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Andersen in Uruguay

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Active practice known for assisting foreign private individuals and international and domestic funds and corporations with land and real estate purchases in Uruguay. Advice spans mortgage guarantees, the search and obtention of title deeds and the due diligence of target properties.

Strengths

A client describes the firm as "excellent in all senses of the word," noting that they have "highly capable lawyers, a personalised service and specialist expertise." They go on to add: "They offer creative solutions to problems and develop effective strategies."

Work highlights

Represented Francisco Lazaro Torres Lopez in all property purchases, conducting title searches and due diligence on the target properties.

Notable practitioners

Juan Federico Fischer garners praise from clients for his activity in the area, with one describing him as a "knowledgeable real estate lawyer with an excellent international vision of the market." He offers experience assisting international companies and foreign individuals with the purchase of local land and real estate assets.

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Overview

Fischer & Schickendantz has Uruguay’s leading real estate acquisition advisory team, composed of a team of bilingual conveyance attorneys. We assist hundreds of foreign nationals and companies every year in properly structuring property purchases, conducting title searches and ultimately ensuring the obtaining of a clean title. Our professionals understand the considerations that a foreign buyer should have regarding estate laws, tax implications and ownership options. We walk every client through these issues, to ensure that their ownership goals are met.

We structure and advise in the acquisition of residential and commercial real estate throughout all of Uruguay, from condominium units in cities such as Montevideo, Punta del Este and Colonia, to undeveloped beachfront in Rocha. In farmland purchases, we handle dozens of transactions annually, throughout all of Uruguay’s 19 provinces.

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among others, have consistently pointed out our firm’s expertise in real estate law. F&S is the law firm of choice for the world’s leading title insurers: First American Title Insurance Corp., Fidelity Title Insurance and Stewart Title Guaranty.

In real estate development, F&S is a leading advisor to real estate developers. Our partners have experience in the development of major commercial ventures such as Uruguay’s main shopping malls, as well as in setting up investment structures to build residential projects in Uruguay’s main cities.

Members

Ardao, Sofia

Chilelli, Florencia

Crucci, Magdalena

Fischer, Juan Federico

Schickendantz, Carlos Enrique

Silvestri, Cecilia

Clients

Atton Hotels (Chile)

Carmelo Polo (Uruguay)

Neutral Duty Free Shops (United States)

NH Foods (Japan)

Padana Cleanroom (Italy)

Punta Box Storage System (Uruguay)

Restaura (Spain)

Industries

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Mining & Metals

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Real Estate Department

Andersen in Uruguay

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Department location

Rincón 487, Piso 4

Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay

11000

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Uruguay

Real Estate


Juan Federico Fischer
Band 3