Uruguay

Review

Dispute resolution
Ferrere Abogados

Ferrere Abogados is equipped with more than 40 lawyers exclusively dedicated to contentious cases. As one of the largest law firms across Latin America, with offices in Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and four Uruguayan locations, Ferrere’s footprint within the market is wide. The team regularly represents individuals, entities, and institutions in corporate, commercial, government and administrative litigation.

Alejandro Pintos is highly regarded as an arbitration expert and a seasoned litigator in the civil and commercial litigation space. He routinely advises construction companies, retailers, agribusinesses, banks, insurers and other financial institutions in domestic and international courts. Pintos was the recipient of the Uruguay Litigator of the Year award at the 2021 Benchmark Latin America awards. His colleague Sandra Gonzalez also walked away with the Uruguay Arbitration Lawyer of the Year award as well. She co-leads the litigation and arbitration team where she regularly represents clients in commercial, corporate and financial disputes. She is also recognized for her work in construction arbitrations related to public interest services. Gonzalez’s experience includes representing JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse and Commerzbank in a series of litigations relating to the liquidation of Uruguay’s largest private bank. Gonzalez is recognized by Benchmark Latin America as a Top 25 Woman in Litigation for the third consecutive year.

Guyer & Regules

Guyer & Regules participates in some of Uruguay’s most high-profile, high-stakes disputes, most notably regarding civil and labor disputes. The firm is also highly regarded for its arbitration practice and considered a first-choice option for local and international clients. The team has experience acting as arbitrators and experts in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Key practitioners include department head Carlos Brandes, and leading labor litigators Eduardo Ameglio and Leonardo Slinger who routinely act on behalf of clients on union negotiations in collective actions and collective bargaining actions.

Rueda Abadi Pereira

Rueda Abadi Pereira Consultores is made up of a team of practitioners active in complex litigation matters involving corporate, arbitration, tax, labor, civil and administrative law. One client describes the firm as “superior” in comparison, “both in its effort to the improve and in the results.”

Litigation star Santiago Pereira is an expert in international arbitration matters, commercial litigation, labor and employment cases, and administrative actions. He serves as lead counsel representing a healthcare institution in a matter related to contracts of professional services with medical professionals who claim a designation as an employee and therefore seek all labor provisions that apply to an employee. This high-profile matter may have strong implications for the healthcare industry in Uruguay. “During 2020, the work carried out by [the firm] was fundamentally part of the resolution of collective and union labor disputes due to the health and economic impact of the pandemic” states a client.

Daniel Rueda is recognized for his work in corporate disputes, particularly on bankruptcy proceedings. Rafael Garcia is a member of the counsel team representing a group of shareholders of an Uruguayan broadcasting group, owners of open television channels, cable television and radios, in a litigation between the shareholders regarding the property of the shares. “The firm provides quick and accurate answers every step of the way” voices another client.