Last Updated April 16, 2019

Law and Practice

Contributed By Ferrere Abogados

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Ferrere Abogados is the only multi-jurisdictional, purely South American law firm, and has 250 attorneys across Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, offering international-class service and participating in the majority of important deals. The M&A practice group works in collaboration with the firm’s other areas to form a multidisciplinary team offering full-service legal advice. It represents a stellar list of international and local clients from a wide range of sectors, such as retail, energy, infrastructure, insurance, construction, media and information technology, agribusiness, food, pharmaceutical, banking and real estate. Activity includes acting as buyer’s or seller’s counsel in acquisitions, leading applications for concessions, advising on greenfield projects, and developing ex ante a BIT protection strategy for a major investment.

Any person who directly or indirectly owns more than 10% of the capital of a publicly listed company, with a right to vote, must disclose such fact to the Central Bank of Uruguay and the stock exchange where the company is listed, within ten working days of obtaining such right. The same disclosure obligation applies to directors and administrators of issuers of publicly traded securities with respect to any participation they maintain in the issuer. Such disclosure must be made within ten working days of their appointment.

Also, companies that issue publicly listed securities must disclose the interests in the company held by directors or administrators, or by any person representing more than 10% of the capital with right to vote and any change of control in ownership. Such disclosure must be made to the Central Bank of Uruguay and to the stock exchange where the securities are traded.

Any change to the aforementioned information must be communicated to the Central Bank of Uruguay and the stock exchange within ten working days of its occurrence.

Ferrere Abogados

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+598 2900 1000

ferrere@ferrere.com www.ferrere.com
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Ferrere Abogados is the only multi-jurisdictional, purely South American law firm, and has 250 attorneys across Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, offering international-class service and participating in the majority of important deals. The M&A practice group works in collaboration with the firm’s other areas to form a multidisciplinary team offering full-service legal advice. It represents a stellar list of international and local clients from a wide range of sectors, such as retail, energy, infrastructure, insurance, construction, media and information technology, agribusiness, food, pharmaceutical, banking and real estate. Activity includes acting as buyer’s or seller’s counsel in acquisitions, leading applications for concessions, advising on greenfield projects, and developing ex ante a BIT protection strategy for a major investment.

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