CASTAGNOLA, Florencia
Lawyer/ Escribana (Notary Public)
Partner
T (598) 2902 1515 ext. 115
F (598) 2902 5454
 

Florencia, lawyer and notary public, has more than 15 years of experience in the banking and corporate area. She specializes in financial transactions, both local and international, debt restructuring, sovereign debt transactions, securities offerings, as well as provides advice on regulatory aspects to various companies in the financial sector, in particular en the fintech area. Her area of practice also includes mergers and acquisitions, having, through the years, advised the major international and national companies in relevant projects in Uruguay.

She has also focused on providing advice on compliance issues, including areas such as data protection as well as prevention of money laundering. Florencia has obtained the Certificate in Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism from ISEDE, Business School of Catholic University.

She has been recognized by prestigious  international  publications  such  as  "Chambers  &  Partners"  and "Legal 500" for her outstanding performance in the area  of  Financial  and  Banking  Law.  She has also been recognized by “Chambers & Partners” as “Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year” for her involvement in gender diversity matters. Florencia  obtained  a Master in Business Law at the  University of  Montevideo  and was also an Assistant  Professor  of  Financial  law  at the same University.

Work Highlights

Florencia assisted The Roberto Giori Company in the first digital national currency issued by a Central Bank.(the e-peso). Said transaction was recognized as the “Deal of the Year” by Latin Lawyer.

Florencia led the team that assisted Mercado Libre (the most important e-commerce company in Latam) in the launching in Uruguay of its digital wallet Mercado Pago.

Florencia assisted the international banks Citigroup, HSBC and Itaú in the issuance and debt management liability transaction carried out by Uruguay for a combined total amount of USD 3.5 billion; the procedes of such issuance are used to implement measures designed to support the country’s economy amid the civid-19 crisis.

Professional experience abroad
LL.M. (Master in laws) in Corporate Law in New York University (New York, 2005- 2006). Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, USA (September 2006 – July 2007).
Languages
 

Spanish, English.