Estudio Beccar Varela (EBV) is one of the leading law firms in Argentina, with over 119 years of practice in all areas of law. Its client portfolio consists of leading national and international companies that invest and operate in Argentina. Its team consists of 143 lawyers, 27 of whom are partners.
The firm is an active member of the following networks: World Services Group, Club de Abogados de Iberoamérica, Interlex, IsFin, INBLF and ALAE.
Main areas of practice
Corporate law: The firm advises on corporate strategic decisions and day-to-day business activities, including the negotiation of all kinds of agreements.
M&A: The firm’s advisory service ranges from small private acquisitions to listed companies, advising both sellers and purchasers.
Capital markets: The firm’s practice encompasses an extensive range of transactions, such as debt and equity issuances, corporate bonds, trust certificates, public offerings, ADR issuances and debt securities.
Banking and finance: The firm covers all areas of banking and finance, including local and foreign currency, secured and syndicated loan transactions, guarantees, structured finance, leasing and project finance.
Energy, natural resources and environment: The firm is heavily involved in the development of these fields. It represented project financiers of the three largest mining projects in Argentina.
Telecommunications: The firm advises on all aspects of communication and technology-related areas.
Litigation and arbitration: The firm has a specialist litigation and arbitration practice appearing before both federal and provincial courts and international arbitration panels.
Labour law: The firm handles all matters relating to Argentine employment and social security laws, including collective bargaining agreements.
Tax: This department provides legal advice on different tax matters at national, provincial and municipal levels.
Administrative law: The firm advises on different projects that involve public sector participation, such as public bids, contracts, infrastructure concessions and public law litigation, among others.
Life sciences: EBV covers all legal matters concerning the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
International trade: The firm advises on a wide range of transactions, covering the application of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, WTO regulations, investigations into the presumed existence of dumping, safeguards, subsidies and technical obstacles to trade.
Antitrust and competition law: The firm is active in this field with great success in many of the major operations, including antidumping and other related areas.
Intellectual property: The firm advises on protection, prosecution and licensing of patents, trademarks, software, copyrights and domain names and handles complex matters, including cross-border licensing and litigation.
Real estate and hospitality: EBV is a leading firm in this field, where investors seek to acquire or develop real estate property or hotel projects in Argentina, and/or finance acquisitions and projects.
Insurance: EBV’s practice includes assistance to clients regarding specific legislation related to insurance companies, as well as customer representation in legal proceedings.
Agribusiness: EBV handles all aspects of the agribusiness industry.
Private clients: EBV offers specific and tailor-made advice to high net-worth individuals.
White-collar and corporate crime: The firm advises on anticorruption, money laundering and compliance issues.
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Mandarin.