Gonzalo Secco

Gonzalo Secco is the practice group leader of the FERRERE’s energy and infrastructure group.

He has broad expertise with corporate clients, in large-scale deals with the public sector and state-owned companies, joint ventures, commercial contracts, project finance and in mergers and acquisitions transactions.

In energy matters, he represents developers, operators, financial institutions and multinational companies in a wide range of projects and industries such as Renewable Energy, Energy Transition, Oil & Gas, Construction and Infrastructure.

His work includes the intervention in transactions, contracts and business agreements involving major international corporations and large local companies, as well as the Uruguayan State. He has particular expertise in public tenders, in project finance with multilateral credit institutions, export credit agencies and international commercial banks, in the acquisition of companies in the energy and infrastructure sectors, advising investment funds, private equity firms and institutional investors in all aspects of the development, financing or acquisition of energy and infrastructure.

Gonzalo is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in international publications; he was the first Uruguayan lawyer ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Latin America in the Energy and Natural Resources sector and is recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Legal 500.

Gonzalo is a lawyer graduated from the Universidad de la República and completed postgraduate studies at the Center for American and International Law (Dallas, Texas USA).


  • 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


Legal 500 / Banking & Finance


IFLR 1000


Latin Lawyer 250 / Project Finance

FERRERE is once again recognized by Latin Lawyer 250

In its report, the publication praises 27 professionals in 22 practice areas.

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