Market: Uruguay

Firms snub recruitment as lateral partner hires fall by a third

Partner hires at law firms operating in Latin America fell by almost a third in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year, as firms rein in expansion amid the covid-19 pandemic.

22 July 2020

Ferrere and Olivera help in sale of Uruguay's first PPP

Ferrere (Uruguay) has helped UK asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments buy the Punta de Rieles prison, which operates under Uruguay’s first-ever PPP contract.

22 July 2020

Ferrere sees exodus in Bolivia as partners form new firm

South American law firm Ferrere has taken a hit in Bolivia following the departure of four partners and a large group of associates in the country, who have left to launch a new firm.

15 July 2020

PepsiCo makes Uruguay its flagship Americas plant

Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga has helped PepsiCo’s reach an agreement with a free trade zone operator in Uruguay to expand its production plant to become the company’s largest plant in the Americas.

13 July 2020

M&A league table 2019: Uruguay

Featured in Deal reports 2019

Latin Lawyer gathered data on M&A activity across Latin America over 2019. Here, we present the firms that won the most work in Uruguay.

30 June 2020

M&A deals in Uruguay: March-December 2019

Featured in Deal reports 2019

Latin Lawyer's data shows that four M&A deals closed in Uruguay between March and December 2019. Considering only deals with a public value, those transactions had a combined value of US$275 million.

30 June 2020

Who is in LACCA Approved 2021?

With so many options out there, it can be hard to decide which external counsel to hire, so legal teams often prefer to go off recommendations. Ahead of the release of the 2021 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a sneak peek at the list of Latin America’s leading law firm partners, as voted for by in-house counsel.

29 June 2020

Chilean casino operator seeks New York recognition for local bankruptcy

South American hotel and casino operator Enjoy is seeking recognition of its Chilean bankruptcy in New York, claiming a wave of civil unrest and the covid-19 pandemic have “significantly harmed” its business.

22 June 2020

Uruguay telecoms fight shifts to new front

A US company’s bid to revive a US$65 million claim against Uruguay has been discontinued at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), but the claimant’s owner has threatened the state with a new treaty claim.

19 June 2020

Ferrere structures timber trust in Uruguay

Ferrere (Uruguay) has helped local timber company Maderas del Uruguay structure a trust worth US$67 million on the electronic stock exchange of Uruguay (Bolsa Electrónica de Valores).

18 June 2020

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