Guyer & Regules is the first and only Uruguayan firm to have been recognised as "Latin America Law firm of the Year", "Uruguayan Law Firm of the Year" for six years and to have received the "Client Service Award" twice by Chambers and Partners. The firm has also been recognised as “Uruguay Tax Firm of the Year” by International Tax Review – Euromoney for three consecutive years and as “Law Firm of the Year – Uruguay” by International Financial Law Review on three occasions.
Guyer & Regules is proud to be considered Uruguay’s blue chip firm and first choice for international and domestic complex legal, accounting and tax work. Such a reputation is grounded on the firm’s solid team of internationally trained professionals and the largest group of the most experienced partners in the country, who have become the clients’ trusted advisers through daily service excellence.
Main areas of practice
Banking and Finance: Guyer & Regules’ leadership is “undisputed” advising 66 per cent of the private banks active in Uruguay and two out of three large private pension fund managers. It has also been the only Uruguayan firm in the past 30 years in Uruguayan sovereign debt deals. Recent deals include: assisting HSBC and JP Morgan in US$2 billion Uruguay’s sovereign debt issuance and Latin America’s largest pension fund Sura and Uruguayan state-owned mortgage provider Banco Hipotecario in debt offerings.
Corporate, M&A: As Chambers & Partners states, Guyer & Regules “continues to set the pace in the corporate sphere” having participated in 63 per cent of major M&A deals made public in Uruguay over the past years and working for 8 out of 10 of the country’s top exporting companies. Highlights: the firm helped Canadian pension funds acquire stakes in Uruguayan renewables assets from Santander as part of a multi-billion dollar multijurisdictional energy portfolio, and participated in Grupo Exito’s acquisition of Casino’s LatAm assets, named “Deal of the Year” by LatinLawyer.
Accounting and tax: The team has been recognised by International Tax Review – Euromoney as the top Uruguayan firm for three consecutive years and presented with the “Americas Energy Tax Deal of the Year” award. “This corporate heavyweight is a point of reference in tax-related matters”, as Chambers and Partners states.
Real estate: By far the largest and most experienced team in the country, delivering “innovative solutions, commercial thinking and personalised service on every single detail” as Chambers Latin America reviews. Very strong presence in tourism and residential developments, industrial developments, agribusiness and forestry investments.
Litigation: Guyer & Regules has a dedicated, strong and successful litigation team with a “solid reputation”, Chambers Latin America states. It specialises in complex civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, domestic and international, generally involving high-profile cases.
Labour: The team excels for its services both in advisory and litigious labour matters. “The lawyers have deep technical knowledge, are committed to the client and stay up to date regarding changes in the law”, Chambers Latin America reviews. They represented all of the Uruguayan financial entities in the collective bargaining agreement negotiations with the banking union and the government as well as the Chamber of Insurance Companies.
Energy: The team “shows clear leadership in the oil and gas industries”, as Chambers Latin America states, advising the three international companies with exploration rights in Uruguay: Tullow Oil, British Gas/Shell and Total. Moreover, it facilitated the implementation of the exclusive pipeline transporting natural gas from Argentina to Uruguay. The team also leads in renewable energies advising (either from the financing, sponsor or investor side) over 50 per cent of the wind farms that contracted with the state-owned power company UTE and in the development of wind farms, photovoltaic farms and biomass power plants.Plaza Independencia 811
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