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Guyer & Regules

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 1UruguayLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Heavyweight firm with a market-leading dispute resolution practice boasting multifaceted experience in this area. Particularly adept at advising on complex international arbitration proceedings involving state-owned entities, as well as civil and commercial litigation related to breach of contract, consumer protection and civil liability. Offers additional expertise in administrative disputes, spanning competition, finance and healthcare. GX Technology Corporation, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company and Curtiembre Paris count as new client wins.

Strengths

A client praises the firm's "excellent business acumen," adding: "They are very experienced and have the skills to balance the quality of their advice with a practical business vision and speed to meet our expectations."

A different client appreciates that they can "provide a broad insight into all matters," adding that "their vision covers all aspects of a negotiation and their service has been very professional."

Work highlights

Guyer & Regules defended Airbus in a claim filed by Andermar alleging the unlawful termination of an agency contract which existed between the two companies.

Notable practitioners

A client values that Carlos Brandes is "a fundamental figure in trial because he is able to mix his business vision with the academic, which is hard to achieve. Not only is he technically skilled, but he has an eye for these cases." Brandes continue to garner praise from interviewees for his expertise representing clients in contentious commercial and administrative proceedings, with one reporting that "he is very recognised and experienced in litigation."

Associate-to-watch Macarena Fariña "stands out for her professionalism, business acumen and quick response times," a client reports. They go on to add: "Her advice instils confidence and demonstrates her in-depth knowledge of the sector."

A client endorses Mariana Santo for offering "really good work," as well as praising her for "working tirelessly" and offering "strategic knowledge." A different interviewee comments: "She is an excellent professional with an in-depth knowledge of the area." Santo continues to demonstrate her expertise representing clients in contentious administrative proceedings.

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Overview

Guyer & Regules has a strong comprehensive dispute resolution team, with participation in the most relevant and high-value cases in Uruguay,comprised of 30 skilled attorneys.

Its experience include numerous industries, including banking, energy, financial services, insurance, oil and gas, anti-trust, construction, manufacturing, mortgage, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, torts, technology and telecommunications.

Though known for their ability to handle the clients' most demanding litigation issues, the litigators first evaluate if litigation can be avoided and handle the cases in a strategic and cost-effective manner. 

Representative work include:

  • Guyer & Regules successfully represented leading companies BASF Uruguaya S.A. (Uruguayan company) and BASF SE (parent company) in a judicial suit filed by its former distributor of Uruguay, Solaris Tecnología Agrícola S.A. of their agrochemical products.
  • Won in first and second instance in a sophisticated case filed against a private concession operator of the international airport in Montevideo, Puerta del Sur S.A. (part of the holding Corporación América) by the airline companies Austral Líneas Aéreas-Cielos del Sur S.A. and Aerolíneas Argentinas S.A. due to two bird ingestions.
  • Handling a high profile case filed by Electroingeniería against UTE (Uruguayan electricity public authority due to damages of over USD 72 million produced by the illcit disqualification of its bid.

Members

Brandes, Carlos

Carbajales, Federico

Fariña, Macarena

González, Ana Paula

Orlando, Cecilia

Santo, Mariana

Dispute Resolution

Guyer & Regules

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Location

Plaza Independencia 811

Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay

11100

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Uruguay

Dispute Resolution


Carlos Brandes
Band 1
Macarena Fariña
Associates to watch
Mariana Santo
Band 3