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Hughes & Hughes


Main Office Address

25 de Mayo, 455 - 2º Floor

11000 Montevideo

Primary Contact Lawyers

Haroldo Espalter

Firm Profile

Hughes & Hughes

Founded just before the beginning of the 20th century, Hughes & Hughes (H&H) is one of the most prestigious law firms in Uruguay, widely recognized for its corporate and international practice and for its constant advice to major foreign investors and multinational clients.

H&H has built a global-scope legal practice. The firm’s areas of practice include corporate and commercial, banking and finance, litigation and arbitration, labour law and employment, administrative law and government procurement, real estate, tax, and foreign trade. Although corporate and business matters represent its core activity, the Firm is fully equipped to provide comprehensive legal assistance in line with the strategic planning needs of international and domestic clients, whether already operating in Uruguay or merely exploring opportunities in the country. In addition to the areas listed above, the qualifications, training and expertise of the firms’ professionals allow H&H to successfully provide legal advice in areas such as civil law, maritime and aeronautical law, intellectual property law, environmental law, mining and energy, telecommunications, immigration and residence, insurance, consumer protection and product liability.

H&H has participated in many of the most relevant M&A, financial transactions, and investment projects in the country – including the largest FDI ever made – and has been consistently ranked at the top positions by the most important international legal publications.

H&H’s respectability, reputation and leadership are based not only on the excellence of its legal work but also on its culture and the way its legal practice is conducted.

  • Administrative Law and Government Procurement
  • Antitrust Law and Consumer Rights
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Corporate Recovery and Insolvency
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Environmental Law
  • Forestry and Farming Businesses
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour Law and Employment
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Mercosur and Foreign Trade
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications and Information Technologies
  • Corporate
  • Financing
  • Strategic Advice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy

International Directories

Awards and Recommendations

  • IFLR 1000: Top Tier Firm
  • Hughes and Hughes has a top tier ranking in the IFLR1000.
  • Chambers Latin America.
  • Latin Lawyer.
  • Chambers Latin America.
  • Chambers Global.
  • Latin Lawyer.
  • IFLR 1000.
  • PLC Which Lawyer?.
  • Chambers Global.
  • Latin Lawyer.
  • IFLR 1000.
  • PLC Which Lawyer?.