Carla Arellano

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

Carla Arellano participates on the FERRERE Compliance and Corporate teams and specializes in compliance, anticorruption, know-your-client/supplier best practices, and prevention of asset laundering and terrorism financing. 

She is certified in prevention of asset laundering and terrorism financing by ISEDER (School of Business of Universidad Católica) and in Compliance by Thomson Reuters.

She participates in the working group organized by the National Secretariat for Prevention of Asset Laundering and Terrorism Financing (SENACLAFT) for corporate services providers in Uruguay. At regional level she is a member of the working group organized as the Latin American Compliance & Investigation League (LACIL).

Her experience includes preparation, supervision and monitoring of effective compliance programs including, among other elements, the preparation of manuals, policies, risk matrices, codes of ethics, and company personnel training (employees, managers, directors and shareholders) on local anticorruption regulations and local application of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She has directed and participated in internal investigations and legal and anticorruption due diligence procedures.

She has also focused on 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 collaborates actively in the development of women at FERRERE and is a member of its Diversity Committee. During 2014 and 2015 she was a member of the board of Organization of Women Entrepreneurs of Uruguay (OMEU). She is currently active in the Program “Sembrando,” which fosters entrepreneurism.

She is the author of articles and participates as panelist at local and international conferences on issues related to prevention of asset laundering and terrorism financing and anticorruption  (Second Congress of the Americas on Prevention of Asset Laundering and Terrorism Financing , Montevideo, C5 Fraud Asset Tracing & Recovery Miami, IBA Latin American Anticorruption Enforcement and Compliance Sao Paulo, etc.), family businesses, and gender matters.

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


  • Uruguayan Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Organización de Mujeres Empresarias (OMEU)
  • FCEM Femmes chefs D’Entreprises Mondiales
  • Más Emprendedoras
  • Voces Vitales
  • Vance Center
  • Trace / Anti-bribery Business Association
  • Programa Sembrando


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