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 is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced lawyers in the market; he is seriously an expert."

Chambers Latin América / Corporate and M&A

Practice head Martín Cerruti is highly revered by an enviable list of clients for his leadership qualities and informed advice on high-powered cross-border work.

Latin Lawyer 250 / Corporate and M&A

"Cerruti is one of the best lawyers in the country. He gains the respect of clients and peers because he is able to empathise with everybody. He is always clear and accurate, in both describing the issue and finding the best strategy, and approaches the work with dedication, knowledge and passion."

Chambers Latin America / Corporate and M&A

'Sophisticated M&A attorney' Martín Cerruti leads the practice and is a go-to partner in the market for multinationals looking to make investments in Uruguay.

Legal 500 / Corporate and M&A

Department lead Martín Cerruti is a ‘force in the market’

Legal 500 / Corporate and M&A

Head of department Martín Cerruti "really has his finger on the pulse and remains on top of all the work," according to a client.

Chambers Latin America / Corporate and M&A

"Cerruti is noted in Uruguay’s legal community for a wealth of experience and precision in demanding legal work"

Latin Lawyer 250 / Corporate and M&A

‘Response time and quality of work. Martín Cerruti is a reference in the market.‘

Legal 500 / Corporate and M&A

Leading Partner

Leaders League

LACCA Approved


Market Leader

IFLR1000 / Corporate

Chambers Global 2023 spotlights FERRERE

The prestigious publication recognized the work of diverse practice areas of the firm and 10 of its practitioners.


LACCA distinguishes five FERRERE partners

Awards were announced in the annual guide prepared by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association.


FERRERE once again Firm of the Year in Uruguay

In the Chambers Latin America Awards 2022.


IFLR distinguishes FERRERE in its three jurisdictions

The recognized ranking, covering Project Finance, Banking and Finance, and Corporate, puts FERRERE in TIER 1 for Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.


IFLR once again recognizes FERRERE as Uruguay Firm of the Year

For the third consecutive year, in the context of the IFLR Americas Awards 2022.


FERRERE wins Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Award 2021

Latin Lawyer announced the winners in 11 categories of its 16th annual Deal of the Year Awards 2021, at an event held in Sao Paulo.

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