Fischer & Schickendantz

Is one of Uruguay’s leading law firms, assisting hundreds of companies and individuals doing business and investing in Uruguay. With a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, conveyance attorneys, MBAs, and tax accountants, Fischer & Schickendantz prizes its focus on providing a one-stop solution to corporate leaders, both local and from overseas. A full-service law firm, our practice is divided into six core units: Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation, Tax & Incorporation, Immigration Law and Agribusiness, providing the highest level of service and expertise.


    November | 2017

  • Finnish pulp and paper company UPM concluded talks with Uruguay’s government

    Finnish pulp and paper company UPM concluded talks with Uruguay’s government, on infrastructure improvements for a new pulp plant project in the central region of the country. The talks included plans for road and railroad improvements for what would be UPM’s second mill in Uruguay (it already owns one in the country’s west). If UPM moves ahead with the investment, the plant will be Uruguay’s third, and the country would become the second largest short-fiber pulp exporter. Uruguay’s forestry sector is one of the main exporters and also one of the main recipients of foreign direct investment. For a description of the industry, please visit:

  • October | 2017

  • Andersen Global Expands into Uruguay through a Collaboration Agreement with Fischer & Schickendantz

    Andersen Global announces its expansion into Uruguay through a Collaboration Agreement with Fischer & Schickendantz, one of the country’s leading law firms. The addition of Fischer & Schickendantz continues Andersen Global’s expansion and robust presence within the Latin American region.
    "Fischer & Schickendantz brings a new depth to our team and our business development efforts in South America, while allowing us to deliver additional services in the region,” said Andersen Tax CEO, Mark Vorsatz. “Uruguay is the next major step in our firm’s growth and is an excellent complement for Andersen Global. The ability to provide a full scope of services in Uruguay offers significant advantages, especially given their large cross border client base and Uruguay’s increase in foreign investments as well as the equal treatment the country provides to both foreign and local investors.”
    Andersen Global has a presence in 70 locations worldwide and more than 2,000 professionals through its member firms and collaborating firms.

  • September | 2017

  • NH Foods Group of Japan completed the acquisition of British-owned Breeders & Packers Uruguay S.A. (BPU)

    NH Foods Group is one of the leading global food companies, producing fresh meat and marine products, and with annual revenues of over USD 11.3 Bn. The acquisition of 100% of the issued shares of BPU, the leading beef processing plant in Uruguay, and one of the most modern globally, represents an important step for NH Foods Group; and a commitment to Uruguay’s productive quality and access to the most demanding beef markets.

    Fischer & Schickendantz acted as sole legal advisor to BPU in the transaction.