Located in Montevideo, Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga is a full-service provider and a recognised leader in the areas of banking and finance, corporate and M&A, energy, infrastructure, labour law, litigation and dispute resolution, natural resources and real estate. More recently, with the surge of infrastructure projects, Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga has become a go-to firm for the increasing number of project finance transactions in the country, having advised on most of the project finance transactions that have taken place, including Uruguay’s largest ever PPP.
Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga has a long-standing reputation in the Uruguayan market having served clients for more than 78 years. Committed to long-term growth built on long-lasting relationships with clients, Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga has developed a very strong client base, including a number of large multinational corporations. Its commitment to clients allows Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga to attract leading talent who value working for a collaborative firm that is client-focused to its core.
Main areas of practice
Arbitration and litigation: Since our practice covers matters of almost all sectors of the economy, our litigation work is diverse. It includes all phases of preparation, trial and appellate litigation of actions in all courts. In addition, we are regularly involved in local and international arbitration cases. Worth noting is the Pluna restructuring that won the Restructuring Deal of the Year awarded by Latin Lawyer in 2017.
Banking and finance: The firm enjoys a dominant presence in the Uruguayan financial community, advising the most relevant players in the market. It has a strong capital markets practice, having participated in many of the most prominent recent deals, including issuances of debt securities, future-flows securitisations, project bonds and financial trust vehicles of consumer loans.
Corporate/M&A: The firm’s international corporate and M&A practice has placed its lawyers at the centre of the most complex and challenging transactions in Uruguay. The transactional work includes mergers, spin-offs, stock purchases and transfers of assets, and is usually interrelated with the labour and tax practices.
Project finance, energy, oil and gas, natural resources, agribusiness: The firm is second-to-none in a new wave of project finance transactions that have taken centre stage in the Uruguayan market, especially in the energy sector. The firm has already participated in the project financing of 15 wind farms. It is also in the driving seat in the surge of public–private partnerships, having participated in the first two PPP projects in Uruguay’s history, which included the first-ever issuance of project bonds in Uruguay, and the first financing granted by an infrastructure fund sponsored by CAF.
Labour and employment: The firm’s well-regarded labour department represents employers in matters involving all aspects of work relations; contracts, collective bargaining, employment litigation, outsourcing, employment compensation and social security.
Tax and accounting: Our tax and accounting practice gives support to our business practice, in as much as tax issues associated with business organisation planning, foreign investments, free zones and offshore activities arise.
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