Managing Partner: Florencia Aguirre
Senior Partners: María Laura Escudero and Francisco Algorta
Number of partners: 3
Number of other lawyers: 14
LEGALMIND as a law firm, founded in 2013 was known for the prestige of the former senior partner, Beatriz Murguía, and the success of its proactive service and negotiating skills, who with Florencia Aguirre made a distinctly notable for their expertise in corporate, labour and employment, immigration, real estate and tax practice. In addition, in June, 2018 MURGUÍA – AGUIRRE merged with ESCUDERO Y ASOCIADOS, a prestigious law office in the northwest of the country, known for the excellence of the services rendered and for its clients. This merger has boosted the growth of the law firm by enhancing both its client value and its competitive strength. The newly named LEGALMIND ABOGADOS is the result of the mergers of the two law offices mention before. The firm is well known not only for representing clients from a wide range of industries but for advising other law firms as well. LEGALMIND is highly appreciated by its clients for its ethical commitment, personalized service and the creative problem-solving approach by all the partners. The firm excels for its client-focused high quality service.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm offers comprehensive advice on corporate law matters, including the organisation, capitalisation, operation of business entities and other investment vehicles; conduct of shareholders, board and board committee meeting and shareholder arrangements. Also, advises local and foreign clients permanently on the best approach to start business in Uruguay from the inception of incorporating the type of entity that best meets the client needs, mergers and/or acquisitions (including due diligence processes) up to the dissolution and liquidation of companies.
Labour & Employment:
LEGALMIND proactively helps clients avoid costly labour disputes through carefully drafted employment agreements, collective bargaining agreements, employee handbooks, as well as through the preparation of periodic client briefings. The firm provide top-quality advice on other labour and social security matters and has a well-grounded reputation for preventing and avoiding litigation. The firm has extensive experience advising in labour proceedings that includes audit work, due diligence, preventive strategies, labour liability reduction and assistance in connection with health and safety labour conditions; labour and employment structures; outsourcing projects, complementary social security and executive compensation. Also, complete support to labour litigation and at the administrative level before the Ministry of Labour.
LEGALMIND provides full legal support on all immigration processes and tax and regulatory matters.
LEGALMIND’S real estate attorneys are experienced in all aspects of real estate transactions and proceedings centring on sales and acquisitions, title, land use, environmental, development, leasing, finance, joint ventures, restructuring and workouts, and litigation. Clients retain the firm to represent them in their various capacities in addressing complex title issues, conduct due diligence investigations and advise clients in a variety of real property matters.
LEGALMIND advises clients in order to avoid the emergence of tax contingencies, and to also implement tax plan studies in accordance to align financial goals with tax efficiency and safe compliance structures. The firm’s professionals are always dealing with new issues, so that they are constantly updating their knowledge and responsive to the new outputs given by the law.
The firm handles all aspects of the agribusiness industry.
LEGALMIND has wide experience not only in defending its clients in disputes, but also in negotiating amicable solutions. The firm is prepared to represent its clients in administrative, judicial or arbitration proceedings.
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish.
Clients include local and multinational companies, large, medium and small companies of different industry sectors such as Chemicals, Commercial & Professional Services, Construction & Materials, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Education, Financial Services, Food & Drink Producers, Mining & Metals, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences and Software & Computer Services.