Attorney at Law

Dra. María Elena Lenguas

María Elena Lenguas is a member of the Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering team. Her practice is focused on the regulatory and anti-money laundering field, providing advice to both financial and non-financial clients. She assists clients as regards implementation of different AML/CTF policies and processes, as well as in the defense in investigation and sanctioning proceedings within the scope of the National Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Secretariat (SENACLAFT).


María Elena has experience in AML/CTF legal advisory practice. In addition, she has given training to non-financial entities on regulatory issues and AML/CTF.


• Doctor of Law, Universidad de Montevideo.
• Graduate Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Thomson Reuters).


She has published several articles of legal interest in the Journal of the Construction Private Sponsors Uruguayan Association (“En Obra”) and in the Journal of the Real Estate Uruguayan Association (“Ciudades”), in the field of AML/CTF.