Martín Cerruti

Martín Cerruti leads the Corporate and Commercial and Mergers and Acquisitions groups. He is an expert in agribusiness, infrastructure, mining, business companies and telecommunications.

Martín Cerruti leads the FERRERE Corporate and Commercial and Mergers and Acquisitions groups. His experience and professional practice also cover agribusiness, infrastructure, mining, business companies and telecommunications.

For over twenty years with FERRERE, Cerruti has advised international corporations such as Abbott, BellSouth, British American Tobacco, Cummins, Dufry, ExxonMobil, Starbucks, Vale, Volt, Weyerhaeuser, and Yamaha in Uruguay. Over this time he has represented their interests in large-scale investments and deals. He has also headed up teams in merger and acquisition processes, including for BellSouth, CNOOC, Vale and Weyerhaeuser, in coordination with clients’ in-house counsel and with other international law firms.

He led the team advising Dufry on acquisition of the duty free shops at Uruguay’s airports, in the context of a regional US$ 957 million transaction. He also headed up the team that counseled Weyerhaeuser on the sale of its forestry operations in Uruguay for over US$ 400 million.

In the years before joining FERRERE, Martín Cerruti was Manager of Price Waterhouse’s Legal and Tax Department (1995-1997).

He has published articles on business law and been a speaker at seminars on information technologies in Brazil, Mexico and Paraguay. He was local representative for Uruguay at the International Technology Law Association. He has been a professor of Business Companies and Corporate Finance, as well as of Company Law in the undergraduate and graduate degree at Universidad ORT (Uruguay). He is currently a professor of Mergers & Acquisitions and Commercial Contracts at the University of Montevideo.

In his connection to the arts, Cerruti is the Uruguayan member of the Latin American Art Subcommittee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, and is Vice President of the Francisco Matto Foundation as well as of the Julio Alpuy Foundation


  • International Bar Association
  • Uruguayan Bar Association


  • Attorney, Universidad de la República (Uruguay), 1998.

"He has a keen intelligence which, paired with his strong empathy, makes him a natural leader with great charisma."

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Corporate

"Not only is he a brilliant lawyer but he is also in possession of a very special charisma which endears him to both his clients and counterparts. He has a fantastic ability to always choose the best strategy, which he then follows with great passion and dedication."

Chambers Global / 2018

"Highly rated Martín Cerruti is a prominent lawyer at home advising clients on sophisticated cross-border deals (…) he is known for his vast experience, professionalism and excellent management of his team."

Latin Lawyer

"Excellent business acumen and great judgment."


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