Santiago Fontana

Santiago Fontana

Partner, Ferrere
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Santiago Fontana is a partner of the FERRERE’s Corporate and M&A practice. He focuses on foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions and general commercial and corporate matters. Santiago also worked in FERRERE’s Bolivia office from 2005 to 2006 and has a strong connection to FERRERE’s Brazilian and Asian clientele.Santiago has participated in numerous high-profile foreign investment projects, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He participated in the set-up of the first services-exclusive Free Trade Zone in Uruguay and more recently assisted several investors from Asia in landing their projects in Uruguay. Just to mention a few of them, Santiago was involved in the acquisition of the largest Uruguayan meatpacking plant by a Japanese food producer, as well as in the acquisition of three food processing plants/ meat packing plants by Chinese investors. Santiago also participated in high-profile deals such as the sales of the local operations of Outfront Media and Affinia International.Santiago has extensive experience in government procurement processes and government-related work, both for private companies and government entities. He has also assisted international companies in their strategic and corporate matters, including Weyerhaeuser, Volt Information Sciences, IBM, Tyco, CBS Outdoor, Edenred, Lactalis, Parmalat, ExxonMobil, COSAN, Petrobras, Cisneros Group of Companies, DASA and Vale.

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