FERRERE is the only multi-jurisdictional purely South American law firm. It has 250 attorneys across 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 the largest law firm in Uruguay. It has a unique strategy based on highly specialised practice groups covering both industry sectors and areas of legal expertise. This strategy, permitted by size but also consciously promoted for two decades, results in services of the highest quality and cost efficiency for clients.
FERRERE is exceptional in the four jurisdictions in which it operates. It is a fully merit-based organisation and does not allow relatives of partners to join its staff. It has a mandatory early retirement policy and a strong focus on promoting diversity, with women making up 30% of the partnership. Many of FERRERE’s lawyers have US or European degrees and have worked for global law firms, financial institutions or at the headquarters of major multinationals. Regional and international companies, as well as global law firms, take advantage of the firm’s footprint to achieve full coverage of the region.
The firm has invested decades of hard work building practice groups dedicated to the areas of both law and industry. The firm’s industry specialisation is a differentiating feature that, along with cutting-edge technology, allows it to provide clients outstanding quality legal advice with a high level of cost efficiency. FERRERE’s regional structure and depth of resources also enable it to handle the most complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
As a multi-jurisdictional firm, FERRERE offers its clients a differential and adds value when it comes to managing trademark portfolios. The firm helps businesses and manages clearance, registration, trademark prosecution and enforcement, due diligence, audits and other transactional work.
The IP practice has developed specific expertise in certain key sectors and industries, such as pharmaceutical and life sciences, sports and entertainment, food and beverages, film, advertising, media and privacy, among other highly regulated industries.
- Agustín Mayer West, Managing partner
- Aguada Park
- La Paz
- Santa Cruz