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
Bolivia

Strong corporate practice serving an impressive international clientele. Frequently advises on noteworthy M&A transactions.

Labor
Bolivia

Reputable full-service firm with a proven track record in the labour arena. Benefits from particular expertise in contentious mandates, administrative proceedings and collective bargaining agreements. Also adept in advising major international clients on outsourcing, sub-contracting and immigration issues as well as regulatory compliance.

Tax
Bolivia

Established tax department delivering expertise to clients in the technology, telecommunications and media sectors. Regularly instructed by clients to act on matters of tax planning and customs mandates. Department also benefits from strong experience in administrative proceedings and VAT refunds.

Litigation
Bolivia

"Regional firm with an important dispute resolution practice in Bolivia. Experience includes acting on behalf of both domestic and international clients in commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings. Also active in litigation, particularly in labour and employment disputes".

Corporate and Commercial
Ecuador

Dynamic regional firm with a solid corporate and commercial department. Areas of expertise include M&A, joint ventures, infrastructure project finance and privatisations for clients in the banking, oil and gas and technology sectors.

Intellectual Property
Bolivia

Significant IP practice with a wealth of experience representing domestic and international clients before the Bolivian authorities. Frequently involved in trade mark and patent matters as well as general IP portfolio management.

Antitrust
Ecuador

Dynamic competition team representing national and international clients. Advice covers merger control and compliance, as well as unfair competition investigations and antitrust litigation.

Tax
Ecuador

Dynamic regional firm with a strong tax department advising on the full spectrum of non-contentious and contentious tax issues.

Labor
Ecuador

Key labour and employment team frequently advising on collective bargaining agreements, contract negotiations, regulatory issues and litigation.

Litigation
Ecuador

Noteworthy regional practice with an experienced disputes team. Routinely handles pre-trial negotiations, litigation and international arbitration under ICSID, CIAC, UNCITRAL and ICC rules.

Real Estate
Ecuador

Full-service firm with an active real estate practice frequently assisting clients with leasing, sale and purchase agreements and construction permits, as well as project restructuring and financing.

Corporate and Commercial
Paraguay

Dynamic practice with a long-standing presence in the international market. Acts for multinational companies on M&A, corporate restructuring and joint ventures as well as day-to-day corporate matters. Particularly adept in advising on labour, tax and commercial litigation. Significant experience in acting for clients from a broad spectrum of industries spanning energy, food and beverage and pharmaceutical.

Banking and Finance
Paraguay

Highly reputed practice with significant market standing in the banking and finance field. Areas of activity for the firm include bilateral and syndicated term loans and high-value public tenders.

Corporate and Commercial
Uruguay

Pre-eminent firm fielding a deep bench of reputed practitioners with profound knowledge of both local and multi-jurisdictional transactions, such as joint ventures and M&A. Possessed of extensive expertise advising major domestic and international clients active in an array of industries, including pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, food and drinks and technology. Team is also specialised in advising private equity investors and has a notable track record in transactions in the banking and insurance industries.

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."

Tax
Uruguay

Front-running tax department boasting a deep bench of experienced professionals. Highly skilled advising key clients on the full spectrum of tax issues, with additional expertise in customs law matters. Maintains market-leading strength in tax litigation mandates. Further benefits from considerable experience in the energy and natural resources, agribusiness and timberland sectors, frequently assisting multinationals operating in these spheres with tax planning and structuring of transactions.

Litigation
Uruguay

"Eminent full-service firm with a wide-ranging dispute resolution offering, spanning sophisticated litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution mandates. Boasts a deep and dedicated bench of practitioners regularly representing financial institutions and multinational companies from a variety of sectors. Practice is supported by expertise in other departments, such as corporate, labour and tax."

Real Estate
Uruguay

Top-tier full-service firm boasting a standout real estate practice.

Intellectual Property
Uruguay

Eminent full-service firm with a dominant IP department that acts on behalf of a number of prestigious clients. Proficiently undertakes a broad range of IP matters, including trade mark filings, copyright matters and patent prosecution and enforcement.

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 team often wins a place on multi-jurisdictional acquisitions with Bolivian legs.

Banking and Finance
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.

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.

Antitrust
Ecuador

Ferrere’s robust antitrust team is one of the most sought after in the market. It provides a full range of advice, which includes matters such as pre-merger filings and investigations into anticompetitive practices, both domestically and across borders. Ferrere is accustomed to a heavy workload, and the practice has experience in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage and telecoms sectors.

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.

Compliance and Risk Management
Ecuador

The firm helps foreign and domestic clients with internal investigations related to bribery, embezzlement and employee misconduct. Ferrere continues to advise a large foreign engineering company in an internal independent investigation and a criminal investigation regarding several contracts it was awarded to carry out work in Ecuador.

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. One recent client says, “This law firm is without hesitation the leader in corporate law at the moment. Integral advice is provided by young, bright attorneys.”

Banking and Finance
Paraguay

This is a very busy team, helped by its strong relationship with financial institutions. The firm helps other development banks backing Paraguayan infrastructure projects and looking to boost the local lending market. Such clients appreciate Ferrere’s highly professional and trained staff, who are known for their reliability

Capital Markets
Uruguay

Ferrere’s capital markets department has been at the forefront of several cutting-edge deals over the last few years, setting new precedents for wind farm financing and deferred debt transactions. As well as its role in the energy financing area, Ferrere’s capital markets team works with construction, real estate and forestry companies.

Project Finance
Uruguay

This impressive project finance group advises borrowers and creditors, using novel financing structures to get major infrastructure projects underway. Ferrere has been prominent in its counsel to the lenders backing the renewables sector, which is growing rapidly in Uruguay, and regularly wins a space on big-ticket deals.

Arbitration and Mediation
Uruguay

Ferrere’s arbitration practice is market-leading. It has taken on some of the biggest disputes in the country and won time and again. A large team with depth of experience and thorough technical aptitude ensures a steady stream of work from a diverse group of clients.

Litigation
Uruguay

Ferrere’s litigation department has earned a name for itself over the years by steering and winning several high-profile cases. This success is built upon a well-rounded and experience team of lawyers that is especially adept at insurance and banking disputes.

Intellectual Property
Uruguay

Ferrere’s IP practice appears in some of the country’s biggest cases. It is particularly prominent in IP litigation, particularly cases relating to trademark infringements. Uber is a regular client, and other companies from the technology, retail and telecoms sectors are commonplace, underscoring this department’s steady workload and breadth of experience.

Litigation
Ecuador

Ferrere Ecuador’s ‘always responsive’ department is hailed by clients for its ability to ‘provide practical solutions to complex situations’.

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
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’.

Corporate and Commercial
Uruguay

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’

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’.

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’.

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