Hughes & Hughes

Real Estate Department

Uruguay
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What the team is known for Respected real estate practice offering expertise in the purchase, sale and leasing of rural and urban land, with strong activity in the agriculture and forestry sector. Routinely handles an array of real estate mandates, including advising clients on the structuring of trusts, in addition to assisting with the development of commercial and industrial real estate projects.

Strengths A client is quick to praise the quality of counsel they receive from the team, commenting: "They are very practical, extremely commercial and provide advice that is not only theoretical but also assesses risk and provides a great opinion.

Work highlights Assisted Tile Forestal, a subsidiary of the UPM Group, with the development of a housing project in the vicinity of UPM's pulp mill project in Paso de los Toros in Uruguay.

Notable practitioners

Head of department
Haroldo Espalter
is endorsed by a client for being a "senior lawyer at the firm whose level of availability always surprises me." They go on to endorse him as "great, highly experienced and empathetic." He routinely assists clients with land purchase transactions, analysing title deeds and obtaining environmental permits.