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Andersen Tax & Legal

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Managing Partners: Juan Federico Fischer
Senior Partners: Carlos Enrique Schickendantz, Federico Formento, Juan Ignacio Troccoli, Ana Inés Alfaro, Cecilia Ricciardi
Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 30

Contacts:
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:
Juan Federico Fischer, Federico Formento, Juan Troccoli
Energy & Infrastructure: Federico Formento, Mariana Barua
Real Estate: Enrique Schickendantz, Cecilia Silvestri
Agribusiness & Farmland Investment: Juan Federico Fischer, Enrique Schickendantz, Federico Formento
Tax & Accounting/Company Incorporation: Juan Ignacio Troccoli, Cecilia Ricciardi
Litigation & Arbitration: Ana Inés Alfaro, Ignacio Ullery
Immigration & Labour: Macarena Castells, Alfredo Susena

Firm Overview:
Andersen Tax & Legal Uruguay is a member firm of Andersen Global — an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals around the world. Andersen Global now has more than 3,000 professionals worldwide and a presence in over 107 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms. This association allows the team to provide a best-in-class advice service in complex transactions to important domestic and international clients in Uruguay and across the globe in a seamless and consistent manner everywhere. As full service law firm, its practices are divided into seven core units: corporate, real estate, agribusiness, litigation, tax and incorporation, immigration law and energy and infrastructure. The firm’s corporate division has participated in significant M&A transactions, on behalf of some of the main companies in Uruguay, leading agribusiness enterprises and global construction companies engaged in Uruguay’s privatisation and infrastructure projects.

Main Areas Of Practice:
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions:
20%
Tax & Accounting/Company Incorporation: 20%
Real Estate: 15%
Energy & Infrastructure: 15%
Litigation & Arbitration: 10%
Immigration & Labour: 10%
Agribusiness: 10%

Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm’s corporate division serves some of the main companies in Uruguay including: Nipponham Group; Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.; Bank of Montreal; Breeders & Packers Uruguay S.A.; EUROCLEAR; Ca Inc. (Formerly, Computer Associates); Ferrero Rocher; Gap Stores (Uruguay And Paraguay Franchise); Grupo Globo (Brasil); J.H. Partners Inc.; Kuehne + Nagel; Neutral Duty Free; PvH Corp (Calvin Klein); Zensho Co. (Japan), Siemens Gamesa, Sumitomo- Mitsui Bank; Tetra-Pak, Canadian Bank Notes, OHL (Lbrascon Huarte Lain S.A.), Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Grupo Don Mario and Glovo App. The division also works with leading agribusiness enterprises, and global construction companies engaged in Uruguay’s privatisation and infrastructure projects. Remarkably, in 2017 the firm was the legal advisor on the deal of the year in the meat processing industry.

Energy & Infrastructure:
The department is composed of partners and associates who have handled more than 200 MWs projects in Uruguay, and have negotiated and drafted 3Ps and PPAs Agreements. Clients include companies leading in infrastructure and technology. Partners are requested to advice national and international companies and their opinions are regularly present on Uruguayan and international press.

Real Estate:
The real estate practice has the largest department of its kind in the market, with a vast team of bilingual conveyance attorneys, who assist businesses and individuals in purchasing properties, developing commercial and residential real estate, and structuring farmland purchases and operations. Real estate attorneys have also handled trusts and corporate structures for hotels, condo hotels and the required permits for developing agriculture activities before the national authorities.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The litigation division handles complex cases, involving local and cross-border issues. Among many recognitions, the firm’s litigation team obtained the first ruling by a Uruguayan court on international lis pendens, a leading case on behalf of a Fortune 100 corporation, while the firm’s arbitration experience extends beyond borders, with main litigators involved in multi-million dollar engagements in arbitration processes locally and in foreign venues, including the most relevant international arbitration on the meat industry (London).

Tax & Accounting / Company Incorporation:
The firm’s tax and incorporation department, highly strengthened with the presence of Andersen, which is a global leader in tax matters, manages hundreds of local and offshore corporations and advises foreign investors setting up operations in Uruguay’s dozen tax-free trade zones. It has developed a sustained method of advice on Price Transfer, which has enabled cross border advice related to taxation. Partners regularly speak at global seminars, including the leading global Offshore Investment Conference.

Immigration & Labour:
The firm boasts the country’s largest residency and immigration practice, to provide companies and individuals relocating to Uruguay a comprehensive service. This department is linked to some of the world’s largest service providers in the field, to ensure seamless assistance on corporate immigration cases.

Agribusiness:
Andersen Tax & Legal Uruguay has a specialised Farmland Investment Advisory Unit dedicated to assisting investors in Uruguay’s thriving farmland sector: in agriculture, forestry, livestock and meat processing activities. The team has helped set up agricultural enterprises of all sizes, and has been engaged by multinational companies to structure both the purchase and sale of land.