Bergstein Abogados

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Based in Montevideo, Uruguay, Bergstein is a full-service law firm whose practice covers virtually all areas of the law, including corporate and  M&A, tax and transfer pricing, litigation, arbitration, healthcare and data protection, banking, project finance, labor, real estate, oil and gas, environmental, life sciences, free zones, agri- business, e-commerce and internet law.

The clientele includes both national and international companies of worldwide reputation, including several top Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest Latin American conglomerates. The firm has assisted many international organizations in their set-up process in Uruguay. Because of its responsiveness and clear understanding of the clients’ needs for concise and right to the point advice, many of the large global law firms use Bergstein to complete their legal coverage in South America.

The firm combines more than 65 years of experience, with the drive and energy of a young group of outstanding professionals. The talent, dedication and experience of the firm’s attorneys are its most important asset. The vast majority of its professionals are active in academia, and several have completed international studies abroad and have been trained at some of the most prominent international law firms in the US and Europe. All of them are culturally attuned to the firm’s client’s business environment and many are bilingual.

Independent publications consistently rank Bergstein among the top firms in the country, highlighting its quality service, its precise and prompt advice and its ethical rules which guide the firm’s activity. The firm includes a strong accounting department which is responsible for the accounting records, payroll, tax and social security filings on behalf of many of the firm’s clients. Bergstein is the local member firm of TAGLaw, an international association of independent law firms.

Litigation has been Bergstein’s historical core practice. The department has vast experience in civil actions, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, product liability, unfair competition, protection of trademarks, moral damages, bankruptcy procedures and international competition, abusive termination of distribution agreements and insurance claims.


Antitrust - Compliance
Data protection
Protección de Datos
Derecho Laboral


Jonás Bergstein, Partner Partner
Leonardo Melos Partner
Mariana Pisón Partner
Guillermo Duarte Partner
Guillermo Duarte Socio
Silvina Vila Socia
Silvina Vila Partner

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