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Guyer & Regules

PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA 811, 11100 MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
Tel:
Work +598 2902 1515
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Web:
www.guyer.com.uy
Maldonado, Montevideo, Zonamerica

Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

At Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause, practice head Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga is the ICC representative for Uruguay and is on the panel of arbitrators of the Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration of the Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce. Guyer & Regules’ dispute resolution practice head Carlos Brandes is particularly recommended for his ‘deep knowledge’ of bilateral investment treaty arbitrations. Santiago Pereira at Rueda Abadi & Pereira is ‘a brilliant lawyer and outstanding witness’. Ferrere’s Sandra González is highly regarded and has increasing involvement in arbitral matters.

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Uruguay

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

Flexible’, ‘very experienced’ and ‘rigorously analytical’, Guyer & Regules’ comprehensive banking practice distinguishes itself through its ability to ‘innovate to adapt to clients’ ever-changing requirements’. Among the names to note, high-profile figure Nicolás Herrera is ‘simply number one in the banking area’ and co-leads the department alongside Nicolás Piaggio (‘deep knowledge of local and international markets and regulations’) and Álvaro Tarabal (‘a source of constant consultation and advice’). Piaggio had a banner year, which saw him lead several of the firm’s most significant deals, including advising Enjoy on its $300m international debt offering and acting as deal counsel on a $100m trust issuance by toll-road operator Corporación Vial del Uruguay. Florencia Castagnola combines ‘great negotiation skills with efficient and effective service delivery’ and acted with Piaggio to assist the joint bookrunners with a $1.2bn global bond offering by the Republic of Uruguay. The group also benefits from the senior expertise of Juan Manuel Mercant ¬(‘an excellent lawyer with a pro-business approach’), Diego Baldomir and senior associate Marcos Payssé.

Leading lawyers

Diego Baldomir - Guyer & Regules

Nicolás Piaggio - Guyer & Regules

Nicolás Herrera - Guyer & Regules

Álvaro Tarabal - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

Marcos Payssé - Guyer & Regules

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Corporate/M&A
Corporate/M&A - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

The ‘experienced and client-focused’ practice at Guyer & Regules finds favour for its ability to ‘foster good relationships with everyone, including counterparties and state agencies’. Clients also appreciate its ‘very broad scope of advice’, ‘effective execution of cross-border transactions’ and ‘timely response times’. The team, which handles a comprehensive spread of corporate finance, M&A and regulatory matters, is led jointly by high-profile sector specialist Nicolás Herrera, who is ‘still the best in his field’, Nicolás Piaggio and Álvaro Tarabal. In a key highlight, Piaggio and Herrera paired up to assist Chilean casino operator Enjoy with its $173.1m acquisition of the remaining stake in Baluma. Other recent work includes Piaggio and Corina Bove’s advice to Bacardi-Martini on the sale of its Uruguayan operations to a subsidiary of Cepas Group; while on the regulatory side, ‘rising star’ Javier Berdaguer advised Terminales Graneleras Uruguayas on contract renegotiations following the implementation of a new phytosanitary protocol between Uruguay and China. Diego Baldomir, who is ‘very experienced’, and senior associate Guzmán Rodríguez are also noted.

Leading lawyers

Corina Bove - Guyer & Regules

Nicolás Piaggio - Guyer & Regules

Nicolás Herrera - Guyer & Regules

Álvaro Tarabal - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

Guzmán Rodríguez - Guyer & Regules

Javier Berdaguer - Guyer & Regules

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

Professional and responsive’, Guyer & Regulesexceeds expectations’ with its ‘deep and responsive analysis framed within a business perspective’. Led by Carlos Brandes, who is widely revered as a ‘market leader’, the group also includes increasingly prominent associate Mariana Santo, whose rocketing profile marks her as a ‘lawyer to watch’. Associates Macarena Fariña and Federico Carbajales are also highlighted together for their ‘deep knowledge of judicial processes and alternatives to prevent litigation’. Among current headline cases, the team is defending GNLS in a $310m contentious construction case brought by the Uruguayan branch of Brazil-based Construtora OAS. It has also recently undertaken work for Codere México, Moody’s and Petrobras. Senior associate Federico Florin left to join Irrazabal & Asociados in 2017.

Leading lawyers

Carlos Brandes - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

Mariana Santo - Guyer & Regules

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

Guyer & Regules’ ‘pragmatic vision’ and ‘strong business knowledge’ finds favour with clients, who applaud the team as a ‘safe pair of hands’. The group, which handles a diverse mix of employment strategy, collective bargaining and litigation matters, is led jointly by Leonardo Slinger, whose ‘strong experience instils confidence’, and Eduardo Ameglio. In addition, the practice benefits from an impressive second line of senior associates, with María José Poey (‘a concise lawyer with a deep knowledge of labour law’) and Santiago Madalena (‘very efficient and always willing to assist’) both recommended. Highlights included advising Sherwin-Williams in labour issues connected to the closure of an industrial plant and the dismissal of 57 employees.

Leading lawyers

Eduardo Ameglio - Guyer & Regules

Leonardo Slinger - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

María José Poey - Guyer & Regules

Santiago Madalena - Guyer & Regules

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

Guyer & Regules’ real estate practice, which is hailed as a ‘top choice for large or sophisticated transactions’, is co-led by the ‘highly knowledgeable and responsiveFederico Susena and senior specialist John Leaman. Other key contacts in the ‘business-oriented and analytical team’ include Beatriz Spiess, who is an ‘excellent professional with wide experience in important transactions’, and the ‘very effective’ María Fernanda González – both are senior associates. Recent transactional highlights include advising Argentinian developer TGLT on the $100m financing for the construction of a 300-apartment residential complex. The department also continues to provide ongoing support to pulp mill Montes del Plata on its day-to-day real estate business. Project development, leasing transactions and regulatory matters are also areas of note.

Leading lawyers

Federico Susena - Guyer & Regules

John Leaman - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

Beatriz Spiess - Guyer & Regules

María Fernanda González - Guyer & Regules

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

The ‘relationship-driven’ fiscal practice group at Guyer & Regules finds favour for its ‘very broad scope of advice’, with clients highlighting its experience across the full range of tax consultancy, corporate support matters and tax litigation. Group head Juan Manuel Albacete is appreciated for his ‘great business and regulatory knowledge’ and recently advised the joint bookrunners on the tax-planning aspects of the Republic of Uruguay’s landmark $1.2bn global bond offering. On the regulatory side, Albacete assisted with the drafting of a new law concerning the tax treatment of derivatives. The group also benefits from a strong second line of senior associates including Juan Bonet (‘extremely capable’) and litigator Gastón Lapaz.

Leading lawyers

Juan Manuel Albacete - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

Juan Bonet - Guyer & Regules

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

At Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause, practice head Fernando Jiménez de Aréchaga is the ICC representative for Uruguay and is on the panel of arbitrators of the Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration of the Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce. Guyer & Regules’ dispute resolution practice head Carlos Brandes is particularly recommended for his ‘deep knowledge’ of bilateral investment treaty arbitrations. Santiago Pereira at Rueda Abadi & Pereira is ‘a brilliant lawyer and outstanding witness’. Ferrere’s Sandra González is highly regarded and has increasing involvement in arbitral matters.

[back to top]

Uruguay

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

Flexible’, ‘very experienced’ and ‘rigorously analytical’, Guyer & Regules’ comprehensive banking practice distinguishes itself through its ability to ‘innovate to adapt to clients’ ever-changing requirements’. Among the names to note, high-profile figure Nicolás Herrera is ‘simply number one in the banking area’ and co-leads the department alongside Nicolás Piaggio (‘deep knowledge of local and international markets and regulations’) and Álvaro Tarabal (‘a source of constant consultation and advice’). Piaggio had a banner year, which saw him lead several of the firm’s most significant deals, including advising Enjoy on its $300m international debt offering and acting as deal counsel on a $100m trust issuance by toll-road operator Corporación Vial del Uruguay. Florencia Castagnola combines ‘great negotiation skills with efficient and effective service delivery’ and acted with Piaggio to assist the joint bookrunners with a $1.2bn global bond offering by the Republic of Uruguay. The group also benefits from the senior expertise of Juan Manuel Mercant ¬(‘an excellent lawyer with a pro-business approach’), Diego Baldomir and senior associate Marcos Payssé.

Leading lawyers

Diego Baldomir - Guyer & Regules

Nicolás Piaggio - Guyer & Regules

Nicolás Herrera - Guyer & Regules

Álvaro Tarabal - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

Marcos Payssé - Guyer & Regules

[back to top]

Corporate/M&A
Corporate/M&A - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

The ‘experienced and client-focused’ practice at Guyer & Regules finds favour for its ability to ‘foster good relationships with everyone, including counterparties and state agencies’. Clients also appreciate its ‘very broad scope of advice’, ‘effective execution of cross-border transactions’ and ‘timely response times’. The team, which handles a comprehensive spread of corporate finance, M&A and regulatory matters, is led jointly by high-profile sector specialist Nicolás Herrera, who is ‘still the best in his field’, Nicolás Piaggio and Álvaro Tarabal. In a key highlight, Piaggio and Herrera paired up to assist Chilean casino operator Enjoy with its $173.1m acquisition of the remaining stake in Baluma. Other recent work includes Piaggio and Corina Bove’s advice to Bacardi-Martini on the sale of its Uruguayan operations to a subsidiary of Cepas Group; while on the regulatory side, ‘rising star’ Javier Berdaguer advised Terminales Graneleras Uruguayas on contract renegotiations following the implementation of a new phytosanitary protocol between Uruguay and China. Diego Baldomir, who is ‘very experienced’, and senior associate Guzmán Rodríguez are also noted.

Leading lawyers

Corina Bove - Guyer & Regules

Nicolás Piaggio - Guyer & Regules

Nicolás Herrera - Guyer & Regules

Álvaro Tarabal - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

Guzmán Rodríguez - Guyer & Regules

Javier Berdaguer - Guyer & Regules

[back to top]

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

Professional and responsive’, Guyer & Regulesexceeds expectations’ with its ‘deep and responsive analysis framed within a business perspective’. Led by Carlos Brandes, who is widely revered as a ‘market leader’, the group also includes increasingly prominent associate Mariana Santo, whose rocketing profile marks her as a ‘lawyer to watch’. Associates Macarena Fariña and Federico Carbajales are also highlighted together for their ‘deep knowledge of judicial processes and alternatives to prevent litigation’. Among current headline cases, the team is defending GNLS in a $310m contentious construction case brought by the Uruguayan branch of Brazil-based Construtora OAS. It has also recently undertaken work for Codere México, Moody’s and Petrobras. Senior associate Federico Florin left to join Irrazabal & Asociados in 2017.

Leading lawyers

Carlos Brandes - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

Mariana Santo - Guyer & Regules

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

Guyer & Regules’ ‘pragmatic vision’ and ‘strong business knowledge’ finds favour with clients, who applaud the team as a ‘safe pair of hands’. The group, which handles a diverse mix of employment strategy, collective bargaining and litigation matters, is led jointly by Leonardo Slinger, whose ‘strong experience instils confidence’, and Eduardo Ameglio. In addition, the practice benefits from an impressive second line of senior associates, with María José Poey (‘a concise lawyer with a deep knowledge of labour law’) and Santiago Madalena (‘very efficient and always willing to assist’) both recommended. Highlights included advising Sherwin-Williams in labour issues connected to the closure of an industrial plant and the dismissal of 57 employees.

Leading lawyers

Eduardo Ameglio - Guyer & Regules

Leonardo Slinger - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

María José Poey - Guyer & Regules

Santiago Madalena - Guyer & Regules

[back to top]

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

Guyer & Regules’ real estate practice, which is hailed as a ‘top choice for large or sophisticated transactions’, is co-led by the ‘highly knowledgeable and responsiveFederico Susena and senior specialist John Leaman. Other key contacts in the ‘business-oriented and analytical team’ include Beatriz Spiess, who is an ‘excellent professional with wide experience in important transactions’, and the ‘very effective’ María Fernanda González – both are senior associates. Recent transactional highlights include advising Argentinian developer TGLT on the $100m financing for the construction of a 300-apartment residential complex. The department also continues to provide ongoing support to pulp mill Montes del Plata on its day-to-day real estate business. Project development, leasing transactions and regulatory matters are also areas of note.

Leading lawyers

Federico Susena - Guyer & Regules

John Leaman - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

Beatriz Spiess - Guyer & Regules

María Fernanda González - Guyer & Regules

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Guyer & Regules

The ‘relationship-driven’ fiscal practice group at Guyer & Regules finds favour for its ‘very broad scope of advice’, with clients highlighting its experience across the full range of tax consultancy, corporate support matters and tax litigation. Group head Juan Manuel Albacete is appreciated for his ‘great business and regulatory knowledge’ and recently advised the joint bookrunners on the tax-planning aspects of the Republic of Uruguay’s landmark $1.2bn global bond offering. On the regulatory side, Albacete assisted with the drafting of a new law concerning the tax treatment of derivatives. The group also benefits from a strong second line of senior associates including Juan Bonet (‘extremely capable’) and litigator Gastón Lapaz.

Leading lawyers

Juan Manuel Albacete - Guyer & Regules

Next generation lawyers

Juan Bonet - Guyer & Regules

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