Manuel Lecuona

Manuel Lecuona is an expert in corporate M&A processes and in company conflicts and litigation.

Manuel Lecuona is an expert in mergers and acquisitions and in corporate conflicts. He co-leads the Company and Corporate Law practice, and is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure team.

Manuel Lecuona is a member of the Company and Corporate Law and Energy and Infrastructure teams. He provides advice on merger and acquisition processes, and is also involved in corporate litigation and conflicts.

For several years Manuel Lecuona has been advising local and multinational companies with interests in Uruguay. In recent years his professional performance has garnered thirty mentions by Latin Lawyer for his participation in complex transactions, including the acquisition by the world mining giant VALE of Río Tinto’s operations in Uruguay, and the purchase by a multinational firm of the Uruguayan paper producer Fanapel. He participated on the team that advised Dufry on acquisition of free shops at Uruguayan airports in the context of a US$ 957 million regional transaction.

He recently participated in the acquisition of a first-class bank, as well as in various risk capital transactions. He frequently advises clients involved in port and logistics activities.

In the corporate conflicts area he has handled many conflicts among shareholders or between shareholders and directors, with a high success rate and client satisfaction.

In recent years he has played a relevant role in the energy sector, leading various projects related to installation of renewable energy ventures. In this sector he participates on a regular basis in advising the German firm Enercon. In the traditional energy area Manuel provides on-going assistance to Petrobras, both on transactions involving fuel distribution and in the gas sector.

He has published scholarly articles and has been a professor of Company Law and Corporate Finance at Universidad ORT Uruguay since 2009.

In 2015 he was also appointed professor of Commercial Contract Law at Universidad de Montevideo.


  • Uruguayan Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Attorney, Universidad de la República (Uruguay), 2005.
  • Graduate courses in Company Law, Universidad de Montevideo.
  • Academy of American and International Law graduate program, Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, 2011.

"A lawyer who lives for his clients: it doesn't matter the time or complexity of the issue, his attention is guaranteed."

Chambers Latin America / Corporate / 2020

FERRERE recognized in Chambers Global 2024

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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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