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.

"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 / 2020

"Martín Cerruti is a prominent lawyer at home advising clients on sophisticated cross-border deals"

Latin Lawyer 250 / Recommended

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

Legal500 / 2019

Leading Partner

Leaders League

LACCA Approved


Market Leader

IFLR1000 / Corporate

Chambers Global spotlights FERRERE in its 2021 ranking

The international publication particularly notes the firm’s work in Banking & Finance, as well as in Corporate, Commercial, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

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