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FERRERE

EDIFICIO FERRERE, JUNCAL 1392, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
Tel:
Work +598 2900 1000
Fax:
Fax +598 2900 5000
Email:
Web:
www.ferrere.com
FERRERE, Alberto Varela, Montevideo, URUGUAY

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Alberto Varela

Tel:
Work +5982 9001000
Email:
FERRERE

Work Department

Tax Law

Position

Alberto Varela is a member of FERRERE’s Tax team. He is also active in Consumer and Automotive Industry areas.

Career

He was an advisor to Uruguay’s General Revenue Service (DGI) from 1986 to 1993, where he reached the post of member of the Revenue Rulings Commission. In his over twenty-five years of professional practice, Varela has assisted companies like Archer Daniels Midland, York International and Berlitz on setting up business in Uruguay, and the D’Arenberg Group with its representation of AUDI and VW in Uruguay. In his capacity as tax expert he is consulted by the Uruguayan Parliament and government authorities. Such instances have included cases involving rules on cultural patronage in 2005, universalization of income tax and lifting of bank secrecy for tax authority purposes in 2010, in 2011 with the bill of law for a taxpayer’s bill of rights and with the bill of law granting new powers to the Tax Administration in 2012.

Languages

Spanish - English

Member

International Fiscal Association Uruguayan Bar Association Uruguayan Tax Law Institute

Education

Doctor in Law, Universidad de la República, 1984


Uruguay

Tax

Within: Tax

‘Effective, professional and responsive’, Ferrere houses a ‘high-quality tax practice’, that is widely lauded for ‘putting the client first’. Department head Gianni Gutiérrez has ‘vast experience in the tax field’ and assisted Weyerhaeuser on the tax aspects of the sale of its timberland and manufacturing business in Uruguay to a consortium led by BTG Pactual’s Timberland Investment Group. The firm also shines in tax litigation and is representing several companies before the Supreme Court in a case challenging the constitutionality of a law that levies undistributed dividends with income tax. Other recommended names include ‘seasoned tax specialist’ Alberto Varela, newly promoted partner Isabel Laventure and senior associate María Laura Caffera.

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