Firm Profile > OLIVERA Abogados > Montevideo, Uruguay

OLIVERA Abogados

Banking and finance Tier 3

OLIVERA Abogados demonstrates ‘great expertise’, particularly in the trusts, securities and regulatory spheres. Notably, the group played an instrumental role in the establishment of BEVSA (Uruguay's electronic stock exchange) and continues to advise it on regulatory and transactional matters. Firm founder Ricardo Olivera García is a regulatory stalwart and participated in the drafting of bills to regulate the securities market, debentures and trusts. Federico Rocca is an increasingly prominent banking specialist.


The team knows their clients in depth, which enables it to provide comprehensive advice.’

We instructed the firm to form two trusts within the framework developed for the implementation of PPPs. Lawyers had a broad command of the different types of trusts and clearly understood the business context.’

Lawyers have great expertise and work is not just staffed by juniors.’

Federico Rocca demonstrated extensive knowledge and total availability to meet the demanding deadlines requested.’

Key clients

Bolsa Electrónica de Valores del Uruguay (BEVSA)

Gastón Bengochea

Newfoundland Capital Management


URUTEC (the sole clearing house operating in Uruguay)

Proyección Electroluz Uruguay (PEUSA)


Perwil (Sergio Lamorte private equity fund)


Corporate/M&A Tier 3

OLIVERA Abogados’ lawyers ‘care about the details’, according to satisfied clients. The firm’s experience spans M&A, corporate restructuring, shareholder agreements and corporate governance, while its industry expertise is particularly robust in the infrastructure and real estate sectors. Founding partner Ricardo Olivera García is a seasoned specialist, whose experience in drafting key commercial legislation brings significant weight to regulatory matters. Juan Martín Olivera is another key contact and routinely represents local and international clients. Tax specialist Andrés Hessdörfer is also noted.


‘I highlight the speed of response and close attention of the partners, and the whole team in general.’

Lawyers care about details and always demonstrate a level of excellence in everything they do.

The team demonstrates a high degree of specialisation and lawyers are always very willing to assist, especially Andrés Hessdörfer and associate Florencia Gentile.’

Key clients




Parex Klaukol

Citrícola Salteña

Ernst & Young


China Development Bank


Grupo Fiancar

Dispute resolution Tier 3

OLIVERA Abogados finds favour for its ‘excellent disposition for solving problems’. The group’s emphasis on commercial issues pays dividends and it consistently handles antitrust, IP and distribution disputes. Shareholder litigation is also a strong suit. Key contacts are seasoned litigator Ricardo Olivera García and Nicolás Paseyro, who is recognised for his expertise in IP and sports law. Graciela Hughes is a talented up-and-coming associate.


Any comparison with other law firms is very favourable to Olivera.

The team shows an excellent disposition for solving problems, particularly Nicolás Paseyro and Graciela Hughes.’

Key clients


Asociación de Laboratorios Nacionales

Saomil (VTV)


Shandong Baoma Fisheries Group

Union Agriculture Group (UAG)


Citrícola Salteña

Carrau & Cia

Parex Klaukol

Proyección Electroluz Uruguay

Tax Tier 3

OLIVERA Abogados’ tax department continues to build its market profile, with its expanding client roster increasingly welcoming multinational companies. The well-rounded practice handles a range of advisory, transactional and contentious matters and stands out for its capacity ‘to bring different options to the table’. Andrés Hessdörfer is recommended for his ‘great ability to find efficient solutions’.


The team stands out for its expertise, level of knowledge and ability to bring different options to the table.’

Olivera compares favourably to other firms in the market as it finds good solutions in every case, or lets us know the alternative fallback options.’

It is a group that knows how to respond to adverse situations and has the capacity to provide solutions to the client’s problem.’

Lawyers’ quality of knowledge, resolve and great ability to find solutions set them apart, particularly Andrés Hessdörfer, who has brought us options that others don’t even know about.’

They are very accessible and always available to advise us. My principal contacts are Andrés Hessdörfer, Juan Mailhos and Florencia Gentile — all three are always available to respond to our queries and quickly answer our calls.’

Andrés Hessdörfer is a young professional with an admirable knowledge of the subject and great ability to find efficient solutions.’

Key clients

Punta Carretas Shopping Center

Algonquin Power & Utilities

Associated Press

Bolsa Electrónica de Valores

Gastón Bengochea Sociedad de Bolsa

Formula E Operations

Banque Laurentienne

China Road and Bridge Corporation


Union Agriculture Group

Cantera Adrados

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:
Corporate and M&A Juan Martín Olivera E:
Banking & Finance Federico Rocca E:
Juan Martín Olivera E:
Restructuring & Insolvency Ricardo Olivera García E:
Dispute Resolution Nicolás Paseyro E:
Tax Andrés Hessdörfer E:
Real Estate Agustina Pérez E:
Labor and Employment Nicolás Paseyro E:
Photo Name Position Profile
 Juan Martín Olivera  photo Juan Martín Olivera Partner
 Ricardo Olivera García  photo Ricardo Olivera García Managing Partner
 Ricardo Olivera García  photo Ricardo Olivera García Managing Partner
 Nicolás Paseyro  photo Nicolás Paseyro Partner
Dr Federico Rocca  photo Dr Federico Rocca Partner
Other fee-earners : 16
Total staff : 31
Partners : 5