FERRERE is the only multi-jurisdictional, purely South American law firm. It has 200 attorneys throughout Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay and stands out for its US-style structure, methodologies and policies. The firm has developed international standards and homogeneous services, guaranteed by integrated, vertical practice groups and procedures, and a firm-wide training programme.
FERRERE is Uruguay’s largest law firm and the only one ranked Band 1 in all practice areas by the leading legal directories.
The firm won the “Law Firm of the Year Award” in 2015 and the “Client Service Award” in 2016 from a leading international legal publication. Latin Lawyer also gave its managing partner the “Law Firm Leader of the Year Award” in 2016. A countrywide survey conducted among university students by one of the country’s leading pollsters showed FERRERE again this year as the number one aspirational private company to work for (followed by some of the leading multinational companies operating in Uruguay).
FERRERE has a strategy based on highly specialised practice groups covering industry sectors as well as areas of legal expertise. This strategy is facilitated by its size, but it has been consciously developed over two decades and has resulted in services of differential quality delivered with business fluency and cost efficiency for its clients. The firm also regularly deploys members of its highly specialised talent pool to any jurisdiction where they are needed, at any time. Many of FERRERE's lawyers have US or European degrees and have worked for global law firms, financial institutions or the headquarters of major multinationals.
FERRERE is a rarity in the four jurisdictions in which it operates. It is a fully merit-based organisation that does not allow relatives of partners to join the firm. It has an early mandatory retirement policy and it has placed great emphasis on promoting diversity, with women making up 30 per cent of the partnership.
The firm’s cutting edge technology is another differentiating feature, with the firm often among the earliest adopters of the most sophisticated technology platforms used by leading US and European firms. Its computing centre, based in Uruguay and featuring several layers of protection and backups, received the Certification in Information Security Management awarded by the prestigious British Standards Institution (BSI); ISO/IEC 27001. Thus, the firm goes a step further in the quality of service offered to its clients.
Regional and international companies, as well as global law firms, take advantage of the firm’s footprint to achieve a complete coverage of the region.
After a decade of sustained growth, FERRERE’s Bolivia office is now a recognised leader in this jurisdiction, and one of the three largest firms in the country. With offices in La Paz, Santa Cruz and a new office in Cochabamba, it provides clients with specialised services in all major practice areas, representing many of the largest multinationals, most international banks and almost all multilateral organisations operating in Bolivia.
FERRERE launched in Ecuador in 2015 and in January 2016 announced the opening of its second office in the coastal city of Manta. FERRERE’s establishment in Ecuador has been an important step in consolidating the strategy of offering international-class services across all four jurisdictions and positioning the firm as a leader in Latin America. The Ecuador team has a strong transactional focus and broad experience in dispute resolution, including local and international arbitration, tax and regulatory matters, and the energy, banking and finance sectors. Manta’s office focuses on corporate, litigation, labour, agribusiness, tax and maritime law matters. Guayaquil’s office focuses on corporate, disputes, labour, administrative and tax law.
FERRERE has established itself as a leading law firm in Paraguay, following more than a decade of steady growth and participation in some of the largest deals in the market, including M&A and financing transactions. The office has a strong footprint in agribusiness, financing and logistics, and represents some of the largest multinational companies and almost all multilateral organisations operating in Paraguay.FERRERE Building
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