Latin America Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), an annual publication which gathers corporate counsels of more than 100 of the largest LatAm coorporations, has recognized Jonás Bergstein among the top leading practitioner in Tax Law, and as one of the top practitioners in corporate and M&A Law.
Who's Who Legal has nominated Jonás Bergstein as one of the three leading practitioners in Corporate Tax in Uruguay, and as one of the world's leading practitioners in the field.
The World Bank has released the 2019 edition of its Doing Business survey. Several attorneys at the firm have contributed to the Uruguayan chapter of the publication: Jonás Bergstein, Leonardo Melos, Domingo Pereira, Mercedes Nin, Leticia Barrios, Mariana Pisón, Analía Fernández and Ana Claudia Marrero.
On 11th December 2018, Jonás Bergstein launched his last book, "Good Faith and Tax Law (An Approach to the High Administrative Court Case-Law)” .The presentation took place at ORT University, sponsored by “La Ley Uruguay”. Tax professors Alberto Faget and José Gomez acted as speakers
Uruguay´s Administration has recently enacted a decree that establishes the obligation of labeling those food products which contain an excessive amount of nutrients considered unhealthy (the “Decree”).
In an effort to diminish the number of people who experience overweight, the Decree is aimed at providing consumers clear and detailed information about food products and their nutritional information.
According to the Decree, ready-to-eat food products to be offered in Uruguay, must contain (in their packing) a black and white label with an octagonal shape. The label must read “EXTRA FAT”, “EXTRA SUGAR”, “EXTRA SODIUM”, as the case may be.
The above labels will not be mandatory when the food products are destined to weight loss diets, dietary supplements or formulas for children.
The manufacturers, importers and fractionators (“fraccionadores”) will be jointly and severally liable for the accuracy, readability and compliance of the new food labels. They will benefit from a 18-month period to adapt to the provisions of the Decree.