Bernardo Porras

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Hughes & Hughes, Montevideo
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Doctor in Law and Social Sciences, Universidad de la República School of Law; Academy for American and International Law, Center for American and International Law, Texas, USA.

Specialized in Dispute Resolution, Asset Recovery and Insolvency, Administrative Law, Private-Public Projects and Banking Law.

Was recommend by Chambers & Partners, Who´s Who, Legal 500 and Getting the Deal Through as one of the leading lawyers in Uruguay in Dispute Resolution.

Dr. Porras is a frequent lecturer at national and international seminars on matters related to Asset Recovery, Brokerage Regulations, Financial Entities Regulations, Project Finance, PPP’s, Public Trusts and Antitrust Law and Administrative and Procedural Law. Among other positions, is Former President of Legal Matters’ Commission of the Uruguayan Bar Association. Is author of several articles regarding telecommunications, administrative and antitrust law.

Hughes & Hughes

Founded in the 19th century, Hughes & Hughes is one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in Uruguay. The firm has had considerable growth during recent years and has successfully encompassed the long-term expertise with a modern, sophisticated and practical approach of the business. Accelerated changes in today’s business world require from our attorneys prompt adaptation and close attention to identify and meet our clients’ needs and the needs of our foreign clients willing to develop activities in Uruguay.

We have extensive experience assisting clients in bankruptcy proceedings, including financial institutions and brokers. We have developed an organized structure prepared to efficiently deal with complex asset recoveries, including those generated by business crime. We have strongly developed our strategies for an effective search of assets to enable important recoveries. This proven experience has led to an increasing demand of this type of services by leading companies from all over the world.


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