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Juan Martín Olivera
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Juan Martín Olivera

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Juan Martin is a partner of the Firm, working mainly in the Corporate area and M & A, providing advice to local and international clients in corporate and business matters in general, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and bankruptcy law, financial structuring, corporate governance, corporate conflicts and contracts. He obtained a Master in Law from the University of Chicago and is a professor of Business Organizations and Corporations at the University of Montevideo. 


  • Listed arbitrator in the listing of the Business Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CEMA) of Buenos Aires.
  • Vice-president of MFP - Management Fiduciario y Profesional S.A.
  • Coase-Sandor Summer Institute of Law and Economics, University of Chicago (2018)
  • Leadership in Law Firms Program, Executive Education Program, Harvard Law School (2013).
  • LL.M., University of Chicago Law School (2011).
  • Professor of Business Organizations and Corporations, Law School of the University of Montevideo (2004 to date).
  • Doctor in Law, Law School of the University of Montevideo (2003).

Awards

  • Ranked by Chambers & Partners Latin America as “Up and Coming” in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions (2017 and 2018).
  • Ranked by Legal 500 in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions as “Next Generation Lawyer” (2018).
  • Recommended lawyer by Legal 500 in Banking & Finance (2017).
  • \"Highly recommended\" by Leaders League for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions (2017-2018).
  • Recognized as \"Expert\" by \"Who\'s Who Legal\" in Government Contracts (2010-2016).

Member

  • International Bar Association
  • Uruguayan Bar Association
  • Instituto de la Empresa, National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Cordoba 
  • Business Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CEMA) of Buenos Aires
  • Strategic Communications Committee, TerraLex
  • ACDE (Christian Association of Business Managers)
  • University of Chicago Alumni Club of Argentina


Languages

  • Spanish, English and Portuguese.


Featured publications

  • Capital Markets 2018 – Uruguay\" (with Federico Rocca and Cecilia Trujillo), Latin Lawyer Reference: https://latinlawyer.com/jurisdiction/1004890/uruguay 
  • La responsabilidad de directores de sociedades anónimas bajo la Ley de Transparencia Fiscal No. 19.484\" (et.al.), in \"Impulso y Desarrollo: el Derecho Comercial como organismo vivo\" (2017)
  • Collaboration with \"TerraLex Pre-Merger Notification Manual\", M&A and Antitrust Practice Groups: http://www.terralex.org/publication/pc2e4239b1c
  • Comité de Auditoría y Vigilancia\", in “Realidad del Derecho Comercial: tensiones y sinergias en su práctica actual” (2016) 
  • Ley de Sociedades Comerciales – Business Companies Act\" (et.al.), Colección de Normas Traducidas, No. 3, Universidad de Montevideo (2016). 
  • La transferencia de paquetes accionarios de control y la responsabilidad del vendedor por vicios redhibitorios\", in “Ley de Sociedades Comerciales. Estudios a los 25 años de su vigencia”, Vol I (2016). 
  • Collaboration with \"Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships Procurement 2017 - Assessing Government Capability to Prepare, Procure and Manage PPPs 2017\", Banco Mundial y PPIAF: https://ppp.worldbank.org/public-private-partnership/library/benchmarking-ppp-procurement-2017 
  • La retribución de los directores de sociedades anónimas en el marco de las buenas prácticas de gobierno corporativo\", en “Dinamismo y Desafíos del Derecho Comercial” (2013). 
  • Incidencia de la condena en la calificación sobre el efecto novatorio del convenio concursal\" (et. al.), in “Panorama de Derecho Comercial – Estudios sobre la Ley Nº 18.387” (2013). 
  • Directores independientes o “no ejecutivos” en el marco de las buenas prácticas de gobierno societario\", in “Hacia un nuevo Derecho Comercial” (2012). 
  • Herramientas societarias para la solución y prevención de las crisis empresariales\", in “Situaciones de Crisis en las Sociedades Comerciales” (2010). 
  • La creación de patrimonios con destino específico en el derecho uruguayo\", in “Evaluación de la Ley de Sociedades Comerciales a 20 años de su entrada en vigencia” (2009). 
  • La reforma societaria italiana: una propuesta para la revisión de la ley uruguaya\", in \"Anuario de Derecho Comercial\", Vol. XII, (2008). 
  • La indeterminación del objeto complejo y la responsabilidad societaria\", in “X Congreso de Derecho Societario – VI Congreso Iberoamericano de Derecho Societario y Empresarial”, FESPRESA (2007) 
  • Datos personales para informes Comerciales y Habeas Data\" (et.al.), BID, LIDECO and Universidad de Montevideo (2005) 
  • El “disregard of legal entity” en la jurisprudencia\" (et.al.), in \"Anuario de Derecho Comercial\", Vol. X (2004). 
  • La partición de paquetes accionarios: el aporte de la teoría de la valuación de acciones\", in \"Revista de Derecho\", UM, Nº 3 (2003). 
  • La representación de las minorías en el órgano de control interno de las anónimas: un tema de derecho legislativo (et.al.), en Anuario de Derecho Comercial, Vol. VIII (1999).

Experience

  • Assistance to China Road & Bridge Corporation in the international bidding process for USD 100 million port infrastructure project.
  • Structuging of real estate trust for the development of countryside urban neighbourhood with 35 properties in Durazno.
  • Representation of Comsa EMTE during the works for the construction and refurbishing of 327 kms of railroads, USD 96 million project. 
  • Advice to Ecuatorean conglomerate GEM Corp. in the USD 30 million bankruptcy process, restructuring and asset sale of Urupanel S.A.
  • Debt restructuring of medical institution CASMU for USD 150 million, including credit securitization and bond issuance of financial trusts for USD USD 40, USD 35.5 and USD 7.7 million each.
  • Design of shareholders agreement for one of the largest retail companies in Uruguay with more than 20 shareholders. 


  • Legal 500- 2021
  • Chambers 2022 OA
  • IFLR 2021
  • Ranken Firm 2021
  • Latin Lawers 2020