Market: Uruguay

A balancing act

Featured in Talent management 2019

Lawyers don’t tend to leave a career in private practice to go in-house for the money, instead they’re often after better equilibrium between their professional and personal lives. Nowadays, law firms are competing better with companies on the work–life balance they offer their associates, but how successful are their efforts?

28 November 2019

Making it count

Featured in Talent management 2019

Generation Y is often thought of as a tough nut for employers to crack, so it’s positive news for law firm managing partners that a good number of today’s associates have long-term ambitions at the firms they are in. But with so many lawyers having their heart set on becoming partner and only a certain number of spots available, how can firms maintain satisfaction levels among lawyers, whether they’re on the partnership track or not?

27 November 2019

What are law firms paying associates?

Featured in Talent management 2019

Fewer Latin American law firm associates feel positive about their salaries than they did a few years ago – and for good reason, as many pay packages are not rising above inflation. But despite meagre economic growth putting paid to increases, more associates rate their wages positively than negatively.

26 November 2019

Do intensive due diligence to avoid successor liability, say speakers on M&A compliance

The ramifications of Operation Car Wash in Latin America have made successor liability one of the key aspects to consider when buying or selling in the region, making intensive due diligence top on the to-do list for M&A deals, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s ninth annual M&A conference in São Paulo last week.

13 November 2019

Cross-border pharma deal calls on multiple LatAm firms

Canadian publicly owned specialty pharmaceuticals company Knight Therapeutics has hired Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in Montréal, Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo, Ferrere (Uruguay), Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá and Beccar Varela in Buenos Aires to buy a majority stake in Uruguayan biopharmaceutical group Biotoscana, in a deal valued at 1.1 billion Brazilian reais (US$273 million).

12 November 2019

Ferrere advises Montevideo municipality on securities deal

Ferrere (Uruguay) has advised the municipality of Montevideo on a structured financing transaction that raised US$18 million to fund transport infrastructure, including a fleet of electric buses.

11 November 2019

Ferrere unveils Paso de los Toros office

Ferrere (Uruguay) has announced the opening of a new office in the central city of Paso de los Toros, ahead of Finnish company UPM constructing a US$3 billion pulp mill in the area.

04 November 2019

Guyer & Regules and KPMG behind car manufacturer purchase

Guyer & Regules in Uruguay has helped Spanish investor Two Continent Logistics acquire a stake in car assembler Nordex.

23 October 2019

Belgian investor threatens Uruguay with BIT claim

The Belgian operator of a port terminal has reportedly threatened Uruguay with an investment treaty claim worth several hundred million dollars.

21 October 2019

Uruguay makes sovereign tender offer and notes issue

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s offices in New York and Buenos Aires have helped the Republic of Uruguay issue notes worth US$1.3 billion.

18 October 2019

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