Firm Profile > OLIVERA Abogados > Montevideo, Uruguay

OLIVERA Abogados

Banking and finance Tier 3

OLIVERA Abogados’ practice, which routinely acts for both local and international banks and corporations, strikes a good balance between regulatory and transactional work. The firm’s strong relationship with BEVSA (the Electronic Stock Exchange of Uruguay) continues to pay dividends; the team has assisted this trophy client with a string of mandates over the past year, including advising it on Corporación Vial del Uruguay’s two-tranche offering of debt securities — together, practice co-heads Ricardo Olivera García and Federico Rocca led that work. The team has also recently undertaken matters for China Development Bank, Proyección Electroluz Uruguay and Urutec.

Corporate/M&A Tier 3

According to clients, OLIVERA Abogados has been ‘increasingly prominent in M&A matters’ over recent years. Firm founder Ricardo Olivera García co-heads the corporate group and recently advised health services company CASMU on the winding up of its subsidiary Cristalind, and on the transfer of Cristalind’s assets to CASMU. Andrés Hessdörfer, who was recently promoted to partner, advised Sportlink on corporate and tax matters connected to the organisation of the Formula E Grand Prix in Punta del Este. Juan Martín Olivera, who co-leads the department, is also recommended.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

According to clients, OLIVERA Abogados’ ‘strong professionalism’, ‘great negotiation skills’ and ‘excellent availability’ rank among its key attributes. The team, which is led jointly by Ricardo Olivera García and Nicolás Paseyro, handles an array of contentious matters, but is best known for advising on IP, antitrust and shareholder conflicts. The team has recently undertaken work for Electroquímica, Laboratorio Lazar and Saomil.

Tax Tier 3

The ‘professional, knowledgeable and committed’ group at OLIVERA Abogados ‘lacks the bureaucracy that slows down decision-making in some larger firms’, according to clients. The practice spans the full range of corporate and individual taxation, including tax planning, international tax and litigation. Andrés Hessdörfer recently advised Formula E Operations on tax matters.

Olivera Abogados is among the top law firms in Uruguay, providing comprehensive legal advice to Uruguayan and foreign companies and individuals. The firm is a member of TerraLex, the renowned international network of law firms characterized for their quality service.

The firm: The firm was founded by Ricardo Olivera Garcia in 1993 and maintains a strong commitment to quality and excellence to render the best service to its clients, through a corporate and interdisciplinary team formed by a new generation of young and outstanding professionals, which combines the benefits of complementary specializations and skills with personalized attention.

Areas of practice: With a strong track record in banking and finance, the firm assists numerous domestic and foreign banking and financial entities, providing advice on loans and ongoing regulatory matters, as well as debt issuances and sophisticated financial mandates. It is particularly well known for its work on cutting-edge financial matters.

Olivera Abogados also covers a full range of work in the corporate and M&A area, from general corporate advice to complex M&A and transactional work, shareholder agreements and advice on antitrust matters. The firm regularly advises foreign clients, enabling them to understand local legislation and the environment to establish businesses, implement investment projects, acquire companies, and participate in bidding procedures in Uruguay.

Olivera Abogados is an undisputed leader in the restructuring and insolvency area, with extensive experience and a team that has successfully handled the most complex bankruptcy proceedings in the country.

The firm’s dispute resolution department has a solid reputation for major trials involving complex commercial litigation and arbitration involving sophisticated analysis and strategy, such as shareholder and corporate conflicts, disputes related to antitrust matters, unfair competition, IP rights and distribution and agency agreements.

Services in tax matters include advice on nationwide taxation in Uruguay, as well as assistance in tax-planning matters, international taxation and transfer pricing, and representing local and foreign clients before the authorities at administrative and court levels, and before collection agencies, in tax-related disputes.

The firm provides ongoing advice and counseling regarding labor matters, and has successfully handled tough collective negotiations as a part of company restructuring procedures.

The firm’s real estate practice provides legal and notarial advice for the structuring and development of real estate projects in urban and rural areas, from the design of legal structures, investment plans, and financing and security agreements, to property transfers.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Ricardo Olivera García E:
Partner Juan Martín Olivera E:
Banking and finance Federico Rocca E:
Corporate and M&A Juan Martín Olivera E:
Restructuring and insolvency Ricardo Olivera García E:
Dispute resolution Nicolás Paseyro E:
Tax Andrés Hessdörfer E:
Real estate Atalívar Cal E:
Labor Isabel Abarno E:
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Juan Martín Olivera  photo Dr Juan Martín Olivera Partner
Dr Ricardo Olivera García  photo Dr Ricardo Olivera García Managing Partner
Dr Nicolás Paseyro  photo Dr Nicolás Paseyro Partner
Dr Federico Rocca  photo Dr Federico Rocca Partner
Other fee-earners : 16
Total staff : 31
Partners : 5