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Uruguay - TDH500

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    • Juan Manuel Albacete - Guyer & Regules
    • Jonás Bergstein - Bergstein
    • Gianni Gutiérrez - Ferrere
    • Domingo Pereira - Bergstein

Next generation lawyers

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    • Fernando Barrios - Hughes & Hughes
    • Juan Bonet - Guyer & Regules
    • María Laura Caffera - Ferrere
    • Andrés Hessdörfer - Olivera Abogados
    • Isabel Laventure - Ferrere

Ferrere’s tax group is ‘Quick, efficient, impeccable’ and commands respect for its ability to ‘combine strong industry knowledge with tax, finance and corporate expertise’. Lawyers are ‘pragmatic and solution-oriented’, with group head Gianni Gutiérrez highlighted for ‘anticipating issues before they arise’, senior associate Isabel Laventure praised for her ‘strong knowledge’, and of counsel Alberto Varela recognised as a ‘thought leader in the area’. Up-and-coming senior associate María Laura Caffera is also recommended. The firm maintains an impressive success rate in contentious cases and was recently retained by Harvard Management Company to advise on the leading case regarding state liability for the annulment of guaranteed tax exemptions.

At Guyer & Regules, pre-eminent tax head Juan Manuel Albacete is highlighted for his ‘extensive experience and practical approach’. Other key names include ‘efficient and knowledgeable’ star associate Juan Bonet, tax litigator Gastón Lapaz and non-contentious specialist Ignacio Pérez. Recent work includes representing HSBC Financial Uruguay in its claim before the Tax Authority to recover $5m in VAT. On the transactional side, the team acted for Goldman Sachs on the tax aspects of its $140m acquisition of a 60% interest in Tienda Inglesa.

Tax is a key pillar of Bergstein’s practice and it regularly acts for both domestic and multinational companies across the full range of tax planning, corporate support, and contentious matters – representative clients include Abbott Laboratories, Amadeus and Diageo. Jonás Bergstein and Domingo Pereira are the key contacts.

Hughes & Hughes’accurate, timely and pragmatic team’ is led by associate and ‘creative problem-solver’ Fernando Barrios and public accountant Miguel Rocca. Recent work includes advising Puma Energy on the Free Trade Zone regime.

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino maintains a broad tax practice with specialist experience in international taxation, general advisory matters and tax litigation. Daniel González Cotelo heads the national group, while Raúl Vairo heads the team in Zonamérica. Clients include BTG Pactual, Lombard Odier and Rafael Viñoly Architects.

Fischer & Schickendantz’s tax practice is led by Juan Ignacio Troccoli, who also oversees the firm’s corporate and accounting departments. Non-contentious work comprises the bulk of instructions and the practice recently advised Atton Hotels on the tax aspects of its establishment in Uruguay.

Olivera Abogados attracts strong praise for its ‘detail-oriented advice’ and ‘personalised service’. In particular, senior associate Andrés Hessdörfer impresses with his ‘extensive experience in consulting, as well as administrative and judicial disputes’. The team recently advised a US law firm on the tax regime applicable to a stock option plan.

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