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Dentons disembarks in Uruguay alongside Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause

The world’s largest firm chose Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause to initiate its operations in Uruguay.   Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause is announcing today its combination with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. The combination will see Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga become the largest global law firm in our country from day […]

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause participated in the Annual Plenary Session of the Women in the Profession Chapter of the Cyrus Vance Center

(Women in the Profession International Steering Committee Participants from 12 national chapters: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru y Uruguay. – Photo credit: Karina Benzaquen, Program Manager). The Seminar was entitled “An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Gender Issues: Challenges and Best Practices”, sponsored by the main Chilean Law Firms, […]

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause counsels Mondelēz in its acquisition of Cadbury

Mondelēz (the world’s leading snack corporation) acquired renowned food brand Cadbury worldwide. Our firm was in charge of implementing the merger in Uruguay. By merging, Mondelēz and Cadbury exponentially improved their businesses, as they operate in complementary sub-markets within the food and beverages industry. In charge of the operation representing our firm were Partner Virginia […]

Jiménez de Aréchaga advises CAF Infrastructure Fund

Our firm advised “Fideicomiso Financiero Fondo de Deuda para Infraestructura en Uruguay CAF I”, who sold a 9% stake in a US$85.5 million loan granted in 2017 to Consorcio PPP Rutas del Litoral (“RDL”), a toll road consortium owned by Spain’s Sacyr and Uruguay’s Saceem. Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause advised the infrastructure fund on […]

Enel Green Power S.p.A. closed the sale to power company Atlantica Yield of Enel Green Power Uruguay S.A.

Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“EGP”) closed the sale to power company Atlantica Yield of its fully-owned subsidiary Enel Green Power Uruguay S.A. (“EGP Uruguay”), which owns through its project company Estrellada S.A. the 50 MW Melowind wind farm located in Cerro Largo, around 320 km away from Montevideo. The transaction is part of the disposal […]

Season’s Greetings!

Every new year unfolds a paper that was written the previous year full of ideas, purposes and goals. We wish that 2019 brings all the success of you’ve worked for this year and that we can continue working together. Season’s Greetings!

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause promotes two new partners

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause promoted Mariela Ruanova and Nicolás Brause as partners. Both lead together the Dispute Resolution Practice of the firm. With this promotion the firm totals eight partners. This decision reflects the growth that the firm has had during the last years and its commitment towards creating development opportunities for its […]

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause advised Santander and CaixaBank in the project financing of Cerro Grande wind farm

On 22rd of May, 2018, ENERCON, Santander and CaixaBank reached financial close of the project financing of the Cerro Grande Wind Farm, east of the city of Melo. Both banks acted as Mandated Lead Arranger for the transaction. Cerro Grande wind farm consists of 22 ENERCON E-92 turbines with a hub height of 98m and […]

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Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause advises CAF’s infrastructure fund in its first project financing.

Our firm advised “Fideicomiso Financiero Fondo de Deuda para Infraestructura en Uruguay CAF I” in its first Project financing. This is a USD 350 million -infrastructure fund created in October, 2016 and managed by CAF – AM, Administradora de Activos Uruguay S.A, a subsidiary of CAF- Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina. This facility finances the reconstruction and maintenance of route 21 (that connects [...]

Pluna-Gate: Jiménez de Aréchaga led an unprecedented litigation to this high profile bankruptcy

On December 20, 2016, our firm concluded a four-year process where it led the negotiations of an agreement for the liquidation of the national airline Pluna, by and large the most important bankruptcy proceeding in Uruguayan history. After this highly publicized bankruptcy was declared on July 2012, our firm represented the private creditors with the highest […]

Jiménez de Aréchaga led the acquisition of supermarket chain Tienda Inglesa

Jiménez de Aréchaga led the acquisition of this important supermarket chain in Uruguay. The agreement consisted of the acquisition of 100% of the shareholding in Tienda Inglesa, and included all the real estate owned by the sellers. The deal closed after several months of negotiations with the sellers, mainly members of the Henderson family. This family owned […]

Alberto Brause and his book: EDUARDO JIMÉNEZ DE ARÉCHAGA

Dr Alberto Brause Berreta's book on the life of Dr Eduardo Jiménez de Aréchaga was presented last June 16 th . Dr Brause's book addresses the professional and personal biography, while reconstructing the conceptual and historical contexts where Dr Eduardo Jiménez de Aréchaga displayed his talent, his warmth and sense of public commitment. The book [...]

Legal report on new provisions regarding domestic workers

Dr. Martín Montoro informs us about the new benefits for domestic workers: A complement of the leave salary amounting 15% of the one generated as from 2016 Creation of a Social Fund as a special contribution of social security which shall be paid between employer/employee (0.03% each) Salary Increase in force as from July 1st, […]

Worklinks Program

Under the Worklinks Program implemented by The British Schools, we have received sixth-year students Ms Vanesa Ordoñes and Mr Tomás Etcheverry. Together with Partners and Associates of the various departments of the firm, they have carried out numerous activities, such as attending to court hearings, query analysis and drafting of agreements among others. This experience […]

Legal report on Decree 128/2016 dated May 2, 2016

The Labor Department analyzed the recent Decree 128/2016 related to drug consumption provisions in the working environment. Download report

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause acted as local legal advisor to Arcos del Sur SRL

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause acted as local legal advisor to Arcos del Sur SRL in the financing of US$ 167.300.000 granted to the Brazilian subsidiary of Arcos Dorados, Arcos Dourados Comérico de Alimentos Ltda. The company structured the transaction with five lenders, namely, Citibank N.A., Bank of America N.A., Itau BBA International PLC, JPMorgan […]

Women in the Legal Profession – Rio de Janeiro, March 9th, 2016

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause participated in the Conference organized by the Cyrus R. Vance Center of New York in Río de Janeiro on March 9th, 2016. Virginia Brause, Partner of Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause was invited by the Cyrus R. Vance Center of New York to participate as a Moderator at […]

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause advised Bow Power in its Uruguayan wind farm acquisition

Source: Latin Lawyer – Thursday, 10 March 2016 by Lulu Rumsey Bow Power buys Uruguayan wind farm Clifford Chance LLP’s  Madrid, New York and São Paulo offices and Uruguay’s Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause have helped Spanish renewables developer Bow Power buy a controlling stake in a wind farm in Flores, southwest central Uruguay. […]

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (jr) lectured on Infrastructure Financing

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (jr), manager at the firm, participated in the IV Conference of Central Bank Law and lectured on the financing of infrastructure by project bonds, with emphasis on the public-private parternships (PPPs). Fernando is part of the Corporate/Finance Department of the firm and specialized in Project Finance. In such capacity, he has [...]

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause served as legal counselor to BANCO SANTANDER, S.A. (Spain) acquiring 100% of the shares in Retop S.A.

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause served as legal counselor to BANCO SANTANDER, S.A. (Spain) acquiring 100% of the shares in Retop S.A. (Crédito de la Casa) a Uruguayan Financial Retail Company, regulated by Banco Central del Uruguay (Central Bank of Uruguay).

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga, Judge of the International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga was appointed by the World Council of the International Chamber of Commerce as Member representative of Uruguay to serve at the International Court of Arbitration.

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga, Uruguayan representative before the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga, was appointed by the World Council of the International Chamber of Commerce as the official member of Uruguay to serve at the International Court of Arbitration (ICC).

JIMÉNEZ PARTICIPATED IN LANDMARK TRANSACTION: FIRST-EVER PROJECT BOND ISSUANCE, FOR FIRST-EVER PPP PROJECT IN URUGUAY

Jiménez de Aréchaga provided advice in the first project bond issuance for the first PPP project in the history of Uruguay.

Jiménez de Aréchaga provided legal advice to PGG Wrightson Seeds on its investment in the group Agrocentro Uruguay

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause provided legal advice to PGG Wrightson Seeds -one of its regular clients- on the acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in the group Agrocentro Uruguay.

Jiménez de Aréchaga assisted in the financing of another wind farm

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause acted as local counsel to KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and Eksport Kredit Fonden (EKF) in the Project financing for the construction of a 49.5 MW wind farm in Florida, Uruguay, by Glymont S.A., a project company of the Akuo Energy Group. This wind farm is the result of an amplification of another wind farm developed by Polesine S.A., a project company that also belongs to the Akuo Energy Group.

Our firm is looking for student of law to work as a trainee

Our firm is looking for student of law to work as a trainee. Pasantía para Estudiantes de Abogacía Estudiantes de Derecho (avanzados en la carrera) Muy buen nivel académico. Muy buen nivel de inglés (se valorará conocimiento de portugués y otros idiomas). Pasantía remunerada. Remuneración acorde al mercado y responsabilidades. Enviar CV con foto, escolaridad, […]

Business Review, IEEM, Universidad de Montevideo

Ignacio Demarco explained his perspective regarding “partial retirement” in Ms. Fratocchi’s article in the Business Review of the University of Montevideo.

Employment for the young

Informamos a continuación el marco normativo previsto en materia de Empleo Juvenil. El objetivo del nuevo régimen es la promoción del trabajo en los jóvenes colaborando con éstos en la tarea de fusionar el trabajo con el estudio y otorgando beneficios y subsidios a las empresas que contraten jóvenes bajo estas nuevas directrices.

Electronic Receipt

On June 22nd, 2015, the President of the Republic in accordance with the Council of Ministers approved the Decree regarding the new electronic receipt instead of the one in force up to date.

Amendments regarding annual bonus and vacation allowance

On June 8th, 2015 the Official Gazette published Law 19,321 dated May 29th, 2015 and Regulatory Decree number 154/2015 establishing taxing news.

GALA DINNER – May 2015 – “Asociación Casa Ronald Mc Donald de Uruguay”

GALA DINNER – May 2015 – “Asociación Casa Ronald Mc Donald de Uruguay”

Members of the Board of Directors of the “Asociación Casa Ronald Mc Donald de Uruguay”. From left to right: Daniel Castera, Virginia Brause, Karina Montiel, Sandra Marcos, Marcelo Secco, Valeria Horta, Patricia Lussich and Yessica González.

Jiménez provided advice to PGG Wrightson Seeds in the construction of a Logistic Center

As part of its general advice to PGG Wrightson Seeds, the law firm Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause also provided assistance regarding the negotiation and signature on the construction contract for a 25,000 m2 Logistics Center to be located in the department of San José.

Cyrus Vance Center Conference – Panama

Virginia Brause participated as an invited panelist in the International Conference for the Development of the Legal Profession for Women Lawyers organized by the Cyrus Vance Center held in Panama City in March, 2015.La Dra. Virginia Brause fue invitada como panelista en la Conferencia Internacional para el Desarrollo de la Profesión Legal de Mujeres Abogadas organizado por el Cyrus Vance Center en la ciudad de Panamá en marzo, 2015.

Latin Lawyer – Canadian pension funds buy into Santander’s renewables portfolio

Canadian pension funds buy into Santander’s renewables portfolio.

Globalaw regional meeting

Globalaw regional meeting at Río de Janeiro. November 2014.

Jiménez assisted Credit Agricole in a US$ 84.4 million financing package for Kiyu Wind Farm

The law firm provided advice to Credit Agricole in a US$84.4 million financing package for Cobra, to fund the construction, installation, commissioning and operation of a 49.2 megawatt wind farm in Paraje Barrancas de San Gregorio, in the department of San José.

Jiménez assisted Euro development banks fund in a US$45 million project finance in the Uruguayan forestry sector

Jiménez provided advice to German development bank Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) and its French counterpart, Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique (PROPARCO), in a US$ 45 million project financing granted to Forestal Río de los Pájaros, to fund the acquisition of 12,000 hectares of forested land.

Exclusive lecture for Arcos Dorados

Partners Virginia Brause and Diego Viana participated in a lecture organized exclusively for Arcos Dorados regarding the Law 19.196. Associate Martin Montoro also explained details to take into account related with the Manual on Security and Hygiene Working Conditions Management.

Participation in McDonald´s sport activity “5k”

Several women of our firm supported McDonald’s and the Ronald McDonald Association in the 5k sport activity.

Fernando Jiménez was invited as speaker in conference organized by IDB and Latin Trade

Fernando Jimenez de Arechaga (jr) was invited as speaker in the conference “Trade Americas & Connect Americas Expo” sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank and Latin Trade.

Gala dinner organized by Casa Ronald McDonald Association

May 22 2014 – Gala dinner to benefit Uruguayan families organized by the Uruguayan Casa Ronald McDonald Association.

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (Jr.) LATINLAWYER

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (Jr.) – LATINLAWYER – Project Finance in Uruguay.

Organizational Criminal Liability Law

May 7th, 2014 – Criminal Liability – Questions and Answers at the NH Columbia Hotel, Montevideo. Event organized by Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause, Attorneys-at-Law and CEPA Safe Drive.

Women in the Legal Profession

March 12, 2014 - International Conference - Cyrus Vance Center for International Justice - Golf Club, Montevideo - Women in the Legal Profession in Uruguay: Challenges and Opportunities.

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause – Legal advisor assisting ING Bank N.V.

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause – Legal advisor assisting ING Bank N.V. regarding a transaction closed on December 16, 2013, whereby ING Bank was the grantor of loans taken by Uruguayan firms affiliates of NZ Farming Systems Uruguay Limited.

National Chamber of Commerce – Conference on the Agreement regarding fiscal interchange of information with Brazil

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga, speaker at this conference expressed the possible evolution and impact this might have on the banking sector.

New law considered to implicitly abolish bank privacy

General Code of Procedure. Legal experts explain that the banks’ obligation to inform the courts regarding the accounts of debtors would puncture the secrecy law.

Jiménez provided advice to a bank syndicate in a US$ 87 million wind power Project Finance transaction

On August 9, 2013, financial close was reached in a US$ 87 million project financing granted by German bank KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and guaranteed by Danish export credit agency EKF.

Jiménez participated in landmark Project Financing: the first ever under Uruguayan law

On May 28, 2013, the first Project Financing to be ever structured under Uruguayan law reached financial close.

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause – Legal advisor assisting ING Bank N.V.

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause – Legal advisor assisting ING Bank N.V. regarding a transaction closed on December 16, 2013, whereby ING Bank was the grantor of loans taken by Uruguayan firms affiliates of NZ Farming Systems Uruguay Limited