Sebastián Ramos

Sebastián Ramos is a member of FERRERE’s Banking & Finance department and is an expert in contracts, specializing in drafting and negotiating agreements for complex projects. He also provides legal advice to clients on project structuring, development and finance.

Sebastián has advised multilaterals, funds and financial institutions on the financing of dozens of infrastructure and energy projects in the public and private sectors in Uruguay, including EPC, PPP and concession contracts, as well as operating and maintenance agreements.

He is the author of Contratos. Su redacción y modelos (Contracts. Their drafting and templates), published by Thomson Reuters in 2017, which has had four editions, and the books El contrato de préstamo y sus garantías (Loan contracts and their guarantees) and Financiamiento de Proyectos. PP, Concesiones y PPA (Project Finance. PP, Concessions and PPA), likewise published by Thomson Reuters. He has also authored several articles analyzing loan and construction agreement issues, such as force majeure, termination rights and damages.

He is professor of Contracts and of M&A at Universidad de Montevideo, where he is also professor of Contract Writing at the institution’s graduate center. He has taught courses for La Ley Uruguay and has been a guest professor in Argentina.

From 2008 to 2010, as a member of the firm, he advised IBM of Uruguay as an internal lawyer and served as Country Counsel and as Contracts & Negotiations Specialist of that company.

Ramos studied Law at Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay), where he earned his degree as attorney in 2008, ranking number one in his class.  He also earned an LL.M. at the University of Chicago Law School en 2012.

He is highlighted by the legal publication Chambers in the areas of Corporate, Energy, and Banking and Finance.


  • International Bar Association
  • Attorney, Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay), 2008.
  • Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.), School of Law of the University of Chicago, 2012.

"He is efficient, quick to respond and technically precise."

Chambers Latin America / Banking & Finance / 2020

"Very clever and proactive, a good negotiator who seeks the best for the client, always keeping a reasonable line."

Chambers Latin America / Energy / 2020

Next Generation Lawyer

Legal 500 / in Banking & Finance

Next Generation Lawyer

Legal 500 / Corporate


IFLR 1000

FERRERE is Firm of the Year in Uruguay

By the Chambers Latin America Awards 2021.


FERRERE advised CAF and Financing Fund for Circuit 2 PPP Project

The project is the design, construction, operation and financing of highway infrastructure for Route No. 9 and Route No. 15.


FERRERE advises Nordex on global refinancing

The new agreement modified a current line of credit for USD 1.4 billion, originally issued in April 2020, increasing it to USD 1.6 billion.


FERRERE advises IDB Invest on its financing to Ta-Ta

The financing comprises a 10-year principal loan of USD 35,000,000, and an equity investment of USD 10,000,000.


FERRERE again ranked TIER 1 in all IFLR1000 areas

FERRERE continues to be positioned as one of the most prestigious and experienced firms in the region in three key areas: Project Financing, Banking and Finance, and Corporate.


FERRERE advised CAF, Fondo II CAF-AM and BROU on the financing of the Circuito 7 PPP Project

For the design, construction, operation and financing of road infrastructure for Route number 3, section Route number 1 – Route number 11, and Bypass to the city San José de Mayo.


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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