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 is recognized for its pro bono work in the region

Recognition awarded by Latin Lawyer together with the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.


FERRERE is Firm of the Year in Uruguay

By the Chambers Latin America Awards 2021.


LACCA recognizes nine FERRERE partners

They were recognized as “LACCA Approved Lawyer” in the 2022 guide prepared by LACCA.


Legal 500 recognizes FERRERE in its three jurisdictions

The new ranking for Latin America recommends FERRERE in 21 practice areas among the three jurisdictions, along with 54 of its practitioners.


FERRERE obtains two nominations for Firm of the Year in Chambers Latin America Awards 2021

This year, the awards ceremony will be held on December 3 in New York.


FERRERE recognized by Chambers Latin America 2022

The publication recommends the firm in 11 practice areas and distinguishes over 30 of its practitioners.


FERRERE again ranked TIER 1 in all IFLR1000 areas

FERRERE continues to be positioned as one of the most prestigious and experienced firms in the region in three key areas: Project Financing, Banking and Finance, and Corporate.


IP Stars recognizes FERRERE’s Intellectual Property work

The publication also recognized various FERRERE practitioners as "IP Stars".

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