Fischer & Schickendantz, one of Uruguay’s leading law firms, created a specialized unit over a decade ago, devoted to individuals and companies requiring relocation services, both legal and non-legal. With a one-stop shop approach, and a permanent dedication to serve, we are pleased to state that we are the industry leaders, thanks to the trust that hundreds of individuals and companies from over 30 countries have placed on us over the years.
Our partners speak at international venues several times a year, we are the local partners of the globe’s leading international relocation firms, and we have a dedicated, bilingual staff meeting the highest standards: in 2016 we were the first law firm to receive ISO 9001 certification.
Fischer & Schickendantz is recognized as one of Uruguay’s leading law firms by 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 creative solutions to individuals and corporate leaders, both local and from overseas.
A full service law firm, Fischer & Schickendantz’s practice is divided into six core units: Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation, Tax & Incorporation, Immigration Law and Agribusiness.
The firm’s Corporate division serves some of the main companies in Uruguay, including the largest private investment venture in the country’s history an iron-ore mine and port, leading agribusiness enterprises and global construction companies engaged in Uruguay’s privatization and infrastructure projects.
Our Real Estate practice has the largest department of its kind in the market, with a vast team of bilingual conveyance attorneys, assisting businesses and individuals purchasing properties, developing commercial and residential real estate, and structuring farmland purchases and operations. Global publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The New York Times, have repeatedly singled out the firm’s expertise in this area and relied on us as a source on market trends and investment regulation.
Our Litigation division handles complex cases, involving local and cross-border issues, and among many recognitions, Fischer & Schickendantz’s litigation team obtained the first ruling by a Uruguayan court on international lis pendens in 2013, a leading case on behalf of a Fortune 100 corporation, and a significant landmark on behalf of foreign investment. Our arbitration experience extends beyond borders, with our main litigators having past and current multi-million dollar engagements in arbitration processes locally and in foreign venues, including London.
The firm’s Tax and Incorporation department manages hundreds of local and offshore corporations, advises foreign investors setting up operations in Uruguay’s dozen tax-free trade zones, and our partners regularly speak at global seminars, including the leading global Offhsore Investment Conference.
The firm boasts the country’s largest Residency and Immigration practice, to provide companies and individuals relocating to Uruguay a comprehensive service. This department is linked to some of the world’s largest service providers in the field, to ensure seamless assistance on corporate immigration cases.
Finally, Fischer & Schickendantz has a specialized Farmland Investment Advisory Unit (www.uruguayfarms.com), dedicated to assisting investors in Uruguay’s thriving farmland sector: in agriculture, forestry, livestock and meat processing activities. Our team has helped set up agricultural enterprises of all sizes, and has been engaged by multinational companies to structure both the purchase and sale of land, not only handling the legal aspect, but also the search for targets.
Fischer & Schickendantz is proud to have a culture of commitment to service and multi-disciplinary collaboration, setting up advisory teams with cross-discipline knowledge from the onset, to ensure our clients have all their needs met, in an effective and innovative way. Many of our attorneys are members of Uruguay’s academic field, and regularly contribute to local and global legal publications, including The International Encyclopedia of Laws, the World Bank’s Doing Business annual report and The Corporate Immigration Review to name a few.
To learn more about our firm, we invite you to explore www.fs.com.uy, where you will be able to read about our main practice areas, see a list of representative clients, visit international press articles which distinguish our practice, contact our members, and acquire valuable information on doing business in Uruguay: on the right hand side of our site you’ll find a handful of presentations explaining the rules on some of the favored issues for foreign companies and individuals doing business in Uruguay.