Press Room

16 March, 2023

Madrid, March 16th 2023

ECIJA opens a new office in Uruguay strengthening its presence in Latin America

With this move the Firm adds a total of 17 territories and 34 offices, boosting its position as the Spanish law firm with the largest presence in Latin America.

ECIJA starts this 2023 with the arrival to a new market in Latin America through the integration of a multidisciplinary team with which it completes its presence in the Rio de la Plata area and reinforces its leadership as the Latin American law firm with the largest presence in Latin America.

The new team in Uruguay adds two new partners and six professionals to the global structure of the Firm, which now has 200 partners and more than 1000 professionals. The new firm is a multidisciplinary law firm with a long history in the market, which stands out for its advice to Uruguayan, Argentinean and foreign clients in international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, labour, tax, technology, media and telecommunications law.

In the words of Alejandro Touriño, Managing Partner of ECIJA: “Our eyes are on Latin America. With the arrival in Uruguay, we are expanding our presence in the region, in a key territory for many of our clients. This consolidates us as the firm of reference in Latin America and increases our value proposition to our clients”.

Juan Ignacio Fraschini, partner of ECIJA Uruguay says: “The fact that a law firm like ECIJA decides to open operations in Uruguay seems a natural step. It shares with the country the technological and development DNA of the audiovisual industry. At the same time, Uruguay is one of the countries with the greatest institutional stability in Latin America, in addition to a set of tax advantages for both companies and individuals. We wish to join the strategic effort of the country and collaborate with the objectives of positioning it as a technological and business hub for the region and the world”.

Likewise, Cecilia Amieva, partner of ECIJA Uruguay, talks about the vision of ECIJA’s operation on both sides of the Rio La Plata: “Both offices stand out for their entrepreneurial vision and client service, but also have common values and principles such as commitment to diversity, sustainability, competence in our structures and a polycentric spirit. Our idea is to work closely together, mimicking the fluidity in business and the dynamic movement of people that historically exists between the two countries.



ECIJA, with more than 25 years of experience, is in the Top 10 of the best law firms in Spain, according to the prestigious rankings of Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 and has consolidated its position as a full service law firm. It has been recognised by the Financial Times as the most innovative firm in Europe. Its relevance in the Spanish market has been recognised by Expansión and Forbes, which have recognised it as the best firm in Digital Economy in Spain. ECIJA has a team of 201 partners and more than 1000 professionals globally, distributed in countries such as Spain, Portugal, United States, Chile, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Panama, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador and Argentina.

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Alejandro Touriño

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