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, public and private securities offerings, as well as provides advice on different types of transactions and on regulatory aspects to various companies in the financial and capital markets sector. Her area of practice also includes mergers and acquisitions and she has advised the major international and national companies as well as banks and financial companies in relevant projects in Uruguay.

She has also focuses on providing advice on compliance issues, including areas such as data protection, prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, regulatory compliance. 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 outstanding performance in the area of Financial and Banking Law.  Florencia obtained a Master in Business Law at the University of Montevideo and was also an Assistant Professor of Financial law at the University of Montevideo.

Work highlights

  • Advised the underwriter banks Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Morgan Stanley and Santander, in the reopening of the global sovereign bonds for US$1.2 billion.

  • Advised Citicorp to provide a US$200 million credit facility to the Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay (BROU).

  • Advised Rouar S.A. (a joint venture between Uruguay’s state-run utilities company, UTE, and Brazilian counterpart Electrobras) to obtain US$54 million in project financing from the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). The joint venture owns the 64-megawatt Rosendo Mendoza wind farm in Tarariras, southern Uruguay

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.