Having graduated from the University of Montevideo with a doctorate in law, Carlos Loaiza began his professional career at PwC in Uruguay, before joining Garrigues in Madrid and Latin America in 2006. There he developed an extensive professional practice advising on complex operations for large multinational groups, including several major projects in the Latin American legal market. In 2009 he was a foreign associate of the firm Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago de Chile and in 2013 of the firm Proskauer in New York, United States. He is Director of the Postgraduate Course in International Taxation at the University of Montevideo, and has published 5 books and numerous articles in his specialist field.
Carlos has played an active role in the development of Uruguyan border duty free association CEFSU (the Uruguayan Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Free Shops) since its establishment in 2010, and as General Secretary he has developed a productive relationship with authorities from Uruguay and Brazil as well as with the different companies involved in the sector. He has contributed to some of the most significant transactions in the market in recent years, such as the acquisition of Grupo Neutral by JH Partners in 2011.
Carlos is a regular speaker at conferences and forums in the duty free and travel retail sector, including the ASUTIL Conference, as well as directing the Consultor Tributario publication, a collaboration between El Observador and Thomson Reuters Uruguay.