF-Asset Management Corporation (CAF-AM)

Financials

Laura Freiría Piñeiro

Legal manager | PedidosYa

Information technology

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Laura Kotsachis

Corporate affairs manager | Salus Uruguay

Food

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Leandro Mestre

Asesoria legal | Grupo Marfrig

Food

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Leticia Lago

Director of institutional relations and regulation | Telefónica Uruguay

Telecommunication services

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Lorenzo Franzini Baitler

Director of legal affairs | Perficient Latin America

Information technology

Lucía Estrada

Legal, sustainability and corporate affairs officer | Softys Uruguay

Industrials and real estate

   

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Lucia Ottati

Legal and corporate affairs manager | Coca-Cola FEMSA Uruguay

Food, beverages and tobacco

Lucía Ottati is currently legal and corporate affairs manager at Coca-Cola FEMSA Uruguay, position she has occupied since 2017. She is a lawyer with 20 years of experience, is qualified...

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Lucía Rocca

Director - compliance and operational risk control | UBS

Financials

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Luciano Cabana

Corporate services manager | Ingener

Industrials and real estate

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Manuel Cal

General counsel | Gletir Corredor de Bolsa – GLT Group

Financials

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María José Echinope Poeymiró

Legal fintech specialist | Mercado Libre

Information technology

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Maria Mercedes Otegui Carrasco

In house legal counsel / compliance head officer | Compañía Forestal Uruguaya - COFUSA

Energy and utilities

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Marta Bentancor

General counsel | HSBC Bank (Uruguay)

Financials

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Martín Gómez Radío

In-house legal counsel | Scotiabank Uruguay

Financials

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Moira Cohen

Legal manager | Pronto!

Financials

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Nadia Yavitz

Senior vice president strategic projects | dLocal

Information technology

Natalia Morales Andrada

Head of the collection management center and responsible for Argentine Judicial Collection | Finning Sudamérica

Industrials and real estate

Nicolás Barizo Peyre

Head of corporate legal department | Greenock Trust

Financials

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Nicolás Castellano Gard

Corporate lawyer | COUSA

Food

Nicolás Horta Aguinaga

Legal and insurance manager | Teyma Uruguay

Industrials and real estate

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Nicolás Pertiné

Argentina and South Cluster general counsel | Citibank

Financials

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Pilar Aguerrebere Orozco

Legal and compliance manager | Linde Uruguay

Materials and mining

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Romina Romero Valdéz

Legal affairs manager and general secretary | MAPFRE Uruguay

Insurance

Sebastián Pérez Dominguez

CEO | Valores AFISA

Commercial and professional services

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Soledad Rodríguez

Legal director | Los Nietitos

Consumer products

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Valentina Larrobla Ugarte

Head of legal and compliance | Banque Heritage (Uruguay)

Financials

Verónica Burgueño

General counsel | Tienda Inglesa – Henderson & Cía

Consumer products

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With great pride, The Legal 500 presents the second edition of the GC Powerlist Uruguay: 2023. In this unveiling, we embark on an illuminating journey through the unique and ever-evolving landscape of Uruguayan law, where legal innovation, dynamic regulatory changes, and a strong commitment to sustainability take centre stage.

Within the pages of this publication, we delve into the compelling narratives of Uruguay’s leading in-house legal professionals, shedding light on their journeys through the intricate world of legal complexities. Their stories unveil a profound strategic vision as they adeptly navigate the evolving challenges of today’s legal domain. From embracing innovative paradigms to skillfully manoeuvring through regulatory transitions, the highlighted general counsel generously share invaluable insights into their approaches and methodologies.

The emergence of legal technology and artificial intelligence has become a prominent subject of interest for in-house lawyers in Uruguay. Not only the implementation of digital transformation but also the anticipated developments and legal implications represent the primary challenges for the next five years in the country. As Nicolás Barizo Peyre, the head of the legal department at Greenock Trust, eloquently emphasises: ‘The rapid advancement of AI tools will, in my opinion, change how we work in the short term rather than in the long term. I think we, as counsel, will have an interesting time ahead in determining what tools we can use while remaining aware of essential concepts such as confidentiality, data protection and security. I think that we need to have that discussion, not only regarding AI, but also in more general terms regarding data protection and the human right to privacy in an overly connected world where information seems to flow uncontrollably’. 

The role of in-house legal leaders in Uruguay, once traditionally confined to advisory boundaries, has transformed into far-reaching stewardship across various domains, prominently guiding the implementation of sustainability and ESG practices. As Verónica Burgueño, general counsel at Tienda Inglesa – Henderson & Cía, eloquently states: ‘My role in the company is not just general counsel, I am also responsible for Institutional Communications and the ESG related practices are part of my role, which I find extremely motivating. As lawyers, we usually draft documents and negotiate clauses, so, for example, having the chance to contribute with training and labour opportunities to young people through the Tienda Inglesa Foundation is a tangible fact that I always value and makes my heart beat happily. We avoid pollution by the emission of toxic gases into the atmosphere. We collaborate with the safeguarding of marine fauna. We are focused on reducing the volume of printed promotional mailings and promoting using QR codes to access our promotions digitally. We have been actively committed to people with fewer opportunities, training them and accompanying them in their development so that they can be properly employed’.

Throughout these pages, the wisdom of experienced in-house lawyers resonates like guiding lights for their peers, emphasising the significance of solid foundational legal skills and a deep understanding of industry intricacies.

With honour, we cast a well-deserved spotlight on the exceptional in-house legal professionals featured in The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Uruguay 2023. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to these outstanding general counsel, who have left an indelible mark among the most esteemed legal experts in the country.

 

Sara Maggi | Deputy Editor – The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Series

GC Powerlist: Uruguay 2023

In the heart of the charming city of Montevideo, just steps away from the historic Plaza Independencia, The Legal 500, in partnership with Guyer & Regules, came together to honour and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Uruguay’s top in-house counsel.

Stepping onto the stage, Ana Inés Maranges, Director of Marketing, Communication, and Business Development, warmly welcomed all the attendees, setting the stage for the evening’s festivities.

Following Ana Inés’ opening remarks, Nicolás Piaggio, Managing Partner at Guyer & Regules, addressed the audience, emphasising the significance of gatherings like this and the importance of unity within the legal community. He highlighted the key partnership between Guyer & Regules and The Legal 500 and extended congratulations to the exceptional legal talent in the room.

Sara Maggi, Deputy Editor for The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Series, took the stage next. She shared insights into the global development of the GC Powerlist, shedding light on the meticulous research methodology. Sara underscored the invaluable collaboration with Guyer & Regules, which was instrumental in bringing this event to life.

The evening concluded with a vibrant networking session, providing a platform for attendees to engage in thought-provoking discussions. Against the backdrop of shared insights and newfound connections, the event embodied the spirit of celebrating legal excellence and fostering unity.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who participated in our research. A special thank you to our sponsor, Guyer & Regules, for their invaluable support throughout the research process, making this event possible. As we bid farewell to Montevideo, we eagerly anticipate our return next year for another celebration of legal brilliance.