Guyer & Regules is considered Uruguay’s blue chip firm and the first choice for international and domestic complex legal, accounting and tax work. Such reputation is grounded on the largest group of the most experienced partners in the country, who lead a solid team of internationally trained professionals with experts in every field of business law, and promote a culture of innovation within the firm.
Guyer & Regules is proud to have been consistently recognised as “Uruguayan Law Firm of the Year” for eight years and the first and only Uruguayan firm recognised as “Latin America Law firm of the Year” by Chambers & Partners.
The firm has also been recognised as “Uruguay Tax Firm of the Year” by International Tax Review – Euromoney in 2018, as “Uruguay Firm of the Year” by International Financial Law Review – Euromoney on four occasions and as “Firm of the Year – Uruguay” by Who’s Who Legal for six consecutive years.
Performing with excellence, expertise, value, responsiveness, creativity and consistency, is not enough. At Guyer & Regules we strive to grow our capacity to develop strong and mutually rewarding personal working relationships with the people who work at the institutions we serve. We help them serve their institutions – our clients – better. And those special personal working relationships are what enable us to leverage all those other qualities they expect from a top firm.
As Latin Lawyer states, “Guyer & Regules has long sat comfortably at the top of the Uruguay’s legal market: the breadth and high quality of its service offering, its extensive and loyal client base, and its transactional clout mean that this prestigious firm is always highly sought after.”
Main international areas of practice:
Banking and finance: Guyer & Regules’ leadership is undisputed advising 66% of the private banks active in Uruguay and two out of three large private pension fund managers. It has also been the only Uruguayan firm in the past 30 years in Uruguayan sovereign debt deals Recent deals include: acting as deal counsel in the second issuance of the record breaking US$450 million notes programme on behalf of toll road operator Corporación Vial del Uruguay, in what is thought to be the country’s largest corporate offering on the local market; helping Uruguay’s Central Bank adopt an electronic version of its own currency, becoming the first country in history to do so, which was recognised as “Deal of the Year” by Latin Lawyer in 2018; assisting the joint book-runners BBVA Securities Inc, Citigroup Global Markets Inc, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc for Uruguay’s longest global debt bond issued in its history made by the Government.
Corporate, M&A: As Chambers & Partners states, Guyer & Regules “continues to set the pace in the corporate sphere”, having participated in 63% of major M&A deals made public in Uruguay over the past years and representing 8 of the top 12 Uruguayan leading exporting companies in 2018. As a few highlights, the firm participated in the most important Uruguayan M&A transaction of the year to date assisting Coca-Cola Femsa in its takeover of Montevideo Refrescos SRL, the local subsidiary of Coca-Cola. Advised an affiliate of Merk Animal Health in the acquisition of Prondil SA, a Uruguayan corporation that produces and commercialises animal vaccines for export being this transaction, one of the most important acquisition in Uruguay during 2017. And Chile’s Enjoy in the purchase of 55% shares held by US-based Caesars in the Uruguayan casino Conrad Punta del Este.