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Guyer & Regules

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Full-service heavyweight with a front-running position in Uruguay's real estate market. Routinely advises clients such as investors and developers on the structuring and financing of commercial, industrial and tourism real estate projects. Team frequently negotiates high-profile lease agreements, as well as transactions in agribusiness and forestry. Experienced assisting funds and trusts with the purchase of real estate assets. Inchcape, Goldman Sachs and Camposol are recent additions to the firm's client roster.

Strengths

One client notes: "They are an excellent firm. They are very knowledgeable and responsive, and I really trust their advice." They also state: "They are one of the best firms in Uruguay. They are a knowledgeable group of lawyers with good reputations and high standards."

Another interviewee praises their "technical knowledge and impressive advice," adding that "they take care of their clients and make sure they look for the best possible solution for them."

Work highlights

Assisted REIT Tierras Irrigadas with the acquisition of rural land for agriculture exploitation, to be carried out by setting up a state-of-the-art irrigation system.

Notable practitioners

A client praises Beatriz Spiess for being "a fabulous lawyer in real estate transactions," while also adding that "she is very practical, knowledgeable, and provides clear advice." A market commentator describes her as "committed, technically skilled and a solid professional."

Outstanding partner Federico Susena comes highly recommended by clients, with one reporting: "He is fantastic and very knowledgeable. He is one of the best lawyers in Uruguay and I trust him completely." Another interviewee describes his work as "excellent," while market commentators praise his active involvement in the sector. Susena continues to advise clients on the structuring of real estate investments, as well as the construction of commercial and tourism developments.

Up-and-coming practitioner María Fernanda González "is very thorough, understands the issues and is always available when we need her," a client reports. A different interviewee attests to her standing in the market and describes her as a "very good lawyer." As well as being admitted to the practice of law, María Fernanda González is also a qualified notary public.

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Overview

It is by far the largest and most experienced team in the country, recognized by Chambers Latin America as a “market-leading department with a deep bench of seasoned professionals offering long-standing expertise in this practice area”. This practice, which has an unmatched senior team of 2 partners, 2 counsels and 4 experienced  senior associates,  has a very strong presence in REITs, residential and touristic developments, industrial plants and commercial retail stores as well as agribusiness and forestry investments.

Recent highlights include:

  • Advising Fondo Compass in the construction, development and commercialization of  5 residential condominium projects in, totaling  approx. 600 apartments.
  • Advising  Argentinean renowned businessman Manuel Antelo in the development  of a car shopping mall and retail center called  Car One in a 12-hectare plot.
  • Advising Atlantico a landmark-to-be in Punta del Este, awarded Best Mixed Use Development in Uruguay Award by the Central & South America Property Awards. The project is worth USD 250 million.
  • Assisting trusts Fideicomiso Financiero Tierras Irrigadas I y II, which raised a capital investment of USD 300 million with the objective of acquiring agricultural land.

Real Estate

Guyer & Regules

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Plaza Independencia 811

Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay

11100

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Uruguay

Real Estate


Beatriz Spiess
Band 3
Federico Susena
Band 1
María Fernanda González
Up and Coming