Agustín Mayer West

Agustín Mayer West is FERRERE’s regional managing director as well as managing director of its Uruguay office. 

Agustín Mayer West is FERRERE’s regional managing director as well as managing director of its Uruguay office.  His position combines management of the firm, and shaping and executing its strategy, with personal attention to clients and their needs.

In his over 20 years with the firm he has spearheaded and developed various practice areas and industries including Antitrust, Life Sciences, Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT), Entertainment, Advertising and Sports.  He has specialized in and leads the Intellectual Property area.

Mayer West Advises clients in diverse sectors of activity on strategic corporate issues, complex regulatory matters, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and distribution model changes, among others. Some of the clients he regularly counsels are: DIRECTV, Nestlé and other pharmaceutical sector companies.

He is recognized in international rankings as one of the chief experts in his field.  Chambers and Legal 500 position him in Band 1 in Intellectual Property. According to Chambers he is "an excellent lawyer” and is “renowned for the strength of his IP practice and has expertise in a broad range of issues.”

Mayer West sits on the board of the Uruguay-United States Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of Council of the Americas.  He is also an officer of the Latin American Forum of the International Bar Association as well as a member of its Intellectual Property Committee.  He is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Inter-American Intellectual Property Organization, and is secretary of the Uruguayan group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

In his teaching activity he holds the chair in Intellectual Property in the degree program in Biotechnology at Universidad ORT (Uruguay), and is guest professor in Intellectual Property at Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay).


  • Uruguay-United States Chamber of Commerce
  • Council of the Americas 
  • International Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Inter-American Intellectual Property Organization
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Attorney, Universidad de la República (Uruguay), 1999.
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property, Graduate Center of Universidad de la República, 2000.


"A pleasure to work with due to his extensive knowledge – an excellent lawyer who is very polished and personable."

Chambers Latin America / Intellectual Property / 2020


Legal 500 / Intellectual Property


Latin Layer 250 / Intellectual Property


Latin Layer 250 / Sports & Entertainment


Latin Lawyer 250 / Antitrust

FERRERE nominated Firm of the Year in Uruguay in Managing IP Awards 2024

The publication specializing in Intellectual Property will recognize the most outstanding firms and practitioners of the year.


FERRERE once again recognized by WTR1000

The publication recognized the Trademark practice in Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as six of its professionals.


FERRERE is recognized for its pro bono work in the region

Based on research conducted by Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.


FERRERE obtains new licensing of Uruguay Country Brand

Following an exhaustive audit of sustainability, origin, leadership and management, and export capacity.


FERRERE once again recognized by Legal 500

The firm was recommended in 23 practice areas and 68 of its practitioners were recognized in its three jurisdictions.


FERRERE receives three nominations for the Chambers Latin America Awards 2023

Ferrere has been nominated twice for Firm of the Year, and once for its work in Diversity and Inclusion at regional level. 


FERRERE is once again recognized by Latin Lawyer 250

In its report, the publication praises 27 professionals in 22 practice areas.


Chambers recognizes FERRERE in its Latin America guide

With a total of 12 practice areas and over 30 recognized practitioners, FERRERE continues to strengthen its leadership position in the jurisdictions where it is present.


FERRERE recognized by IP Stars in the firm’s three jurisdictions

In turn, the publication highlights three of the team’s practitioners.

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