Verónica Raffo

Verónica Raffo is a partner in FERRERE and participates actively in its management and strategic leadership.

Verónica Raffo is a partner in FERRERE and participates actively in its management and strategic leadership. She has more than 25 years of experience advising a stellar list of global clients, managing highly complex cases with sensitive content with focus on corporate issues, dispute negotiation, compliance audits and corporate governance.

Raffo advises international corporations such as Uber, Mercado Libre, Globant, BASF, Sabre, Scotiabank, IBM, Nestlé, Microsoft, Despegar, H&M, Integer, Insigneo, Kemira and Katoen Natie, among others, and regularly works together with regional and international law firms.

She has been ranked for more than fifteen years as a Band 1 specialist in the Chambers ranking, Tier 1 in the Legal 500 raking, and is a recommended LACCA approved specialist.

She also leads the FERRERE Labor, Social Security and Migration practice area. Since 2015 she has been director of the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). 

She has published dozens of articles and has spoken at and moderated panels for local and international conferences organized by, among others, the International Bar Association, the European Union, the UN, IDB, Fomin, Vance Center, Endeavor and Uruguay XXI on subjects related to regulation, investment, business climate, labor market, gender and entrepreneurism.

She is the incoming gold Regional Chair Latin America of YPO (Young Presidents Organization).

Raffo is also an authority in entrepreneurship and gender issues, both in Uruguay and internationally. She leads the FERRERE Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which promotes internal policies and campaigns to foster diversity and promote the growth of young women professionals. In this role she encouraged the firm’s being one of the first Uruguayan companies to sign the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) of UN Women.

She was a member of the board for the Advancement of Women Lawyers project of the Vance Center for International Justice, and representative in Uruguay for Vital Voices (founded by Hillary Clinton). She is also chair of the board of Enseña Uruguay, an institution that promotes education in critical context areas. 

She was one of the founders and the President of the Uruguayan Women Entrepreneurs Organization, OMEU, and in that context was a member of the Advisory Board of Más Emprendedoras, a program jointly executed by Fomin IDB and Endeavor, which promotes the development of woman-led enterprises.

Each year since 2019 she has been recognized as Uruguay’s most highly reputed woman business leader, according to the Corporate Reputation Business Monitor (MERCO), and by Latin Lawyer among the 50 most inspiring women in law in Latin America.

She is an instructor in Board Management at the Graduate School of Business - EPN of Universidad ORT Uruguay. She holds a degree as attorney (Universidad de la República, Uruguay) and a diploma in American and International Law from The Center for American and International Law (United States). ‎


  • Enseña Uruguay
  • FCEM (Femmes Chefes Déntreprises Mondiales)
  • International Bar Association
  • Más Emprendedoras
  • Uruguayan Association of Women Entrepreneurs
  • Uruguayan Bar Association
  • Uruguayan Labor and Social Security Association (AUDTSS)
  • Vance Center
  • Vital Voices
  • Young Presidents Organization
  • Attorney, Universidad de la República, 1997.
  • Diploma in American and International Law, Center for American and International Law (United States), 2001.

"A standout labour expert in the market thanks to her experience, strategic focus, pragmatism and effectiveness."

Chambers Latin America / Labour / 2020

"Verónica Raffo, who has a high profile internationally and comes recommended in LACCA Approved."

Latin Lawyer 250

"Brilliant and creative specialist, with a strong problem-solving ability."

Legal 500 / Leading Lawyer/ Labour / 2019

LACCA Approved


FERRERE is recognized for its pro bono work in the region

Based on research conducted by Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.


FERRERE obtains new licensing of Uruguay Country Brand

Following an exhaustive audit of sustainability, origin, leadership and management, and export capacity.


FERRERE is once again recognized by Latin Lawyer 250

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

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