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Bergstein Abogados

Tax

2 ranked lawyersBand 2UruguayLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded tax practice providing a wide range of advisory services. Routinely handles individual and international tax planning, as well as providing assistance on tax matters related to e-commerce and transfer pricing. Also boasts expertise advising on administrative tax claims, social security and tax liabilities related to acquisitions.

Strengths

A market observer reports: "Bergstein Abogados is a highly diligent firm in this area. Their lawyers all have a solid academic background and I would entrust them with any tax matter." Another interviewee appreciates that "they are able to work quickly and they always do what is promised."

Work highlights

Advised Sony Music Entertainment on the tax implications of a joint venture for a new record label established in Uruguay.

Notable practitioners

Domingo Pereira Laporta "is a very good, agile and professional lawyer with excellent people skills," according to a client. They go on to add: "He has solid technical skills, is very thorough, and he is always up-to-date." Another interviewee commends him for "his specialised tax expertise." Pereira Laporta is head of department.

Key partner Jonás Bergstein garners praise from clients for his experience in the tax sphere, with one client reporting: "He is a highly educated lawyer who handles matters with a lot of dedication and shows strong leadership within the firm." The same client enthuses: "He is extremely professional, practical, and has excellent technical knowledge in the area."

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Overview

Bergstein Tax Department is recognized as one of the strongest in the country. In 2015, International Tax Review acclaimed Bergstein as Uruguay’s tax law firm of the year. Tax related services given by the firm include: tax planning for both corporations and individuals; calculation of Personal Income Tax as regards foreign sourced income; corporate tax planning; assessment of tax implications in connection with investment projects; analysis of local tax implications of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and spinoffs; and legal representation in tax litigation at both administrative and judicial levels.

The most visible projects include:

  • Tax advice to the sellers in the sale of the stock ownership pertaining to one of the two large pulp mills in the country (Botnia - UPM).
  • Tax advice to French hotel group in connection with the implications of its global reorganization under Uruguayan tax laws.
  • Tax advice to a pharmaceutical company in connection with the purchase of a plant in Uruguay and previous tax due diligence.
  • Negotiation of a advanced pricing agreement (APA) with Uruguay’s Tax Office.
  • Administrative defense in connection with the tax implications of a re-domiciliation process.
  • Transfer pricing studies.



Tax

Bergstein Abogados

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Location

Av. 18 de Julio 1117

Fifth Floor

Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay

11100

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Uruguay

Tax


Domingo Pereira Laporta
Band 3
Jonás Bergstein
Band 3