Acknowledgements/Chambers Latin America

COVID-19 Practical Legal Guide

With the aim of providing clear and concise responses, Bergstein has prepared a practical legal guide with most frequently asked questions about COVID-19. The guide discusses hot topics on employment law, contracts and taxations.

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Recognition– Chambers Global

The English publication Chambers Global, which conducts surveys among lawyers and law firms on a worldwide scale, recognized Messrs. Guillermo Duarte and Jonás Bergstein, as “notable practitioners” in the areas of Corporate and Merger & Acquisitions.

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Chambers Latin America

Dispute Resolution Dispute resolution team handles contentious commercial cases for an array of international clients, with a particular focus on labour and antitrust disputes. Sources say: "Very intelligent, responsible and reliable – the firm has never let us down." Key Individuals Department head Leonardo Melos is a former judge who wins praise for his exceptional litigation skills and strategic vision. Clients hail him as a "hard-working and pragmatic lawyer with excellent negotiating skills." Corporate/M&A The Firm combines a wealth of experience with a flexible structure and a commitment to providing quality service. The team advised Austria's Andritz on negotiating supply contracts for the Montes del Plata pulp mill plant, and counselled the MORPHO Group as it won a security system concession granted by the Uruguayan Home Office. Sources say: "A team that is always available and totally used to working in a US business environment."Key Individuals Jonás Bergstein is the firm's driving force and a lawyer praised for being "extremely smart, accomplished and responsible." Tax The compact tax team at this full-service firm provides comprehensive advice to an important international client base. The six-lawyer team handles tax planning strategies, M&A transactions, transfer pricing and tax litigation. The firm advised Abbott Laboratories on the tax aspects of a number of financial transactions, and counselled Apple on tax matters relating to its iTunes, eBookstore and Apple Store products. Key Individuals Jonás Bergstein is a highly respected all-rounder who has accumulated considerable tax knowledge over his 25 years in the market. Real Estate This general practice firm has a five-strong real estate team which handles a range of mandates, from finance and acquisition to development and planning. The team assisted Austrian client Andritz with a USD1.7 billion pulp plant project, while commercial property work includes advising Swiss Promotion Group on the Columbus City Center office complex. Sources say: "Very precise from a technical perspective and good value for money in terms of quality of service."

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