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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.

  • Presentation

  • Business Law

  • Partners

  • Our Team

    Our team is technically qualified and systematically assists our clients with the personal presence of one of our partners, in order to solve its needs and specific problems. Our team members have continued legal education acting as professors in universities, participating in professional associations and taking actualization courses in all legal areas.

    The selection process of our team members is performed taking into account their technical skills, their team working ability, their values and the passion to practice the legal profession.

    We have a network of external lawyers that specialize in administrative, criminal and family law as well as certified public accountants that specialize in taxation and auditing who we include in our team when necessary. These specialists are incorporated when the client needs them, always under the supervision and coordination of one of the partners of our firm.

  • Ally Law members


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