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 2017 ranking of the most recognized law firms in the world.
  • Hughes & Hughes is recognized in Corporate & M/A:
  • What the team is known for Reputable full-service firm with a well-developed corporate practice group. Acts on complex M&A matters across a broad range of sectors, with particular skills in energy and natural resources and environmental transactions as well as cross-border deals.
  • Department co-head Marcela Hughes is respected for her considerable knowledge of cross-border M&A transactions, but is also active on corporate matters, including corporate scheme structuring and contract negotiations. Interviewees describe her as "very knowledgeable about detailed aspects of financial and security laws, with fantastic technical skills as well as being practical, pragmatic and a skilled negotiator."
  • Co-head of the department Haroldo Espalter advises on both corporate matters as well as M&A, particularly in the energy and real estate sectors. Clients see him as "a very sophisticated lawyer who understands what clients expect." His long-standing experience makes him an attractive option for international companies seeking advice on their Uruguayan operations.
  • Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau offers expertise in corporate, banking and finance and capital markets matters. He advises clients from a variety of sectors on joint ventures and M&A. He has considerable knowledge of representing clients in complex international transactions.
  • Market onlookers praise Hector Ferreira for being "solution-oriented. He's looking for a practical and pragmatic way to get things done, which is much appreciated." He is active in the energy sector and admitted to practice in both the USA and Uruguay.

  • Hughes & Hughes is recognized in Banking & Finance:
  • What the team is known for Increasingly prominent team with strong capabilities in advising multilateral credit organisations and international banking institutions. Offers comprehensive experience of capital markets and project finance and is well versed in a multitude of regulatory banking matters, complex financings and brokerages.
  • Juan Carlos Oreggia Carrau has considerable experience and understanding of the banking and finance market, with notable expertise in project finance deals in the energy sector. He excels in cross-border banking transactions within the Latin American region as well as further afield.
  • Hector Ferreira has solid knowledge of credit facilities and international project finance, often acting for investment banks and other financial entities. Clients describe him as "very good at attending to the client's needs with commercial understanding and practical advice." He is admitted to practice in both Uruguay and the USA.
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