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Hughes & Hughes

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

Uruguay

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

Project finance is a sweet spot at Hughes & Hughes and the firm is also routinely involved in capital markets and restructuring deals. In a highlight example of its strength in infrastructure-related matters, group co-head Haroldo Espalter advised Invenergy Group on a $135.8m refinancing with IIC and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Héctor Ferreira co-heads the group and advised Vicentin on a $115m pre-export financing with ING Bank. The sizeable department also includes Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau and Bernardo Porras as well as younger lawyer Mariana Estradé, who was recently promoted to partner.

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Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau - Hughes & Hughes

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

Hughes & Hughes

Among Hughes & Hughes’ key attributes, clients commend its ‘high-quality work product’, ‘good responsiveness’ and ‘strong cost-effectiveness’; it is also widely recognised for its expertise in infrastructure and energy-related transactional matters. Former managing partner and corporate specialist Marcela Hughes left the firm in 2017 but Haroldo Espalter remains and sources highlight him as a ‘veteran lawyer with extensive and invaluable experience’. Espalter recently advised trophy client UPM on the negotiation of its investment agreement with the Uruguayan government to build a multibillion-dollar pulp mill. Elsewhere, Héctor Ferreira advised Fras-le on the $28m acquisition of two automotive parts companies in Argentina and Uruguay. Other recommended names are newly promoted partner Mariana Estradé, who is ‘thorough, diligent and responsive’, and Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau.

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Haroldo Espalter - Hughes & Hughes

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

Hughes & Hughes is commended for its ‘great focus on the client’; its ‘strong responsiveness’ and ‘proactive approach’ are also widely acclaimed. ‘Excellent’ departmental co-head Bernardo Porras is currently representing AkzoNobel in a string of separate claims brought by Belco. Alfredo Taullard, who is a ‘consummate professional’, co-leads a ‘knowledgeable’ practice group that also includes senior associate Fernando Barrios.

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Alfredo Taullard - Hughes & Hughes

Bernardo Porras - Hughes & Hughes

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Fernando Barrios - Hughes & Hughes

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

Highly responsiveHughes & Hughes impresses with is ‘deep knowledge in legal matters’. Led by sector specialist Enrique Radmilovich, the practice also includes senior associate María Durán, who is a ‘strong lawyer with a great work ethic’. Recent mandates include advising Brazilian retail giant Lojas Renner on establishing its operations in Uruguay.

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Enrique Radmilovich - Hughes & Hughes

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María Durán - Hughes & Hughes

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

Hughes & Hughes receives plaudits for its ‘strong work quality’ and ‘excellent cost-effectiveness’. Key contact Haroldo Espalter possesses ‘invaluable experience’ and recently acted for Global Timber Resources on the acquisition of certain assets owned by subsidiaries of BTG Pactual.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Hughes & Hughes

Responsive, professional and client-oriented’, Hughes & Hughes has ‘broad and deep knowledge in tax matters’. Led jointly by senior associate Fernando Barrios and public accountant Miguel Rocca, the team handles tax planning, transactional support matters and litigation. Representative clients include Fras-le, Grand Visual and Weltec Biopower.

Next generation lawyers

Fernando Barrios - Hughes & Hughes

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