FERRERE

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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).

Memberships

  • 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

Recomended

Legal 500 / Intellectual Property

Recomended

Latin Layer 250 / Intellectual Property

Recomended

Latin Layer 250 / Sports & Entertainment

Recomended

Latin Lawyer 250 / Antitrust
31/10/2022
Uruguay

FERRERE once again Firm of the Year in Uruguay

In the Chambers Latin America Awards 2022.

19/10/2022
Regional

FERRERE distinguished by Legal 500 in its three jurisdictions

At regional level, 67 practitioners were recognized in 21 practice areas.

26/08/2022
Regional

FERRERE recognized by Chambers Latin America 2023

In its latest edition the publication highlights 12 practice areas and over 30 practitioners.

24/08/2022
Regional
05/07/2022
Uruguay

Leaders League recognizes FERRERE in Intellectual Property

At individual level, Leaders League distinguished Agustín Mayer West, Alejandro Alterwain and Stella Weng, practitioners on the firm’s Uruguay IP team.

20/05/2022
Uruguay

IFLR once again recognizes FERRERE as Uruguay Firm of the Year

For the third consecutive year, in the context of the IFLR Americas Awards 2022.

10/05/2022
Regional

IP Stars recognizes FERRERE in its three jurisdictions

The specialized Intellectual Property publication, IP Stars, has updated its annual rankings, recognizing FERRERE in various categories.

22/04/2022
Regional

FERRERE is recognized by LACCA for the number of clients it advises

FERRERE also took first and second place in the local rankings for the volume of its client portfolio.

04/03/2022
Regional

WTR recognizes FERRERE in its three jurisdictions

The specialized publication highlights the firm’s work in Trademark and Intellectual Property matters.

24/01/2022
Regional

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.

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