Carla Arellano

Carla Arellano advises family companies and is an expert in compliance, anticorruption and best know-your-client practices.

Carla Arellano is a member of the Corporate and Commercial teams at FERRERE and specializes in wealth and estate planning. She advises family businesses, with a special contribution to the formalization and professionalization of corporate governance in family-owned business.

She has also focused on issues involving compliance, anticorruption, best know-your-client practices, and prevention of asset laundering.

For over eighteen years she has advised foreign investors on setup and startup of businesses in Uruguay, identifying viable legal structures to optimize all aspects of new ventures. Her work includes analysis of the relationship between the project's partners in order to develop share syndication or business partnership agreements that best define the terms of their commercial-legal relationship.

Her work ranges from consulting on basic corporate aspects of companies to participation in an advisory capacity at board and shareholders meetings, as well as assistance with more complex issues such as mergers, demergers, transformations, sales of commercial ventures and business closures.

Since  2014 she has been a member of the Organization of Women Entrepreneurs of Uruguay (OMEU) and a mentor at events organized by Vital Voices.

She is the author of articles and participates as panelist at local and international conferences on issues related to family businesses, anticorruption, asset laundering prevention and gender.

Since 2003 she has been an instructor in different master’s program courses at Universidad ORT (Uruguay).


  • Uruguayan Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (OMEU)
  • Femmes chefs D’Entreprises Mondiales (FCEM)
  • Más Emprendedoras
  • Voces Vitales


  • Attorney, Universidad de la República (Uruguay), 2001.
  • Mergers and acquisitions, Georgetown University Law School (USA), 2010.

FERRERE assisted Sadia Uruguay S.A. on the sale of poultry producer Avex

FERRERE assisted Sadia Uruguay S.A. on the sale of poultry producer Avex to Granja Tres Arroyos S.A., of Argentina, and Fribel S.A., of Spain.

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