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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
08/10/2020
Regional

FERRERE distinguished as leading firm in new Legal 500 ranking

FERRERE is recommended in 14 practice areas in the different jurisdictions where it is present and has 39 ranked professionals, reflecting the quality of the services it offers its clients.

14/05/2020
Regional

FERRERE garners 5 awards for excellence in IFLR Americas Awards 2020

Firm of the year in Ecuador and Firm of the year in Uruguay are only two of the five awards FERRERE received from International Financial Law Review (IFLR), the prestigious specialized publication, in its IFLR Americas Awards 2020.

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