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.
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. The team is led by Managing Partner, Juan Federico Fischer.
“The addition of Juan Federico and the individuals at Fischer & Schickendantz bring 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.”
Fischer & Schickendantz was founded in 2009 and has grown to an excess of 60 professionals in legal, tax and accounting. The firm provides services to corporate leaders, both in Uruguay and globally and is divided into the following core units: Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation, Tax & Incorporation, Immigration Law and Agribusiness. The professionals at Fischer & Schickendantz provide services in a number of practice areas, including mergers & acquisitions, contracts, farmland investment, accounting, public law, litigation & arbitration, and mining.
Juan Federico Fischer commented, “Our firm’s culture focuses on a commitment to service and we strive to meet the needs of our clients in innovative ways. This alignment positions us to grow and extend our reach within Latin America and internationally. Joining Andersen Global is an incredible opportunity for our clients, our firm, and our people, and it supplements the current services we provide.”
Andersen Global has a presence in 70 locations worldwide and more than 2,000 professionals through its member firms and collaborating firms.
Uruguay launches oil exploration round
The Uruguayan government has opened registration for the official launch of its third oil and gas licensing round and associated data room sessions. "Ronda 3", Uruguay's first offering of offshore oil and gas licenses since 2012, will include 17 areas in three basins. Companies have been set a deadline of April 6 next year for the submission of documents to qualify while the opening of offers is slated for April 2. Blocks will carry exploration terms of 8-10 years and overall contract periods of 30 years, with the option of a 10-year extension. Timeframes will depend on water depths, which will range from 50m to 4000m.
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.