Juan Manuel Albacete is in charge of Guyer & Regules’ tax department of five partners and 45 fee earners. Its services include tax planning for local and international companies, treaties, audits, M&A, compliance, transfer pricing and legal assistance in administrative judicial disputes. The team is handling a property taxes dispute for the Montes del Plata pulp mill. And, when the Uruguayan government issued sovereign debt worth $2 billion in June 2014, Guyer & Regules and US-based firm Shearman & Sterling advised the dealer managers. The bonds are due in 2050, and the government will use some of the funds to buy outstanding bonds from a previous series of debt. It will also use certain proceeds from the bond sale to refinance domestic and external debt. Albacete helps with tax structuring and design for the most important businesses handled by the firm. He specialises in the structuring of M&A, the design of financial products, and has success-fully defended some of the most important disputes for clients in the credit, financial and farming areas.