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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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    Our Mission

    Our mission is to resolve client matters efficiently and cost effectively, while building the foundations for the continued success of our clients. Our goal is to exceed client expectations in terms of service and counsel.

    Our practice is based on high ethical values, which has resulted in the growth and stability of our firm's clients.

    History and Organization

    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.

    We have grown steadily for more than 20 years and have the goal to continue growing, in order to provide better services for our clients and better careers for the people working with us, which will allow them to grow within our firm or in other organizations.

    We are a medium size firm that provides a personalized service. Our team specializes in specific areas of law in order to provide you with technical quality and efficient solutions which add value. Our professionals continue their education with national and international training.

    Every member of our firm is trained to provide high quality services and solutions. We work in close and permanent contact with our clients in order to achieve the best knowledge of their industry and their organization.

    Our legal advice is generally integrated with a multidisciplinary team of accountants and public notaries, in order to solve all the clients' problems and consider tax effects of our advice. We offer our clients personalized attention and expect to achieve a thorough knowledge of their company and business that will allow us to give adequate and timely advice.

    We make a difference in your business´s success: your issues are our priority.

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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