Senior associate

María Laura Caffera

María Laura Caffera specializes in customs, tax and general corporate advice.

Laura Caffera is a member of FERRERE’S Tax and Customs team. In her 20 years of professional development at FERRERE she has accrued broad experience in advising local and foreign clients engaging in a wide range of businesses. She specializes in consultancy on customs, tax and general corporate matters to local and multinational companies with business in Uruguay, from the organization process through day-to-day operations.

She advises companies engaging in diverse activities including: logistics and transportation, customs procedures, real estate, food industry, and wind energy. She has also advised companies such as: Abbot, Bayer, Biogen, Diageo, Glaxo, Herbalife, IBM, McCain, Nestlé, Nike, Nuvó and Suzlon. Laura Caffera counsels Archer Daniels Midland (one of the world’s largest food suppliers and agricultural processors), collaborating actively on all of the day-to-day transactions of the company and its affiliates in Uruguay and abroad, as well as on complex projects, for example: concession of a new port grain terminal at the Nueva Palmira free trade zone, installation of a grain processing plant, redesign of logistics structure, etc.

She has also participated in the structuring and development of real estate projects; installation of air transport companies; matters in the insurance sector; and wind energy generation projects, etc.

She has provided pro bono advice to organizations such as Liceo Jubilar, CEPRODHI, and Fundación Corazoncitos. She was recognized by Chambers 2017 in the Tax area. The publication cites clients as being impressed by her exhaustive and proactive approach.

Since 2010 she has been an instructor in Taxes at Universidad ORT (Uruguay) and participates as instructor in specialized customs courses.

She is co-author of Código Aduanero de la República Oriental del Uruguay. Comentado y Concordado (The Uruguayan Customs Code. Annotated Version) and has published other works in her area of specialization.


  • Uruguayan Tax Law Institute
  • Uruguayan Bar Association


  • Attorney, Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay), 2003.
  • Foreign Trade Technical Specialist from Escuela de Negocios Internacionales (International Business School) of the National Chamber of Commerce and Services of Uruguay, 2012.

"I can highlight her experience and technical capabilities, which help us to find timely solutions."

Chambers Latin America / Tax / 2020


Legal 500 / Tax

FERRERE was awarded at the ITR Americas Awards 2023

The firm was recognized as Firm of the Year both in Paraguay and Uruguay.


FERRERE receives 6 nominations for ITR Americas Awards 2023

Most notably: nominations for “Tax Firm of the Year” in Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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