He has focused his practice mainly on the banking sector, capital markets, and corporate conflicts. He has participated in the national market in the structuring of several issuances of negotiable bonds, shares, and financial trusts with a public offering. Moreover, he has taken part as an advisor in diverse private placements in the international market. Jean Jacques recurrently acts as a consultant to multilateral enterprises, pension funds, financial trusts, financial intermediation entities, securities brokers, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and consumer credit firms, among others. He has taken part in international arbitration procedures, as a lawyer, legally representing the government in disputes related to banking matters, and as an expert witness in banking and corporate law in an arbitration process based in New York´s International Chamber of Commerce. Since 2017 he acts as an external consultant to UNOPS in project finance. Before founding BRAGARD, he was a founding member of Sanguinetti Foderé Bragard Abogados and he was formerly a partner in the firm Estudio Olivera & Delpiazzo Abogados. He has been recognized by international publications such as “Chambers and Partners”, “International Financial Law Review”, “Leaders League”, “Legal 500” and “Latin Lawyer” as a leading lawyer in Uruguay in capital markets and financial matters.
Academic Experience & Conference Presentations
Program of Instruction for Lawyers (PIL). Harvard Law School (HLS), Boston, United States. Credits of the Program of the Master’s Degree in Corporate Law, IEEM, Universidad de Montevideo. He acted as a lecturer in his specialization areas and a speaker for Uruguay´s Central Bank and the Latin American Federation on Banking Law (FELABAN). He was a professor in several private and public universities in the country, in graduate and postgraduate courses, in subjects such as Banking Law and Capital Markets, Business Law, and Commercial Law.
Publications and Books
“Reflexiones sobre el financiamiento privado en los proyectos de participación público-privada. La utilización del mercado de capitales”; Co-author of “El Sistema Bancario Uruguayo, a partir de la Crisis”; Co-authour of book “Manual de Derecho Empresarial”, “Actuación de los Bancos en los Mercados de Valores”, «Avances en el desarrollo del mercado de capitales», «Reglamentación de la ley de mercado de valores».
Spanish, English, and French.