Pablo Varela

Head of Legal & Structuring

About Pablo

Pablo is an Uruguayan lawyer with more than 10 years of experience, with both a corporate and litigious background, who has advised national and international clients from a variety of sectors (finance, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, agriculture, software and construction) on all types of corporate matters, and especially with regards to mergers and acquisitions, tendering, financing transactions (including project finance) and the development of infrastructure projects.


During the last 3 years, Pablo worked at a top Spanish firm advising national and international clients on litigious and pre-litigious matters, covering both litigation and arbitration proceedings related to, among other areas, construction, banking, contract and energy law, financial transactions and civil liability and damages. In particular, he has been involved in important arbitrations administered by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Madrid Court of Arbitration (CAM) and the Civil and Mercantile Court of Arbitration (CIMA) in the field of construction, infrastructure, technology and health, both as a lawyer representing parties and as Secretary of the Arbitral Tribunal. He has also acted in enforcement proceedings in relation to foreign judgments and awards, as well as in other matters related to private international law and the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
Pablo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, two J.D.’s from the University of Montevideo in Uruguay and the International University of La Rioja, Spain, a Masters degree from the same spanish university and an L.L.M. degree in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University.
He is licensed to practice law in both Uruguay and Spain (and EU), while having met the necessary requirements to sit the New York bar.