Reconocimientos

Chambers & Partners

Ranked Areas 2016

Corporate/M&A

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for
Compact, sophisticated corporate practice. Team advises large-scale investors. Notable experience handling corporate issues relating to the agribusiness and transport sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is very capable intellectually. The lawyers find really good solutions for business and we have a lot of faith in their analysis."

What's new?
New client wins include Television Association of Programmers Latin America and Cherry Automobiles.

Work highlights
Advising American Airlines on compliance with regulatory law in Uruguay following its merger with US Airways.

Notable practitioners
Sources describe Agustín Etcheverry as "very intelligent in strategic matters," adding: "He knows how to run and structure a business." According to interviewees, Juan Blanco is "a problem solver who goes into real detail and studies things deeply."

Significant clients
Estancias del Lago/Nuevo Manantial, Agroland, Costa Oriental, First Data/MasterCard, StoraEnso.

Energy & Natural Resources

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for
Respected practice with a long-standing involvement in renewable energy. Team advises on wind, biomass and solar projects, including financing and purchase/sale agreements with the state.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers are very good at pushing the negotiations. They understand the business interests implicit in contracts and they are very detailed in all they do."

What's new?
IBD is a new client win.

Work highlights
Representing Agroterra in structuring of a trust to sell energy generated by a wind farm to UTE. The value of the deal exceeds USD10 million.

Notable practitioners
Juan Carlos Blanco is the key client contact.

Significant clients
Estancias del Lago, Agroland, Nuevo Manantial, Gonzalo Charbonnier, Orofino.

Labour & Employment

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for
General corporate practice advising clients on labour and social security matters, with a focus on the construction sector. Areas of involvement include collective bargaining with trade unions and litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"This is a very solid team with good sector knowledge. The lawyers provide an excellent service; they are very proactive and give fast responses."

What's new?
Sielgur, Andreoli and IICA are new client wins.

Work highlights
Representing Estancias del Lago in negotiations with the Labour Union of Tambo and Alliance Workers and successfully reaching a collective bargaining agreement which unifies the salary criteria for all sectors of the company.

Notable practitioners
Associate to watch Fernando García is recognised by sources for his "great ability managing sensitive labour conflicts, which prevents situations becoming more serious and complicated."

Significant clients
Agroland, Tenaris, Gamorel, American Airlines, MSU.

Tax

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for
Compact tax practice advising clients on tax planning and structuring. Handles the Uruguayan side of cross-jurisdictional transactions and tax liability minimisation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers are very strong in tax planning. The quality of opinion and service is excellent. The team is flexible and proactive."

What's new?
ECU Line, Lactopur and Waypoint Capital are new client wins.

Work highlights
Advising Agroland on obtaining tax benefits under the current Investment Law for a high-end wine production project. The total value of the deal is USD50 million.

Notable practitioners
Agustín Etcheverry makes a great impression on clients and peers alike. Sources praise his"deep knowledge of the law, grasp of business and understanding of the needs of the client."

Significant clients
Heli Union/Helicópteros Marinos, ECU Line, Lactopur, Stylus Argentina, Braskem.

Ranked lawyers

Corporate/M&A

Band 4

Juan Blanco
According to interviewees, Juan Blanco is "a problem solver who goes into real detail and studies things deeply."

Agustín Etcheverry
Sources describe Agustín Etcheverry as "very intelligent in strategic matters," adding: "He knows how to run and structure a business."

Tax

Band 3

Agustín Etcheverry
Agustín Etcheverry makes a great impression on clients and peers alike. Sources praise his "deep knowledge of the law, grasp of business and understanding of the needs of the client.”

Labour & employment

Associate To Watch

Fernando García
Associate to watch Fernando García is recognised by sources for his "great ability managing sensitive labour conflicts, which prevents situations becoming more serious and complicated.