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Maria Eugenia Abal

María Eugenia Abal, certified public accountant licensed in Uruguay, works mainly in the Tax Department of Fischer & Schickendantz (www.fs.com.uy). Her practice includes accounting, tax and corporate advice having specialized in tax techniques.

Before joining F&S, Maria Eugenia worked for FNC S.A. where she was responsible of the Tax issues of the company. Before that, she worked for Guyer & Regules.

During her working career she has gained experience in a wide range of issues, including:

  • advising Mormaii, brazilian textile company, on the daily operations in Uruguay, 2003;

  • advising and structuring the first real estate trust in Uruguay (“Village del Parque”), 2004;

  • advising and structuring the set up of foreign-owned agricultural ventures, such as the USD 60 M equity AAgro group, 2010; USD 58 M Investancia S.A., 2011; advising USD 500 M multinational farm fund launched by Galtere, 2010, and advising USD 250M Hillock Capital Group, 2010-ongoing;

  • advising J.H. Partners, US private equity firm, on the acquisition process and ongoing operations of Neutral Duty Free Shop, 2011-ongoing;

  • negotiation and closing of franchise agreement on behalf of J.H. Partners, of Uruguay’s largest retail franchise: Gap stores, and ongoing advising on tax and corporate aspects, 2011-ongoing;

  • advising Minera Aratiri (Zamin Ferrous) on corporate and tax matters. Minera Aratiri is the largest foreign direct investment project in Uruguay’s history (USD 3 Bn). 2009 –ongoing;

  • advising on tax and accounting matters Breeders & Packers, Uruguay, British-owned leading meat processing company in Uruguay, 2012-ongoing

Maria Eugenia Abal graduated from the University of the Republic as a certified public accountant in 2005, and in 2013 she completed a postgraduate course in taxation at the ORT University, School of Social Sciences and Management. Maria Eugenia is fluent in Spanish and English.

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