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 recognized in Chambers Global 2024

The publication recognized four practice areas and thirteen practitioners in the three jurisdictions where FERRERE is present.


FERRERE is recognized once again in the Legal 500 Green Guide

Only 38 firms in Latin America make this select list, thanks to their leadership and work in ESG.


FERRERE advises Trailer Films on Higuita movie

The firm worked with the production company on all stages of the film.


FERRERE is once again recognized by Latin Lawyer 250

In its report, the publication praises 27 professionals in 22 practice areas.


FERRERE advises Microsoft on installing its Artificial Intelligence laboratory

The lab is the first of its kind in LATAM and will be located in the LATU Technology Park.

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