Edificio FERRERE Montevideo Montevideo,
Tel: (598) 2900 1000 ext.1650
Julio Iribarne leads the firm’s litigation and arbitration teams, its criminal law group, real estate projects, and complex environmental matters. He is in charge of the FERRERE offices in the cities of Tacuarembó, Punta del Este and Colonia.
For over twenty years Iribarne has counseled the chemical company Dirox SA, Discount Bank (Latin America), Saceem SA, Surinvest´s, Diamantis Plaza Lofts & Towers and Granja Moro as well as other chemical and manufacturing companies in Uruguay. Over that period he has represented those firms successfully in high profile legal actions.
He stands out for achieving favorable judgments for his clients in cases brought before the Supreme Court of Justice of Uruguay (Dirox SA), and before the Court of Commerce of Paris (Discount Bank Latin America).
In 2013 he was appointed sole arbitrator in an international arbitration proceeding involving two major farm businesses in Salta, Argentina. The appointment was highly significant since it was the first time a member of FERRERE would act as arbitrator in an international proceeding of this magnitude, which is to be decided in equity. The dispute, totaling USD 15,500,000 focuses on the alleged violation of contract guarantees given by the seller under a purchase agreement in connection with the farm irrigation system, considered by the purchaser as an essential element for executing the agreement.
He studied law at Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and earned his degree as attorney in 1992. He attended the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers (P.I.L.) in 1998.
He has been an instructor in Obligations and Contracts at the Law School of a Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and at Universidad Católica (Uruguay).