Alejandro Alterwain

Alejandro Alterwain leads the Antitrust team and has more than 15 years of experience in registries and IP legal matters.

Alejandro Alterwain leads FERRERE’s Antitrust team and is a member of the Intellectual Property group, with particular experience in trademark and copyright litigation. His professional practice also includes mining law.

His performance and experience in intellectual property have gained him various academic and professional recognitions, leading Chambers to note that he "is very studious and goes into real depth," and adding that he is the go-to person in complex cases. Clients say, “He provides more than just a technical viewpoint – he is very strategic and helps us understand every implication of every decision.” He is also recognized by The Legal 500.

He is an industrial property agent and has over fifteen years’ experience in registration and legal issues involving intellectual property, both in civil matters and in relation to anti-piracy actions. In 2009, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) retained him as an expert consultant on a complex cultural industries project (involving music and books).

In antitrust he has participated in numerous claims and investigations and in reports of economic concentration. He regularly participates as an instructor in corporate training about antitrust activities and is consulted by local and multinational companies to define their product distribution strategies in Uruguay. He has also successfully represented diverse clients in judicial and administrative actions against market regulations with anti-competitive aspects.

Alterwain is also involved in mining law issues and has represented major mining projects in Uruguay. His daily practice also includes general company consulting, particularly in the technology, telecommunications and entertainment industries.

He is a professor of Intellectual Property and Negotiation of Complex Contracts at Universidad ORT, a guest lecturer on Antitrust, and the author of numerous national and international publications on these subjects.


  • International Bar Association
  • Uruguayan Bar Association
  • Attorney, Universidad de la República (Uruguay), 2003
  • LL.M., Columbia University School of Law (New York, United States), 2006

"He always demonstrates a high level of knowledge and dedicates himself to understanding the needs of our company. He displayed impeccable commitment to defending our interests at all times."

Chambers Latin America / Intellectual Property / 2020


Legal500 / Intellectual Property


Latin Layer 250 / Intellectual Property


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.


Amendments to the Antitrust Law enter into force

The year 2024 began with important legislative developments in antitrust matters in Uruguay, particularly in relation to merger control regulations.


FERRERE advises Trailer Films on Higuita movie

The firm worked with the production company on all stages of the film.


FERRERE is once again recognized by Latin Lawyer 250

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


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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