Julio Iribarne Plá

Julio Iribarne heads up the Litigation and Arbitration, Criminal, and Real Estate teams. He leads the FERRERE offices in the cities of Tacuarembó, Colonia and Punta del Este.

Julio Iribarne leads teams in the fields of litigation and arbitration, criminal law, real estate, and complex environmental matters. He is in charge of the FERRERE offices in the cities of Tacuarembó, Punta del Este and Colonia.

For over 25 years Iribarne has advised chemical company Dirox, Discount Bank (Latin America), Saceem, Surinvest´s, Diamantis Plaza Lofts & Towers and Granja Moro as well as other chemical and manufacturing companies in Uruguay. Over that period he has represented those firms successfully in high profile legal actions.

He stands out for achieving favorable judgments for his clients in cases brought before the Supreme Court of Justice of Uruguay (Dirox), and before the Court of Commerce of Paris (Discount Bank Latin America).

Appointed sole arbitrator in an international arbitration proceeding involving two major farm businesses in Salta, Argentina. The appointment was highly significant since it was the first time a member of FERRERE Uruguay would act as arbitrator in an international proceeding of this magnitude, which is to be decided in equity. The dispute, totaling USD 15,500,000 focuses on the alleged violation of contract guarantees given by the seller under a purchase agreement in connection with the farm irrigation system, considered by the purchaser as an essential element for executing the agreement.

His experience also includes 25 years of practice in the area of economic criminal law, providing advice to banks and international companies.

He has been an instructor in Obligations and Contracts at the Law School of a Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and at Universidad Católica (Uruguay).

  • Attorney, Universidad de la República (Uruguay), 1992.
  • Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers (P.I.L.), 1998.

Dispute resolution expert and enjoys a niche practice advising clients on sector-specific litigation.

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Real Estate

"Incredible practitioner with abundant experience."

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Dispute Resolution


Chambers Latin America / 2018 / Dispute Resolution


Chambers Latin America / 2018 / Real Estate


Legal 500 / Dispute Resolution


Legal 500 / Real Estate
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