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 is an excellent professional with very high-level technical skills and a great focus on the client. He is always deeply involved."

Chambers Latin America / Banking & Finance / 2020

"Provides precise and appropriate advice very swiftly."

Legal 500 / Leading Lawyer / Banking & Finance / 2019

"Diego Rodríguez, who has experience working on the complex banking and finance transactions and comes recommended in LACCA Approved."

Latin Lawyer 250

Recommended

Latin Lawyer 250 / Capital Markets

Recommended

Latin Lawyer 250 / Project Finance and Infrastructure

LACCA Approved

LACCA

Recommended

IFLR 100 / Market Leader
10/11/2022
Regional

LACCA distinguishes five FERRERE partners

Awards were announced in the annual guide prepared by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association.

31/10/2022
Uruguay

FERRERE once again Firm of the Year in Uruguay

In the Chambers Latin America Awards 2022.

13/09/2022
Uruguay

FERRERE advises on major retail sector refinancing

A group of banks granted Alicorp a USD 220 million line of credit.

04/08/2022
Uruguay

FERRERE advised its client Insigneo on acquisition of CITI’s private banking business in Uruguay

With this acquisition, Insigneo will exceed USD 17 billion in client assets, and will provide services to over 400 investment professionals.

02/08/2022
Regional

IFLR distinguishes FERRERE in its three jurisdictions

The recognized ranking, covering Project Finance, Banking and Finance, and Corporate, puts FERRERE in TIER 1 for Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

27/05/2022
Uruguay

FERRERE advises Mercuria on regional financing

On a convertible note financing arrangement for up to USD 60 million, issued by Seacrest Petroleo.

20/05/2022
Uruguay

IFLR once again recognizes FERRERE as Uruguay Firm of the Year

For the third consecutive year, in the context of the IFLR Americas Awards 2022.

04/12/2021
Uruguay

FERRERE is Firm of the Year in Uruguay

By the Chambers Latin America Awards 2021.

03/12/2021
Regional

LACCA recognizes nine FERRERE partners

They were recognized as “LACCA Approved Lawyer” in the 2022 guide prepared by LACCA.

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