Firm Profile > Bragard Abogados > Montevideo, Uruguay

Bragard Abogados

Banking and finance Tier 4

Among Bragard Abogados’ recent highlights, founding partner Jean Jacques Bragard advised Bearing Agro and TMF Uruguay Administradora de Fondos de Inversión y Fideicomisos on a $150m note offering by Fideicomiso Financiero Tierras Irrigadas II. In addition to its strength in debt capital markets, the firm counts project finance, structured finance and regulatory matters among its strong suits.

Corporate/M&A Tier 4

Bragard Abogados had a strong year, particularly on the technology side, with name-partner Jean Jacques Bragard 's work highlights including advising the sellers (including venture capital fund Tokai Ventures and private equity fund Incapital) on the sale of their majority stake in Uruguayan e-commerce platform WoOw to retail chain Ta-Ta. Corporate finance matters are also a notable sweet spot. Moreover, in a September-2019 development the firm raised Agustina Bomio to the partnership (now six-strong), as head of the international taxation practice.

Bragard is a full-service law firm with long-standing experience in handling complex deals and financial matters. From its very beginning the firm has especially focused on banking, finance and capital markets issues; however, nowadays the firm is well recognized and stands out in numerous M&A, corporate, notarial, international tax, litigation and regulatory matters, providing an excellent and unique integral legal service. Working as a team of experienced professionals has seen the firm gain international recognition, leading to its position as one of the leading business firms in Uruguay. Its managing partner Jean J. Bragard is a legal consultant for United Nations (UNOPS) for project finance.

The firm

Bragard was founded in 2011, and it is the result of a partnership with more than 20 years of professional experience. The team consists of high-value professionals with experience in prestigious Uruguayan law firms. The firm is commonly recognized for having an integral view of their clients issues and needs. .

Areas of practice

Banking, finance and capital markets: the firm’s experience and specialization in banking and capital markets has gained national and international recognition. This is the result of more than 20 years of experience, providing legal and structuring services for all participating agents in the financial market, including financial intermediary institutions, brokers, stock exchanges, investment funds administrators, pension funds, financial and general trusts, among others.

Corporate: the firm actively advises foreign and local companies in relation to deal structures, assessment of acquisition proposals, the performance of superior due diligence procedures or on the implementation of productive strategies for acquirers, sellers or acquisition targets.

International tax: the firm provides international tax planning and assessment services, taking into consideration each case in particular. Services in this area also include advice on nationwide taxation in Uruguay, involving direct taxes (such as income tax and capital tax), indirect taxes (such as valued added tax and excise taxes) and customs duties.

Notarial: the firm incorporated notaries with more than 40 years in the notarial field. It specializes on real estate transactions, both urban and rural, residential and office space, mortgage, trusts, among others.

Infrastructure: Bragard is highly recognized for its wide expertise on infrastructure projects; the firm regularly advises on this type of project, such as construction and engineering complex bidding projects, financial structuring and public-private partnerships, and provides advice to project developers and capital investors, among others.

Litigation: Bragard performs countless activities regarding this topic, from court strategies to arbitration award enforcements. Our professionals are highly experienced in the recognition and execution of sentences and arbitral decisions, in both internal and international commercial arbitrations, as well as in investment arbitrations.

Accounting: Bragard performs accounting, labor, tax and regulatory services.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner and head of finance and capital markets Jean Jacques Bragard
Head of International tax and corporate Agustina Bomio
Head of notarial Alfredo Delgado Sartori
Head of tax and accounting Jorge Baglivo
Head of Litigation & Arbitration María Laura Capalbo
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms María Laura Capalbo  photo Ms María Laura Capalbo
Other fee-earners : 23
Total staff : 43
Partners : 5