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Montevideo, Montevideo
Hughes & Hughes, Fernando Barrios, Montevideo, URUGUAY

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Fernando Barrios

Work (598) 2916 0988
Hughes & Hughes

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Tax / Foreign Trade / Dispute Resolution


Fernando Barrios is specialized in tax counselling, tax planning and dispute resolution with respect to tax matters. He also has wide experience in customs matters, advising both local and foreign companies on the different proceedings before the Customs Authority for the import/export of merchandises, the refund of customs taxes, the defence against customs infractions, etc. He has been the author of several articles on different topics, specially Tax Law and International Taxation, published in both national and international specialized reviews, and has been speaker at national and international conferences and seminars on tax issues. He was speaker before the Commission of International Affairs of the Uruguayan Senate when it was discussed the ratification of the Tax Information Exchange Agreement between Uruguay and Argentina (largely, one of the most discussed tax treaties at parliamentary level). He was also speaker at the Uruguayan Embassy in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in order to explain the relevant contents of said agreement.


Hughes & Hughes (since 2009) / Assistant Professor in Tax Law at the Universidad de la República del Uruguay (since 2015) / Awarded by the Latin American Bank Association (FELABAN) at the XIV Latin American Essays Competition for Young Lawyers (2012) / Awarded by the Inter-American Bar Association (FIA) at the Essays Competition "Law Student Award 2011" (2011) / Awarded by the Cátedra UNESCO de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad de la República (Honourable Mention and Special Honourable Mention) at the II and V Latin American Essays Competition on Human Rights (2008/2004) / Awarded by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Human Rights Institute of the School of Laws of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina) at the South American Regional Competition of Essays on International Humanitarian Law "Gustave Moynier" (2006).


Spanish / English / Portuguese


International Bar Association (2014-2015) / Inter-American Bar Association / Institute of Public Finance / Uruguayan Bar Association / Uruguayan Tax Studies Association / Uruguayan Association of Advisers on Insolvency and Companies’ Restructuring


  • Master in Tax Law, Universidad de Montevideo (currently studying). 
  • Universidad Austral (Argentina), Postgraduate in International Tax Law (2014)
  • Universidad de la República (Uruguay), Doctor in Law and Social Sciences (2012).


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Within: Next generation lawyers

Fernando Barrios - Hughes & Hughes

Within: Dispute resolution

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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Fernando Barrios - Hughes & Hughes

Within: Tax

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.

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