Senior Partners: Sebastian Arcia, Dolores Storace, Andres Fuentes, Andrea Medina
Number of other lawyers: 10
Tax: Sebastian Arcia
Labour & Employment: Dolores Storace
Migration: María Carolina Queralto
Corporate M&A: Andrea Medina/Mariana Venturino
Real Estate: Andrés Fuentes
Litigation & Arbitration: Sebastian Arcia/Dolores Storace
Established in 2007, ASFM is a full-service business-oriented law firm with consolidated prestige in handling complex matters, and well known by its relevant foreign and local client base. With its broadly experienced team of lawyers with national and international prestige, the firm provides legal services across a wide range of practice areas. ASFM is recognised and respected in the market especially for its practice in tax, labour and employment, corporate M&A and litigation.
Main Areas of Practice:
ASFM’s tax specialists offer a perfect combination of tax and business experience, which allows to provide tailor-made international and/or local tax planning solutions for its clients. The firm represents clients in any type of tax proceedings (general advisory in tax audits, binding consultations before the Tax Office, administrative and judicial challenges, etc.). The professional and academic prestige of the team guarantees an excellent relationship with the tax authorities based on mutual respect and good faith.
Labour & Employment:
The specialised legal counselling provided by the firm covers every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. ASFM is able to take action on the entire range of employment issues from the hiring process to the termination of the labour relationship. A highly committed staff of employment lawyers litigates daily representing the client’s best interests, being able to identify, prevent and contain difficulties. The firm’s employment team has acquired in this regard, a renowned prestige in auditing and legal compliance through its ControlPro platform, labour due diligences in mergers and acquisitions, as well as social security-related matters and taxation of employment related income. The team also actively participates in collective bargaining processes with companies from a wide range of industries.
The experienced team in migration law focuses in providing foreign employees a customised solution for their needs. The teams’ expertise in migration matters, combined with the knowledge in business, provides foreign workers and companies with a quick and efficient solution, in order to develop activity in the country in full compliance with regulation in force. More than 10 years of experience, have steered the team as leaders in this area, bringing complex immigration cases to successful outcomes.
Corporate and M&A is one of the firm’s core practice areas. Corporate/commercial law includes not only the advice in the compliance of the daily corporate matters but also the incorporation of companies, structuring and restructuring investment vehicles, foreign investment, mergers, spin-off and similar corporate operations, winding-up transactions, shareholders’ agreements and all type of commercial agreements. Advisory in M&A includes the design of acquisition strategies from a tax and legal point of view, preparation of the purchase offers, due diligence and analysis of contingencies, negotiation and drafting of main agreements and ancillary documents in all the stages of the process, approvals and structuring transaction financings and guarantees. The team has a wide experience in legal advice both to national and international companies, working with a business perspective with the aim of adapting the available legal solutions to client’s business needs. The firm has been involved in several of the largest M&A in Uruguay.
The team has relevant experience in the design and implementation of numerous structures related to real estate projects. They mainly involve trust agreements, both for channeling the financing of the investors and guarantee’s purpose, with the aim of taking the most of the comparative advantages of the legal framework of trusts in Uruguay vis-a-vis other similar traditional structures (commercial companies, collaterals, etc.).
Litigation & Arbitration:
The litigation practice involves areas such as labour, commercial, tax and civil claims, where the firm has a vast experience, counting on the support of off counsel experts in other specific legal fields of high complexity.
English, Spanish, French.
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