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Practice areas

  • Project Finance
  • Banking Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Markets

Recognitions

Chambers, 2018: “He continues to impress market sources with his knowledge of M&A deals, as well as project financing and structuring. He has notable expertise in handling matters related to infrastructure projects. He is admitted to practice in both New York and Uruguay and is known for his abilities advising US clientele.

Chambers, 2017: “He is singled out by clients who say he’s really excellent – he is very proactive and he’s been able to very skilfully see how to merge the business and legal aspects and make the deal happen”.

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga (h)

Partner

Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga, Jr., is a Partner at the firm, he specializes in Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Capital Markets.
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He is a law graduate from the Catholic University, Uruguay, and also obtained a Master’s degree in Business Law from the University of Montevideo in 2007 and a LLM from Harvard University in 2009. In 2010, he was admitted to the Bar of New York. He is a member of both the New York Bar Association and the Uruguayan Bar Association. He specializes in Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Capital Markets and teaches Project Financing in the Masters of Law at the University of Montevideo. He has extensive experience assisting local and multinational corporations in highly complex commercial and financial operations.

Among his most recent experience which is worthy of mention is advice given in 2018 to COPASA and Espina in a PPP highway Project, to an infrastructure fund sponsored by CAF in a 2017 project financing to another PPP highway project, to SAETA Yield in the US$ 65 million acquisition of wind farms Carapé 1 and Carapé, to Santander in the first-ever issuance of project bonds for the first PPP in Uruguay’s history, to PGG Wrightson in the acquisition of 50% of the shares in AgroCentro Uruguay, as well as, to Santander and BBVA in a project financing of two solar energy photovoltaic stations with an aggregate power of 74 MW.

In 2009-2010, Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga, worked as a consultant for the Department of International Law at the Organization of American States on different topics such as the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Ecuador and Colombia, the development and approval of an Inter American Model Law on Access to Information, the discussion of an Inter American Consumer Rights Convention and the implementation of an Inter American Registry of Secured Transactions.

Education

  • Harvard University – LLM, 2009
  • University of Montevideo – Master’s in Business Law, 2007
  • Catholic University, Uruguay – Attorney at Law, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Uruguay
  • New York, United States

Experience

  • 2017 – Advisor for CAF-sponsored infrastructure fund in the financing of the second PPP project in Uruguay’s history.
  • 2017 – Advisor for SAETA Yield in its acquisition of the Carapé 1 and Carapé 2 wind farms.
  • 2016 – Advisor for KfW, KfW-IPEX and Helaba in the financing of the Peralta 117.5 MW wind farm.
  • 2016 – Advisor for Bow Power in its acquisition of the Vientos de Pastorale wind farm.
  • 2015 – Advisor for Santander, Intesa SanPaolo and BBVA in Project Finance of two 74W solar energy photovoltaic power stations.
  • 2015 – Advisor for Santander in the first issuance of bonds for the first PPP in Uruguay’s history.
  • 2014 – Advisor for KfW and KFW IPEX and EKF in Project Finance transaction for wind farm (141.6 MW).

Speaking engagements:

  • “IV Conference of Central Bank Law” – Panelist on Infrastructure Project Finance by means of securities and special emphasis on the PPP (public/private participation entities), 2015

Publications

  • “Project Finance in Uruguay” – Latinlawyer, 2012-2013-2014
  • “Mergers & Acquisitions in Uruguay” – Mergers Review, 2012-2013
  • “The Birth of Project Finance in Uruguay” – International Financial Law, 2012 Review
  • “El Régimen de Control de Concentraciones en la ley 18.159”, (Control of Concentrations Regime under Law 18.159), Journal of Law and Tribunals, 2008

Other Languages

  • English

Practice areas

  • Project Finance
  • Banking Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Markets