Viviana Berkman is an associate in the Business Law Group at Cassels. Viviana graduated from the J.D. program at the Faculty of Law at Universidad Catolica del Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay. She also obtained a Master of Laws degree in International Business Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Master of Laws degree in Canadian Common Law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. While pursuing her studies, Viviana represented Universidad Catolica at the Latin American International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and the LSE at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Upon graduation, she actively promoted the organization of arbitration programs and seminars in Uruguay, and coached teams participating in international arbitration moots.
Prior to joining Cassels, Viviana worked as an associate in the Energy and Infrastructure practice group of one of Uruguay’s major firms. She provided advice to clients in regulatory and corporate matters relating to the acquisition, financing and procurement of wind and solar energy projects. She has experience in public procurement, compliance and permitting, as well as drafting and reviewing power purchase agreements and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts. Viviana is a qualified lawyer in Uruguay and is fluent in Spanish. Viviana’s hobbies include food tourism, baking Danish pastry, drawing ink illustrations, and learning about new cultures and languages.