Guyer & Regules is proud to be considered Uruguay’s blue chip firm and first choice for international and domestic legal, accounting and tax work. Such a reputation is grounded on the firm’s solid team of internationally trained professionals and the largest group of the most experienced partners in the country, who have become the clients’ trusted advisers through daily service excellence.
Guyer & Regules is the first Uruguayan firm to have been recognized as "Latin America Law firm of the Year", "Uruguayan Law Firm of the Year" for three consecutive years and to have received the "Client Service Award" by Chambers & Partners. The firm has also been recognized as “Uruguay Tax Firm of the Year” by International Tax Review – Euromoney for the last three consecutive years.
Main Areas of Practice:
Accounting and Tax: The accounting department is chosen by many multinational corporations for the outsourcing of their local and international work. The firm also has one of the strongest teams in international tax planning with highly personalized services.
Aviation: The firm has vast experience in aviation matters and advises many international carriers on issues related to: aeronautical permits; claims; financing; and regulations.
Banking and Finance: Competitors acknowledge the firm’s active role in the banking and finance market as a result of its loyal clientele and dominating presence in the majority of regional transactions. The firm advises on: investment funds; issuance of preferred shares through alternative dispute resolution; public work trust structures; syndicated loans; U.S. privately placed securities; and venture capital structures.
Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions: The firm has overseen equity investments and acquisitions, including the largest mergers and acquisitions deal done in Uruguay, as well as mergers of banks and pension fund administrators, spin-offs and transfers of assets. The firm has also acted on several privatization and utility concession proceedings.
Energy: The firm has advised the government on oil regulation issues, assisted in the search of a strategic partner for the state-owned oil company and advised Tullow (UK), British Gas (UK) and Total (France) in relation to the search for oil in Uruguay. It also facilitated the implementation of a natural gas pipeline, has advised foreign businesses trading electricity with the state-owned power company and in the development of wind parks and biomass power plants.
Labor: The department excels in both advisory and litigious labor matters. It has represented all of the Uruguayan financial entities in the collective bargaining agreement negotiations with the banking union and the government and recently advised the Uruguayan Chamber of Pharmaceutical Laboratories.
Litigation: Litigation is a landmark of Guyer & Regules’ practice. The firm’s many prominent litigators specialize in complex litigation and arbitration, generally involving high-profile cases.
Real Estate: As the largest and most experienced in the country, the real estate department has a very strong presence in agribusiness and forestry investments and is extremely active in tourism and residential developments.
Telecommunications: The firm has advised Telefónica since its arrival in Uruguay as well as other telecom entities such as: call centers; cellular and data transmission services; long distance carriers; satellite and teleport operators.