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

Main areas of practice:

Banking and finance: The firm assists numerous domestic and foreign banking and financial entities, and provides advice on the area, from loans and ongoing advice to banks on regulatory matters, to debt issuances and sophisticated financial mandates; it is particularly well known for its work on cutting-edge financial matters.

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

Litigation and arbitration: Olivera Abogados has a solid reputation for major trials involving complex commercial litigation and arbitration, which involve sophistication in analysis and strategy, such as shareholder and corporate conflicts, disputes related to IP rights and distribution and agency agreements. The firm has broad experience in arbitration proceedings, both local and international, processed under domestic or foreign and institutional rules.

Restructuring and insolvency: The firm is an undisputed leader in this area, with extensive experience and a team that has successfully handled the most complex bankruptcy proceedings in the country. Managing partner, Ricardo Olivera García drafted the Restructuring and Bankruptcy Law currently in force in Uruguay.

Antitrust and competition: The firm has an undisputed expertise in handling antitrust and unfair competition cases, and has advised numerous companies with successful results with the Antitrust Commission and other regulatory agencies.

Tax: The firm’s services include advice on nationwide taxation in Uruguay, as well as assistance in tax-planning matters, international taxation and transfer pricing. The team has experience in representing local and foreign clients before the authorities at the administrative and court levels and before collection agencies in tax-related disputes.

Labour: In a country with a challenging labour environment, the firm provides ongoing advice and counselling regarding individual and collective labour relations and provides comprehensive labour auditing of companies. The firm has successfully handled collective bargaining procedures in various industries.

Real estate: The firm provides legal and notary advice for the structuring and development of real estate projects in urban and rural areas, from the design of legal structure, the investment plan and financing and security agreements, to property transfer.


Misiones 1424 2nd Floor
11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
+598 2916 5859
www.olivera.com.uy

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