FERRERE

Partner

Diego Rodríguez

Diego Rodríguez leads the Bank and Finance practice. He participates in the structuring of the majority of securitizations done in the local market.

Diego Rodríguez leads FERRERE's Banking and Finance Team. He is also active in project financing, foreign trade, and corporate and commercial law.

He participated in the bulk of major securitizations in the local market In the light of his participation, he has been hired by private companies and government agencies to structure the most complex securitizations, from taxes on milk sales to rice exports, and from sale of bus tickets to a judgment against the Uruguayan government, as well as premiums for health service membership.

Due to his recognized competence in these products he was hired by the Central Bank of Uruguay for the process of redesigning all of the regulations applicable to financial institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, and the capital market.

Diego Rodríguez worked as in-house project attorney at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), at its headquarters in Washington, DC. There he advised on project financing transactions in diverse countries in Latin America. He is currently local counsel to the IDB in Uruguay.

He advises a variety of banks, companies and multilateral credit organizations on financial transactions, including securities issues, syndicated loans, trusts and regulatory issues. Rodríguez has participated in the biggest and most important recent banking transactions in the Uruguayan market, including purchase by Scotiabank of Nuevo Banco Comercial, and sale of the local affiliate of Crédit Agricole to BBVA.

He is a member of the Directing Council of Fundación de Amigos del Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell, a foundation that supports Uruguay’s largest children’s hospital, devoted especially to children from lower income families.

Memberships

  • Harvard Alumni Association
  • Harvard Club of Uruguay
  • Member, Uruguayan Institute of Foreign Trade, Foreign Trade and Customs Review
  • Uruguayan Bar Association
  • Attorney, Universidad de la República (Uruguay), 1993.
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, 1999.

"He really is quite special because of how quickly and thoroughly he comes to understand and manage the matters at hand."

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Banking & Finance

"He has a pragmatic attitude and explains things in a clear manner so they are easy for the client to understand."

Chambers Global / 2018

"His knowledge of the market is strong and unparalleled."

Chambers Latin America / 2018

"Head of department Diego Rodríguez has a wealth of experience handling complex banking and finance matters for key clients in the sector."

Chambers Latin America / 2018

‘Very professional’ group head Diego Rodríguez is held up as ‘a benchmark for legal financial issues."

Legal 500

"Diego Rodríguez helps maintain the firm’s high profile in banking deals with demonstrable success."

Latin Lawyer 250

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Chambers Latin America / 2018 / Banking & Finance

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Legal 500 / Banking & Finance

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Latin Lawyer 250 / Banking & Finance

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Latin Lawyer 250 / Capital Markets

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Latin Lawyer 250 / Project Finance and Infrastructure

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