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The most prestigious international publications specialized in legal services recognize and rank Hughes & Hughes as one of the leading firms in the Uruguayan market, emphasizing our excellent practices and the qualities of our lawyers.


Chambers Global

  • Chambers & Partners has published the results of their 2018 ranking of the most recognized law firms in the world.
  • Hughes & Hughes is recognized in Corporate & M/A:
  • Esteemed firm with an established team handling corporate mandates. Advises clients from a broad range of sectors on complex M&A matters, with particular skills in energy, pharmaceutical and environmental transactions, project-related corporate structuring and cross-border deals. Has additional knowledge of joint ventures.
  • Notable practitioners:
  • Department co-head Haroldo Espalter is a highly recognised player within the Uruguayan legal market. He has long-standing experience advising domestic and international clients on corporate matters, as well as considerable expertise in the development and structuring of foreign direct investments.
  • Partner Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau is a highly recognised player within the Uruguayan legal market. He has long-standing experience advising domestic and international clients on corporate matters, as well as considerable expertise in the development and structuring of foreign direct investments.

  • Hughes & Hughes is recognized in Banking & Finance:
  • Established team with comprehensive experience of a multitude of regulatory banking matters, complex financing operations and brokerages. Particularly well versed in capital markets and project financings, most notably in the energy sector. Client roster includes multilateral credit organisations and international banking entities.
  • Notable practitioners:  
  • Practice co-head Hector Ferreira has significant experience in financing, with complex transactions involving revolving credit facilities and convertible bridge loans being particular areas of expertise. Clients describe him as "a professional lawyer who is always trying to bring solutions to the table." He has lived and worked in the USA and continues to advise clients from the USA on their Uruguayan interests. He is qualified to practise in California, as well as in Uruguay.
  • Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau has a respected local and regional banking and finance practice, representing key clients in a wide range of domestic and cross-border financial transactions. His practice focuses on joint ventures, acquisitions and the structuring of foreign direct investments, most notably for clients involved in the energy and forestry industries. He is hailed by interviewees as a "very good practitioner."
  • To see the full ranking go to the following link