FERRERE

Partner

Gonzalo Secco

Gonzalo Secco heads up the Company Law and Governance practice and co-leads the Energy and Infrastructure teams. He is experienced in large-scale transactions involving the public sector and government corporations.

Gonzalo Secco is a partner in the Montevideo office of Ferrere. He is the practice group leader of the firm’s energy and infrastructure group. His practice focuses on the representation of developers, operators, financial institutions and multinational companies in a wide range of power, renewable energy, oil and gas and infrastructure-related projects. He has particular expertise in project finance with multilateral organizations, export credit agencies and commercial banks, in M&A transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors, and advising infrastructure and energy funds, private equity firms and institutional investors in all aspects relating to the development, financing or acquisition of energy and infrastructure projects.

Gonzalo is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Latin America, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and similar publications covering Latin America in areas such as Corporate/M&A, Energy and infrastructure, Project Development and Project Finance. He stands as the only Uruguay Band 1 practitioner by Chambers Latin America on the Energy & Natural Resources practice area.

Recent publications include the Uruguayan Chapter of the Global Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Guide and the Global Renewable Energy Guide published annually by Cakmak Publishing, Bankability Clauses in the Financing of Projects (Project Finance), published by Revista Crítica de Derecho Privado, La Ley Uruguay and a contribution to the World Bank Group initiative Procuring Infrastructure PPPs (Uruguay chapter) that presents cross-comparative indicators on key characteristics of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) globally.

Memberships

  • International Bar Association
  • Uruguayan Bar Association
  • Uruguayan Renewable Energies Association
  • Attorney, Universidad de la República (Uruguay), 1996.
  • Courses in Company Law, Universidad de Montevideo.

"There is no one in Uruguay who knows more about the energy and infrastructure market than he does."

Chambers Latin America / Energy / 2020

"He involves himself fully with the client's needs and bases his analysis on that understanding."

Chambers Latin America / Corporate / 2020

"Gonzalo Secco, who is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in the field, has had a particular focus on wind energy projects in line with the country’s energy agenda in recent years."

Latin Lawyer 250

"Gonzalo is a great lawyer, very focused on business development, is a really good leader and very meticulous in all aspects of a problem."

IFLR 1000

Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 / Corporate

Recommended

Legal 500 / Banking & Finance

Recommended

IFLR 1000

Recommended

Latin Lawyer 250 / Project Finance
31/10/2022
Uruguay

FERRERE once again Firm of the Year in Uruguay

In the Chambers Latin America Awards 2022.

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.

09/06/2022
Uruguay

FERRERE advises IDB Invest on largest B-bond in its history

For financing the Central Railway project, aimed at improving connectivity between Montevideo and Uruguay’s interior.

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.

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