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Hughes & Hughes

25 DE MAYO, 455, 11000 MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
Tel:
Work +598 2916 0988
Email:
Web:
www.hughes.com.uy
Montevideo, Montevideo

Haroldo Espalter

Tel:
Work (598) 2916 0988
Email:
Hughes & Hughes

Work Department

CORPORATE – FINANCE – REAL ESTATE

Position

PARTNER CO-HEAD OF CORPORATE DEPARTMENT AND FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Career

  • Doctor in Law and Social Sciences (1986)
  • Notary Public (1988)
  • Hughes & Hughes – 1985; Partner since 2000
  • Watson Farley & Williams – Solicitors - London, England (1987)
Positions Held:
  • Chamber of Commerce Uruguay-US – Member of the Board of Directors
  • BBVA Uruguay - Member of the Auditorship Committee
  • Forestal Oriental S.A. (UPM Group) - Member of the Board of Directors
  • Forestal Oriental S.A. (UPM Group) - Syndic
  • Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino- Baluma S.A. -Member of the Board of Directors

Languages

Spanish/English/Portuguese

Member

  • International Bar Association
  • Uruguayan Bar Association
  • Uruguayan Notary Public Association
  • Industrial Property Agents Association in Uruguay
  • Academy of American and International Law Alumni Association
  • Permanent Arbitrator - Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration - Court of Arbitration for MERCOSUR - Stock Exchange - Uruguay

Education

  • Academy of American and International Law -International and Comparative Law Center, Southwestern Legal Foundation Dallas, Texas - U.S.A. (1993)
  • Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay -Notary Public (1988)
  • Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay -Doctor in Law and Social Sciences (1986)

Leisure

Motorbike/Travel/Cycling


Uruguay

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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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Corporate/M&A

Within: Leading lawyers

Haroldo Espalter - Hughes & Hughes

Within: Corporate/M&A

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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Real estate

Within: Real estate

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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