Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

FERRERE is a leader on banking, M&A and project development matters.

The firm’s banking and finance team is active on project finance in transport and renewable energy, and counts development banks like IDB and CAF as key clients.

The project development team has advised bidders on road PPPs and renewable energy clients on regulatory and operational matters related to renewable energy projects. 

Recent Deal Data highlights

•                      Del Litoral 17MW and El Naranjal 58MW photovoltaic power plants

•                      Envases Universales acquisition Cristalpet

•                      WiseTech $10 million acquisition of Softcargo

Client feedback

“I believe Ferrere is a top-notch law firm in all departments. I am particularly impressed by partners Diego Rodriguez, Gonzalo Secco and Manuel Lecuona. Each of them has unparalleled knowledge in their respective areas of expertise: Diego in banking and finance, Gonzalo in energy and project finance and Manuel in corporate law in general.” – Banking, Project finance

Guyer & Regules

Guyer & Regules is top of the market for financing, project development and M&A.

The financing team is active on the financing of infrastructure projects and is also active on notes issues. The team advises a mix of borrowers and lenders and issuers and underwriters.

The M&A practice was active on cross border and global acquisitions recently, advising acquirers and sellers.  

Recent Deal Data highlights

•                      Coca Cola Femsa $250.7 million acquisition of Montevideo Refrescos

•                      Del Litoral 17MW and El Naranjal 58MW photovoltaic power plants

•                      Republic of Uruguay $1.75 billion 4.975% sovereign bond issue

Client feedback

“Guyer & Regules is always available and they have very good relationships with counterparts.” – Banking, M&A

“G&R is the best in class firm in Uruguay, providing excellent professional advice, and delivering a timely and adequate service to client. The level of commitment of its professionals is remarkable.” – Financial services regulatory

“Very professional, bringing international best practices to the region. Committed, strong work ethics. Creative solutions.” – Investment funds  

“I am deeply satisfied with the law firm's work, they provide timely, creative advice and business-oriented advice. They have a deep knowledge of the legal system and wide experience in corporate matters.” – M&A  

“We like working with them because of the broad scope of work they can deliver in short or efficient time and they are cost efficient as well. They know how we like to work and adapt to our requirements.” – Project development

“Strong knowledge related to high impact projects. Highly committed professionals. Strong technical background. Very good understanding of the country's context.” – Project development  

“Strengths include good knowledge of infrastructure, financing and litigation, the fact that the partners are directly involved in the issue, the firm’s good relationship with public administration and the swift response time.”  - Project development  

Hughes & Hughes

Hughes & Hughes has been particularly active in the M&A space this research period. It did work for acquirers and sellers and worked in a range of industries including healthcare and gaming.

The banking team is also active and advises borrowers and lenders, often in the financing of energy and infrastructure projects.  

Recent Deal Data highlights

•                      ATCO $340 million acquisition of 40% of Neltume Ports

•                      Education Center PPP

•                      Khiron Life Science acquisition of NettaGrowth

Client feedback

“Professional, efficient and pro-active.” – M&A

“Very proactive in the search for solutions; timely suggestions.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Posadas Posadas & Vecino

Posadas Posadas & Vecino has a leading project development practice and strong banking and M&A practices.

Most of the firm’s work on credit facilities over the research period involved advice to the lenders. The firm has experience advising on financing the development of energy and infrastructure projects.

In M&A the firm advises acquirers and sellers in a range of sectors including food and beverages, energy and pharmaceuticals.

The firm’s project development team works on a range of matters including advising developers on regulatory issues related to the development of solar power plants.

Recent Deal Data highlights

•                      BTG Pactual $402.5 million acquisition of Weyerhaeuser Uruguayan  timberlands and manufacturing business

•                      Coca Cola Femsa $250.7 million acquisition of Montevideo Refrescos

•                     Education Center PPP