HERRERA, Nicolás
Lawyer
Partner
T (598) 2902 1515 ext. 120
F (598) 2902 5454
 

Nicolás Herrera, lawyer, mainly works in the Banking and Corporate Department.  Former Professor of Commercial Law at the Catholic University (UCU).  Former Vice Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay in 1990/1991 and negotiator of the Uruguayan External Debt under the Brady Plan.  Former President of the Uruguayan-United States Chamber of Commerce (2001-2004), member of DESEM’s Junior Achievement Board and member and treasurer of Fulbright Commission (educational exchange program between Uruguay and United States).  He is member of the Executive Board of CERES (Center for Economic and Social Policy Research) and member of YPO / WPO (Young and World Presidents’ Organization).  He is part of the list of arbitrators of the Centro de Conciliación y Arbitraje, International Court of Arbitration for MERCOSUR, of the Bolsa de Comercio, Uruguay.  His vast practice includes financing in the public and private sector, mergers and acquisitions, project financing and investment structuring, being specialist in commercial, corporate and banking law and stock markets.  He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and President of Fundación Impulso (high school education project in inner city Montevideo neighborhood).

Recognized among the 100 most influential persons in Uruguay by the daily “El Observador” (2008).

Chosen as “Best Business Lawyer: The Client’s Choice” / “Business Lawyer of the Year” in Uruguay by the UK publication “Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers – 2002-2003”.

Chambers Latin America 2010-2014: “Star individual” in Banking and Finance; “Band 1” leading individual in Corporate & M&A. “He is an outstanding practitioner for both banking and M&A matters”. “He has an impressive ability to deal with highly complex transactions and difficult situations”. “..an outstanding blend of rainmaker, managing partner and business lawyer”. “Herrera is the person to turn to when impossible obstacles arise”. “He´s one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met”.

Recognized also by legal publications “Latin Lawyer”, “PLC Which Lawyer”, “Legal 500” and “Who´s Who Legal” for his outstanding advice in banking, project finance, corporate governance, corporate tax, M&A, among others. He has been acknowledged by the LACCA Approved 2018 guide.

Former President of the Uruguayan-United States Chamber of Commerce (2001-2004), member of DESEM’s Junior Achievement Board and member and treasurer of Fulbright Commission (educational exchange program between Uruguay and United States). He is member of the Executive Board of CERES (Center for Economic and Social Policy Research) and member of YPO / WPO (Young/World Presidents’ Organization).  He is part of the list of arbitrators of the Centro de Conciliación y Arbitraje, International Court of Arbitration for MERCOSUR, of the Bolsa de Comercio, Uruguay.

He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and President of Fundación Impulso (high school education project in inner city Montevideo neighborhood).

He advises the Boards of several companies.

Has been involved in most of the recent high profile transactions in the country.

 
Professional experience abroad
Shearman & Sterling, New York (1982-1983)
Languages

Spanish, English and French.