Fernando L. Bado

Fernando L. Bado



Fernando L. Bado develops his practice mainly in the Investing, Business Organization, and Banking Practice Group. He has a vast experience counseling foreign financial institutions in complying with the local Banking and Securities Regulations enforced by the Central Bank of Uruguay, as well as representing clients in complex litigation. Bado counsels clients in their day-to-day corporate activities and has been involved in the drafting of M&A agreements, as well as helping foreign corporations and individuals investing in the country in various industries.

Fernando Bado’s experience includes advising clients in the Information Technology and Internet industry, drafting contracts related to software exports and licensing, as well as litigating before governmental regulatory agencies on behalf of clients of the industry.
Bado was a teaching assistant of Banking and Securities Regulations at the Catholic University.

Representative Experience

o Advised a large US-based bank and its Uruguayan off-shore branches in their day-to-day activities underthe Uruguayan Central Bank’s securities regulations.

o Successfully litigated a leading case regarding securities investments and arbitration before the civil courts and the Supreme Court of Uruguay.

o Drafted and negotiated stock purchase agreements for a large Uruguayan glass and plastic manufacturer. Participated in drafting and negotiating stockholder agreements.

o Negotiated, on behalf of a large alcohol and tobacco distributor, a case related to the breach of a distributorship agreement by a multinational alcoholic beverages producer.

o Represented clients selling stock in a large glass and plastic producer, and was also involved in various M&A processes.


o Securities Regulation – Financial Intermediation
o Banking
o Corporate – M&A
o Antitrust
o Distributorships
o Dispute Resolution


– LL.M. (focused on Business Organization, M&A, and Project Financing),Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, 2007

– US Legal Methods. Introduction to US Law, Institute for US Law, George Washington University, WashingtonDC, 2004

– J.D. – School of Law, CatholicUniversity, Certificate in Banking Law, 2001
Certificate in Guarantees in Commercial and Banking Law – Catholic University, 2001

Admissions: Uruguay

Memberships: Uruguayan Bar Association

Languages: English (fluent), Spanish (native)