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.


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

“He has a great relationship with other lawyers, his advice is really straightforward and he's good at making precise recommendations. He knows how to handle energy matters; he's my top lawyer to recommend. He's honestly an excellent practitioner."

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Energy & Natural Resources

Gonzalo Secco combines his strength in energy and infrastructure mandates with solid corporate expertise to advise on significant transactions in this sphere.

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Corporate

"Consistently provides concise and practical advice."

Legal 500

"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

Band 1

Chambers Latin America / 2018 / Energy & Natural Resources


Chambers Latin America / 2018 / Corporate

Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 / Corporate


Legal 500 / Banking & Finance


IFLR 1000
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