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Our Firm

Located in Montevideo, Uruguay, our firm was founded in 1996 by Luis Lapique and Mauricio Santeugini immediately after graduating together from the Universidad Católica del Uruguay.

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  • Business Law

    Our main area of practice focuses on legal counsel to medium and large size companies that do business in Uruguay. The experience and specialization of our members, allows us to provide legal, tax and accounting counsel to solve every issue that normally comes up when doing business in Uruguay.

    Luis Lapique is the partner in charge of commercial, corporate, M&A, contracts and tax issues, having worked in these areas of law for more than 15 years.

    Mauricio Santeugini is the partner in charge of labor law issues and is in charge of the litigation department of the firm.

    More than 15 years practicing business law let us clearly understand how a business entity works, how shareholders and board members think and different issues that must normally be dealt with when dealing with employees. In order to practice business law, we are able to analyze financial statements, provide our advice on commercial issues and act as general counsel, not only legal counsel.

    Our wide range of clients operates in different market industries: leather, salt, paints, fishing, construction, tea, agricultural industries, textiles, farming, advertising, television, health, hotels, credit cards, investment funds, financial deals, software production, international and local transportation of people and goods, hardware, farming, automotive industry, cosmetics, industrial machinery, clothing, distributors, supermarkets, books, etc.

    In the last years we have developed a strong practice in the real estate area.

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Lapique & Santeugini have been our advisors for many years. They were there as we went through our companies different stages: growth and expansion, as well as when we went international and sold the company´s shares to Volt Information Sciences. With Lapique we had experience and personalized advice that allowed us to achieve our projects, contribute to our business goals and generate value for our company.


Federico Muttoni



For mor than 10 years we have been assisted by Lapique & Santeugini. In the labor law area, Mauricio´s contribution is key to support our everyday decisions as well as in litigation scenarios. His sound advice gives our organization a learning opportunity, giving us quick solutions from a practical perspective. He is always accessible for a call, an email, he is a member of our team.


Jorge Loureiro (Human Resources Manager)



Lapique&Santeugini represented me in the sale of my mid-size companies (200 employees) to an international investment fund. The negotiation process took many months. Initially Lapique&Santeugini performed and internal Due Diligence, prepared the companies and then negotiated, drafted hundreds of lines of agreements, and closed the deal. They showed the professionalism and knowledge successfully against top tier legal and accounting firms that represented the investment fund. During the whole process I was very well represented and assisted, with efficiency and in a very diligent manner. I was assisted full time and always felt protected and taken care of.”




We hired Lapique & Santeugini to help us with the division of the an estate that included our family business. Lapique´s experience in the process was very positive. He provided personalized advice which helped us separate situations in which our rights and our feelings were mixed up. He was very involved and alert to our requests during the whole process, either personally, by phone or email. They were very professional.


Anne Wyaux

Director Estancia La Paz


I´ve had a professional relationship with Luis for many years. He is an excellent professional, very serious and dedicated, as well as a great individual. He is also author of books on his area of practice, in which he shares all his knowledge and experience. It is a privilege to have him as a legal advisor at Ingenio.


Rafael García

Director Incubadora Ingenio