Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) (PAGBAM) is one of the largest and most dynamic full-service law firms in Argentina, with offices in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Neuquén (Vaca Muerta) and New York.
PAGBAM is different from other local firms and not only in terms of efficiency and responsiveness. PAGBAM has a market reputation for standing right next to their clients in challenging situations, for having strong values and an active commitment to the community.
The firm ranks among the top-tier law firms in Argentina and Latin America. Owing to its multidisciplinary teams, in-depth knowledge of key industries, language capabilities and hard-work culture, PAGBAM offers the best service to clients with respect to their most significant business transactions, most critical disputes and most challenging legal issues.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
M&A: PAGBAM is highly regarded for its experience in sophisticated, complex and innovative M&A transactions in a wide variety of industries where clients need the highest quality skills and expertise.
Corporate: PAGBAM advises clients in setting up different types of entities, corporate governance, including shareholders’ meetings, advice to boards and relationships with shareholders as well as day-to-day corporate law matters.
Energy: PAGBAM has a leading position owing to its solid expertise in all segments of the energy business. It also advises clients in relation to mining law, environmental regulations, climate change laws and national and international renewable energy regulatory frameworks.
Arbitration: PAGBAM has a strong practice in investment arbitration, particularly by representing investors in claims before ICSID. PAGBAM is also very active in domestic and international commercial arbitration, under ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA and other arbitration rules.
Banking and finance: PAGBAM advises leading banks and financial institutions on a wide variety of financings, involving multiple types of facilities, currencies, collateral and jurisdictions as well as on banking, foreign exchange and securities regulations. PAGBAM excels on project finance, real estate finance, derivatives and corporate and trade finance.
Capital markets: PAGBAM aassists clients on equity, debt and convertible debt offerings in the domestic and international capital markets, including structured notes, mortgage-backed securities and other securitisation transactions.
Business law and real estate: PAGBAM has an established reputation for providing efficient legal services on business law matters. It has extensive expertise in real estate, urban development and construction.
Private equity and venture capital: PAGBAM advises on the full range of PE and VC investment-related activities and complex investment structures.
Litigation: PAGBAM has a sophisticated team responsible for complex litigation and all types of legal disputes and court proceedings, including class actions and litigation before the Supreme Court. PAGBAM assists clients in the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
Tax: PAGBAM has earned a reputation for creative tax planning along with solid level of service and high-quality work, dealing in both domestic and cross-border contexts. It also has an experience in the resolution of tax controversies and obtained remarkable victories in cases before the Supreme Court.
Other notable key practices areas include business law and real estate, competition and consumer law, agribusiness, insolvency and debt restructuring, administrative law, labour law, internet and technology law and IP.