FERRERE

Recognitions

Banking and Finance
Uruguay

"Revered practice group fielding a dynamic team with long-standing experience handling complex finance transactions. Routinely called upon to advise Uruguayan state and government entities, as well as international banks and other financial institutions. Outstanding expertise across the full scope of banking and finance mandates, with distinct strengths in capital markets, banking M&A and project finance, in addition to regulatory matters".

Corporate and Commercial
Paraguay

"Strong regional player with a well-established presence in the international market. Advises multinational companies on M&A, corporate restructuring and joint ventures as well as day-to-day corporate matters. Offers notable expertise in banking and finance, labour, tax and commercial litigation. Experienced in acting as counsel to clients from a wide variety of industries, including energy, transportation and pharmaceuticals".

Banking and Finance
Paraguay

"Admired team with recognised market standing in the banking and finance sphere. Areas of activity for the firm include international unsecured loan agreements and regulatory compliance advice. Maintains an important client roster featuring a list of prominent international banks."

Litigation
Ecuador

"Considerable expertise handling litigation and international arbitration under ICSID rules. Capable of advising on disputes against the state and cases related to competition, tax and labour matters. Acts for domestic and international clients from the energy, insurance and construction industries."

Corporate and Commercial
Ecuador

"Significant regional player with an emerging practice in the Ecuadorian market. Experienced in advising on high-profile cross-border M&A transactions, as well as financial and capital markets matters."

Corporate and Commercial
Bolivia

"Well-established regional firm with strong capabilities in cross-border M&A transactions, regulatory advice and company incorporations. Particularly adept at assisting international companies with their operations in Bolivia. Lawyers have experience in the telecommunications, oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries."

Corporate and Commercial
Regional

Outstanding full-service firm occupying a market-leading position in the Uruguayan corporate arena. Top-tier bench of practitioners routinely assists key clients from the domestic and international market with major M&A deals. Advises on matters in a wide range of industries, such as retail, technology, pharmaceutical and energy. Boasts deep knowledge of local and multi-jurisdictional transactions, with significant specialism advising investors acting in the banking and insurance sectors.

Banking and Finance
Regional

Strong regional practice renowned for its experience acting for major multilateral financial institutions and multinational investment banks on transactional mandates. Adept at handling loan financing, fund formation and regulatory compliance mandates. Particularly well versed in capital markets transactions, regularly representing issuers and guarantors in high-level debt offerings and tender offers for shares.

Antitrust
Regional

Respected full-service firm benefiting from a multi-jurisdictional framework in South America. Routinely sought out to advise on merger filings, acting for companies hailing from the energy, pharmaceutical and consumer goods spaces.

Tax
Regional

Market-leading tax department praised for its highly experienced practice group. Renowned for advising key clients on a wide range of tax issues, with specific expertise in customs matters. Active on mandates concerning the energy and natural resources and agribusiness sectors, with a particular focus on assisting multinationals with tax planning and structuring of transactions. Additional strengths include extensive experience in complex tax litigation.

Labor
Regional

Heavyweight team widely noted for its expertise in dealing with social security issues, outsourcing of work and personnel, and interacting with trade unions. Boasts an outstanding list of global clients from a wide range of sectors, including retail, technology and energy. Also well versed in representing major financial institutions. Highly experienced in labour litigation and adept at handling immigration issues. Provides additional skills in collective bargaining and dismissals.

Litigation
Regional

Top-tier practice group with a stellar track record acting on a range of domestic and international arbitration proceedings, as well as commercial and administrative litigation. Highly qualified team regularly advises banks and financial corporations, along with domestic and multinational clients from sectors including energy, manufacturing and insurance. Particularly adept at handling labour and tax disputes.

Real Estate
Regional

Distinguished practice group acclaimed for its expertise in a wide range of real estate matters. Regularly advises clients such as investors and developers on mandates spanning agribusiness transactions, residential and commercial project development, urban and rural land acquisitions and the creation of funds and trusts. Boasts additional skills in handling disputes emanating from real estate holdings.

Intellectual Property
Regional

Stellar full-service firm with a highly specialised IP department, offering high-quality advice on a wide range of IP matters. Excels in trade mark portfolio management, copyright filings and data protection. Enjoys a front-running reputation for complex litigation on all types of IP-related disputes. Advises an array of high-profile clients across several industries, including TMT, pharmaceuticals and cybersecurity.

Corporate and Commercial
Bolivia

Ferrere has one of the best corporate practices among Bolivia’s leading firms with a thick client book of high-profile international companies. The reputation and abilities of its client-commended team of practitioners ensure the firm wins a lion’s share of the most complex or sophisticated work available. The firm has experienced an uptick in M&A work recently, and has been particularly busy with multi-jurisdictional acquisitions.

Tax
Bolivia

The department is particularly accomplished in tax litigation, where it is regularly seen advising local and international clients in sector-specific matters. It also helps foreign companies on the appropriate tax structure for their operations in Bolivia.

Labor
Bolivia

Ferrere’s labour team advises clients on all labour and employment-related issues, ranging from the design and implementation of hiring policies and assistance on corporate restructurings, to representing clients in conciliations and arbitrations with unions.

Corporate and Commercial
Ecuador

The corporate and M&A practice has made its mark in Ecuador by landing a role in several major deals in the infrastructure and energy sectors, and more recently in consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries. Its experienced partners take on a wide range of work and can rely on a large team of associates to conduct the necessary due diligence. Their services are reinforced by a wide practice offering that encompasses critical areas like antitrust, labour and tax.

Litigation
Ecuador

Ferrere has a growing portfolio of foreign and domestic clients, and is prominent in the energy and commercial sectors. It frequently represents clients against Ecuador under bilateral investment treaties, contract breaches and expropriation matters.

Real Estate
Ecuador

Ferrere’s real estate team is comfortable advising both local and international clients on real estate developments and land sales and purchases, as well as offering help on environmental due diligence matters. It has worked alongside other firms in the region on cross-border land acquisitions.

Banking and Finance
Paraguay

This is a very busy team, which benefits from its good relations with financial institutions. The firm helps other development banks backing Paraguayan infrastructure projects and looking to stimulate the local lending market. Such clients appreciate Ferrere’s highly professional and well-trained staff, who are known for their reliability.

Corporate and Commercial
Paraguay

Ferrere has one of the busiest corporate practices in Paraguay. Clients speak highly of the team’s professional and ethical approach and thorough due diligence. The team helps international clients looking to take advantage of Paraguay’s economic growth, which was 4% in 2018, and pulls in a healthy volume of deals, including those in the retail, tourism and financial sectors. It helps clients make acquisitions, divest their Paraguayan operations and enter joint ventures. The firm has also carved out an early position on PPPs and other infrastructure projects in the country. Uber is a firm-wide client, which this office is helping to launch in Paraguay.

Administrative and Regulatory Law
Uruguay

Ferrere has a broad administrative offering, with a team that works across a range of industries. The firm has experience drafting PPP, EPC and O&M agreements and has handled various public sector projects and bids for public tenders.

Compliance and Risk Management
Uruguay

The team helps clients comply with local and international regulation and gives guidance on risk management. It draws on Ferrere’s highly regarded disputes practice to help companies investigate and manage potential incidents of fraud.

Banking and Finance
Uruguay

Ferrere is highly capable when it comes to structuring banking and finance transactions. It works with major local and international financiers as well as devising financing agreements on behalf of borrowers. The firm’s expansive work in the energy sector is an important source of work for the finance team, with cross-border financings one of several strong skills.

Data Privacy and Information Technologies
Uruguay

Ferrere is one of the top firms for telecoms counsel in Uruguay. The firm has previously challenged the aspects of the country’s media law at the country’s highest courts and won.

Intellectual Property
Uruguay

Ferrere’s IP practice attracts high-profile clients. It has a comprehensive range of services, covering trademarks, patents and copyright. It is especially prominent in IP litigation, in particular cases relating to trademark infringements.

Corporate and Commercial
Bolivia

The ‘agile, client-centred’ and ‘efficient’ team at Ferrere is ‘very reliable’ and provides ‘business-driven advice and timely responses’ from its offices in La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. The department is active across a wide array of areas and is praised for its ‘very good knowledge of the telecoms industry and other regulated sectors’.

Tax
Bolivia

International tax matters and tax work relating to multi-jurisdictional transactions are the key strengths of Ferrere’s ‘very good, highly proactive’ practice, which prides itself on its accounting capabilities, is often active in litigation, ‘adds value’ and provides ‘timely advice’.

Labor
Bolivia

The ‘proactive’ practice at Ferrere provides ‘a high level of service’, is ‘able to address a range of client needs’ and is strong in preventive work.

Litigation
Bolivia

Ferrere’s ‘experienced, very professional’ practice is praised for its ‘knowledge and capabilities’.

Real Estate
Bolivia

Active in property finance, acquisitions and disposals as well as licensing work and regulatory matters, Ferrere’s ‘efficient, sophisticated’ practice has ‘in-depth knowledge’ and also counts land and agricultural real estate as a significant area of expertise.

Intellectual Property
Bolivia

Based across Santa Cruz and La Paz, Ferrere’s ‘great’ department provides ‘a very good level of service’ and is ‘very efficient on cross-border mandates’.

Corporate and Commercial
Ecuador

Ferrere Ecuador’s ‘very good’ team handles corporate matters for clients across a broad range of industry sectors, including insurance, consumer products and retail.

Banking and Finance
Ecuador

At Ferrere Ecuador, the ‘first-class’ six-strong practice has notable experience acting for international and domestic financial institutions in complex transactions and regulatory matters.

Antitrust
Ecuador

Praised by clients for ‘going the extra mile’, Ferrere Ecuador handles all aspects of competition and antitrust law, and stands out in particular for litigation, merger control and negotiations involving the competition authorities.

Tax
Ecuador

Noted among clients for ‘always trying to come up with practical solutions’, Ferrere Ecuador’s 11-strong practice handles all aspects of tax law, including corporate matters and litigation.

Labor
Ecuador

The ‘first-class’ and ‘responsive’ eight-strong team at Ferrere Ecuador handles a broad range of labour matters for clients drawn from various sectors.

Litigation
Ecuador

Ferrere Ecuador’s ‘always responsive’ department is hailed by clients for its ability to ‘provide practical solutions to complex situations’. The team handles all areas of dispute resolution, including litigation against the State and cross-border arbitration.

Real Estate
Ecuador

At Ferrere Ecuador, the ‘very good’ team acts for clients across a broad range of sectors, including energy.

Corporate and Commercial
Paraguay

The ‘outstanding’ Ferrere fields a 21-strong corporate and M&A department that leaves clients ‘satisfied not only from a strictly legal point of view but also from a business standpoint’.

Tax
Paraguay

The tax practice at Ferrere is commended for its wide-ranging expertise in tax structuring, personal income tax and transactional tax matters.

Labor
Paraguay

Ferrere undertakes both contentious and non-contentious work and is particularly active advising on employment contracts and social security and remuneration schemes – although migration-related work is also present in the firm’s portfolio.

Litigation
Paraguay

With a strong focus on commercial litigation, Ferrere provides a ‘good level of service’ and is ‘very diligent’.

Corporate and Commercial
Uruguay

Standing firm as ‘one of the pillars of Uruguay’s legal market’, Ferrere’s ‘highly knowledgeable, solution-orientated and efficient’ practice garners rave reviews. Clients draw particular attention to its ‘fluid and immediate communication’ and its ability to ‘form a complete interdisciplinary team that meets the full needs of the client’.

Banking and Finance
Uruguay

Ferrere’s ‘excellent service and high levels of professionalism’ mark it as a ‘strong practice upon which big companies can rely’. Among its key attributes, sources highlight the firm’s ‘unrivalled knowledge of the banking industry and related businesses’, its ‘solution-oriented service’ and its ‘remarkable efficiency’.

Tax
Uruguay

‘Effective, professional and responsive’, Ferrere houses a ‘high-quality tax practice’, that is widely lauded for ‘putting the client first’.

Labor
Uruguay

Lawyers at Ferrere are commended as ‘sharp and responsive’ and a ‘pleasure to work with’

Litigation
Uruguay

Ferrere distinguishes itself through its ‘outstanding "big-game" experience’ and ‘strong commitment to the client’. The ‘first-rate’ group is also widely lauded for being ‘extremely well versed in both arbitration and litigation’, with particularly strong expertise in cases involving financial services, construction and white-collar crime.

Real Estate
Uruguay

The ‘creative, dedicated and accurate’ group at Ferrere is composed of ‘excellent professionals’, who ‘truly understand client needs and concerns’. Sources also draw attention to the practice’s ‘deep and broad experience’, highlighting its strong capabilities across agribusiness, real estate finance, construction and litigation.

Intellectual Property
Uruguay

The ‘very fast and clear’ group at Ferrere impresses with its ‘impeccable lawyers’ and ‘great experience in complex cases’.

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