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Hughes & Hughes

RUTA 8, KM 17500 (ZONAMERICA), EDIFICIO 1, LOCAL 112, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
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Work +598 2518 5890
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Web:
www.hughes.com.uy
Montevideo, Montevideo

Uruguay

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

Hughes & Hughes’ banking team acts for a diverse portfolio of local and multinational banks, brokers and financial advisers, with its robust project finance expertise standing out as a key draw for many. In a recent example of its sweet spot, prominent younger partner Mariana Estradé advised Generación Eólica Minas, the Uruguayan subsidiary of Akuo Energy and Eurus Energy, on the $100m refinancing of its 42MW wind farm project. In another significant highlight, group co-head Héctor Ferreira advised fruit company San Miguel on a $100m financing to fund its multinational expansion plans. Other recent clients include BBVA, ING Bank and The Deetken Group. Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau, who recently secured an impressive run of lender-side mandates, and Haroldo Espalter also co-lead the department.

Leading individuals

Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau - Hughes & Hughes

Next Generation Partners

Mariana Estradé - Hughes & Hughes

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Corporate/M&A
Corporate/M&A - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

The ‘sophisticated and responsive’ group at Hughes & Hughes is held up by clients for its ‘strong ability to add value’. Practice head Haroldo Espalter is highly regarded for his ‘deep experience’ and, together with Mariana Estradé, he advised Finland’s UPM on its investment agreement with the Uruguayan government to build a major pulp mill and related infrastructure, including a port terminal. In another headline mandate, Espalter assisted Canada’s ATCO with its $340m acquisition of a 40% stake in Neltume Ports. Other senior names include Héctor Ferreira, who advised Rentech on the local aspects of the sale of both its 85.7% interest in Fulghum Fibres Chile and its 87% interest in Fulghum Fibres Uruguay. Up-and-coming associate Clara Villaamil, noted as ‘a great lawyer’, is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Haroldo Espalter - Hughes & Hughes

Rising stars

Clara Villaamil - Hughes & Hughes

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

The ‘excellent team’ at Hughes & Hughes finds favour for its ‘great service’ and ‘accessible lawyers’. Led jointly by Alfredo Taullard and ‘first-class lawyerBernardo Porras, the group also includes ‘very impressive’ associate Fernando Barrios. The department handles a broad array of contentious matters, with commercial law, asset recovery, IP, and labour and employment among its core areas of expertise. Highlights included representing over 700 families, as debtors of Banco Hipotecario del Uruguay, in a major class action trial.

Leading individuals

Alfredo Taullard - Hughes & Hughes

Bernardo Porras - Hughes & Hughes

Rising stars

Fernando Barrios - Hughes & Hughes

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

The ‘excellent team’ at Hughes & Hughes is well versed in the full life cycle of employment law matters, from compliance issues through to restructurings and contentious cases. Group head Enrique Radmilovich (‘very flexible and responsive’) is the key contact and continues to advise Brazil-based retail giant Lojas Renner on the labour and social security aspects of its expansion into the Uruguayan market. Highly experienced associate María Durán (‘very supportive’) is another respected name. The team has also recently undertaken work for ATCO Group, McDonald's Uruguay and the Conrad Punta del Este Resort and Casino.

Leading individuals

Enrique Radmilovich - Hughes & Hughes

Next Generation Partners

María Durán - Hughes & Hughes

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

The ‘very committed’ group at Hughes & Hughes finds favour for its ‘broad real estate practice’ but is arguably best known for its specialist expertise in rural transactions. Group head Haroldo Espalter is a ‘respected and experienced practitioner’ and is advising Finland’s UPM-Kymmene Oyj, through its local subsidiaries, on the potential construction of a major pulp mill and related infrastructure. Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau (‘very professional and responsive’) is also a key contact.

Leading individuals

Haroldo Espalter - Hughes & Hughes

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

Hughes & Hughes’ tax team, which is comprised of both lawyers and accountants, brings to bear solid experience in both domestic and international tax issues. Associate Fernando Barrios, who handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, is recommended; he recently teamed up with associates Miguel Rocca and Magela Ramón to advise American Express on local tax issues. Other representative clients include Adidas Uruguay, BonaKemi USA and Surinor.

Rising stars

Fernando Barrios - Hughes & Hughes

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